Owen Wilson – Life Imitating Art

The Suicide of Genius: Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson in Life and Art‘ is an article pointing out the similarities between the troubling events in Owen Wilson’s troubled life and his on-screen roles in Anderson’s films.

Owen Wilson, the eponymous free spirit and troubled hero of Wes Anderson’s films, has struggled with what appears to be typical celebrity depression. According to gossip magazines and the industry of celebrity buzz, the blond Wilson brother is recovering from not just another fictional blunder, but a real-life suicide attempt. In this sense, our image of Owen Wilson has tangled itself with pop psychological discourse and celebrity persona: the man behind the characters has become increasingly enmeshed with his emerging popular fiction.

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