Wes Anderson is a famous American screenwriter, producer, director, and filmmaker. As per BBC’s 2016s poll of greatest movies since 2000, Wes Anderson’s three films were named. These include ‘The Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Wes Anderson as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Wes Anderson (Wesley Wales Anderson) was born on 1st May 1969 in Houston, Texas, the US. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs) worked as a realtor and archaeologist. His father, Melver Leonard Anderson worked as the advertising and public relations. Wes was born as the second son of three, and when he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Wes Anderson’s elder brother, Mel is a physician. Wes Anderson’s younger brother, Eric Chase is a writer and artist whose work is used in Wes Anderson’s movies.
Wes Anderson completed his schooling from St. John’s School, Houston (1987). Wes wanted to be a writer. Yet, using his father’s Super 8 camera, Wes created silent movies enacted by his brothers and friends. While a student in college, Wes worked part-time as a cinema projectionist. In 1990, Wes Anderson graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Wes met his future partner Owen Wilson.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
While Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson were students at the University of Texas at Austin, they made their first movie in the 1990s. Wes Anderson became famous soon after directing and releasing his 1996s movie ‘Bottle Rocket.’ Wes Anderson created commercials for the famous Telephone Company, AT&T and American Express. Wes Anderson became famous for creating short movies and documentaries.
After graduating, they wrote, and Wes Anderson directed in the comedy movie, 1996s ‘Bottle Rockets’. Following, the duo gained fame and fortune for creating other movies. These included 1998s ‘Rushmore’ with actor Bill Murray and 2001s ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with actor Gwyneth Paltrow. Wes Anderson’s movies include 2004s ‘The Life Aquatic’ with actor Steve Zissou, 2007s ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and a stop-motion animated movie ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ with vocal actors George Clooney and Meryl Streep.
Wes Anderson got nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay for ‘The Royal Tenzenbaums’ (2001), ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012) and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (2014). Wes Anderson got nominated for Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature for ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ (2009). Wes Anderson won his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (2014). Wes Anderson won BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay (2015). Wes Anderson won Silver Bear for Best Director for stop-motion animated film ‘The Isle of Dogs’ (2018).
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Wes Anderson is $35 million. Most of Wes Anderson’s fortune comes from his career as a screenwriter, movie director, and producer. Wes Anderson has made a name for him, and he is often compared with the talented director, Woody Allen. Wes Anderson uses his own distinct style. His movies are full of dry humor and emotionally flawed characters. Also, he excels in taking slow-motion movies.
Since 1998, Wes Anderson established his own production Company called ‘American Empirical Pictures.’