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Wes Anderson is an American screenwriter and filmmaker who directed The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, among many other films. Anderson is known for his distinctive style of filmmaking, marked by quirky characters, hand made props and bright colors, which has inspired many parodies and imitations on the web.
Anderson wrote and directed his first short film Bottle Rocket in 1994, which was later adapted into a full length feature of the same name in 1996. He went on to direct and write popular comedies such as Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenebaums (2001), and Moonrise Kingdom. He has been nominated for three Oscars for screenwriting for Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenebaums, and his adapted screenplay for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is set to be released on March 7th, 2014.
On November 9th, 2012, Team Coco (The Conan O’Brian Show) uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that imagined what an audition tape for Star Wars Episode VII would look like if it was directed by Anderson. As of February 2014, the video has over 1.1 million views.
On February 4th, 2010, YouTuber Jeff Loveness uploaded a video to his YouTube channel titled “Wes Anderson Spider-Man” that imagined what the Spider Man franchise would look like if Anderson directed it. As of February 2014, the video has over 4 million views.
On October 26, 2013, an episode of Saturday Night Live aired a sketch titled “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders.” The sketch imagines a horror film directed by Anderson and parodies his soundtrack choices and most frequently casted actors. On October 27th SNL uploaded it to their YouTube channel, and as of February 2014, the video has over 1.5 million views.
As of February 2014, Anderson’s Facebook page has over 170,000 likes.
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On August 26th, 2012, the Tumblr blog kanyewesanderson was created. The Tumblr features screen shots of Wes Anderson films with corresponding Kayne West lyrics overlayed on them. The Tumblr was featured on sites such as Buzzfeed, Spin, and Paste.
Anderson was born on May 1st, 1969 in Houston, Texas. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1990.