Owen Wilson: Brother Andrew helped him through his depressed time

Owen Wilson
Brother Andrew helped him through his depressed time

Andrew (left) and Owen Wilson in May 2007

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Owen Wilson had a dark period in his life that he rarely talks about. Now he reveals that Brother Andrew helped him a lot.

Many people associate Owen Wilson (52) with his funny roles in comedies, for example in “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) and “Old School” (2003). However, there was also a dark period in the actor’s life about which he rarely loses words. In August 2007, Wilson was admitted to a Beverly Hills hospital after attempting suicide. His brothers were of great support to him during this time. The younger one, Luke (49), called the ambulance at the time. Now Owen Wilson says that his older brother Andrew (56) was there for him when he got home.

In an interview with “Esquire” magazine the actor explained that Andrew stayed at his house with him and helped him get on with his life. His brother made small schedules to keep his life manageable and got up with him every day. At some point “a long time later” life was “really good” again. Meanwhile, Owen Wilson feels “pretty grateful”.

How are his brothers Andrew and Luke Wilson known?

His brothers also work as actors. The three were seen together in “Durchgeknallt” (1996) by Wes Anderson (52). Andrew Wilson also starred in “Rushmore” (1998) and “Time Trap” (2017). Luke Wilson embodied roles in “Naturally Blonde” (2001) and “Charlie’s Angels” (2000). He is also part of the “Frat Pack”, which includes his brother Owen, Ben Stiller (55), Jack Black (51), Will Ferrell (54), Vince Vaughn (51) and Steve Carell (59). The group consists of actors who became famous through a number of comedies such as “Zoolander” (2001) and “The Wedding Crashers” (2005).

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