Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader get serious in 'The Skeleton Twins'

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader get serious in 'The Skeleton Twins'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --Comedians Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader get serious as they star as estranged twins reconnecting after 10 years in the film "The Skeleton Twins."
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
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Helen Hunt to direct self in big-screen drama 'Ride'

Helen Hunt to direct self in big-screen drama 'Ride'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and filmmaker Helen Hunt is to direct herself in "Ride," a big-screen drama she also wrote and produced, Deadline.com reported.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Showtime's "Homeland" was named Best Drama Series and its star Claire Danes Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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Ladd and Dern to co-star in HBO pilot

Ladd and Dern to co-star in HBO pilot

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Diane Ladd is to co-star with her real-life daughter, Laura Dern, in the HBO comedy pilot "Enlightened," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Lionsgate, Roadside to release 'Terra'

Lionsgate, Roadside to release 'Terra'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Roadside Attractions Friday announced that it, along with Lionsgate, has acquired the U.S. rights to the 3D animated feature film, "Battle for Terra."
Wilson: New serious film was a 'challenge'

Wilson: New serious film was a 'challenge'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Luke Wilson says his newest movie, "Henry Poole is Here," a drama about a depressed alcoholic, was a challenge for him.

People Magazine interviews Luke Wilson

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Actor Luke Wilson said in Los Angeles that being the youngest of three brothers has helped him act scared for his new thriller "Vacancy."

Mellencamp sits in as film critic

CHICAGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Musician John Mellencamp will be sneaking into the balcony this weekend with Chicago film critic Richard Roeper for the "Ebert & Roeper" movie review show.

Fifth annual TV Land awards in Calif.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Honorees for the fifth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., included the late Lucille Ball, "The Brady Bunch," "Roots" and more.

Teacher places student's face on copier

DONCASTER, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A teacher in a British elementary school was removed after allegedly placing a student's face onto a photo-copier as part of a class project.

Willie Nelson joins 'Blonde Ambition' cast

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson and Willie Nelson will be reunited in the Hollywood feature "Blonde Ambition," it was reported Wednesday.

Penelope Ann Miller in 'Blonde Ambition'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actress Penelope Ann Miller has been welcomed into the cast of the new Jessica Simpson film "Blonde Ambition."
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Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson arrives for the Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor known for his roles in Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Legally Blonde, Idiocracy and Death at a Funeral.

Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas, a son of Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive and operator of a public television station, and Laura Cunningham Wilson, a photographer. His family, originally from Massachusetts, is Irish Catholic. He is the brother of Andrew Wilson and Owen Wilson. All three brothers attended St. Mark's School of Texas, with Luke being the only graduate.

Wilson's acting career began with the lead role in Bottle Rocket in 1994, which was co-written by his older brother Owen Wilson and director Wes Anderson. It was remade as a feature-length film in 1996. After moving to Hollywood with his two brothers, he was cast opposite Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America and made a cameo appearance in the film-within-the-film of Scream 2, both in 1997. Wilson filmed back-to-back romantic films in 1998, opposite Drew Barrymore, Best Men, about a group of friends who pull off a heist on their way to a wedding, and Home Fries, about two brothers interested in the same woman for different reasons. He played the doctor beau of a schoolteacher in Rushmore (also 1998), also directed by Anderson and co-written by brother Owen.

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