Owen Wilson Doesn’t Want His Son to Act Because of the Rejection

Posted by PZ on July 4th, 2013

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Actor Owen Wilson has said that he doesn’t want his own son becoming an actor. He believes that the odds are against you when starting out (that is if your discounting the inherent nepotism of Hollywood that Wilson’s child could take advantage of) and he doesn’t want his kid to have to deal with the kind of rejection actors go through regularly:

”Well jeez, I think that would be hard. In the entertainment industry the odds are stacked so much against you, it’s difficult. You’d be dealing with a lot of rejection … If he wanted to be a cinematographer, that would be fine.”

Owen says that he always knew he wanted to be a comedian and loved acting up in school to get laughs. He would often launch in to an impromptu performance in front of his class and would have the teachers laughing at the end:

”It was when I had to stand up in front of the class. I wouldn’t be prepared, so I’d start tap dancing and the kids would start to laugh. Sometimes I’d even get the teachers laughing a little bit. I was slightly mischievous. I got into as lot of trouble at school. Actually, both my brothers had similar trouble in school. We were a handful.”

Owen has admitted that he can be extremely competitive but it’s just the way he grew up:

”[My] competitiveness could come from growing up as one of three boys. I love backgammon, dominoes and any type of game. I’m getting my two year old into games, and I am looking forward to doing more with him.”

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