Today at 3:30 p.m. ET we’re showing Hampton Fancher’s creepy serial killer movie “The Minus Man.” While the movie is notable for being the first directorial effort from the Blade Runner co-scripter, what we love best about the film is the quirky casting of Owen Wilson. No spoilers, but his role in the movie is not what you normally think of when you meditate on the offbeat charms of Mr. Wilson. (Well, that’s what we meditate on anyway, don’t judge.) That got us to thinking about the other roles that Owen Wilson has played during his career and which were our favorites and which we just don’t ever want to talk about again. When we were finished meditating, we wrote a list.
Here are five of our favorite Owen Wilson roles:
1. Hansel in “Zoolander”
2. Gil in “Midnight in Paris”
3. Vann in “Minus Man”
4. Francis in “Darjeeling Limited”
5. Ned Plimpton in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”
“The Minus Man” airs today at 3:30 p.m. ET.