By Ciara Farmer For Mailonline. He has been playing the slightly goofy leading man for nearly two decades. But on Monday Owen Wilson proved in real life he is all brawn and sex appeal as he was pictured shirtless in Antibes, France. The year-old looked lean and mean as he wore just a pair of swimming trunks while joining his holiday pal Jessica Hart.
Owen Wilson shows abs as he goes for a swim in Antibes during French getaway
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Anyone wanting to understand the sheer blood-sucking ghoulishness of today's Hollywood star factory could do worse than look at what happened to Owen Wilson - the dishevelled, broken-nosed, year-old luminary of such lowbrow comedies as Wedding Crashers and Zoolander - after he was taken to hospital at the weekend. The reason for his hospitalisation remains murky, although several media outlets - including, as of last night, the Associated Press, America's news agency of record - seem confident that he tried to commit suicide. Someone called for an ambulance from his home in Santa Monica around noon on Sunday. No more than 15 minutes later he was admitted to St John's Hospital and thence, after a few hours, to the Cedars-Sinai clinic in Beverly Hills, which specialises in treating celebrities while keeping the paparazzi at bay. His condition was initially listed as serious, then slowly upgraded to good. He remained in hospital last night. That much we know for sure.
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In the early s, there was no bigger comedy star than Owen Wilson. A founding member of the so-called "Frat Pack," which included his brother, Luke, Ben Stiller , Vince Vaughn , and Will Ferrell, Wilson was also connected to the more cerebral, indie comedy of his friend and frequent writing partner, Wes Anderson. But behind Wilson's laid-back, smooth-talking charm is a whole different plot. It may be hard to believe that the guy whose movie characters are known for extolling the virtues of positive energy could secretly have been battling serious depression, weathering romantic struggles, and balancing a rocky transition to fame the whole time, but it's true.
Wilson returns as Hansel in the sequel to the fashion world satire after 15 years. He tells Kaleem Aftab about his friendship with Ben Stiller, his own wardrobe choices and how he doesn't always understand the script he's given. Owen Wilson has an annoying handshake. It's a finger touch, followed by a quick pull away.