As a fan of Wes Anderson films, I’ve always loved the way Owen Wilson embodies the type of character who maintains a dogged optimism even while the world shits all over him. It started in Bottle Rocket, and continues to the present in both Wes and non-Wes movies alike. He’s the guy who can never quite have what we wants, but the resulting existential rage is expressed as bafflement: How could this not be working out? I did everything right!
That’s why I love this supercut, filled with all the classic Wilson expressions from across his career timeline. It speaks to the heart of the frustrated modern man, and also there’s some funny stuff about road lizards. Check it out:
(Note: There are some swear words in this video, so don’t watch at work if your boss isn’t cool.)