Owen Cunningham Wilson, an American actor, producer, and screenwriter, was born on November 18, 1968. He has a lengthy history with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he collaborated on Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the latter of which garnered him an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Script.
Mike Cahill wrote and directed Bliss, a 2021 American drama film. Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek feature in the film. When a middle-aged guy, recently divorced and distant, is fired from an unsatisfactory job, he has a mental breakdown. He eventually goes deeper into what appears to be heroin addiction after being befriended by a homeless woman. He has trouble distinguishing between fact and fiction. The viewer is forced to wonder if he is trapped in a layer-upon-layer simulation or is suffering from drug-induced madness.
Wilson’s character is first shown as an overworked divorced dreamer who is lost and bewildered while maintaining a poor relationship with his adult children. The film then transitions into an intensely frantic psychological tale in which the audience is sucked in alongside the protagonists and is left to discern what is real ‘and what is a synthetic reality. It was launched on Amazon Prime Video on February 5, 2021, and garnered largely negative reviews from critics.