Random Roles: Owen Wilson on getting swallowed by an Anaconda and beaten up by Jim Carrey

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Owen Wilson has been headlining movies for years now, like the mega-smash Wedding Crashers with Vince Vaughn and Peter Bogdanovich’s recent return to the big screen, She’s Funny That Way. But before his name was above the title, Wilson spent many years in smaller roles, several with frequent collaborator Wes Anderson, and more than a dozen films with co-star Ben Stiller. While doing press for No Escape, his first return to the action genre in 14 years, Wilson took a few moments to talk to The A.V. Club about some lesser-known roles on his IMDB page.

No Escape (2015)—“Jack Dwyer”

The A.V. Club: No Escape is your first drama since 2001 …

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