Cinema: Lone Star Rising

Who's the guy with the nose? Owen Wilson--hot screenwriter, gifted comic and now, action hero

The only thing in Hollywood more interesting than Owen Wilson's career may be Owen Wilson's nose. It's a wonder to behold: a twisting, swollen ski slope; a special effect that seems to expand and change angles with the light. He broke it first in ninth grade, then again playing intramural football at the University of Texas. Has he considered having it fixed? "I get bombarded with those questions," he says. "I must look like a freak, but if I were to change it I would get so much grief from my brothers."

He has suffered for the nose, but not because...

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