Back to Awards
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn
Films and directors discovered at Sundance

Wes Anderson - 1996



Director Wes Anderson with actor Owen Wilson (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
Next
Previous
Previous
  • Many of David O. Russell's indie films have been discovered at Sundance (© Wireimage/Getty Images)
  • 'The Usual Suspects' (1995) proved to be one of Singer's classic and best works (© c.Gramercy/Everett/REX Features)
  • Todd Solondz's indie comedy about a 7th grader (© c.Sony Pics/Everett/REX Features)
  • Director Wes Anderson with actor Owen Wilson (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • Daniel Myrick's horror film revolved around the story of three missing students (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Christian Bale and Matt Ross star in the 2000 thriller (© c.Lions Gate/Everett/REX Features)
  • Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby (© c.Newmarket/Everett/REX Features)
  • A young Jake Gyllenhaal played Donnie Darko (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
Next
Everett Collection/REX FeaturesShow Thumbnails
Previous11 of 25Next
Share this Gallery

The 1996 film Bottle Rocket was co-written with Owen Wilson and was shown at Sundance. The film was picked up but failed to launch itself internationally when it hit the box office. However, critically acclaimed director Martin Scorsese soon named Bottle Rocket as one of his favourite films which presented Anderson with his big break. Anderson then produced Rushmore which was his massive success story.

Advertisement