brian-mcgee - September 13, 2018
Owen Wilson doesn't have a terribly large range, but his constant use of the word "wow" certainly doesn't help his attempts at versatility. One guy with an awful lot of time on his hands has decided to compile the actor's every use of the word on film in this chronological compilation video.
It will come as no surprise that this video was posted by a YouTube channel titled Owenergy, which is almost 100% devoted to videos of Owen Wilson saying "wow." I doubt even Owen Wilson himself would be as dedicated to cataloging his every utterance of the palindromic little word.
You really have to admire their tenacity and the fact that they just said, look, we're gonna do one thing, and one thing only, but we're gonna do it well, god damnit. It is nice to revisit a lot of these movies, especially ones I hadn't seen in a while like Bottle Rocket, Wedding Crashers, and his role in the original Meet the Parents, before it grew into a played out joke.
There are some in here I never want to revisit though, like The Big Bounce, Hall Pass, The Internship, and especially You, Me, and Dupree (from the directors of Avengers: Infinity War).
Also, doesn't he say it in Cable Guy? I don't want to question the clear authority on Owen Wilson uttering the word "wow," but I thought he said it in his brief appearance in Cable Guy. And Armageddon, too, I thought. Maybe not, I'm sure they know better than the rest of us.