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Owen Wilson hospitalized (alleged attempted suicide)
Variety via Drudge Report ^ | August 26, 2007 | not specified

Posted on 08/27/2007 6:15:19 AM PDT by RDTF

Actor Owen Wilson was taken to a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday, according to a story Drudge Report linked to on Sunday.

According to the report, Wilson was transported to St. John's Hospital. Citing sources, The National Enquirer and Star magazine said the star of "Wedding Crashers" and "Starsky & Hutch" had cut his left wrist and taken an undetermined amount of pills.

He was found by a family member who called for help.

Santa Monica police confirmed only that the actor had been taken to a hospital, TMZ.com reported.

"On Sunday Aug. 26. 2007 at 12:10 pm officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a medical assistance call from the Santa Monica Fire Department," the police said in a news release. "The person was transported to a local hospital where they are being treated."

Citing medical privacy laws, the police did not release any further information.

The Enquirer said Wilson's wrist was stitched and bandaged at the hospital, and that Wilson would "be detoxed."

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1 posted on 08/27/2007 6:15:19 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF
This is too bad. Not a great actor but reliable for journeyman performances in light comedies.

I thought Roy O’Bannon was an endearing role.

2 posted on 08/27/2007 6:18:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I hate to hear it, I think he’s really funny. I liked him in that movie - I forget the name - where he is stranded behind enemy lines in Bosnia?

Prayers going up for his recovery and peace in his life.


3 posted on 08/27/2007 6:23:22 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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To: RDTF
Citing sources, The National Enquirer and Star magazine

Their sources are probably little gray-skinned men from Pluto.

4 posted on 08/27/2007 6:36:24 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: RDTF

The “Butterscotch Stallion” tried to off himself? Yee gads! (Not my nickname for him. Someone else came up with it.

I like his work and I’m wondering if this isn’t an accident blown out of proportion and reported to the media as such. I like his brother, Luke, better though...hubba hubba.


5 posted on 08/27/2007 6:45:22 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: RDTF

This guy has everything in the world going for him and he tries to off himself.

Kind of like Curt Cobain. I can’t take all the money, chicks, drugs, attention and the easy life. I think I’ll kill myself.


6 posted on 08/27/2007 6:47:42 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: craig_eddy

I never believe a thing they write but this one has legs it seems.


7 posted on 08/27/2007 6:54:43 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: alicewonders

Behind Enemy Lines with Gene Hackman?


8 posted on 08/27/2007 6:56:23 AM PDT by Robert Warren Linville (So proud of Free Republic that I use my real name)
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To: RDTF

Oh, too bad.


9 posted on 08/27/2007 7:54:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Gravity! It's not just a good idea, it's the law!)
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To: alicewonders
I liked him in that movie - I forget the name - where he is stranded behind enemy lines in Bosnia?

That would be - you're gonna hate yourself - Behind Enemy Lines.

10 posted on 08/27/2007 7:55:12 AM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Turbopilot; alicewonders

he did a great job in that movie - especially next to the great Gene Hackman


11 posted on 08/27/2007 7:58:50 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: RDTF

Pulling a Terrell Owens?


12 posted on 08/27/2007 8:04:06 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: All

My wife and I loved his roles in a few movies. I hope he gets his life together soon.


13 posted on 08/27/2007 8:06:53 AM PDT by newnhdad
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To: RDTF

I think it was based on the Scott O’Grady shoot down. It was kind of corny but an entertaining action film.


14 posted on 08/27/2007 8:12:46 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: RDTF
He's also the voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars."


15 posted on 08/27/2007 8:17:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: RDTF
First reports were that he slit his wrists and took a bottle of pills.

And he was thought to be the more stable of the brothers.

"I'm an actor! I've got ALL the emotions." -- Goldie Hawn, "First Wives Club."

16 posted on 08/27/2007 8:49:56 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: caver
Kind of like Curt Cobain. I can’t take all the money, chicks, drugs, attention and the easy life. I think I’ll kill myself.

One day too many of waking up to Courtney Love would make you want to kiss the Winchester too...

17 posted on 08/27/2007 8:55:38 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RDTF

A little publicity prior to an upcoming movie release, perhaps?


18 posted on 08/27/2007 8:59:11 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: RDTF

Which one is he, the little blond or the tall brunette?


19 posted on 08/27/2007 8:59:12 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“One day too many of waking up to Courtney Love would make you want to kiss the Winchester too...”

Well, I was trying to think of all the good reasons to stay alive. I can’t imagine what Courtney Love looks like first thing in the morning. She looks like a train wreck when she’s all dolled up.


20 posted on 08/27/2007 8:59:53 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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22 posted on 08/27/2007 9:58:29 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: RDTF

What is that thing on his nose?


23 posted on 08/27/2007 10:27:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Most references to Owen Wilson in other media focus on his misshapen nose (which was broken twice when he played football in high school and college). Wilson has allegedly had his nose broken a total of 13 times, due to various accidents as a child and during football games.

On the Celebrity Deathmatch episode where Wilson fights fellow Wedding Crashers costar Vince Vaughn, Vaughn punches Wilson in his already-broken nose, causing it to revert to normal. Wilson then laments, "Hey, you straightened my nose! There goes my career! I might as well be Luke Wilson," and punches his nose back to its broken state.

24 posted on 08/27/2007 10:32:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator

Cars is now my all-time favorite car-toon!


25 posted on 08/27/2007 10:33:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Harvey1973

Harvey, yes Owens is a good man and he seems smart enough not to get involved with the rest of that LOONEY LEFT from hollywood that will go “ Unmentioned”.

Prayers’ for his speedy recovery.


26 posted on 08/27/2007 10:40:26 AM PDT by Robert Warren Linville (So proud of Free Republic that I use my real name)
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To: RDTF

yes, you are right, I thought he was the blond one. I like both of the brothers, they make light hearted fun movies. I hope he recovers from this breakdown.


27 posted on 08/27/2007 10:57:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: RDTF

"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time "

28 posted on 08/27/2007 11:04:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RDTF

Prayers to Owen and the Wilson family. This cannot be an easy time for the family. We all should remember this instead of making fun of him “for having an easy life” as one FREEPER rudely stated.


29 posted on 08/27/2007 11:10:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RDTF
OW is not the kind of guy I'd expect to try suicide. BTW, he was awesome in Zoolander.
30 posted on 08/27/2007 11:59:22 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not mutually exclusive.)
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To: RDTF
This is one actor whom I can say I've enjoyed every movie character I've seen him play: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander, Meet The Parents, Wedding Crashers, The Life Aquatic, the otherwise unwatchable Big Bounce, You Me And Dupree, and Starsky And Hutch.

Thanks for the laughs, Owen. Feel better.

31 posted on 08/27/2007 12:34:49 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor
Owen Wilson researching a "slasher" flim? He is in the hospital. Radio was speculating that he slashed his left wrist and took some pills.

I guess he coudln't handle the breakup of his girlfriend Kate Hudson around Memorial Day.

32 posted on 08/27/2007 1:36:58 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: BenLurkin

It’s hard to dislike the guy. I know he donated money to Hillary Clinton but he, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell are all hilarious. I enjoy every movie he’s in.


33 posted on 08/27/2007 2:36:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: RDTF

Really sorry to hear this. I know many who have suffered from serious mental illness and I had a bad and debilitating depression at one point in my life. It ain’t pretty.


34 posted on 08/27/2007 2:51:47 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: RDTF

Owen’s first talent is as a writer, most notably “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Rushmore is my favorite movie by far.


35 posted on 08/27/2007 3:58:02 PM PDT by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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To: wideawake

Same here. I always like Owen’s acting. He never says stupid PC stuff. I wish him well, find a good woman and have some kids. Women probably throw themselves at him but he it does him no good because he’s pining for the girl he broke up with


36 posted on 08/27/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: newnhdad

Loved him with Jackie Chan.
susie


37 posted on 08/27/2007 6:09:21 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: TexasCajun

That IS his nose...
susie


38 posted on 08/27/2007 6:10:24 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: RDTF

Who the hell is this guy and why should we care?

Because FOXnewsies, the gossip queens of America, say we should?


39 posted on 08/27/2007 6:13:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Satan to Fidel: "Let me light your cigar.")
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To: Palladin

“Who the hell is this guy and why should we care?”

WOW


40 posted on 08/27/2007 6:20:49 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I loved Starksy & Hutch and Night at the Museum.

I would sure hate to see him go.

Him and Stiller are funny.


41 posted on 08/27/2007 6:24:44 PM PDT by Califreak (Go Hunter!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m watching “Behind Enemy Lines” right now and my mom and I are not too enlightened with this war. Was the mass graves full of Muslims or Christians? Who killed them?


42 posted on 08/27/2007 6:44:55 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: SmoothTalker
Just this last week I re-watched The Wedding Crashers. The movie was a bit raunchy and juvenile in the humor department (and maybe that’s why I liked it :),) but at its heart it was a romantic comedy with a rather sweet ending.

It strikes me now, that at one point in the movie, Wilson’s character is depressed about losing the girl he loves. The Vince Vaughn character comes by to find Wilson’s character in pajamas, unshaven, disheveled, his house a pig sty and Wilson says, “I'm hanging by a thread. I'm reading don't-kill-myself books.” Life imitating art? He recently broke up with Kate Hudson, who ended her marriage to Chris Robinson of the rock band Black Crows after meeting Wilson on a movie set (I think it was “You, Me and Dupree”?)

I really hope he recovers from whatever personal demons took him to such a dark, lonely and hopeless place and I know that won’t be easy.

I went to that place once. It’s not somewhere I ever want to visit again and I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone.
43 posted on 08/27/2007 7:07:21 PM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Will Ferrell are all hilarious.

I thought that SNL was perfect for Will Ferrell. It seems that for the most part, I can only stand him for about 5 minutes at a time. I actually sat through Bewitched, but was squirming pretty quickly. It's amazing what I'll do for a girlfriend!

Seriously, I did like him a lot in "Stranger than Fiction." He toned his act WAY down.

Mark

44 posted on 08/27/2007 7:18:02 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: wideawake
The Royal Tenenbaums was a masterpiece. He co-wrote it, too.
45 posted on 08/27/2007 8:09:29 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
"I'm an actor! I've got ALL the emotions." -- Goldie Hawn,
"First Wives Club."


Ironic you should use a line via Goldie Hawn.
Early speculation is that Owen may have been despondent over
his recent split with Hawn's daughter, Kate Hudson.
46 posted on 08/27/2007 8:16:28 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Six years ago he spent some detox time in Hazelton. He probably relapsed.


47 posted on 08/27/2007 11:50:59 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: RDTF

sad ....I like this lad

a Texan....Houston I believe


48 posted on 08/28/2007 1:07:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (if we let them stay, it will destroy our culture as we know it.....it's Camp of the Saints time)
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To: wardaddy

I thought the Owens were from Dallas


49 posted on 08/28/2007 1:49:30 AM PDT by woofie
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To: angcat

I saw it years ago when it came out in the theaters but have forgotten too much about it to say.

As an aside — the finale of “The Bronx is Burning” comes on tonight.


50 posted on 08/28/2007 6:16:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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