Why Owen Wilson's Nose Looks Like That

By Klein Felt Posted:
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Fans may finally have the answer as to why Owen Wilson's nose has such a distinct look. 

Wilson is currently enjoying the spotlight as he plays the enterprising TVA agent Mobius in the hit MCU Disney+ series Loki; however, the actor has been making waves in Hollywood for over 25 years. 

Known for roles in Pixar's Cars, Zoolander, and so many more, Wilson has become synonymous with a few things, one being his particular parlance of the word, "Wow!" and the other his slightly misshapen and unique nose. 

What Happened to Owen Wilson's Nose

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Owen Wilson

After years of wondering why Owen Wilson's nose looks the way it does, the answer may not be too hard to find. 

According to the Loki star, his distinct schnoz is thanks to breaking it twice throughout his life. 

The first came during a high school scuffle between Wilson and a classmate when he was younger. 

And the second was during an "intermural flag football" game at the University of Texas (via Wired):

"How did Owen Wilson get his nose broken? At University of Texas we were doing intermural flag football and I got banged - but I also think just like as a kid ruffhousing."

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Owen Wilson

Wilson previously spoke about his nose to the Los Angeles Times, remarking it surprises him when people say he "look[s] kind of odd, disfigured."

His crooked nose has come to be something that sets him apart from the crowd. But the actor thinks, "[his] nose wouldn’t have been that great even if it hadn’t been broken."

There have also been rumors he further injured his nose during a motorcycle accident when he was younger, but the actor has yet to comment on that. 

Owen Wilson can be seen now in Loki, with Season 2 streaming now on Disney+.

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.