Born in Houston, USA, in 1969. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. His first movie was the short Bottle Rocket (1994), which became a feature two years later with the same title. His next features were Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Isle of Dogs (2018). He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards.