After meeting in a playwriting class at the University of Texas, Austin, an unknown writer and director would begin collaborating on a quirky heist comedy that ended up as the short film Bottle Rocket. However, because the budget was so low, hiring actors was out of the question. So, the unknown director (Wes Anderson) suggested that the unknown writer (Owen Wilson) and his brother (Luke Wilson) play the thieves. The film went on to win in the short films category of Sundance, was picked up by Hollywood, and turned into a feature. The feature film version of Bottle Rocket (though never commercially successful) launched the careers of Owen and Luke Wilson, and Wes Anderson. Furthermore, Martin Scorsese called it one of his favorite films of the 1990s. Not bad. Not bad at all.