The premiere for Wes Anderson-directed "The Darjeeling Limited" in Los Angeles on Thursday night (Oct 4) felt distinctively different than other premieres it encountered before: it had star Owen Wilson in.
The actor's presence subsequently surprised the crowds attending the event for this was his first big public outing since the suicide attempt he conducted in August. Skipping the red carpet and entered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where the screening was held, through a private entrance, the bearded funnyman took the stage in an eruption of applause after Anderson introduced him.
"He's my best friend," Anderson told the audience. "I've never made a movie without him and I hope to never have to."
Wilson was reported to look "healthy and confident" in a dark sports coat and white button-down shirt. He even got noticed to still have his sense of humor as he smiled and mouthed "nice suit" to co-star Adrien Brody, who was sporting a shiny silver suit for the event.
Fellow cast members like Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, and Waris Ahluwalia made their way to the stage as well. Also joined them was Natalie Portman, who is featured in Anderson's short flick "Hotel Chevalier", a prologue to "Darjeeling."
Elsewhere, other famous figures were spotted to take their time to attend the premiere, too, walking down the red carpet in cheerful manner. Among them were James Van Der Beek of "Dawson Creek" fame, Emmy-Award nominee Illeana Douglas, "Knocked Up" stars Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd, plus actress Monet Mazur.
Grab handfuls of images taken from the Los Angeles premiere of the movie at Aceshowbiz's The Darjeeling Limited Premiere page.