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Owen Wilson surprises "Darjeeling" premiere crowd

Updated: 2007-10-06 09:18

LOS ANGELES - Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance at Thursday night's Los Angeles premiere of the road comedy "The Darjeeling Limited," his first public outing since a reported suicide attempt in August.

Owen Wilson surprises
Cast member Owen Wilson attends the premiere of 'The Wendell Baker Story' at the Writers Guild theater in Beverly Hills, California, May 10, 2007. [Agencies]

Wilson was introduced by "Darjeeling" director and longtime friend Wes Anderson.

"He's my best friend," Anderson told the audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "I've never made a movie without him and I hope to never have to."

Wilson, wearing a sports coat and sporting a beard, took to the stage in an eruption of applause joining his co-stars, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston and Waris Ahluwalia. Also on the stage was Natalie Portman, who appears in Anderson's short film, "Hotel Chevalier," a prologue to "Darjeeling."

Wilson showed he still has his sense of humor when he smiled and mouthed "nice suit" to Brody, who was wearing a shiny silver ensemble.