Owen Wilson Denies Even Knowing Steely Dan
The You, Me & Dupree actor says he doesn't know "who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is."
Owen Wilson, lead actor in the flick You, Me & Dupree, has released a statement responding to the band Steely Dan’s claims that the concept and name of the title character in the actor’s latest flick, was lifted from one of the band’s songs (read more). Referencing an open letter Steely Dan posted on their site — which suggested the couch-dweller in You Me & Dupree was modeled after the incest-loving loaf in their single, “Cousin Dupree” — Wilson released this statement: “I have never heard the song ‘Cousin Dupree’ and I don’t even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to concentrating on my new movie, ‘HEY 19.'” (“Hey Nineteen” is the name of one of Steely Dan’s earlier tracks).
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On the Web: Read Steely Dan’s letter