Owen Wilson Dyes His Hair Dark! Should He Keep It?

02/09/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

All the quintessential blondes have gone dark — Britney, Charlize Theron, Jessica Simpson, and now Owen Wilson! Known for his shaggy golden locks and laidback Texas charm, the actor has dyed his light hair a dark brown for a role in the new Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited. It may only be for a film, but his newly dark mane has us thinking about whether or not he should keep it when the movie wraps. Tell us: What do you think of Owen’s new look? Should he keep the brown or go back to blonde?

Photo: michael germana/lfi; brett kaffee/ splash news

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Crystal Beach girl on

I like his hair brown. But for his funny movies it should be blonde.

Lucia on

I love his dark hair, although he looks older now. Blonde hair made him look very country and now he looks much much better – like a real man, not a boy! Owen, you look amazing!

kate on

ew hes better blonde

chiquita banana on

BLONDE! Even though it’s only for a role, please go back blonde. The brown looks drab against his skintone. Owen Wilson with brown hair is now OhNO Wilson….!

misschifff on

I like him better a blonde…the dark hair makes him look a lot older.

j on


Glenys on

He doesn’t even look the same! He looks soooo much older!
The blonde makes him look youthful. He should get rid of the brown ASAP!

Elda on

He looks Handsome period!! I’d marry him in blonde or any hair color in a second!!!

Heather S. on

The color is fine… the cut and style age him. At a certain age guys just can’t show of the top anymore, that’s where they bald. My 25 year old husband had his hair cut last night and noticed short hair makes him look older because the sides are getting thin.

h on

No, No, No! The new darker do ages him ten years. I love the fun, blonde, young looking Owen!

Susan on

I have to agree with the comments before mine. I think the brown hair does make him look older. Go back to blonde soon, Owen! The blonde really seems to go with his carefree attitude!

Susana on

I think the fact he looks older in the second picture has nothing to do with the color of his hair, which I actually love, it has to do with the fact that he has a large forehead which is usually covered because of his surfer hairstyle. Either way, hes hot!~

KC on

WOW Owen Wilson’s pulling a Jessica Simpson? I have to say this really complements him too, I know many will be in shock because they know him as a blonde aka butterscotch stallion. However this color gives great angles to his face and gives his skin a “glow” you don’t even notice the famous nose bump as much.

Jackson on

Wow, what a difference. I like the brown but prefer blonde. He’s so cute!

Mintie on


Ann on

He looks so much old with dark hair. uh uh

Sarah on

I think the brown is very aging- I think he should stick with blonde.

Hello on

Blonde is better on him.

ljay on

Yuck! It makes him look older

Elizabeth W. on

yuck!!! He is soooooooo ugly!!!

Kristen Y on

Owen looks terrible with Brown hair! He looks like some lonely guy you’d run into at the super market. Some people can dye their hair, and some people can’t. Owen ,don’t try that again.

BC on

what is up with his nose? Did he break it? I prefer him blonde!

deb on

I, personnally wouldn’t give him a second glance as a blonde. But as a brunette, I’d let that man eat crackers in my bed any day! The darker locks give him a certain elegance and a new found maturity. Way to go Owen! Now you’re almost as handsome as your brother Luke.

jessie on

who is that owen wilson that looks nothing like him he should stay blonde or he will always look ugly

Mary on

I’d go with Owen as a blonde. The brown ages him.

As for his nose, BC, he broke his nose while playing football during college in Texas. His nose has been that way ever since.

kelly on

i think the dark color is pretty nice. he looks more serious and ready to get into a real relationship.

Angela Seal on

Ewwwww…he looks so old.

Tayme on

For some reason when I look at him with brown hair, I see Tom Hanks hair, lol, don’t ask me why. Love Tom Hanks as an actor, don’t get me wrong. I just love Owen as a blonde. He is so cute, and I just love his personality.

Elle on

UGGGGGGGGGGGLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! He’s hilarious, but oh so ugly and I don’t get how people think he’s so handsome! His brother is WAY HOTTER!

night on

I can’t see his hair. I can’t get past his nose…it looks like a …well I don’t think I can say what it looks like here…but you all know what I am thinking…now if I cover the (ahemm)..”nose” and look……..yes, his hair looks good dark.

Selden on

BLONDE! Why could u think anything else?

rachel b. on

Owen needs to change his hair color to blonde and stick to it!

Angela on

AHAHAHA! Ew Owen, PLEEEASE go back to blonde! You look like Donald Trump in the second picture! :/ Hopefully you’ll change your mind now, LOL.

carolina on

please turn to blode

michele. on

ever notice how when the blogs about a guy ,, women dont rat on him as much as they would rat about a girl?

sarah on

you can’t even compare the two looks – the quality of the photo on the right is way better than the one on the left. one is an event, the other is a candid. owen looks good when he’s not all dolled up for an event – and the photo of owen au naturel looks great.

Olga on

He is more handsome and charming blonde.

Helen B on

Please go back to blonde Owen! You don’t look right! I still love you tho xxxxx

RealBlondsRule on

I don’t get the appeal. In the second pic, either he has a raging earache or is in need of a bandaid pronto!

Marissa!!!!! on


zizougirl on

hotter blonde, this guy is so hot. I like this guy, and in the movie of the museum, i like him in cowboy, so cool.

Madilyn on

OH MYY!!! the brown is HORRIBLE! it totaly washes him out and he’s way cuter blonde! PLEASE DYE IT BACK!

Sammy on

i really liked the blonde on him actually. it worked well with his skin tone, and the brown just makes him look pale. but then maybe this is just a bad picture…

jessica on

i think it makes him look dead, he should go back to blond

elena on

i liked him soooo much better blonde! why would he do that to us and himself? i guess that when he was getting it dyed he ept his eyes shut the enitre time! i would too if i were him. come on when he was blonde we all loved him. but now that he’s brown he just looks like a mobster. that’s one leader of the mafia that i’m not interested in.

Elle on

Blond or not, he needs to repair his nose problem.

omaris on

He looks great both ways. He looks more elegant and mature wtih dark hair. He’s doesn’t need a nose job either; his nose makes him look more ‘macho’ and sexy. Everyone doesn’t have to have a surgically altered tiny stick-straight nose…noses don’t have to be perfect,ask Meryl Streep.

Joann on

Owen is Owen, no matter the hair color.But Blond is Better!!!

billbob on

i dyed my poodle red and green and yellow and blue

sally bramble on

im owen i think u look better with the colour u where born with,, blonde dont change the way u look, if people carn’t take u for who u r then there not good friends,, u be happy with the way u look,, if u stayed that way people wouldn’t know what u looked like,,, please stay just the way u r,,, blonde and cute,,

olgica on

i really dont like his new look

reesewitherspoon on


Jen on

You know what? I DO think, he looks better with his blonde hair, BUT: He comes across as such a sweet heart, he can get away with anything.

April on

Yuck! I don’t like his hair dark! It makes him look old and tired! Needs to go back to Blonde!!!

Shannon Bax on

Ohhhhh no! Go back to being blonde! Owen looks much older and different with dark hair. The blonde helps you to look much youthful!

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