13:30 20 June 2006
Owen Wilson almost quit acting to join the marines.
The actor says his first film, 'Bottle Rocket', which was acclaimed by critics but flopped at the box office, was received so badly he thought about joining up with the fighting force.
He told America's Maxim magazine: "The studio said 'Bottle Rocket' was their worst-testing movie in history, so I looked into the marines.
"Maybe I was influenced by 'An Officer and a Gentleman' or those Marine commercials - they were so cool! Like a Led Zeppelin song come to life, full of people pulling swords from rocks and fighting lava monsters."
Meanwhile, Wilson has recently confessed he has a crush on his latest co-star, Kate Hudson.
The actor stars opposite the married actress - the daughter of Goldie Hawn - in new movie 'You, Me and Dupree'.
He revealed: "I think Matt (co-star) Dillon and I both had a crush on her. You kind of can't help it. She's hot, has a great sense of humour and is just plain cool."
Wilson is reportedly dating Donatella Versace's young niece after becoming infatuated with Francesa Versace after he spotted her during a night out in Los Angeles.
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