Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer of features, short films and commercials. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001 and Moonrise Kingdom in 2012, and for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009. His films employ similar aesthetics, using a deliberate, methodical cinematography, featuring a mostly muted and saturated color palette. His soundtracks feature folk and early rock music, in particular classic British rock. Anderson's films combine dry humor with poignant portrayals of flawed characters – often a mix of the wealthy and the working class. He is also known for working with many of the same actors and crew on varying projects.