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Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor who appears in Scream 2 (1997) as the fiction-within-fiction Billy Loomis. The events of the film occur in 1998, however, as two years have passed since the original film.

In the Scream universe, he portrayed a fictional version of "real-life" serial killer, Billy Loomis in the slasher film Stab (1997 film) directed by Robert Rodriguez (an in-universe parody of the original Scream film). Loomis was the original Ghostface serial killer, who inspired multiple psychopath copycats. According to characters in Scream 2 (1997) and beyond, the film Stab was successful and earned a cult fanbase.

He is mentioned by name in Scream (2022) by Tara Carpenter as the actor who portrayed Billy. He can also be seen through a visual cameo photograph.


He is the younger brother of Owen Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Wilson is well known for his roles in the films Idiocracy and Vacancy.

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He portrays serial killer mastermind Billy Loomis in the Robert Rodriguez directed Stab (1997 film-within-a-film), the film based on the true events of the Woodsboro Murders.

This a killing spree that claimed the lives of six people between one death in 1995 and five others in 1996. (The events of the 1996 film Scream).

Luke Wilson's Billy re-enacts a scene from the previous film with actressTori Spelling who plays Sidney. In the original Scream, Sidney complains that she would probably be played by Tori Spelling if a movie was made about her life. 

Luke Wilson as Billy Loomis

Luke, seen in Stab, portraying Billy

In a parodic fashion, Wilson is a caricature of Billy, with longer curtains, darker hair and a more parodic darkness to his persona.

The dialogue is also a mockery of generic slasher films in Hollywood. Wilson's Billy says, "that's how the cookie crumbles", when Billy actually says, "that's just the way it goes" in the original film.


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  • In real life Luke Wilson starred in four movies with Drew Barrymore, who played the real Casey Baker in Scream. They starred in Home Fries (1998), The Best Man (1997), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
  • Wilson and Barrymore actually dated in real life from 1996 to 1998.

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