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Actors In The Most Wes Anderson Movies

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Wes Anderson is a visionary filmmaker who works with large ensemble casts. His films are noted for their visual interest, creative storytelling, and unique characters. Many actors who have worked with Anderson continue to work with him on his future projects. This list of actors who have appeared in the most Wes Anderson movies has been ranked by number of appearances, then loosely ranked by fame. 

Who is the actor who has worked with Wes Anderson the most? Bill Murray tops the list. Murray has appeared in every Wes Anderson film except for his independent debut, Bottle Rocket. Murray enjoys the process of making a film with Anderson. He says, “His stuff just keeps getting better and better. And he's managed to make the making of movies a real living experience. For Moonrise Kingdom, he rented a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, and we lived in it. The editing rooms were in the mansion. And we had a great cook.”

Owen Wilson collaborated with Wes Anderson as both an actor and a co-writer on Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums. Wilson also co-wrote Rushmore and appeared in five additional Anderson films.

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  • Bill Murray
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    1. Rushmore (1998)
    2. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    4. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
    5. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    6. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    7. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    8. Isle of Dogs (2018)

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  • Owen Wilson
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    1. Bottle Rocket (1996) *actor & co-writer
    2. Rushmore (1998) *co-writer
    3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) *actor & co-writer
    4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    5. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
    6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    7. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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  • Jason Schwartzman
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    1. Rushmore (1998)
    2. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
    3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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  • Eric Chase Anderson
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    1. Rushmore (1998)
    2. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)