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The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time 

Whitney Van Laningham
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Wes Anderson is best known for his quirky characters, but which one is your favorite? Vote below for the best Wes Anderson characters, including both male and female characters from all of his movies. Since making his first film, Bottle Rocket, in 1996, Anderson has written and directed movies with incredibly distinctive narrative and style. Each film offers viewer a glimpse into each unique world created by Anderson, from Team Zissou, to the Tenenbaum family, to the residents of New Penzanc. Help us rank this list by voting for your favorite characters so far! If you don't see your favorite character on the list, feel free to add them. 

Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2001 for The Royal Tenenbaums, in 2012 for Moonrise Kingdom, and in 2015 for The Grand Budapest Hotel. His stop-motion animated film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2009. The same cast of recurring actors can be seen throughout each Wes Anderson film--Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Adrian Brody, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, and Jeff Goldblum, to name a few.
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M. Gustave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Margot Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Steve Zissou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Max Fischer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore
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Richie Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Richie Tenenbaum Luke Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Zero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Zero
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Royal Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Gene Hackman in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
George Clooney in Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Pagoda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pagoda Kumar Pallana in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Sam Shakusky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jared Gilman in Moonrise Kingdom
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Herman J. Blume is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Herman J. Blume Bill Murray in Rushmore
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Suzy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kara Hayward in Moonrise Kingdom
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Scout Master Ward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Scout Master Ward Edward Norton in Moonrise Kingdom
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Agatha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Saoirse Ronan in The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Pelé dos Santos ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pelé dos Santos Seu Jorge in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Raleigh St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Bill Murray in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Klaus Daimler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Klaus Daimler Willem Dafoe in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Dignan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Owen Wilson in Bottle Rocket
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Ash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jason Schwartzman in Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Eli Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Owen Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kristofferson
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Etheline Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Etheline Tenenbaum Anjelica Huston in The Royal Tenenbaums
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Alistair Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Alistair Hennessey Jeff Goldblum in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Jack Whitman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jack Whitman Jason Schwartzman in Hotel Chevalier
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Captain Sharp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Captain Sharp Bruce Willis in Moonrise Kingdom