Film Characters 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
M. Gustave 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
Margot Tenenbaum 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
Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Richie Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Richie Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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Zero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Zero

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Max Fischer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Max Fischer Rushmore

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Royal Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Royal Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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Pagoda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pagoda The Royal Tenenbaums

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Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Sam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Sam Moonrise Kingdom

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Scout Master Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Scout Master Ward Moonrise Kingdom

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Raleigh St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Raleigh St. Clair The Royal Tenenbaums

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Pelé dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pelé dos Santos The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Agatha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Agatha The Grand Budapest Hotel

15 Of Wes Anderson’s Most Symmetrical Shots That'll Soothe Symmetry Lovers

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Herman J. Blume is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Herman J. Blume Rushmore

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Suzy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Suzy Bishop Moonrise Kingdom

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Ash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ash Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Alistair Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Alistair Hennessey The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Jack Whitman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jack Whitman Hotel Chevalier

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Etheline Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Etheline Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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Klaus Daimler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Klaus Daimler The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kristofferson

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Dignan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dignan Bottle Rocket

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M. Jean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
M. Jean The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Captain Sharp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Captain Sharp Moonrise Kingdom

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Mr. Moustafa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mr. Moustafa The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Peter Whitman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Peter Whitman

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Henckles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henckles

18 Amazing Easter Eggs in Wes Anderson Films

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Deputy Kovacs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Deputy Kovacs

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Dirk Calloway is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dirk Calloway Rushmore

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Eli Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Eli Cash The Royal Tenenbaums

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Rat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Rat Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Francis Whitman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Francis Whitman

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Dmitri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dmitri The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Henry Sherman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henry Sherman The Royal Tenenbaums

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Jopling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jopling The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Ned Plimpton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ned Plimpton The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Mrs. Fox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mrs. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Ari Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ari Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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Badger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Badger Fantastic Mr. Fox

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M. Chuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
M. Chuck The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Anne-Marie Sakowitz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Anne-Marie Sakowitz The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Best Ashley Judd Movies

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Young Writer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Young Writer The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Chas Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Chas Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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Eleanor Zissou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Eleanor Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Madame D. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Madame D. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Anthony Adams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Anthony Adams Bottle Rocket, Bottle Rocket

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Mr. Littlejeans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Mr. Littlejeans Rushmore

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Vikram Ray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Vikram Ray The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Uzi Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Uzi Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums