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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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Steve Zissou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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M. Gustave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
M. Gustave The Grand Budapest Hotel

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64 23
Max Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Max Fischer Rushmore

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52 16
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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59 22
Margot Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Margot Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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46 14
Royal Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Royal Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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40 11
Pagoda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pagoda The Royal Tenenbaums

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41 13
Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Zero

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40 13
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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30 12
Herman J. Blume is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Herman J. Blume Rushmore

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28 11
Raleigh St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Raleigh St. Clair The Royal Tenenbaums

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20 5
Scout Master Ward is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Scout Master Ward Moonrise Kingdom

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30 14
Sam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Sam Moonrise Kingdom

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23 8
Pelé dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pelé dos Santos The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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

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23 10
Dignan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dignan Bottle Rocket

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23 10
Ash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ash Fantastic Mr. Fox

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25 12
Agatha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Agatha The Grand Budapest Hotel

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25 13
Suzy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Suzy Bishop Moonrise Kingdom

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24 13
Etheline Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Etheline Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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20 10
Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kristofferson

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21 11
Jack Whitman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jack Whitman Hotel Chevalier

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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14 5
Henckles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henckles

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17 8
Klaus Daimler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Klaus Daimler The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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13 5
Alistair Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Alistair Hennessey The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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14 6
Deputy Kovacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Deputy Kovacs

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15 7
Dirk Calloway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dirk Calloway Rushmore

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12 5
M. Jean is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Captain Sharp Moonrise Kingdom

18 Amazing Easter Eggs in Wes Anderson Films

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14 7
Mr. Moustafa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mr. Moustafa The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Eli Cash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Eli Cash The Royal Tenenbaums

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10 4
Rat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Rat Fantastic Mr. Fox

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14 8
Peter Whitman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Peter Whitman

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12 7
Francis Whitman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Francis Whitman

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14 9
Henry Sherman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henry Sherman The Royal Tenenbaums

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9 4
Anne-Marie Sakowitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Anne-Marie Sakowitz The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Scariest Clown Movies in Film History

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13 8
Dmitri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dmitri The Grand Budapest Hotel

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11 7
Anthony Adams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Anthony Adams Bottle Rocket, Bottle Rocket

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11 7
Badger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Badger Fantastic Mr. Fox

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8 4
Vikram Ray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Vikram Ray The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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14 11
Mrs. Fox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mrs. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox

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11 8
Jopling is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jopling The Grand Budapest Hotel

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10 7
Lazy Eye is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Lazy Eye Moonrise Kingdom

The Best Ashley Judd Movies

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10 7
Madame D. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Madame D. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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10 7
Ned Plimpton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ned Plimpton The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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9 6
M. Chuck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
M. Chuck The Grand Budapest Hotel

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9 6
Mr. Littlejeans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Mr. Littlejeans Rushmore

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7 4
Young Writer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Young Writer The Grand Budapest Hotel

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11 9
Ari Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ari Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

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10 8
Rosemary Cross is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Rosemary Cross Rushmore

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8 6
Dr. Nelson Guggenheim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dr. Nelson Guggenheim Rushmore