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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66 16
Steve Zissou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

2
76 25
M. Gustave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

3
75 26
Margot Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

4
65 20
Richie Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Richie Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

5
75 27
Max Fischer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Rushmore

6
54 14
Zero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Zero

7
53 16
Royal Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

8
48 16
Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox

9
45 16
Pagoda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pagoda The Royal Tenenbaums

10
40 14
Sam Shakusky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Moonrise Kingdom

11
28 6
Scout Master Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Scout Master Ward Moonrise Kingdom

12
38 14
Herman J. Blume is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Herman J. Blume Rushmore

13
34 13
Raleigh St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

14
35 14
Suzy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Moonrise Kingdom

15
28 9
Pelé dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pelé dos Santos The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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32 13
Agatha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

17
27 12
Ash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox

18
22 9
Klaus Daimler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Klaus Daimler The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

19
24 11
Jack Whitman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jack Whitman Hotel Chevalier

20
25 12
Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kristofferson

21
18 6
Alistair Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Alistair Hennessey The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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25 13
Dignan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Bottle Rocket

23
27 15
Etheline Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Etheline Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

24
17 6
Captain Sharp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Captain Sharp Moonrise Kingdom

25
14 6
M. Jean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

26
16 8
Mr. Moustafa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

27
17 9
Peter Whitman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Peter Whitman

28
25 17
Eli Cash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

29
14 7
Henckles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henckles

30
15 8
Dmitri is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

31
16 9
Henry Sherman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Henry Sherman The Royal Tenenbaums

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

33
15 9
Ari Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

34
15 9
Dirk Calloway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Dirk Calloway Rushmore

35
13 8
Francis Whitman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Francis Whitman

36
12 7
Rat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox

37
14 9
Jopling is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

38
18 13
Chas Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums

39
11 6
Anne-Marie Sakowitz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

40
13 8
Ned Plimpton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Ned Plimpton The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

41
17 13
Mrs. Fox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox

42
13 9
Uzi Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Uzi Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums

43
8 4
Young Writer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

44
13 10
Eleanor Zissou is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Eleanor Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

45
12 9
Mr. Bishop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Mr. Bishop

46
12 9
Madame D. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

47
12 9
Badger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox

48
12 9
Lazy Eye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Lazy Eye Moonrise Kingdom

49
11 8
M. Chuck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel

50
10 7
Mr. Littlejeans is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
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