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The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time

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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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  • 1
    105
    25

    M. Gustave

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 2
    70
    17

    Zero

  • 3
    64
    16

    Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • 4
    78
    28

    Max Fischer

    Rushmore
  • 5
    54
    12

    Sam

    Moonrise Kingdom
  • 6
    78
    45

    Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 7
    45
    14

    Herman J. Blume

    Rushmore
  • 8
    44
    14

    Agatha

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 9
    70
    40

    Royal Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 10
    44
    15

    Scout Master Ward

    Moonrise Kingdom
  • 11
    74
    49

    Richie Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 12
    37
    13

    Ari Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 13
    56
    35

    Suzy Bishop

    Moonrise Kingdom
  • 14
    36
    14

    Raleigh St. Clair

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 15
    84
    67

    Margot Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 16
    36
    19

    Pelé dos Santos

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 17
    32
    15

    Alistair Hennessey

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 18
    29
    11

    Dignan

    Bottle Rocket
  • 19
    36
    21

    Klaus Daimler

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 20
    31
    16

    Etheline Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 21
    22
    7

    Dr. Nelson Guggenheim

    Rushmore
  • 22
    47
    38

    Pagoda

    The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 23
    20
    7

    Vikram Ray

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 24
    37
    28

    Kristofferson

  • 25
    23
    14

    Chas Tenenbaum

    The Royal Tenenbaums