Entertainment 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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86 26
M. Gustave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel
2
71 18
Steve Zissou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3
62 15
Zero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Zero
4
83 29
Margot Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums
5
70 21
Richie Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Richie Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums
6
81 28
Max Fischer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Rushmore
7
58 17
Royal Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums
8
54 17
Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox
9
45 14
Sam Shakusky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Moonrise Kingdom
10
48 17
Pagoda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pagoda The Royal Tenenbaums
11
32 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
42 15
Suzy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Moonrise Kingdom
13
43 16
Herman J. Blume is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Herman J. Blume Rushmore
14
40 14
Raleigh St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums
15
39 14
Agatha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel
16
32 9
Pelé dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Pelé dos Santos The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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31 13
Ash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Fantastic Mr. Fox
18
27 11
Jack Whitman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Jack Whitman Hotel Chevalier
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29 13
Dignan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Bottle Rocket
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29 13
Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Kristofferson
21
25 10
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
22
21 7
Alistair Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Alistair Hennessey The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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30 16
Etheline Tenenbaum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
Etheline Tenenbaum The Royal Tenenbaums
24
31 18
Eli Cash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Royal Tenenbaums
25
19 9
Mr. Moustafa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wes Anderson Characters of All Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel