Ranking The Top Five Wes Anderson Characters of All-Time

Do you know who Wes Anderson is? This is an individual that has a tremendous amount of talent and an impeccable work ethic to go with it. It’s really not that often that you run up against somebody like that, especially in Hollywood. Not only is he a noted actor, he’s also a producer, director and screenwriter. It’s true that he possesses all of the skills he needs to be a one-man band, so to speak. If you’re wondering what the top five roles he’s ever created are, keep reading. You might find one or two that you didn’t even know he was involved with.

1. Francis Whitman, The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

This is a noble character played by Owen Wilson. In the film, Wilson’s character has attempted to commit suicide but was unsuccessful. He then covers his head in bandages and embarks on some strange journey with his relatives that he claims will be especially spiritual. However, he doesn’t tell anybody else what they’re really doing on this journey. In reality, they’re off in a quest to find their long-lost mother. Wilson brilliantly plays the character as a likeable enough individual who is extremely awkward in social situations.

2. Margot Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

There are so many reasons that this character stands out. She’s like the poster child for someone that desperately wants to fit in but never quite does, someone who eventually gets tired of feeling like the outcast and decides if that’s the way it’s going to be, she’s going to make the most of it. First of all, she’s the only female in the family as far as the children go and worse yet, she’s adopted. This is something her father never lets her forget and she finally decides that if she can’t be like the rest of the family, she’s going to go out of her way to be as different as possible. It’s the perfect story for the ages, especially for anyone that’s ever felt like they don’t quite fit in.

3. Zero Moustafa, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

This is the story of a simple lobby boy who is so dedicated to his job that he honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. He is the picture of humbleness, never once complaining about the job he has to do. His dedication allows him to eventually own the hotel years later, and even then he still doesn’t change his attitude about who he is. People love this character because most individuals realize that if there were more people like him in the world, it just might be a little bit of a nicer place to live.

4. Herman Blume, Rushmore (1998)

Here’s a person that you just have to love. He falls in love with somebody that’s young enough to be his daughter, which subsequently leads to his prompt divorce and you still can’t help but love this character. Even when he shows total disdain for both of his sons, you realize it’s because they’re the jerks, not him. Throughout this entire movie, you see this man make one mistake after another and yet there’s something about him that makes you root for him. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the character is played by the iconic actor Bill Murray, but the way the character is written definitely has something to do with it.

5. Steve Zissou, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

This is another character played by Bill Murray who seems to be incapable of simply getting out of his own way, yet you can’t help but root for the guy. It’s also one of the funniest characters Anderson has ever created.

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