These actors have appeared in more than one Wes Anderson movie

Wes Anderson should probably just release a new version of Bottle Rocket edited with Bill Murray in the background.

Any fan of Wes Anderson knows that the director likes to reuse actors – very much

Some of them have been with him from the beginning, and some are relatively new additions.

Here are 25 actors who have appeared in more than one of Anderson’s films:

1.

Michael Gambon: 2

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After in the lead role Life in the water with Steve Zissou as Oseary Drakoulias, Gambon lent his voice to the role of Franklin Bean in Fantastic Mr Fox


2.

Lea Seydoux: 2

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Seydoux first appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel as Clotilde and The French shipping as Simone.


3.

Saoirse Ronan: 2

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Like Seydoux, Ronan first starred in The Grand Budapest Hotel as Agatha and then popped up in The French shipping as an unnamed character.


4.

Tony Revolori: 2

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Zero in play The Grand Budapest Hotel was also Revolori’s first foray into Anderson’s world, and he returned to work with the director on The French shipping as the younger version of Benicio del Toro’s character Moses Rosenthaler. He will also be seen in Anderson’s next film, Asteroid City


5.

Harvey Keitel: 3

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Keitel first played in Moonrise Kingdom as Commander Pierce. A few years later he appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel as Ludwig. A few years later he spoke to Gondo Island of dogs.


6.

Waris Ahluwalia: 3

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Vikram in Life in the water with Steve Zissou was one of Ahluwalia’s first roles. Later he played in The Darjeeling Limited as the Chief Steward and The Great Budapest as M. Dino.


7.

Seymour Cassel: 3

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The late Cassel first appeared in Rushmore as Max’s father, followed byThe Royal Tenenbaums as Dusty and Life in the water with Steve Zissou as Esteban.


8.

Frances McDormand: 3

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Since playing Mrs. Bishop in Moonrise KingdomMcDormand starred in all of Anderson’s films except The Grand Budapest Hotelintones interpreter Nelson in Isle of Dogs and Lucinda Krementz star in The French shipping


9.

Jeff Goldblum: 3

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Goldblum appeared in Life in the water with Steve Zissou as Alistair Hennessey, The Grand Budapest Hotel in deputy Kovacs, and Isle of Dogs as the voice of Duke. He will also shine in Asteroid City


10.

Anjelica Huston: 3

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Since starring as Etheline in The Royal TenenbaumsHuston played Eleanor in Life in the water with Steve Zissou and Patricia in The Darjeeling Limited† (She is also credited as the “Mute Poodle” in Isle of Dogsalthough she actually had no rules.)


11.

Luke Wilson: 3

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Wilson was in Anderson’s first three films: Bottle Rocket as Anthony, Rushmore as Peter, and The Royal Tenenbaums as Richie. As late as 2021, he talked about reuniting with Anderson to potentially film a western that has been brewing for nearly 20 years.


12.

Andrew Wilson: 3

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Luke and Owen’s brother Andrew also appeared in Anderson’s first three films. He was Jon Mapplethorpe (aka “Future Man”) in Bottle RocketCoach Beck in Rushmoreand both the farmer who cut off Margot’s finger and the voice of tennis commentator Tex Hayworth in The Royal Tenenbaums† It’s also his hand that you see with the BB under the skin in the last movie.


13.

Dipak Pallana: 3

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Pallana appeared in small roles in Bottle Rocket (as a bookstore employee), Rushmore (as a teacher), and The Royal Tenenbaums (as a doctor).


14.

Kumar Pallana: 4

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Dipak’s father was also brought in by Anderson to appear in Bottle Rocket (as a character also called Kumar). He went on to act Rushmore as Mr Littlejeans, The Royal Tenenbaums as Pagoda, and The Darjeeling Limited as a train passenger.


15.

Bob Balaban: 4

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Balaban first appeared in Anderson’s filmography, serving as the narrator in Moonrise Kingdom† Since then, he has appeared in every one of Anderson’s films, as Uncle Nick in The French shippingthe voice of King in Isle of Dogsand M. Martin in The Grand Budapest Hotel


16.

Willem Dafoe: 4

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Dafoe starred in Life in the water with Steve Zissou as Klaas, Fantastic Mr Fox like the voice of Rat, The Grand Budapest Hotel as Jopling, and The French shipping as Albert.


17.

Adrien Brody: 4

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Brody’s first Anderson role was: The Darjeeling Limited, as Peter – a role reportedly written especially with him in mind. He went on to star in Fantastic Mr Fox like the voice of a field mouse, The Grand Budapest Hotel as Dmitri, and The French shipping as Julian. He will appear in Asteroid City


18.

Tilda Swinton: 4

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After first appearing in Moonrise Kingdom as social service, Swinton continued in The Grand Budapest Hotel as Mrs D., Isle of Dogs as the voice of Oracle, and The French shipping as JKL Berensen, and will also be featured in Asteroid City


19.

Edward Norton: 4

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Like Swinton, Norton made his debut in the Wes Anderson film universe in Moonrise Kingdom as Scout Master Ward, and has appeared in every one of Anderson’s films since. He played Henckels in The Grand Budapest HotelRex agreed Isle of Dogsand played the Driver in The French shipping


20.

Larry Pine: 4

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Pine, a Broadway veteran, has appeared as Peter Bradley in The Royal Tenenbaumsmr. Billingsley in Moonrise KingdomMr Mosher in The Grand Budapest Hoteland the chief magistrate in The French shipping


21.

Wallace Wolodarsky: 5

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Wolodarsky has since appeared in small roles Rushmorein which he played the umpire. He’s been in too The Darjeeling Limited as Brendan, Fantastic Mr Fox as Kylie’s voiceThe Grand Budapest Hotel as M. Georges, and a writer in The French shipping


22.

Eric Chase Anderson: 5

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Yes, he is related to Wes Anderson – they are brothers. You can see Eric in Rushmore as an architect, The Royal Tenenbaums as a medical student Life in the water as pilot of Air KentuckyFantastic Mr Fox as the voice of Kristofferson, and Moonrise Kingdom as Secretary McIntire.


23.

Jason Schwartzman: 6

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Rushmore‘s Max Fischer was Schwartzman’s film debut and he appeared (or was heard) in The Darjeeling Limited as Jack, Fantastic Mr Fox like Ash’s voice, Moonrise Kingdom as Cousin Ben, The Grand Budapest Hotel as M. Jean, and The French shipping as Hermes. He will appear in Asteroid City


24.

Owen Wilson: 7 (or 8)

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Depending on who you ask, Wilson has appeared in seven or eight of Anderson’s films. While he co-wrote Rushmorehe doesn’t star in it – although photos of him are used to portray Rosemary’s husband, Edward.

He played in Bottle RocketThe Royal TenenbaumsLife in the water with Steve ZissouThe Darjeeling LimitedFantastic Mr FoxThe Grand Budapest Hoteland The French shipping


25.

Bill Murray: 9

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The only one of Anderson’s films in which Murray has not appeared is the first, Bottle Rocket

He played Herman Blume in RushmoreRaleigh St. Clair in The Royal Tenenbaumsthe title character in Life in the water with Steve Zissouthe unnamed businessman in The Darjeeling LimitedBadger’s voice in Fantastic Mr Foxmister bishop in Moonrise KingdomM. Ivan in The Grand Budapest Hotelthe voice of Boss in Isle of Dogsand Arthur Howitzer, Jr. in The French shipping

He will also appear in Asteroid City


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