These actors have appeared in more than one Wes Anderson movie

Wes Anderson should probably release a new cut of rocket bottle with Bill Murray edited in the background.

Any Wes Anderson fan knows that the director likes to repurpose actors. a lot.

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

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

one.

Michael Gambon: 2

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after starring Aquatic life with Steve Zissou as Oseary Drakoulias, Gambon lent his voice to the role of Franklin Bean in Fantastic Mr. Fox.


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Lea Seydoux: 2

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Seydoux first appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel like Clotilde and the french office like Simon.


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Saoirse Ronan: 2

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Like Seydoux, Ronan first starred in The Grand Budapest Hotel as Agatha and then appeared in the french office as an unnamed character.


Four.

Tony Revolori: 2

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playing scratch on 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 office as the younger version of Benicio del Toro’s character, Moses Rosenthaler. He will also appear in Anderson’s next film, asteroid city.


5.

Harvey Keitel: 3

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Keitel starred for the first time Moonrise Kingdom like Commander Pierce. A couple of years later, he appeared on The Grand Budapest Hotel like Ludwig. A few years after that, he lent his voice to Gondo in Isle of Dogs.


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Waris Ahluwalia: 3

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vikram in Aquatic life with Steve Zissou it was one of Ahluwalia’s earliest roles. She later starred Darjeeling Limited as chief steward and the great budapest as M. Dino.


7.

Seymour Cassell: 3

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The late Cassel first appeared in Rushmore as Max’s father, followed byThe real Tenenbaums as dusty and Aquatic life with Steve Zissou like Esteban.


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Frances McDormand: 3

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Since she played Mrs. Bishop in Moonrise KingdomMcDormand has starred in every one of Anderson’s films except The Grand Budapest Hotelexpressing to Interpreter Nelson in isle of dogs and playing Lucinda Krementz in the french office.


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Jeff Goldblum: 3

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Goldblum appeared in Aquatic life with Steve Zissou as Alistair Hennessey The Grand Budapest Hotel in Deputy Kovacs, and isle of dogs like Duke’s voice. He will also star asteroid city.


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Angelica Houston: 3

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Since she played Etheline in The real TenenbaumsHouston played Eleanor in Aquatic life with Steve Zissou and Patricia in Darjeeling Limited. (She is also credited as the “Mute Poodle” in isle of dogsthough it didn’t actually have any lines).


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Lucas Wilson: 3

Sony Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures

Wilson was in all three of Anderson’s first films: rocket bottle like Anthony, Rushmore like Peter and The real Tenenbaums like Richie. As recently as 2021, she spoke about reuniting with Anderson to potentially film a western that has been in the works for nearly 20 years.


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Andrew Wilson: 3

Sony Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures

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


13

Dipak Pallana: 3

Sony Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures

Pallana appeared in small roles in rocket bottle (as a bookstore clerk), Rushmore (as a teacher), and The real Tenenbaums (as a doctor).


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Kumar Pallana: 4

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Dipak’s father was also recruited by Anderson to appear on rocket bottle (as a character also named Kumar). He went on to act in Rushmore like Mr. Littlejeans, The real Tenenbaums like pagoda, and Darjeeling Limited as a train passenger.


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Bob Balaban: 4

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Balaban first appeared in Anderson’s filmography serving as narrator in Moonrise Kingdom. Since then he has appeared in each of Anderson’s films, as Uncle Nick in the french officethe voice of the king isle of dogsand M. Martin in The Grand Budapest Hotel.


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Willem Dafoe: 4

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Dafoe starred Aquatic life with Steve Zissou like Klaus, Fantastic Mr. Fox like the voice of Rat, The Grand Budapest Hotel as Jopling, and the french office like Albert.


17

Adrian Brody: 4

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Brody’s first role in Anderson was Darjeeling Limited, as Peter, a role supposedly written specifically with him in mind. He went on to star Fantastic Mr. Fox like the voice of a field mouse, The Grand Budapest Hotel like Dmitry, and the french office like Julian. is ready to appear in asteroid city.


18

Tilda Swinton: 4

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After first appearing in Moonrise Kingdom as Social Services, Swinton starred The Grand Budapest Hotel like mrs d, isle of dogs as the voice of oracle, and the french office as JKL Berensen, and will also appear in asteroid city.


19

Edward Norton: 4

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Like Swinton, Norton made his debut in the Wes Anderson Cinematic Universe in Moonrise Kingdom as Scout Master Ward and has appeared in each of Anderson’s films since. He played Henckels in The Grand Budapest HotelRex expressed in isle of dogsand played the chauffeur in the french office.


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Larry Pine: 4

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A Broadway veteran, Pine has appeared as Peter Bradley in The real TenenbaumsMr. Billingsley in Moonrise KingdomMr. Mosher in The Grand Budapest Hoteland the Chief Magistrate in the french office.


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Wallace Wolodarsky: 5

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Wolodarsky has appeared in small roles since Rushmore, in which he acted as referee. He has also been in Darjeeling Limited like Brenda, Fantastic Mr. Fox like kylie’s voiceThe Grand Budapest Hotel like M. Georges, and a writer in the french office.


22

Eric Chase-Anderson: 5

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Yes, he is related to Wes Anderson, they are brothers. You can see Eric at Rushmore as an architect, The real Tenenbaums as a medical student, aquatic life as an Air Kentucky pilotFantastic Mr. Fox like Kristofferson’s voice, and Moonrise Kingdom like Secretary McIntire.


23

Jason Schwartzman: 6

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Rushmore‘s Max Fischer was Schwartzman’s screen debut, and he went on to appear (or be heard) in Darjeeling Limited like Jack, Fantastic Mr. Fox like Ash’s voice, Moonrise Kingdom like cousin Ben, The Grand Budapest Hotel as M. Jean, and the french office like Hermes. is ready to 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 movies. while co-writing Rushmorehe does not act in it, although photos of him are used to portray Rosemary’s husband, Edward.

starred rocket bottle, The real Tenenbaums, Aquatic life with Steve Zissou, Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest HotelY the french office.


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Bill Murray: 9

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The only one of Anderson’s films in which Murray has not appeared is the first, rocket bottle.

He played Herman Blume in RushmoreRaleigh St Clair in The real Tenenbaumstitle character in Aquatic life with Steve Zissouthe anonymous businessman in Darjeeling LimitedBadger’s voice in Fantastic Mr. FoxMr. Bishop in Moonrise KingdomM. Ivan in The Grand Budapest HotelBoss’s voice in isle of dogsand Arthur Howitzer, Jr. in the french office.

It will also appear in asteroid city.


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