Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of features, short films and commercials. He was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums. Anderson has been called an auteur, as he is involved in every aspect of his films' production. His films employ a similar aesthetic, employing a deliberate, methodical cinematography, with mostly primary colors. His soundtracks feature early folk and rock music, in particular classic British rock. Anderson's films combine dry humor with poignant portrayals of flawed characters – often a mix of the wealthy and the working class. He is also known for working with many of the same actors and crew on varying projects. He also works with Indian Paintbrush, Steven M. Rales's production company.

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Rushmore (1998)

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When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Willem Dafoe

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Willem Dafoe

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Bottle Rocket (1993)

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob. The short film that inspired Wes Anderson’s feature debut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Luke Wilson  •  Robert Musgrave  •  Elissa Sommerfield

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob. The short film that inspired Wes Anderson’s feature debut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Luke Wilson  •  Robert Musgrave  •  Elissa Sommerfield

Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

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Taking place in 1955 in Italy, “Castello Cavalcanti” follows Jason Schwartzman as race car driver Jed Cavalcanti who suffers a mishap during the Molte Miglia rally and finds himself in a small town with a few familial surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Giada Colagrande  •  Igino Angelini  •  Teodorico Arbore

Taking place in 1955 in Italy, “Castello Cavalcanti” follows Jason Schwartzman as race car driver Jed Cavalcanti who suffers a mishap during the Molte Miglia rally and finds himself in a small town with a few familial surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Giada Colagrande  •  Igino Angelini  •  Teodorico Arbore

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

In a Paris hotel room, Jack Whitman lies on a bed. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. She arrives and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. Will they make love? Is their relationship over? (A prequel to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Natalie Portman  •  Waris Ahluwalia  •  Michel Castejon

In a Paris hotel room, Jack Whitman lies on a bed. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. She arrives and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. Will they make love? Is their relationship over? (A prequel to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Natalie Portman  •  Waris Ahluwalia  •  Michel Castejon

One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film (2014)

The grim woes that surrounded famed director Peter Bogdanovich and his film, "They All Laughed."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Teck
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Wes Anderson  •  Noah Baumbach  •  Jeff Bridges

The grim woes that surrounded famed director Peter Bogdanovich and his film, "They All Laughed."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Teck
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Wes Anderson  •  Noah Baumbach  •  Jeff Bridges

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

Filmmakers discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (“Le cinéma selon Hitchcock”), written by François Truffaut and published in 1966.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Jones
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Wes Anderson  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Filmmakers discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (“Le cinéma selon Hitchcock”), written by François Truffaut and published in 1966.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kent Jones
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Wes Anderson  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Professor Goudet's Lessons (2013)

Stéphane Goudet is all over the Tati box-set as the preeminent Tati scholar, so it is only fitting that he conclude the disc with a half hour lecture that concludes the themes and methods of the filmmaker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wallon Brownstone
CAST:  Stéphane Goudet  •  Louise Wallon  •  Félix Deschamps  •  Arthur Deschamps

Stéphane Goudet is all over the Tati box-set as the preeminent Tati scholar, so it is only fitting that he conclude the disc with a half hour lecture that concludes the themes and methods of the filmmaker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wallon Brownstone
CAST:  Stéphane Goudet  •  Louise Wallon  •  Félix Deschamps  •  Arthur Deschamps

Cousin Ben Troop Screening (2012)

Cousin Ben hosts a screening of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom to the troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman

Cousin Ben hosts a screening of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom to the troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman

Isle of Dogs (2018)

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In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Koyu Rankin  •  Edward Norton  •  Liev Schreiber

In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Koyu Rankin  •  Edward Norton  •  Liev Schreiber

Sing (2016)

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Seth MacFarlane  •  Scarlett Johansson

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Seth MacFarlane  •  Scarlett Johansson

Friedkin Uncut (2018)

An introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in L.A. and Killer Joe. For the first time Friedkin ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Zippel
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Juno Temple  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Gina Gershon

An introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in L.A. and Killer Joe. For the first time Friedkin ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Zippel
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Juno Temple  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Gina Gershon

Always at The Carlyle (2018)

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Miele
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Sofia Coppola  •  Wes Anderson  •  Anjelica Huston

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Miele
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Sofia Coppola  •  Wes Anderson  •  Anjelica Huston
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