The house Wes Anderson built: A look at the director's singular troupe
His latest, 'Moonrise Kingdom,' bows at Cannes today
Seymour Cassel (l), Brian Cox (m) and Michael Gambon (r)
Appeared in: "Rushmore" (Cassel, Cox), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (Cassel), "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (Cassel, Gambon), "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (Gambon, Cox)
What they bring: Anderson has tapped his share of vets in this and that film throughout his career, always providing just the right accent for his work and, of course, great flavor for the troupe he's assembled. Seymour Cassel always offers heart and is a warm and welcome sight, Brian Cox seems perfect for Anderson's work in some ways though he's only appeared on screen in "Rushmore" (he had a brief voice spot in "Fantastic Mr. Fox") and Michael Gambon provides the right regal spark when necessary.