The film received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of Anderson's best works. Anderson and Wilson received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, while Gene Hackman won a Golden Globe for his performance.
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.
- Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum
- Anjelica Huston as Etheline Tenenbaum
- Ben Stiller as Chas Tenenbaum
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum
- Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum
- Owen Wilson as Eli Cash
- Danny Glover as Henry Sherman
- Bill Murray as Raleigh St. Clair
- Kumar Pallana as Pagoda
- Seymour Cassel as Dusty