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M. Jean from The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Jean (played by Jason Schwartzman) does not have a large role in The Grand Budapest Hotel. But the size of his role does not change how important he is in the film. M. Jean is a direct contrast to Bill Murray’s M. Ivan and Ralph Fiennes’ M. Gustave. Whereas the older men did their job with polish and pride, M. Jean seems to do his job simply because it is his job. The pins on his lapels mark him as a member of The Society of the Crossed Keys but he does not have the same polish as either Ivan or Gustave. And that is the point.

Because M. Jean represents the less splendorous present life of The Gran Budapest, his uniform is much simpler than the men that came before him. He wears a simple purple suit with a red tie and white undershirt. Black dress shoes round out the clothing while a thin mustache and a cigarette complete his appearance. And, of course, the pins signifying his membership in The Society of the Crossed Keys.

Jack Whitman from The Darjeeling Limited

Jack played by Jason Schwartzman is the youngest Whitman brother. He is the hopeless romantic of the bunch. He writes fiction based on his true-life experiences but denies it even though it is made clear as day. He truly plays up to being the emotional baby brother of Peter and Francis. He is so heartbroken over his ex he continues to wear the hotel robe from where he saw her last. Jack rarely even puts shoes on for most of the film but once or twice is caught in men’s sandals. He finds a love interest wherever he goes and uses this as a distraction from his brothers on their trip.

Gideon Graves

In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Gideon Gordon Graves (Jason Schwartzman) is Ramona Flower’s seventh evil boyfriend, and the founder of League of Ramona’s Evil Ex-Boyfriends. He’s also a music mogul who hosts the Sex Bob-ombs in a tournament, causing a great deal of conflict for Scott Pilgrim.

Max Fischer

Max Fischer’s life revolves around Rushmore Academy, but not for the academics, what with model UN, kung fu, calligraphy, beekeepers club, and what not. Oh, and he saved Latin — what did you ever do?