The Asteroid City cast features Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hanks. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Wes Anderson’s 2023 movie on Peacock. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Asteroid City follows fictional characters in a play. When a war photographer named Augie visits a motel, he befriends a film actress named Midge. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they investigate extraterrestrial activity. Here’s every actor and character in Asteroid City.
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Asteroid City Cast: Jason Schwartzman as Augie Steenbeck
Character Profile: A fictional war photographer. He is a widower who stays at a motel with his children. Augie bonds with an actress.
Schwartzman’s Resume: Max Fischer in Rushmore (1998), Ethan Dulles in Slackers (2002), Jack in The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Gideon Graves in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Cousin Ben in Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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Asteroid City Cast: Scarlett Johansson as Midge Campbell
Character Profile: A film actress. She is known for her comic skills. Midge develops a friendship with Augie while keeping an eye on her daughter.
Johansson’s Resume: Charlotte in Lost in Translation (2003), Olivia Wenscombe in The Prestige (2006), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the MCU (2012-), Samantha in Her (2013), The Female in Under the Skin (2013)
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Asteroid City Cast: Tom Hanks as Stanley Zak
Character Profile: Augie’s father-in-law. He is a retired 65-year-old man. Stanley offers life advice to Augie.
Hanks’ Resume: Joe in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994), Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Chuck Nolan in Cast Away (2000), Otto Anderson in A Man Called Otto (2022)
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Asteroid City Cast: Jeffrey Wright as General Gibson
Character Profile: A military leader. He hosts a Junior Stargazer convention. General Gibson offers a scholarship to the winner of an astronomy competition.
Wright’s Resume: Jean Michel Basquiat in Basquiat (1996), Felix Leiter in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2006-21), Beetee in The Hunger Games Movie Franchise (2013-15), Bernard Lowe in Westworld (2016-), The Watcher in What If… ? (2021-)
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Asteroid City Cast: Tilda Swinton as Dr. Hickenlooper
Character Profile: An astronomer. She investigates extraterrestrial activity. Dr. Hickenlooper participates in a Junior Stargazer convention.
Swinton’s Resume: Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton (2007), Eva Khatchadourian in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Mason in Snowpiercer (2013), Dr. Klemperer/Madame Blanc/Helena in Suspiria (2018), Julie Hart/Rosalind Hart in The Eternal Daughter (2022)
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Asteroid City Cast: Bryan Cranston as Host
Character Profile: The host of an anthology TV series. He explains the focal play’s premise to viewers. The host offers biographical context for the main characters.
Cranston’s Resume: Hal Wilkerson in Malcolm in the Middle (2000-06), Walter White in Breaking Bad (2008-13), Jack O’Donnell in Argo (2012), Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo (2015), Michael Desiato in Your Honor (2020-)
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The Asteroid City cast also includes:
- Edward Norton as Conrad Earp
- Adrien Brody as Schubert Green
- Liev Schreiber as J.J. Kellogg
- Hope Davis as Sandy Borden
- Stephen Park as Roger Cho
- Rupert Friend as Montana
- Maya Hawke as June
- Steve Carell as a Motel Manager
- Matt Dillon as a Mechanic
- Hong Chau as Polly
- Willem Dafoe as Saltzburg Keitel
- Margot Robbie as Actress/Wife
- Tony Revolori as Aide-de-Camp
- Jake Ryan as Woodrow
- Grace Edwards as Dinah
- Aristou Meehan as Clifford
- Sophia Lillis as Shelly
- Ethan Josh Lee as Ricky
- Jeff Goldblum as The Alien
- Fisher Stevens as Detective
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