The Life Aquatic

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent jaguar shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping and bankruptcy.

Oscar nominated writer-director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums - Best Original Screenplay - 2001) has assembled an all-star cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.


  • Bill Murray
  • Owen Wilson
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Michael Gambon
  • Noah Taylor
  • Bud Cort

Directed By:

  • Wes Anderson


  • Action/Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama

DVD Release Date:

  • May 10th, 2005