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Ocean's Eleven

The crew of specialists that Danny Ocean assembled to rob the vault of Terry Benedict's casinos in Las Vegas. They were reunited on at least two more occasions.

    In General 
  • Anti-Hero Team: A given, being thieves and con-artists that the audience are expected to root for, and since their targets are much worse individuals.
  • Badass Crew: The high precision schemes they pull off make them badass.
  • Caper Crew: One of the most iconic moviewise:
    • Danny Ocean: The Mastermind / The Distraction
    • Rusty Ryan: The Partner in Crime / The Coordinator
    • Reuben Tishkoff: The Backer
    • Livingston Dell: The Hacker
    • Basher Tarr: The Gadget Guy, though his primary expertise is in explosives and demolition
    • Saul Bloom: The Con Man
    • The Amazing Yen: The Burglar, due to his acrobatic skill
    • Linus Caldwell: The Pickpocket / The New Kid
    • Virgil and Turk Malloy, "The Twins": The Driver / The Muscle
    • Frank Catton: The Inside Man
    • Played with in the sequels, as some roles get switched around and additional characters join the caper, expanding the roster.
  • Card Sharp: Linus facilitates this role. Also, Danny and Rusty clean out a poker school of celebrities in the first movie.
    Ocean: Cause yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life and you're cold-decking "Teen Beat" cover-boys.
  • Con Men Hate Guns: They never use guns, or at least not in lethal ways. The only time they do carry guns is as part of a disguise, when they're impersonating a SWAT team, and they use blank shots. In the third film, Linus shows professional disdain when the Night Fox robs him with a gun. After taking his loot, the Night Fox reveals that the gun was empty.
  • Everyone Has Standards: They never use guns (they only use weapons once, and with blanks, as part of their disguise in the first film) and pull off their heists without violence.
  • Honor Among Thieves: They stick to honor rules among thieves, unlike François "The Night Fox" Toulour. They never betray one another.
  • Karma Houdini: Outside of a brief spot in jail in the second film, they never see any real retribution for their crimes. However, that's more attributable to Rule of Cool than anything.
  • Karmic Thief: They target two unscrupulous casino owners and a thief.
  • Lovable Rogue: Each one of them. They are all portrayed as likable or even funny characters that the audience can root for, despite the fact that each one of them is willingly taking part in serious crimes.
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: A crew composed of professional con men, a businessman, a Cockney bank robber, a FBI technician, two Mormon vehicular specialists, a pickpocket and a Chinese circus artist.
  • True Companions: Particularly seen in Ocean's Thirteen, when they plan a huge heist not to make a fortune but solely out of revenge after one of them, Reuben, has been screwed and left to die.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Danny and Rusty. Danny's whimsical "let the chips fall" style contrasts Rusty's cautious and detailed style, as a result they occasionally have inevitable personality conflicts. They never stop having each other's backs though.


Daniel "Danny" Ocean
"Cause the house always wins. You play long enough, never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house."

Played by: George Clooney

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A master con artist, the eponymous protagonist of the film trilogy and the crew's mastermind. He knows everything about Las Vegas and nearly everyone in it. His plan in the first film is to rob the main vault of three casinos to take revenge on Terry Benedict, who stole his wife from him and owns said casinos.

He seemingly died of unspecified reasons shortly before his sister Debbie was released from prison, but she has doubts about this.

  • Anti-Hero: The main lead of the film trilogy, but he is still a criminal. However, he mostly robs ruthless wealthy people who deserve it.
  • Big Brother Instinct: As told in Ocean's Eight, he had this for his sister, having previously told the rest of the Eleven that while Debbie's planned con was brilliant, he didn't want her to go through with it because he didn't want her to go back to prison.
  • Bus Crash: Shortly before his sister's Debbie's release from prison, Danny died, or at least is widely believed to be dead. Debbie has her own doubts about that.
    Debbie: (addressing Danny's grave) It'd better be you in there.
  • Catchphrase: "[insert location or name] it is." whenever he takes an important decision for the crew.
  • Complexity Addiction: He likes nothing short of planning complex heists.
  • Con Man: He is a consummate con artist who won't stop until the very rich people he cons are deprived of some huge amounts of cash.
  • Gentleman Thief: A suave man who wears nice suits and uses his intelligence rather than robbing through violence.
  • In the Blood: His father was a con man before him, and so is his sister Debbie.
  • It's Personal: He can have very personal reasons to go on a heist other than money and glory.
    • Plans the most ambitious heist in the history of Las Vegas... just because his ex-wife has become Terry Benedict's girlfriend.
    • Plans to ruin Willy Bank's new hotel-casino purely out of revenge for ruining Reuben Tishkoff and almost causing him to die of a heart attack.
  • Just Got Out of Jail: Ocean's Eleven opens with Danny being released on parole after a prison sentence.
  • The Leader: A natural leader for bold heists.
  • Posthumous Character: He died from unknown reasons a short time before Ocean's Eight begins and his sister Debbie has inherited his role. That said, she seems to have doubts about whether or not he's actually dead.
  • Refuge in Audacity: His plans involve him showing up at the casinos he's about to rob the very night the heists happen so his enemies (Terry Benedict then Willy Bank) will be focused on his presence, since he's one the most formidable con men and master thieves there is.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Rarely dresses with anything short of a nice suit when not on a heist.
  • Shouldn't You Stop Stealing?: The first thing he does after being released from prison? Well... preparing a new big heist, of course.
  • The Strategist: He's a master planner for ambitious heists.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: Disguises himself with a fake pornstache at Willy Bank's casino at one point in Ocean's Thirteen.
  • Younger Than He Looks: In Twelve, everyone comments that doesn't look like he is in his forties. This was a joke of the time, when in 2004 a 40 year old Clooney seemed to have reached his fifties. This hasn't stopped from making everyone fall for him.


Robert "Rusty" Ryan
"Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever."

Played by: Brad Pitt

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

Danny Ocean's level-headed right-hand man and most trusted friend. A jack-of-all-trades, he plays a number of roles in the heists themselves.

  • Alliterative Name: Rusty Ryan. His real name is Robert, which is even more alliterative.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: He poses as a highly ranked police officer to free Basher Tarr from custody.
  • Character Tics: He's seen eating something in almost every scene. Brad Pitt explains it as stemming from the fact that busy as Rusty is, he never has the chance to sit down for a proper meal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Perhaps the snarkiest of the Eleven. He doesn't even need to talk to be snarky at times.
    Danny: Thirteen million and you drive this piece of shit cross country to pick me up?
    Rusty: Blew it all on the suit.
  • The Fixer: He is the main manager of the crew's operations.
  • The Lancer: He's Danny's foil and most trusted friend.
  • Number Two: He is the second in command leader of the group. Hell, he has a second voice of authority every time a plan is explained.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: No one ever calls him "Robert". His real name does get mentioned once however, by Isabel Lahiri during a police investigation.
  • Oral Fixation: He's almost always eating something during his scenes. It may be a second to finish up or he'll eat through the whole scene. This helps establish Rusty's very cool and casual personality.
  • Riches to Rags: By Ocean's Twelve, he has invested nearly all of the money he got from the Las Vegas heist into hostelry, and it didn't pay off.
  • Running Gag: Rusty eating almost every time he is introduced, which is a recurring gag from Brad Pitt himself before filming begins. It led to the real life "Brad Pitt Eats Every Time Onscreen" gag.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Like Danny, he's often dress sharp-dressed.
  • Silent Snarker: Sometimes, he doesn't say anything and lets his body language speak when he is asked stupid questions or when he feels an idea is really bad.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: He poses as a hippie seismologist using a wig, a fake mustache and glasses in order to place a camera concealed in a seismograph inside Willy Bank's office in Ocean's Thirteen.


Reuben Tishkoff
"You gotta be nuts, too. And you're gonna need a crew as nuts as you are! Who do you got in mind?"

Played by: Elliott Gould

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen | Ocean's Eight

A crooked venture capitalist and ex-casino owner who loves Vegas and its charms and cherishes the golden days, and an old friend of Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan. He joins the gang as their financial backer to get revenge on Terry Benedict for torpedoing his casinos in the past. He invests in Bank's hotel-casino in Ocean's Thirteen, only to end up betrayed and with a heart attack, which prompts Danny and his crew to plan a heist solely to avenge him.

He seems to be a close friend of the Ocean family at large, given how he reconnects with Debbie as soon as she is released from prison in Ocean's Eight.

  • The Cameo: He briefly shows up in Ocean's Eight when Debbie visits her brother's grave at the beginning, and urges her not to go through with her heist on behalf of what Danny once told him.
  • Cigar Chomper: He's often seen with a cigar.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The master of snark in the films, with some Ham and Cheese.
  • End of an Era: Was once a big name in Vegas as a big-time casino owner, and occasionally laments through the trilogy how things have changed to his city and its culture.
  • Genre Blind: In Thirteen, he ignores all the warnings from his friends about getting into business with Willy Bank, because Reuben sees it as a chance to get back into casinos.
  • It's Personal: He joins Danny's gang in Eleven because he has a score to settle with Terry Benedict.
    • He becomes the reason for the team's actions in Thirteen when Bank freezes him out of a construction deal and the crew swears revenge on Bank.
  • Large Ham: In a series of films were everyone is The Comically Serious, he is the only one that doesn't need to be disguised to chew the scenery.
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't take part in the heists themselves, his main job is to financially back the crew.
  • Old Friend:
    • Danny and Rusty reveal in Ocean's Thirteen that they know him since their childhood.
    • To Willy Bank, or so he thinks... until the latter screws him and leaves him broke and with a heart attack.
    • He comes to Debbie Ocean as soon as she is released from prison, urging her not to come back in the criminal life on behalf of her seemingly late brother. To no avail.
  • Older and Wiser:
    • Acts as The Mentor figure to both Danny and Rusty (especially after Rusty tries getting into the hotel business himself).
    • He is the only member of the Eleven to have made successful investments with his chunk of the money that was stolen to Benedict in the first film, being richer at the start of Ocean's Twelve while all the others have lost the whole or part of their chunk.
    • He (unsuccessfully) tries to talk Debbie Ocean out of her con life.
  • Self-Made Man: He's quite a savvy investor and built a fortune all on his own during the golden age of Vegas, and still seeks good opportunities wherever he can find them.
  • The Team Benefactor: All he does is providing funds for the heists, then he sits back and snarks.


Linus Caldwell
"Smash and grab job, huh?"

Played by: Matt Damon

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A skilled pickpocket and Ocean's protege. Linus comes from underworld royalty, as both of his parents are famous thieves. He desperately seeks to earn some respect of his own by pulling off big scores.

  • Adorkable: Linus is not, for Jesus Christ's sake, the CIA trained rebel Jason Bourne; nor a World War Two survivor, nor a space stranded survivor. He is a clumsy badass wannabe who wants to be on the same shadow as his family or as Danny and Rusty, but he nearly fucks up some situations. The character he poses as in the first film, the Vegas Game Commission man, is as adorkable as himself.
  • Badass Family: He comes from a well known family of con men, and has big shoes to fill as a result.
  • Captain Obvious: On par with his clumsiness, Linus is just so good at pointing out and asking odd questions with easy responses.
  • Five-Finger Discount: He's an expert pickpocket.
  • Gag Nose: To infiltrate Bank's hotel-casino in Ocean's Thirteen, he uses a long fake nose when disguising as "Lenny Pepperidge", the butler of "Wang" (Yen in millionaire disguise).
  • Sticky Fingers: Watch your wallet when this guy is around.
  • Token Good Teammate: "Am I the only one here who feels funny about stealing from a handicapped guy?"
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Danny hooks him in the first movie by promising that after this heist "dad'll be trading on his name"; in the second movie he's upset that his mom helps to bust him out of prison and that his dad knows this, as he will never let Linus live it down and in the third movie he finally gets a part in on one of his dad's schemes after being doubted by him through the whole movie. Then again, it's pretty hard to outdo an experienced thief who's legitimate/cover job is an FBI agent.


Frank Catton
"You might as well call it 'Whitejack'!"

Played by: Bernie Mac

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A retired con artist who now works as a croupier. He is recruited by Danny Ocean as an inside man and gets himself transferred to Terry Benedict's casinos in Las Vegas. He does the same to infiltrate Willy Bank's casino a few years later.

  • Angry Black Man: In the first film, Frank acts as a croupier that gets pissed off when he is investigated by the Las Vegas Game Commission (Linus Caldwell in disguise actually), claiming they bother him solely because he is black.
  • Inside Job: He gets himself hired by the casinos of Terry Benedict then that of Willy Bank, becoming the crew's inside man in both heists.
  • Retired Outlaw: He retired from his con man life until Danny Ocean came back at him.


Basher Tarr
"So unless we intend to do this job in Reno, we're in barney..."

Played by: Don Cheadle

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

An engineer and bank robber, Basher is in charge of the demolitions and heavy machinery involved in the heists. He speaks in an impenetrable combination of Cockney slang and technical jargon.

  • Adult Fear: He fears for his "family jewels" and covers his crotch with his hand before activating the Pinch (EMP device) in the first film.
  • Demolitions Expert: Blowing vaults open and cutting power with explosives is his thing.
  • Large Ham: Thanks to his Cockney accent and fast-talking tech jargon, Basher is the hammiest of the group besides Reuben. His disguise as Fender Roads in the third film makes him even hammier.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Joined Dick Van Dyke in the club of "famously poor attempts at a Cockney accent".

    Virgil and Turk 

Virgil and Turk Malloy
Turk: "I'll give you a million dollars if you don't speak for a month."
Virgil: "I wanna eat your whole head."

Played by: Scott Caan (Turk), Casey Affleck (Virgil)

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

The Malloys are a pair of bickering Mormon brothers from Utah who do all the simple grunt work, but especially act as the wheel men.

  • Ambiguous Situation: virgil is seen engaged at the beginning of the second scene, with Terry Benedict breaking up the party to make it clear he wants his money back, and the fiancee (and whether they did get married) never being referenced again.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Virgil's skills with remote-controlled vehicles comes in handy.
  • The Cracker: Virgil has some hacking talents apparently. In Ocean's Thirteen, he hacks into the FBI file showing Livingston Dell's known collaborators and modifies their faces and names so Willy Bank won't know about the crew and Dell's link to Danny and Reuben in particular.
  • The Drivers: They specialize in vehicles. Especially remote-controlled vehicles.
  • Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: They disguise themselves as various employees when infiltrating Terry's Benedict's casino and Willy Bank's hotel-casino.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Save from the third film, the Malloys' most special feature is their constant picking and arguments on each other. They always do it both in and out of character.
  • Sibling Team: They're twins and serve as drivers.
  • Those Two Guys: Never seen without the other. They are always arguing and picking each other even when disguised.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They do nothing but argue. Poor Linus was driven crazy within minutes of being stuck in a van with them bickering.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: When the two are stirring up a strike in a Mexican factory in Ocean's Thirteen, Virgil disguises himself as a Mexican with a hilariously long mustache and feigns a Mexican accent.


Livingston Dell

Played by: Eddie Jemison

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A tech expert who specializes in electronics, communications and surveillance and moonlights for the FBI. Neurotic and soft-spoken, he's more comfortable with machines than people.

  • Adorkable: Not on the same level of clumsiness as Linus. Livingston is good at his work though a bit of a stutterer.
  • Basement-Dweller: By Ocean's Twelve, he reveals he still lives with his parents.
  • The Cracker: He can hack into surveillance systems.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's the technology expert for the group, although he isn't infallible, given how he fails at rigging the card shuffling machines.
  • Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: Disguises himself as a security employee to set up his hacking device inside the Bellagio's surveillance systems.
  • Mission Control: Thanks to hacking into the surveillance systems, he can check what's going on in the casinos and in the vault and warn the others accordingly.
  • Speech Impediment: He stutters a lot.


Saul Bloom
"Yeah well, say we do all that... we're just supposed to walk out of there with $150,000,000 in cash on us, without getting stopped?"

Played by: Carl Reiner

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A cranky old-school con artist, Bloom would rather be enjoying a comfortable retirement than having to pull off one more crazy heist.

  • Funny Foreigner: Saul makes some convincing Fake Nationality impersonations, such as the Eastern European Lyman Zerga, or the Fake Brit Kensington Chubb.
  • Mock Millionaire: He passes himself as "Limon Zerga,", an international arms dealer. He's referred to as such in Rusty's pre-heist plan as "the Boesky," a con-man's term for someone pretending to be a wealthy man with inside information.
  • Retired Outlaw: He retired from heists long ago, but accepts Danny Ocean's offer for One Last Job.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Ocean's Twelve, he leaves the crew after Terry Benedict found them all and gave them two weeks to compensate for the money they stole him plus interests because "at [his] age, [he] has the right to be selfish". Reuben then offers to pay for Saul's share and Danny holds no hard feelings. Saul comes back at the crew in Ocean's Thirteen to avenge Reuben.


The Amazing Yen
"Where the fuck you been?!"

Played by: Shaobo Qin

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen | Ocean's Eight

The grease man, Yen is a Chinese acrobat and contortionist who is in charge of all the dangerous physical stunts. He speaks entirely in Mandarin except when he curses, but appears to understand English well enough.

  • Contortionist: His flexibility, light weight and short stature allow him to fit inside really small places and make dangerous stunts.
  • Flipping the Bird: Gives the middle finger in response to Rusty Ryan's snark as he gets inside the bank container to infiltrate the vault.
  • Mock Millionaire: He pretends to be a Chinese billionaire named Mr. Weng. When Banks' assistant points out that Weng doesn't come up on their standard background checks, Weng's assistant (Linus) points out that they work hard to keep his name out of such checks. On a dare, Linus suggests that Mr. Bank try to build something larger than two stories in China's Tianjin province and see if Mr. Weng's name comes up then. They maintain the image of a wealthy Chinese industrialist by having "Mr. Weng" prefer pai gow to other games.
  • The One Guy: Yen assists Debbie Ocean and her otherwise all female team in Ocean's Eight, using his contortionist and acrobatic skills to help Lou Miller steal and replace the millions-worth jewelry in the Met Gala exhibit, as shown in the Once More, with Clarity! sequence.
  • Riches to Rags: By Ocean's Twelve, he has invested nearly all of the money he got from the Las Vegas heist on the Chinese cellphone market, and it didn't go well.
  • The Silent Bob: He doesn't speak English very well (yet somehow the others are just OK with his Mandarin), so he remains silent most of the time. And when he does speak English, swearing will be involved.
  • Sixth Ranger: He secretely joins in Debbie Ocean's heist at the Metropolitan Gala, helping to steal the other jewels while everyone is focused on the Toussaint necklace.
  • The Unintelligible: No one but Rusty Ryan understands and speaks Mandarin in the first film, so Rusty translates what Yen says for the rest of the gang and the non-Mandarin speaking audiences. Somehow, the rest of the gang understands what Yen says in Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.



Terry Benedict
"Alright, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you're a dead man."

Played by: Andy García

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

The main antagonist of the first film, he is a ruthless billionaire who owns the Bellagio, the MGM Grand and the Mirage, three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, and he's also the new lover of Tess. He provides the impetus for the second film by tracking down the Eleven and demanding repayment (with interest), and later becomes an ad hoc member of the Thirteen, both as a financial backer and The Shill.

  • Big Bad: The villain of the first film. Danny attempts to rob the money of his three casinos for no apparent reason aside from his ruthlessness. Then it is discovered that Terry is the new boyfriend of Tess, with Danny going It's Personal towards him.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: In the second film, Terry threats Danny and the gang with hurting and killing them if they don't pay him back want they robbed him. Terry found it out thanks to Toulour, a rival French thief and main antagonist of the second film.
  • Cigar Chomper: He's often seen smoking cigars in the sequels.
  • Clock King/Creature of Habit: Linus describes him as "a machine", as his schedule is so consistent that he even visits the men's room at the same time every day.
  • Cunning Linguist: He is fluent in several languages such as Italian and he practices Japanese with great results. He even talks in Mandarin to Yen in the second film.
  • The Dreaded: Once Reuben listens that Danny intends to steal from Terry Benedict's casinos and drops his fork and knife, the audience knows that Terry is someone no one will ever try to mess or face him. As he tells them, he must find a team crazy enough to do such a thing.
    Reuben: If you're gonna steal from Terry Benedict, you'd better goddamn know. This sort of thing used to be civilized. You'd hit a guy, he'd whack you, done. But with Benedict... At the end of this, he'd better not know you're involved, not know your names or think you're dead! Because he'll kill ya, and then he'll go to work on ya.
    • Proven true at the beginning of Twelve, when Benedict hunts down each of Danny's "Ocean's 11" crew and threatens them just by being there.
  • Enemy Mine: He eventually teams up temporarily with Ocean and his crew to rob and ruin Willy Bank in the third film. Though he tries to backstab them by stealing Bank's jewels after the job is done.
  • Evil Is Petty: Tess points out that he got his money back from the insurance company and he's demanding interest from Danny and his crew just because they got away with it. In Thirteen he agrees to bankroll the Eleven's heist before deciding to force them to steal Bank's diamonds both because Bank is a rival in the hotel industry and especially because Bank's new hotel is casting its shadow over the Bellagio's pool.
  • Evil Virtues: He may be terrifying, but Linus also describes him as a machine. He's very well-organized, works hard all day at the office, speaks multiple languages - including Japanese lessons to better appeal to his new clientele - and is such a competent businessman that he runs the three most successful casinos in Las Vegas. He makes the effort to remember the names of his employees, most of whom seem loyal to him. He's patient, methodical, and cunning. It's just that the crew are able to predict what he'll do and plan around it. In contrast, Willy Bank in Ocean's Thirteen is a corrupt Smug Snake who doesn't respect anyone and is easily fooled despite having far more technological advantages than Benedict. Danny even mocks Bank's threats toward him, saying, "I know the guys you'd hire to come get me, they like me better than you." That line definitely wouldn't have worked on Benedict.
  • Involuntary Charity Donation: As payback for an attempted double-cross in Ocean's Thirteen, the crew donates his entire share of the profits to charity. The film ends with Danny, Rusty, and Linus watching Benedict talk to Oprah about his sudden burst of generosity.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In a way. For trying to backstab the crew during the heist of Bank's jewels, Danny takes the money promised to Benedict and donates it to an Oprah charity in Benedict's name. As a result, Benedict can't retaliate without looking bad in public, and is last seen on Oprah's show trying to present himself as a humanitarian.
  • Large Ham: Andy Garcia is lucky he didn't chip a tooth on the scenes set in a vault. It contrasts his cold, aloof persona for most of the movie up until then.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Subverted when Linus notes that Terry Benedict, remembers the name of virtually everyone of his staff and their personal details as well — we soon see him arriving at work and greeting the doorman by name, as well as asking about the man's family, though this is more to show that Benedict is a Control Freak rather than being generous. Further cementing this is that he only begins his Villainous Breakdown when he feels he is no longer in absolute control of the situation.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: He joins in the Eleven's plan to ruin Willy Bank... buy also sends Toulour to snatch the jewels they plan to steal from Bank from them. The crew not being dumb, they spot Toulour right away at the hotel and plan the theft accordingly.
  • Wicked Cultured: Aside from his range of languages, Benedict knows how to play piano as seen in Basher's music studio. It is something that comes from Terry's actor Andy García.
  • Villain Decay: He's a very intimidating Big Bad in the first movie, but by the third has become an eyeroll-worthy irritant that the gang is forced to put up with and don't take too seriously. The gang knew Benedict would betray them over the diamonds, and had planned accordingly.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Danny takes what would have been Terry's take from the Thirteen plot and donates it (in his name) to a children's charity sponsored by Oprah, leaving Terry with no choice but to go on her show and publicly accept her gratitude for his "selfless act."
  • Villainous Breakdown: Terry is usually a cold person and has a Tranquil Fury. But once he knows that everything is going against his wishes to catch the culprits of his casinos' robbing, he suddenly snaps HOW COULD ANYONE BREAK HIS SECURITY SYSTEM.
  • Waistcoat of Style: He wears an antique kimononote  fabric.

    The Night Fox 

François Toulour, a.k.a. "The Night Fox"

Played by: Vincent Cassel

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

Known as "The Night Fox", François Toulour is a very rich, obnoxious and truly accomplished French thief. A former pupil of legendary master thief Gaspar LeMarque, he is envious of Danny Ocean's Las Vegas grand theft. He is the main antagonist of the second film.

  • The Ace: He's crazy good at stealing things most people think are impossible to steal and he has a Long List of heists under his belt.
  • Big Bad: Envious of Danny due to his master telling him how brilliant the Las Vegas caper was, Toulour went as far as calling Terry Benedict to denounce everyone involved in the theft.
  • Deceptive Disciple: LeMarque highly regards Toulour but he doesn't like how far he is going with his dirty tricks to win.
  • Demoted to Dragon: He is seen various instances in the third film following Danny and the gang with no good intentions at all, with much less screetime than he had in the second film. It is because he works for Terry. They somehow made some kind of deal after the second film.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The fact he unleashes one upon Ocean's crew because he feels greatly insulted that the Bellagio heist was a cool enough topic of conversation that Gaspar LeMarque didn't felt like mentioning Toulour at any point during it is the entire reason there is a second film.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was the main antagonist in Ocean's Twelve, and he only shows up in a couple of scenes in Ocean's Thirteen.
  • Evil Is Petty: He sets up the entire gang to be targeted by Benedict (and knowing Benedict's reputation, this would also include their families) simply because his mentor didn't automatically tell some random person in a conversation he wasn't even involved with that he was the greatest thief in the world when they were talking about the Bellagio heist. Danny calls him out on it, but Toulour naturally doesn't care.
  • French Jerk: He's French, he's jealous, he's pompous and he's a cheater.
  • Kick the Dog: He messes with Danny's wake-up call just to be a jerk.
    Rusty: Oh. (disgusted) Oh! He's mean... He's just mean-spirited.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: In Ocean's Twelve, he denounces Ocean and his gang to Terry Benedict just because he's jealous of what they pulled off in Vegas, breaking a capital rule among thieves. Then he pulls a gun on Linus to steal the diamonds in Ocean's Thirteen.
  • Noodle Incident: why he's helping Benedict is unclear. Presumably either just for revenge or Benedict decided to let him Work Off the Debt rather than simply have Tourlour pay him of to end their relationship.
  • Smug Snake: His overconfidence leads to him losing the contest against Ocean's gang in the second film.
  • Villain Decay: He goes from being the Big Bad of Ocean's Twelve to Benedict's lackey in Thirteen.


Willy Bank

Played by: Al Pacino

Appears in: Ocean's Thirteen

A ruthless hotel and casino mogul and a longtime friend of Reuben Tishkoff... until he betrayed him, muscling him out of his share and causing him a stroke. He is the villain of the third film.

  • Bad Boss: He is an extremely shitty man to everybody, especially his employees and his secretary, the one person on Earth that doesn't hates his guts, is no exception.
  • Big Bad: He tricks Reuben to invest in his new big hotel-casino and then he takes everything for himself. Danny Ocean plans a heist purely out of revenge against Bank for doing this.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: He orders a Samsung cellphone made of gold. Ocean's crew uses the opportunity to arrange for him to get a phone with a magnetron inside.
  • Evil Is Petty: He showcases how much of a dick he's in general by being rude to everybody, but at one point he threatens to fire his personal secretary (who is one of the few people on the face of the planet that doesn't hates his guts) if she can't get him a super-limited-edition, made-by-order (which takes months to get filled) cell phone by yesterday. And then he gets bored after reading a couple of sentences of the letter she put on the box of said phone when she does manage to get it (with a little help of the Eleven, unknown to her), which exalts him as the best boss ever and that she's thankful of working for him, and shreds it. That cell phone ends up being an important step in his eventual doom, though.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Especially when he's muscling Reuben out of his share of the casino.
    Reuben: [sarcastically] You gonna throw me off the roof now?
    Bank: I don't want to.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He remorselessly ruins other businessmen including an old friend like Reuben (almost causing him to die) and he wears glasses.
  • It's All About Me: His new big fancy hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is named after him, "The Bank".
  • Kick the Dog: His first moment comes when he reveals he's screwing Reuben out of his share of the casino. He has plenty more throughout the movie. For example, his right-hand-woman, Abigail Sponder, manages to secure a mobile phone Bank wanted. She shows real delight in being able to get it for him, and sends it to him along with a note saying that it's a thank-you present for all the opportunities he's given her. He starts reading the note and rips it in half, obviously bored. And the act that makes the Eleven truly decide to come gunning for him is when Danny decides, as part of the "shook Sinatra's hand" code, to give him a Last-Second Chance to restore Reuben's money and Bank tosses it back to Danny's face, telling him that he hopes Reuben dies.
  • Large Ham: Per Pacino tradition. You can see him chewing the scenery as much as Elliott Gould. No wonder both characters were friends.
  • Lie Detector: He got himself a Greco supercomputer. The thing can analyze a person's facial expression and heartbeats to tell if said person cheated at the casino games or not.
  • Meaningful Name: A greedy casino owner whose surname is Bank.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Subverted. He's openly rude to his staff - even his right-hand woman - all of which makes it easy for the crew to find helpers breaking his new hotel.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bank, a greedy casino owner who has a bad orange spray-tan, wears loud pin-stripe suits, and likes to screw people on real estate deals, is apparently based on Donald Trump.
  • The Rival: To Terry Benedict.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His belief that his riches allow him to go against the code amongst guys who "shook Sinatra's hand", thus giving Reuben a heart-attack, are what sets of the plot of the third movie.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's the most famous casino and hotel entrepreneur in Vegas by the time of Ocean's Thirteen, and he remorselessly ruined others like him to get there, including his friend Reuben Tishkoff.

Other Characters


Tess Ocean

Played by: Julia Roberts

Appears in: Ocean's Eleven | Ocean's Twelve

The ex-wife of Danny Ocean, who by the first film has shacked up with Benedict. She's the main reason why Danny decides to rob Benedict's casinos. She steps in action after most of the main crew are jailed during a failed heist in Ocean's Twelve.

  • Absentee Actor: She's nowhere to be seen in Ocean's Thirteen along with Isabel. Danny justifies Linus that "it's not their fight".
  • Celebrity Paradox: Julia Roberts exists in the film's universe, and the second heist in Ocean's Twelve involves Tess impersonating her.
  • Identical Stranger: She looks too much like Julia Roberts, I wonder why? So much that Linus used her to distract and try to steal the Fabergé Coronation Egg in Ocean's Twelve.
  • Old Flame: She's Danny's ex-wife, and boy did he love her. Most of the plot of the first film revolves around Danny doing everything to win her heart back, and yes, that includes the heist.
  • One Head Taller: Obliquely referenced when Saul objects to her relationship with Terry Benedict on the grounds that "she's too tall for him".


Isabel Lahiri

Played by: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve

An Interpol agent who is introduced in the second film. She has been hunting down a master criminal, Gaspar LeMarque, for many years. She's also Rusty Ryan's former love interest, to complicate matters.

  • Absentee Actor: Isabel and Tess do not appear in the third film. Danny clarifies that "it's not their fight".
  • Fair Cop: She's a cop, and she's played by the beautiful Catherine Zeta Jones.
  • Hero Antagonist: She's on the side of the law, and she's after the main protagonists of Ocean's Twelve, who are robbers.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: She's after Rusty Ryan and by extension Ocean's gang, but she isn't portrayed in a villainous light.


Gaspar LeMarque

Played by: Albert Finney

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve

A living legend among thieves.

  • Disappeared Dad: To Isabel, whose wife threatened to turn him into the police unless he left their life.
  • Expy: He is basically an aged and retired Arsène Lupin whose adventures became the stuff of legend.
  • Honor Among Thieves: He thinks Toulour's tricky schemes are going too far against Danny and his crew, and offers his help when Danny comes to him.
  • Living Legend: LeMarque is considered one of the best European thieves and he has always evaded justice. His whereabouts are completely unknown to law enforcements and he is thought to have died. Criminals with connections such as Danny Ocean know that he's still around and where they can find him.
  • Retired Badass: He lives in retirement in Portugal. It doesn't stop him from helping Danny regarding Toulour's impulsive behavior.
  • Take Our Word for It: No details about just how he pulled off those past robberies are given, but it was enough to establish his reputation as the best.


Roman Nagel

Played by: Eddie Izzard

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve | Ocean's Thirteen

A genius inventor and fellow European colleague to Danny Ocean. He provides advices to Danny in order to pull off the Bank heist.

  • Ascended Extra: He has a minor role in the second film creating the virtual Fabergé Egg. He has more screen time in the third film assisting to infiltrate into Willy Bank's security systems and neutralize the Greco supercomputer.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He went to boarding school with Greco Montgomery, the creator of the "Roman" supercomputer.
    When Danny and Rusty finally get there's an in-joke in the computer's name and point it out: Guess you didn't went to a boarding school.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He criticizes Rusty for having a sexy secretary James Bond style — it was actually Isabel impersonating as a member of the gang — when a beautiful assistant suddenly appears next to him.
  • The Watson: He's a late arrival to the Bank heist, so Danny and Rusty have to fill him in on the details of the heist, which works to the benefit of the audience.

    The Caldwells 

Bobby Caldwell & Molly Star

Played by: Bob Einstein (Bobby), Cherry Jones (Molly)

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve (Molly) | Ocean's Thirteen (Bobby)

Linus Caldwell's parents.

  • Badass Family: Not only Bobby is a legend but his wife is as good as him, saving Danny and the rest of the gang in Ocean's Twelve from being extradited to the USA after their arrest by Isabel Lahiri.
  • The Ghost: Bobby Caldwell is mentioned throughout Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve as a famous robber. He finally makes an appearance in Ocean's Thirteen.
  • Mole in Charge / Refuge in Audacity: Both of them are con artists with "the best cover identities in the world". Said identities? Federal agents in charge of catching thieves and con artists.
  • My Beloved Smother: A Running Gag throughout the second and third films is that Linus is extremely reluctant to contact them for any reason, and sure enough when they become an important part of Danny's plans he has to endure their lectures that he doesn't contacts them with gritted teeth. The fact that they are Living Legends among thieves while he's still a rookie doesn't helps any.


Ian Nicholas "Matsui" McNally
"When I was four years old, I watched my mother kill a spider... with a teacosy. Years later, I realised it was not a spider - it was my uncle Harold."

Played by: Robbie Coltrane

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve

A con artist that Danny, Rusty and Linus meet in Amsterdam.

  • Break Them by Talking: Interrogators try to get information from him but he refuses to speak. Then Isabel enters and tells him something that makes Matsui shatter in a matter of seconds.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Danny, Rusty and Linus meet him at a coffee shop in Amsterdam to get intel about the valuable document printed by the Dutch East India Trading Company they want to steal to Van der Woude.

    Van der Woude 

Van der Woude

Played by: Jeroen Krabbé

Appears in: Ocean's Twelve

A reclusive Dutch antique dealer. He owns the very first document printed by the Dutch East India Trading Company (the first multinational company in history), which Ocean's crew attempts to steal.

  • The Cameo: His entire screentime consists in two short screen appearances by veteran actor Jeroen Krabbé.
  • The Hermit: He is reclusive and he is said to not have left his home in Amsterdam for the past ten years.
  • Informed Ability: Invoked. He is presented as an antique dealer, but he hasn't sold anything in years.


Abigail Sponder

Played by: Ellen Barkin

Appears in: Ocean's Thirteen

Willy Bank's personal assistant. She's the one really in control of everything at his casinos but is still utterly subservient to Bank.

  • Absolute Cleavage: It's hard to find a scene in Thirteen where she isn't spilling out of her clothes.
  • Control Freak: She is seen firing a waitress who has gained too much weight (only about two pounds) according to her drastic standards.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She goes into a sexual frenzy when Linus puts on some pheromone-heavy perfume as a trick to distract her from her duties and gain access to the diamonds room.
  • Number Two: She's Willy Bank's direct subordinate.
  • Sexy Secretary: She's quite attractive for a 50-something assistant, and she gets even hotter with the dress she wears when being attracted to Linus.

    The V.U.P. 

The V.U.P.

Played by: David Paymer

Appears in: Ocean's Thirteen

The reviewer for the Royal Review Board who assesses the quality of experience in hotel resorts. Names himself the "Very Unimportant Person" for having been treated as if he weren't important at the check-in line of the Bank Hotel.

  • Butt-Monkey: Ocean's crew make sure he goes through the most horrible hotel experience one can imagine in order to rob Bank of his coveted "Five Diamonds" rating and ruin his reputation. It includes spreading nauseating smells in his room, sending Turk and Virgil Malloy disguised as hotel employees to treat him like dirt, bribing Bank's best restaurant's majordomo so there won't be a table for him, arranging for him to get a Cordon Bleugh Chef dinner at the Chinese restaurant and worst of all, spreading mites in his bed, which makes him severely allergic.
  • Caustic Critic: Ocean's crew makes sure he will give a horrible review about Bank's hotel.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has a blue light torch to spot finger prints in order to review the cleanliness of the hotel and a set of goggles that zoom close enough to see mites.
  • No Name Given: His name is never fully revealed in the film, just the hilarious meaningful nickname from the end credits or "the reviewer".
  • Plot Allergy: He is allergic to mites. Ocean's crew spread lots of them in his hotel room to make him believe the hotel is dirtier than it looks, which also causes violent reactions on his skin.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: As the V.U.P is about to leave Vegas, Rusty Ryan rigs a slot machine at the airport then leaves his seat to the V.U.P., who then wins $11 million. That's more than enough to compensate for what he had to endure.


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