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Ocean's Eleven

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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.
  • Cutting the Knot: A trademark of their schemes is that they'll bypass all those convoluted security systems by doing something very simple yet out of left field. They can get into a vault but not out without bringing a whole S.W.A.T. team down on them? Break into the vault with some of the team, and the rest come in as the S.W.A.T. team. A master thief challenges them to an Impossible Task after his mentor implies they were better? Go straight to the mentor and ask for his help to complete the task before the countdown even starts.
  • 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.

    Danny 

Daniel "Danny" Ocean

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"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

Dubbed in French by: Samuel Labarthe

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 of importance in the casino business there. 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 in Ocean's 8, but Debbie 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 loves nothing short of planning complex heists. Specially when It's Personal, which adds another layer of difficulties to his heists.
  • Confess to a Lesser Crime: At the end of Eleven, he gets away with a 3-6 month parole violation sentence while the rest of his crew makes their successful getaway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Lineage: His father was a con man before him, and so is his sister Debbie.
  • 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.

    Rusty 

Robert "Rusty" Ryan

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"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

Dubbed in French by: Jean-Pierre Michaël

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.
  • The Reliable One: The crew trust him more than even Danny.
    Linus: When you have a problem, who do you go to?
    Everyone else: Rusty.
  • 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.
    • In the first two movies he's introduced 'mentoring' Topher Grace As Himself, who is kind of a moron in this universe.
  • 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 

Reuben Tishkoff

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"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

Dubbed in French by: Bernard Tiphaine

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.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He tries to be this by assuring Danny that his lawyers have made ironclad contracts with Bank to prevent himself from being screwed over. In the end it doesn't matter.
  • 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.
  • No Indoor Voice: He has a penchant for talking very loudly.
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't take part in the heists themselves, his main job is to financially back the crew. Moreover, in Thirteen, he is not physically able to partake in the heist, since he is recovering from a heart attack.
  • 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.
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    Linus 

Linus Caldwell

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"Smash and grab job, huh?"

Played by: Matt Damon

Dubbed in French by: Damien Boisseau

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.


  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest and least experienced member of the team, and he constantly gets ribbed for it, even in the third movie after proving that he can hold his own in major capers.
  • Badass Family: He comes from a well known family of con men, and has big shoes to fill as a result.
  • Butt-Monkey: On the receiving end of a lot of teasing from the rest of the gang.
  • Captain Obvious: On par with his clumsiness, Linus is just so good at pointing out and asking odd questions with easy responses.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He show shades of this by the third movie, wondering why he's still the resident Butt-Monkey despite proving his worth by this point.
  • 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).
  • New Meat: The first movie is the first time he's involved in a high-stakes heist, and he's mocked by the veterans for being too eager with the stupid questions.
  • 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 

Frank Catton

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

Played by: Bernie Mac

Dubbed in French by: Tola Koukoui (Ocean's 11 and 13), Frantz Confiac (Ocean's 12)

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 

Basher Tarr

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

Played by: Don Cheadle

Dubbed in French by: Lucien Jean-Baptiste (Ocean's 11 and 12), Sidney Kotto (Ocean's 13)

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 (an expy of Evel Knievel) 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

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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)

Dubbed in French by: Lionel Melet (Turk, Ocean's 11 and 12), Jérome Pauwels (Turk, Ocean's 13) and Carol Styczen (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.
    • Blink and you'll miss it but in the third movie when Virgil is doing the hack, you can see a wedding ring on his left hand.
  • Becoming the Mask: In Thirteen, Virgil is so outraged by the conditions at the Mexican dice factory that he leads the workers in a strike even though it puts the Bank heist in jeopardy. Turk is sent down to try and knock some sense into his brother but instead he immediately joins the picket line.
  • 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.
  • Snub by Omission: In Twelve. At Virgil's engagement party he thanks everyone present, one by one, for being so welcoming to his fiancee, but skips over his brother Turk.
  • 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 

Livingston Dell

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Played by: Eddie Jemison

Dubbed in French by: Philippe Siboulet

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.


  • Basement-Dweller: By Ocean's Twelve, he reveals he still lives with his parents.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He may seem like a nebbish computer geek who couldn't talk his way out of a paper bag, but he's still a career criminal who works with the FBI on the side. He also has a hidden vicious streak that he can unleash when he wants to.
  • The Cracker: He can hack into surveillance systems.
  • Double Agent: He works with the FBI, but his main gig is as a thief and surveillance cracker.
  • 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.
  • Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: Although brilliant at what he does, he's the least collected of the team on a job and is usually covered with this while working.
  • Speech Impediment: He stutters a lot.
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    Saul 

Saul Bloom

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"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

Dubbed in French by: Jacques Richard (Ocean's 11), Léon Dony (Ocean's 12), Jo Doumerg (Ocean's 13)

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.


  • Becoming the Mask: In the first film in particular, Saul tends to stay in character as much as he can, even when he's in private in the team's room. For example when Danny asks him to turn the TV down, Saul immediately declines to do it as a tough guy, before Danny shouting makes him break character. Before getting ready for the big heist, he sways and pauses like he's about to faint - because that's what "Lyman" is going to do.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Bails on the team early on in the second movie on the pretense that he's too old to be working another high-stakes job when he's lived long enough to not worry about getting assassinated anyway, but comes back later to help when the team loses too many members to pull off a con convincingly.
  • Cool Old Guy: The oldest member of the team, and the guy you send deep into the lion's den to personally work the mark.
  • 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.
  • Still Got It: Part of his character arc in the first movie is that his age and being away from the game casts doubt as to whether he can still pull off a dangerous con with everything on the line. His response to Danny's question to this should tell you his confidence.
    If you ever ask me that question again, Daniel, you will not wake up the following morning!

    Yen 

The Amazing Yen

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"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.

Antagonists

    Benedict 

Terry Benedict

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

Played by: Andy García

Dubbed in French by: Bernard Gabay

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 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.
  • 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.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: If you try to cheat him in his casinos he'll not only seek the harshest possible punishment for you but he'll ruin your life and go after everybody you know.
  • 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.
  • Properly Paranoid: Benedict is by nature untrusting. While he acts politely with Danny when Danny claims to have just fortuitously come across Tess, he flags Danny for security to follow should he return. Furthermore he makes himself familiar with Danny's parole conditions. When Linus is impersonating a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, he immediately tries a Secret Test of Character via Bluff the Impostor, which Linus thankfully succeeds. In both cases he's right in his suspicions: Danny did not just randomly come across Tess, and Linus is not a commission employee. He also makes sure to have Danny tailed on release from jail, letting him unmask the entire gang.
  • 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."
    • May also qualify as Terry simply being pragmatic enough to make the most of out his involuntary donation. At the least, getting considerable PR goodwill from the public for being so generous...
  • 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"

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Played by: Vincent Cassel

Dubbed in French 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 that are renown throughout the thieving world. His true ace-ness, however, is that he's a solo act, no team required. The big heist in the second movie has Danny's team completely stumped because of the numerous security systems in the way, and Tolour dances his way through them.
  • 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.
  • Blue Blood: His mother was an Italian noblewoman and he inherited her title.
  • Dance Battler: He doesn't fight, but he gets past the very unpredictable laser grid by Capoeira-dancing through it.
  • 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.
  • I Have Many Names: Operates under the aliases "The Night Fox" and "Moretti", and Danny's wording indicates he may have even more aliases.
  • 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.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: While he's far from an idiot Danny notes that Tolour is "rich and bored". He doesn't need the money from his heists so he's clearly in it for the challenge and the glory.
  • 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.

    Bank 

Willy Bank

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Played by: Al Pacino

Dubbed in French by: José Luccioni

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.


  • 0% Approval Rating: As a boss and manager nobody likes this guy and for good reason. Sponder seems to be the only person who's personally loyal to him despite Bank still treating her like dirt. It winds up being very easy for the team to turn his employees against him (something that would have never worked on Terry Benedict). Danny hangs a lampshade over the fact that anyone Bank would hire to retaliate against the gang doesn't like him.
  • 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.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The instant that Bank decides you're no longer beneficial to him he will ruin you. He even fired people just so that he could say he personally designed The Bank himself. Reuben just made the mistake of thinking a longtime friendship would prevent this. It bites him hard when the Ocean gang start planning their revenge. They bribe so many of Bank's employees due to their lack of loyalty or trust in him that he could be considered to have a chronic getting backstabbed disorder.
  • 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.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Bank by far is the worst of the three antagonists of the films in terms of his personality. While the first film was a epic heist and the second was a long con to save their lives, in the third the team's goal was straight-up revenge against Bank for ruining and almost killing Reuben. As a result, despite appearing all in the same movie, Terry and Toulour walk away relatively unscathed while Bank is left financially ruined and his reputation destroyed.
    • Much like Terry Benedict, Willy Bank is an egotistical casino mogul and both of them are perfectionists. Benedict is a disciplined, regimented and driven person by nature while Bank is largely a perfectionist in order to fuel his own ego for the sake of his Five Diamond Awards. Benedict is also a Benevolent Boss who goes out of his way to remember his employees' names and ask them about their personal lives. Bank is a Bad Boss and all around crappy person who couldn't care less about his workers. Lastly, Benedict is a control freak who personally overseers much of his casino and gets involved with daily business. Bank meanwhile delegates most of the work running and opening his casino to Sponder and security to the Greco.
    • Bank, like Toulour, has knowledge of the rules that Gentlemen Thieves like Danny know and follow, and shows zero regard for them. While Toulour is an Italian noble who commits robberies out of simple bored, Bank is an American businessman whose ambition is fueled by his own ego. As noted above, Bank delegates the operation of business to others while part of Toulour's legend as a master thief comes from that he works alone with no crew or support system. The main difference, however, is that Toulour keeps to his word while to the point that he sets up the contest with Ocean's crew so its insured they're paid if he loses. Bank's Establishing Character Moment is proving to be a back-stabbing asshole after its pointed out repeatedly that he has reputation for it. Even his offer to Danny near the end of the film to get his whales back can be taken with a grain of salt and its unclear if he would follow through on it.
  • 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.
  • Humiliation Conga: He goes through the biggest in the Ocean's movies (8 included) by far. The Bank's grand opening is successfully sabotaged by the gang, losing him $150 million in a single evening, which in turn causes him to lose control of the casino. The Five Diamond Awards reviewer is guaranteed to give a scathing review, causing Bank to lose out on the Five Diamond Award for the first time. His other beloved Five Diamond Awards (valued at $250 million) are stolen on the same night and he's left humiliated, devastated, and without any recourse since he can neither go to the police nor hire anyone to retaliate against the Ocean gang (mostly because nobody likes him). Danny notes that he really should have just given Reuben his dues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trumplica: 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.
  • 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.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His modus operandi: Get people to do use their money, work and connections on his behalf, then dump them regardless of the collateral damage. Poor Reuben...

Other Characters

    Tess 

Tess Ocean

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Played by: Julia Roberts

Dubbed in French by: Celine Monsarrat

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 

Isabel Lahiri

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Played by: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Dubbed in French by: Rafaéle Moutier

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.

    LeMarque 

Gaspar LeMarque

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Played by: Albert Finney

Dubbed in French by: Claude Brosset

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.

    Nagel 

Roman Nagel

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Played by: Eddie Izzard

Dubbed in French by: Tierry Wermuth

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.
    Rusty: Greco? Roman?
    Roman: Yeah, you've obviously never served time in a British 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 

Molly Star & Bobby Caldwell

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

Dubbed in French by: Marion Game (Molly) and Bernard Jung (Bobby)

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

Linus Caldwell's parents.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Linus hates interacting with them because they love pointing out his inexperience and not being able to pull off a caper without their help.
  • 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 contact them with gritted teeth. The fact that they are Living Legends among thieves while he's still a rookie doesn't helps any.

    Matsui 

Ian Nicholas "Matsui" McNally

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"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

Dubbed in French by: Patrick Messe

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.
  • Thieves' Cant: He, Danny and Rusty communicate via bizarre and incomprehensible phrases as their variation of this. Later on it turns out that it was all just to mess with Linus.

    Van der Woude 

Van der Woude

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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.

    Sponder 

Abigail Sponder

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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.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: She definitely has her moments when Bank gets particularly unreasonable, such as when he demands a super-limited-edition, made-by-order phone yesterday or she'll be fired.
  • Control Freak: She is seen firing a waitress who has gained too much weight (only about two pounds) according to her drastic standards.
  • The Dragon: To Bank. Fittingly for the role she's seen handling much more of the front line work than Bank is.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Not that Bank is incompetent per se, but Sponder seems to have a diligent work ethic reminiscent of Terry Benedict while Bank is mostly fueled by his own ego.
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's the only person in the entire movie shown to be genuinely loyal to Bank.

    The V.U.P. 

The V.U.P.

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Played by: David Paymer

Dubbed in French by: Pierre Laurent

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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