Eric Anderson as Kristofferson in 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

It's no easy thing pulling off droll when you up against droll-master-flash George Clooney as Mr. Fox in the inventive Wes Anderson film. And certainly Anderson (the director's brother, seen here at left with Ash, played by Jason Schwartzman) couldn't have pulled off the visiting nephew with the yoga bent had it not been for the help of the stop-motion geniuses making and moving those limber limbs. But still, Kristofferson, in his quiet way, made a meditating intellectual Zen-meister in fur completely believable. Karate chop that, why don't ya.
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