Kumar Pallana has always been one of my favorite parts of my very favorite Wes Anderson movies. He lived a long life, to the age 94. I would defy anyone to prove that he is not just as important to the success of Bottle Rocket as superstars-to-be Owen and Luke Wilson. I've really missed seeing him in post-Darjeeling movies from Anderson.
Kumar also founded Dallas' Cosmic Cafe, a much-beloved haunt.
I took some fresh grabs from his performances in his four turns with American Empirical Pictures. Enjoy.