The Great Gatsby Characters
Learn about the characters from Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby.
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created June 15, 2017
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|Name||Description||Image (from Movie)||Actor (from Movie)|
|Jay Gatsby||A fabulously wealthy and mysterious man who shows up in West Egg and begins throwing fantastic parties. He befriends Nick Carraway and confesses his love for Daisy Buchanan. This love drives the action of the story.||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Nick Carraway||A young man working to learn the bond business, he is the novel's narrator. He befriends Gatsby and is the only character in the book who appears to recognize the greatness of his friend.||Tobey Maguire|
|Daisy Buchanan||A prime example of moral weakness, she is Nick's cousin and the wife of Tom Buchanan.||Carey Mulligan|
|Tom Buchanan||The wealthy man Daisy chose over Jay the first time she was in love with him. He is a bully, an adulterer, and violent.||Joel Edgerton|
|Jordan Baker||Daisy's friend and pro golfer, she is involved with Nick for a while.||Elizabeth Debicki|
|Myrtle Wilson||Shackled by marriage to George Wilson, she longs for a better life. Her long-term affair with Tom Buchanan ends in her death, when she fights with her husband and runs into the street, only to be hit by Gatsby's car.||Isla Fisher|
|George B. Wilson||Myrtle's husband, he runs a garage. When she is killed, he murders Gatsby in an attempt at revenge and then commits suicide.||Jason Clarke|
|Henry Gatz||Jay Gatsby's father, and one of the few to attend his funeral.|
|Meyer Wolfsheim||A business associate of Gatsby, he is involved in organized crime.||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Dan Cody||Gatsby's mentor and patron.||Steve Bisley|
|Catherine||Myrtle's sister.||Adelaide Clemens|
|Ewing Klipspringer||A freeloader who takes advantage of Gatsby's wealth, but casts him off when he is no longer useful by not showing up at his funeral.||Brendan Maclean|
|Owl Eyes||Nick meets him at one of Gatsby's parties, and he attends his funeral.||Max Cullen|
|Michaelis||He runs a coffee shop next door to the Wilson's garage. He witnesses Myrtle's death.||Vince Colosimo|