Richie Tenenbaum is a character from the 2001 Wes Anderson dramedy film, The Royal Tenenbaums. A tennis expert, Richie is secretly in love with Margot. He ends his successful tennis career with a nervous breakdown on the court in front of thousands of fans (the film implies the cause was the marriage of Margot and Raleigh the day before). As the film opens, he has been living on an ocean liner for several months. He drinks Bloody Marys with pepper throughout the movie, so much so that he carries a capped pepper shaker in his jacket pocket. The character is loosely based on former champion Björn Borg, who shocked the tennis world by retiring at age 26, and wore the same style headband and trademark Fila polo.
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