The 15 year-old hero of Rushmore, the movie. Full of enthusiasms, but also full of doubts (he wonders if he should be spending his time trying to score chicks). Has an adversarial relationship with schoolmate Magnus Buchan. Max imposes his enthusiasms onto others, falls in unrequited love, gets expelled from school, suffers unhappiness, then learns to accept things and people as they are. Played by Jason Schwartzman.