Big FishDirector: Tim Burton
Tim Burton directs the fantasy drama Big Fish, based on the book Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Southern writer/illustrator Daniel Wallace. Billy Crudup plays William Bloom, a young man who never really knew his dying father, Edward (Albert Finney) outside of the tall tales he told about growing up, making his way, and meeting his mother/i>/i>… See more details below
Tim Burton directs the fantasy drama Big Fish, based on the book Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Southern writer/illustrator Daniel Wallace. Billy Crudup plays William Bloom, a young man who never really knew his dying father, Edward (Albert Finney) outside of the tall tales he told about growing up, making his way, and meeting his mother (played as a young woman by Alison Lohman and in older age by Jessica Lange). During Edward's last days, William and his wife Josephine (Marion Cotillard) hold bedside vigil as the old man recollects elaborate memories of his youth (in which he is played by Ewan McGregor). Still doubting the the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman (Helena Bonham Carter) from whom Edward had bought property. Steve Buscemi and Danny De Vito also star.
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Cast & Crew
|Ewan McGregor||Ed Bloom (Young)|
|Albert Finney||Edward Bloom (senior)|
|Billy Crudup||William Bloom|
|Jessica Lange||Sandra Bloom (senior)|
|Helena Bonham Carter||Jenny,Witch|
|Alison Lohman||Sandra Bloom (young)|
|Robert Guillaume||Dr. Bennett (Senior)|
|Matthew McGrory||Karl the Giant|
|David Denman||Don Price (Age 18-22)|
|Steve Buscemi||Norther Winslow|
|Danny DeVito||Amos Calloway|
|Miley Cyrus||Ruthie (Age 8)|
|Hailey Anne Nelson||Jenny (Age 8)|
|Billy Redden||Banjo Man|
|Grayson Stone||Will Bloom (Age 6-8)|
|Deep Roy||Mr. Soggybottom|
|Perry Walston||Ed Bloom (age 10)|
|Edward Aldag||Municipal Dump Owner|
|Cathy Berry||Lobster Woman|
|Jake Brake||Old Zacky|
|Jeff Campbell||Jump Leader|
|Karla Droege||Ed's Mother|
|John Fugate||Side Show Barker|
|Trevor Gagnon||Will's Son|
|Zachary Gardner||Zacky Price (Age 10)|
|R. Keith Harris||Ed's Father|
|Barry C. Harvard||Chicken Plant Owner|
|Sallie Hedrick||Pretty Girl|
|Russell Hodgkinson||Some Farmer|
|Howard Houston||Piano Student|
|Joseph Humphrey||Little Brave|
|Savanna James||Little Girl|
|Morgan Grace Jarrett||Will's Date|
|Bonnie Johnson||Teller Woman|
|Bevin Kaye||River Woman|
|John Lowell||Don Price (Age 12)|
|Joanne Pankow||Heavy Set Nurse|
|James DeForest Parker||Shotgun Toter|
|Alan Rawlins||Pretty Man|
|Michael Garnet Stewart||Auctioneer|
|Lawrence Sykkmon||Chinese Emcee|
|Frank Hoyt Taylor||Sharecropper|
|Darrell Vanterpool||Wilbur (Age 10)|
|Karlos Walkes||Dr. Bennett (Young)|
|Daniel Wallace||Econ Professor|
|Vincent Ybiernas||Asian Officer|
|Deborah Ambrosino||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Susan Antonelli||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Colleen Atwood||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Bob Badami||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Roy Barnes||Art Director|
|Dawn Brown-Manser||Set Decoration/Design|
|Brenda Donoho||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|Corey Michael Eubanks||Stunts|
|Robert Fechtman||Art Director|
|Katterli A. Frauenfelder||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Dennis Gassner||Production Designer|
|Dan George||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Richard L. Hill||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Jean-Michel Hugon||Art Director|
|Sony Pictures Imageworks||Special Effects|
|Jack Johnson||Art Director|
|Jimmy Jay||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Richard L. Johnson||Art Director|
|Rhea Lowenthal||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Kevin Mack||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Seth Maury||Special Effects|
|Hans Metz||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Kevin Metz||Special Effects|
|Neal Norton||Camera Operator|
|David Rohrer||Special Effects|
|Dennis S. Sands||Sound Mixer|
|Arne Schmidt||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan J. Short||Set Decoration/Design|
|Stan Winston Studio||Makeup Special Effects|
|Tony Vandenecker||Special Effects|
|Thomas Weinacker||Special Effects|
|Darlene Ava Williams||Stunts|
|Joulles Wright||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Richard D. Zanuck||Producer|
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What an excellent movie! Ewan Mcgregor, Billy Crudup, and Albert Finney star, and they are great. Moving, touching, and hilarious throughout. Highly recommended . . . can't wait to see it on DVD
Life sometimes gets dull, and stories get shorter, but with Big Fish, old stories and big talks get bigger and stay strong with your dreams. Keeping dreams alive.
A stunning performance. A real winner. No one can season up their fish as good as big fish did.
I knew I would like this movie based on the book written in a gentle southern voice. I honestly went because of the review on Pearl Jam's web site. I am so glad that I went. This movie led my imagination and my heart down a very colorful path, and changed my life. And at the end of it all, I was able to listen to Pearl Jam's 'Man of the Hour', of course I stayed through the credits, I couldn't stop crying. I love this movie, and I love that song! Thank you Tim Burton, and Thank you Pearl Jam!
Big Fish was great movie and one not to be missed. I this is one of Tim Burton's all time best. The cast is great which includes Danny Devito, Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, and Billy Crudup. This movie was like a modernized Wizard of Oz. Don't miss it.
I went to see this movie with my teenage daughters. Talk about an experience. The theater was packed and I swear , mostly all you could hear at the end from young and old, men and women alike around the theater was sobbing....never have I had such emotions all happen at once. This movie SHOULD be an Oscar winner!
A movie that takes its audience into a (surprisingly) not-so-unfamiliar world of giants, witches, and literal time-stops upon seeing the 'love of your life,' Big Fish goes above and beyond one's imagination, takes you to a world visually different yet strangely familiar. An exquisitely made film that can truly be enjoyed and cherished by all ages. Watch it and escape with Big Fish's rich and colorful characters and come back to your life refreshed and, if you pay enough attention, a little bit wiser.
This movie is Tim Burton at his best!He comes up with great things!I loved this movie and so did my wife and two children.It would have been a better movie if it had no nudity.People these days think nudity is everything!I will definently be buying this movie because it is a fantasized movie about love, happiness,suspense, and, best of all, enjoying.
Not only a fantastical adventure made extraordinary by Burton's imagination but more importantly an excellent script with outstanding acting performances really getting at the emotional heart of the film, focusing on fixing a broken bond between father and son.
I sat and watched this movie with a smile and my mouth open like I was a little kid watching a magic show. I love it. Watch out for Danny Devito's backside, no one wants to see that. This movie was breathtaking and funny and sad and just magical. Storytelling at it's finest.
absolutly LOVED IT!
This movie was great, I love it and bought it the day it came out on DVD. Well, my mom bought it but anyhow. It's a wonderful movie that tells an amazing story full of twists and turns and has lots of emotion. Steve Buscemi and Danny De Vito also adds well deserved comedic relief to this otherwise serious although often light hearted adventure.
Very interseting characters. Very fairy tale like.
Big Fish is a truly wonderful masterpiece full of life and imagination. It tells an inspirational story about a son trying to learn more about his father, by reliving the stories that he had heard all his life. Personally it is one of my favorite movies of all times. Each scene is just as enticing as the last and you cannot help but to watch it till the end. This movie has something for everyone, but if you really like drama, fantasy, and love stories, you will love this movie. Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. Every movie of his that I have seen I have fallen in love with, they are just so different then what is expected or what is the norm. Tim Burton brings us to a more mythical time of witches, giants, werewolves, big fish and true love. This film is brilliantly aesthetic, the mood of the movie and the lighting of the scenes go hand in hand. The movie is very bright and vibrant at times and dark and chilling at others. This movie may present project an aesthetic that anyone can view it, but there are a few parts that may not be suitable for young children. There is a fairly brief fight scene, where Edwards love tells him not to hurt her soon to be ex-fiancé and he keeps to his word and does not lay a hand on him. There are also a few scenes with brief nudity, mostly backsides of characters, or suggestions that a character is naked, and no full frontals. Some of the scenes of the witches and werewolves might be disturbing to young children. The soundtrack to this mystical film is almost as amazing as the movie itself. It is a wonderful collaboration of songs from the past to the present. These songs fit each song that they are played it. I believe that the soundtrack has a little something for everyone! It has Elvis and The Allman Brothers for the older audience and Pearl Jam for the younger viewers. Each song really has its own special place in the movie, and better songs could not have been picked. This movie makes you use your imagination like you did when you were a child. All in all, I think that this movie has something for everyone! It has love, action, fantasy, comedy, and drama. It is unquestionably one of my top five movies along with Finding Neverland and Across the Universe. When all's said and done I give this movie a ten out of ten and two thumbs up! I really think that everyone should see this astonishing movie!
There's something about watching Big Fish by Tim Burton, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Jessica Lange, that lingers in my mind years later. I think it always will. Originally I viewed this movie about 5 years ago with a friend after my son had recommended it to us. I trust his judgement and on this he was right on. It tells the story of a dying father telling his life's story to his son in a compelling, dramatic and inventive way, just like all movie of Tim Burton's. But this one is a see again, which I usually don't do. Like books, I believe it's all about as many as can be read or seen in one lifetime. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to recommend Big Fish to a friend and watched it with him. He marveled at the actors portrayals of the characters, brilliantly done. He was amazed at the creative ideas used in the movie to keep you wondering, what could possibly be next? I couldn't even begin to tell you, and I don't really want to either. But trust me, you will not be disappointed in Big Fish. It delivers an unforgetable story that stays with you forever.
Tim Burton has created another masterpiece!!! He spins an enchanting story that will have audiences spellbound for hours. I would highly reccomend this movie!!
This is a fantastic movie.