Big Fish quotes

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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August
Production: Zanuck Company, Jinks/Cohen Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation
Year: 2003
MetaScore: 58/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: $66,809,693
Released: 09 Jan 2004
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 69 nominations total

78 Clips & Quotes

They say when you meet the love of your life - Big Fish 00:11 They say when you meet the love of your life A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories - Big Fish 00:29 A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the... You don't even know me - Big Fish 00:20 You don't even know me There's a time when a man needs to fight - Big Fish 00:42 There's a time when a man needs to fight Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny - Big Fish 00:41 Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten... There are some fish that cannot be caught - Big Fish 00:35 There are some fish that cannot be caught That was my father's final joke - Big Fish 00:32 That was my father's final joke And the strange thing is - Big Fish 00:25 And the strange thing is I was thinking about death and all - Big Fish 00:41 I was thinking about death and all I don't know if you're aware of this - Big Fish 01:43 I don't know if you're aware of this They'll tell you a story straight through - Big Fish 00:30 They'll tell you a story straight through In telling the story of my father's life - Big Fish 00:51 In telling the story of my father's life People needn't worry so much - Big Fish 01:08 People needn't worry so much I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born - Big Fish 00:12 I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born I don't want to eat you - Big Fish 00:39 I don't want to eat you The truth is - Big Fish 00:34 The truth is The milkman just dropped dead on the porch - Big Fish 00:25 The milkman just dropped dead on the porch A giant man can't have an ordinary sized life - Big Fish 00:36 A giant man can't have an ordinary sized life Violets are blue - Big Fish 00:11 Violets are blue Is it true she's got a glass eye - Big Fish 00:33 Is it true she's got a glass eye You don't need a picture - Big Fish 00:29 You don't need a picture Sandra Templeton - Big Fish 00:21 Sandra Templeton You are in for a surprise - Big Fish 01:19 You are in for a surprise A thousand times - Big Fish 02:47 A thousand times I was living in a fairytale - Big Fish 00:23 I was living in a fairytale I know better than to argue romance with a French woman - Big Fish 00:18 I know better than to argue romance with a French woman I've been working on this poem for 12 years - Big Fish 00:44 I've been working on this poem for 12 years The more rewarding it was in the end - Big Fish 00:12 The more rewarding it was in the end Didn't kill anything - Big Fish 00:35 Didn't kill anything Turns out it was a big difference - Big Fish 00:12 Turns out it was a big difference And just as fake - Big Fish 00:29 And just as fake The story of my life - Big Fish 00:08 The story of my life That he becomes the stories - Big Fish 00:32 That he becomes the stories It's rude to talk about religion - Big Fish 00:21 It's rude to talk about religion I just saw the woman I'm going to marry - Big Fish 01:49 I just saw the woman I'm going to marry Now I may not have much - Big Fish 00:29 Now I may not have much I don't think I'll ever dry out - Big Fish 00:07 I don't think I'll ever dry out That's my motto - Big Fish 00:17 That's my motto You know about icebergs - Big Fish 01:19 You know about icebergs She likes music - Big Fish 00:13 She likes music Have you ever heard the term  involuntary servitude - Big Fish 00:23 Have you ever heard the term involuntary servitude I caught an uncatchable fish - Big Fish 00:17 I caught an uncatchable fish He's almost a stranger - Big Fish 00:07 He's almost a stranger The big guy likes it - Big Fish 00:39 The big guy likes it Church people drive too slow - Big Fish 00:07 Church people drive too slow You were a big fish in a small pond - Big Fish 00:34 You were a big fish in a small pond So this is a tall tale - Big Fish 00:16 So this is a tall tale There's leaches in there - Big Fish 00:31 There's leaches in there Everything - Big Fish 00:27 Everything I was drying out - Big Fish 00:16 I was drying out Your mother was never supposed to marry me - Big Fish 00:27 Your mother was never supposed to marry me I was the biggest thing Ashton had ever seen - Big Fish 00:12 I was the biggest thing Ashton had ever seen I'm just trying to reconcile the two - Big Fish 00:42 I'm just trying to reconcile the two Her favorite flower is daffodils - Big Fish 00:17 Her favorite flower is daffodils This isn't how I die - Big Fish 00:07 This isn't how I die Tell me how it happens - Big Fish 00:22 Tell me how it happens I've told you a thousand facts - Big Fish 00:19 I've told you a thousand facts Promise me you'll come back - Big Fish 00:12 Promise me you'll come back I'm robbin' this place - Big Fish 00:19 I'm robbin' this place What happened to your shoes - Big Fish 00:08 What happened to your shoes It's your mother - Big Fish 00:38 It's your mother Edward Bloom - Big Fish 00:34 Edward Bloom With my prospects few - Big Fish 00:32 With my prospects few But my name's Edward Bloom - Big Fish 00:12 But my name's Edward Bloom She'll make soap out of you - Big Fish 00:11 She'll make soap out of you I'm not going to hurt you - Big Fish 00:21 I'm not going to hurt you I can't go back - Big Fish 00:19 I can't go back It occurred to me then - Big Fish 00:25 It occurred to me then How are you feeling - Big Fish 04:05 How are you feeling I was never a reasonable man - Big Fish 00:21 I was never a reasonable man Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born - Big Fish 02:43 Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born Will never told ya - Big Fish 00:39 Will never told ya What do you want - Big Fish 00:21 What do you want As soon as my bones had settled in their adult configuration - Big Fish 00:31 As soon as my bones had settled in their adult configuration If there's one thing you can say about Edward Bloom - Big Fish 00:25 If there's one thing you can say about Edward Bloom I'll talk to him - Big Fish 00:15 I'll talk to him You don't know me - Big Fish 00:20 You don't know me A man sees things differently at different times in his life - Big Fish 00:53 A man sees things differently at different times in his life

Cast

Ed Bloom - Young - Ewan McGregor
Ed Bloom - Senior - Albert Finney
Will Bloom - Billy Crudup
Sandra Bloom - Senior - Jessica Lange
Jenny - Young - Helena Bonham Carter
Sandra Bloom - Young - Alison Lohman
Dr. Bennett - Senior - Robert Guillaume
Josephine Bloom - Marion Cotillard
Karl the Giant - Matthew McGrory
Don Price - Age 18-22 - David Denman
Mildred - Missi Pyle
Ping - Ada Tai
Jing - Arlene Tai
Norther Winslow - Steve Buscemi
Amos Calloway - Danny DeVito
Mr. Soggybottom - Deep Roy
Ed Bloom - Age 10 - Perry Walston
Jenny - Age 8 - Hailey Anne Nelson
Will Bloom - Age 6-8 - Grayson Stone
Ed's Father - R. Keith Harris
Ed's Mother - Karla Droege
Zacky Price - Age 10 - Zac Gardner
Don Price - Age 12 - John Lowell
Wilbur - Age 10 - Darrell Vanterpool
Ruthie - Age 8 (as Destiny Cyrus) - Miley Cyrus
Little Brave - Joseph Humphrey
Will's Date - Morgan Grace Jarrett
Pretty Girl - Sallie Hedrick
Sharecropper - Frank Hoyt Taylor
Little Girl - Savanna James
Banjo Man - Billy Redden
Shotgun Toter - James DeForest Parker
Some Farmer - Russell Hodgkinson
Shephard - Don Young
Townsperson - Jayne Morgan
Townsperson - David Ramsey
Townsperson - Greg Hohn
Cashier - Zach Hanner
Colossus - George McArthur
Jump Leader - Jeff Campbell
Chinese Emcee - Lawrence Sykkmon
Teller Woman - Bonnie Johnson
Piano Student - Howard Houston Jr.
Heavy Set Nurse - Joanne Pankow
Will's Son - Trevor Gagnon
Dr. Bennett - Young - Karlos Walkes
Lobster Woman - Cathy Berry
Side Show Barker - John Fugate
Econ Professor - Daniel Wallace
Ventriloquist - Metz Duites
Asian Officer (as Vincent Ybiernas) - Vincent J. Ybiernas
Chicken Plant Operator - Barry C. Harvard
Municipal Dump Owner - Edward Aldag
Pretty Man (as Alan Rawlins) - C. Alan Rawlins
Old Zacky - Jake Brake
River Woman - Bevin Kaye
Secretary (voice) - Hélène Cardona
Spectre Citizen - Chris Cate
Parade Spectator - John Collier
Big Butt Clown - Ransom Gates
Spontaneous Dancer - Michael Griffiths
Little Girl - Haley Hill
Spectre Citizen - L.C. Holt
Spectre Citizen - James Russell Lingerfelt
Spectre Dancer - Shannon McCrory
Army Officer - Mark McWhorter
'50s Farmer - Matthew D. Miller
Spectre's Dancing Girl - Priscilla Monnier
County Fair Patron - Darlene Moore
Circus Announcer / Contortionist / Korean Fighter (voice) - Gary Newton
Circus Patron - Benjamin Plaut
Misshaped Shadow in Circus Crowd - Adam Ragsdale
Mourner - Cade Saint
Circus Worker John - Michael Shunnarah
Fat Man in Circus - Bruce Snowdon
College Student - Robin Steele
Spectre Citizen - Will Thomas
'70s Carnival Worker - John Thornhill
Paratrooper - Shayne Tingle
Townsperson with Bat - Jacob Williams
Circus Strongman - Phil Wright