Big Fish

Big Fish poster
United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the ...

Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)
Production: Sony Pictures
Year: 2003
MetaScore: 58/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: $66,257,002
Released: 09 Jan 2004
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 68 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

They say when you meet the love of your life - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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They say when you meet the love of your...
A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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A man tells his stories so many times...
You don't even know me - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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You don't even know me
There's a time when a man needs to fight - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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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 - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Have you ever heard a joke so many times...
There are some fish that cannot be caught - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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There are some fish that cannot be...
That was my father's final joke - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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That was my father's final joke
And the strange thing is - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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And the strange thing is
I was thinking about death and all - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I was thinking about death and all
I don't know if you're aware of this - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I don't know if you're aware of this
They'll tell you a story straight through - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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They'll tell you a story straight...
In telling the story of my father's life - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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In telling the story of my father's life
People needn't worry so much - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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People needn't worry so much
I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I've been nothin' but myself since the...
I don't want to eat you - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I don't want to eat you
The truth is - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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The truth is
The milkman just dropped dead on the porch - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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The milkman just dropped dead on the...
A giant man can't have an ordinary sized life - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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A giant man can't have an ordinary sized...
Violets are blue - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Violets are blue
Is it true she's got a glass eye - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Is it true she's got a glass eye
You don't need a picture - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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You don't need a picture
Sandra Templeton - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Sandra Templeton
You are in for a surprise - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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You are in for a surprise
That he becomes the stories - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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That he becomes the stories
It's rude to talk about religion - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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It's rude to talk about religion
I just saw the woman I'm going to marry - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I just saw the woman I'm going to marry
Now I may not have much - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Now I may not have much
I don't think I'll ever dry out - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I don't think I'll ever dry out
That's my motto - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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That's my motto
You know about icebergs - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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You know about icebergs
She likes music - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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She likes music
Have you ever heard the term  involuntary servitude - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Have you ever heard the term ...
I caught an uncatchable fish - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I caught an uncatchable fish
He's almost a stranger - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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He's almost a stranger
The big guy likes it - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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The big guy likes it
Church people drive too slow - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Church people drive too slow
You were a big fish in a small pond - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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You were a big fish in a small pond
So this is a tall tale - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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So this is a tall tale
There's leaches in there - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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There's leaches in there
Everything - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Everything
I was drying out - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I was drying out
Your mother was never supposed to marry me - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Your mother was never supposed to marry...
I was the biggest thing Ashton had ever seen - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I was the biggest thing Ashton had ever...
I'm just trying to reconcile the two - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I'm just trying to reconcile the two
Her favorite flower is daffodils - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Her favorite flower is daffodils
This isn't how I die - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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This isn't how I die
Tell me how it happens - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Tell me how it happens
I've told you a thousand facts - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I've told you a thousand facts
Promise me you'll come back - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Promise me you'll come back
I'm robbin' this place - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I'm robbin' this place
What happened to your shoes - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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What happened to your shoes
It's your mother - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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It's your mother
Edward Bloom - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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Edward Bloom
With my prospects few - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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With my prospects few
But my name's Edward Bloom - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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But my name's Edward Bloom
She'll make soap out of you - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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She'll make soap out of you
I'm not going to hurt you - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I'm not going to hurt you
I can't go back - screenshot from movie Big Fish
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I can't go back

Movie Quotes

Movie 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