Big Fish

Big Fish (2003)

An adventure as big as life itself.

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-12-25
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 6975 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Tim Burton
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Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

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  • Ewan McGregor

    as Ed Bloom (young)
  • Albert Finney

    as Ed Bloom (senior)
  • Billy Crudup

    as Will Bloom
  • Jessica Lange

    as Sandra Bloom (senior)
  • Helena Bonham Carter

    as Jenny (young & senior) / The Witch
  • Alison Lohman

    as Sandra Bloom (young)
  • Robert Guillaume

    as Dr. Bennett (senior)
  • Marion Cotillard

    as Josephine
  • Matthew McGrory

    as Karl the Giant
  • David Denman

    as Don Price (age 18-22)
  • Missi Pyle

    as Mildred
  • Loudon Wainwright III

    as Beamen
  • Ada Tai

    as Ping
  • Arlene Tai

    as Jing
  • Steve Buscemi

    as Norther Winslow
  • Danny DeVito

    as Amos Calloway
  • Deep Roy

    as Mr. Soggybottom
  • Perry Walston

    as Ed Bloom (age 10)
  • Hailey Anne Nelson

    as Jenny (age 8)
  • Grayson Stone

    as Will Bloom (age 6-8)
  • R. Keith Harris

    as Ed's Father
  • Karla Droege

    as Ed's Mother
  • Zac Gardner

    as Zacky Price (age 10)
  • John Lowell

    as Don Price (age 12)
  • Darrell Vanterpool

    as Wilbur (age 10)
  • Miley Cyrus

    as Ruthie (age 8)
  • Joseph Humphrey

    as Little Brave
  • Morgan Grace Jarrett

    as Will's Date
  • Sallie Hedrick

    as Pretty Girl
  • Charles McLawhorn

    as Mayor
  • Frank Hoyt Taylor

    as Sharecropper
  • Savanna James

    as Little Girl
  • Billy Redden

    as Banjo Man
  • James DeForest Parker

    as Shotgun Toter
  • Russell Hodgkinson

    as Some Farmer
  • Don Young

    as Shephard
  • Jayne Morgan

    as Townsperson
  • David Ramsey

    as Townsperson
  • Greg Hohn

    as Townsperson
  • Zach Hanner

    as Cashier
  • George McArthur

    as Colossus
  • Jeff Campbell

    as Jump Leader
  • Lawrence Sykkmon

    as Chinese Emcee
  • Bonnie Johnson

    as Teller Woman
  • Howard Houston Jr.

    as Piano Student
  • Joanne Pankow

    as Heavy Set Nurse
  • Trevor Gagnon

    as Will's son
  • Jacob Radford

    as Kid
  • Karlos Walkes

    as Dr. Bennett (young)
  • Cathy Berry

    as Lobster Woman
  • John Fugate

    as Side Show Barker
  • Daniel Wallace

    as Econ Professor
  • Metz Duites

    as Ventriloquist
  • Vincent J. Ybiernas

    as Asian Officer
  • Barry C. Harvard

    as Chicken Plant Operator
  • Edward Aldag

    as Municipal Dump Owner
  • Michael Garnet Stewart

    as Auctioneer
  • C. Alan Rawlins Sr.

    as Pretty Man
  • Jake Brake

    as Old Zacky
  • Bevin Kaye

    as River Woman
  • L.C. Holt

    as Spectre Citizen (uncredited)
  • Will Thomas

    as Spectre Citizen (uncredited)
Production Richard D. Zanuck Producer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Art Roy Barnes Art Direction
Art Richard L. Johnson Art Direction
Production Dan Jinks Producer
Art Jean-Michel Ducourty Art Direction
Production Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Production Denise Chamian Casting
Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
Production Bruce Cohen Producer
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Editing Chris Lebenzon Editor
Art Nancy Haigh Set Decoration
Writing John August Screenplay
Directing Tim Burton Director
Art Jack Johnson Art Direction
Art Robert Fechtman Art Direction
Crew Philippe Gallichet Chef
Production Debra James Unit Production Manager
Sound Matthew Harrison Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Donna O'Neal Key Set Costumer
Sound Greg P. Russell Sound mixer
Sound Bob Badami Music Supervisor
Lighting Dennis J. Lootens Rigging Gaffer
Camera Zade Rosenthal Still Photographer
Camera Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer
Directing Janna Stern Script Supervisor
Camera Mary Ellen Mark Still Photographer
Lighting Jack English Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy J. Pearl Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sherri Bramlett Hairstylist
Art James M. Davis Construction Foreman
Art Dawn Brown Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Alice Powell Seamstress
Sound Petur Hliddal Production Sound Mixer
Crew David Guilbeau Craft Service
Crew Meyerer Miller Production Office Assistant
Crew Pedro Barquin Stunts
Editing Michel Aller First Assistant Editor
Sound Dennis S. Sands Scoring Mixer
Sound Ted Caplan Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Domi Piturro 3D Supervisor
Art Jeff Passanante Construction Coordinator
Art Val Drake Sculptor
Crew Bill Diaz Supervising Animator
Production Robin Citrin Location Manager
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Camera Robert Ruiz First Assistant Camera
Sound Ellen Segal Music Editor
Visual Effects Rohan Claassen Visual Effects
Camera Neal Norton Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Linda De Andrea Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup Department Head
Crew Cynthia Onrubia Choreographer
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Art Christina Ann Wilson Assistant Art Director
Crew Ben Shepherd CGI Supervisor
Crew Jos'h Hancher Loader
Crew John B. Clarey III Propmaker
Art Michael J. Flynn Greensman
Camera David Norris Camera Operator
Crew Carla Meyer Dialect Coach
Crew Charles Croughwell Stunt Coordinator
Editing Steve Bowen Color Timer
Art Chris Cummings Art Department Coordinator
Art Scott Troha Leadman
Crew John Radcliff Utility Stunts
Sound Carl Fischer Boom Operator
Visual Effects John E. Sasaki Digital Compositors
Costume & Make-Up Sara Philpott Set Dressing Supervisor
Crew Paddy Eason Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Evan Schiff Systems Administrators & Support
Visual Effects Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Michelle Skoby Assistant Costume Designer
Crew May Porter Stand In
Production Dena Berman Casting Associate
Production Geraldine Niche Production Coordinator
Crew Chamonix Bosch Set Production Assistant
Production Christine Bodelot Production Accountant
Sound Jeff Atmajian Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Susan Antonelli Set Costumer
Crew Julie Saegert Post Production Assistant
Crew Steve Rhee Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Kevin Scott Mack Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew John Eric Seay Prop Maker
Crew Timothy Michael Cairns Quality Control Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Cha Blevins Costume Supervisor
Crew Tommy Harper Second Unit
Lighting Bryan Booth Electrician
Art Stephen Eno Painter
Crew Steve Humphrey Picture Car Coordinator
Crew Tina Canny Projection
Crew Michael Antunez Transportation Coordinator
Crew Jacky Hardouin Carpenter
Crew Taylor Bennett Scenic Artist
Crew Eileen Peterson Unit Publicist
Lighting J. Wayne Parker Rigging Grip
Production Katterli Frauenfelder Associate Producer
Visual Effects Keith Marbory Special Effects Supervisor
Art Benjamin Edelberg Leadman
Crew Robert Dawson Title Graphics
Sound Larry Hopkins Sound Mixer
Crew Stan Parks Special Effects
Visual Effects Denis Samoilov Animation
Crew Gabriel Solana Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Belz Makeup Artist
Sound Melissa Lytle Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Mark Berrow Musician
Directing Katterli Frauenfelder First Assistant Director
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Art Rémy Boudet Title Designer
Costume & Make-Up Felipe Sanchez Costume Illustrator
Visual Effects Colin Drobnis Visual Effects Technical Director
Art Jack Blanchard Set Dresser
Production Kerin Ferallo Assistant Production Coordinator
Sound Teri E. Dorman Supervising Dialogue Editor
Production Ingrid Jungermann Casting Assistant
Visual Effects Aaron Sims Character Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lee Clayton Tailor
Art Rick Chavez Assistant Property Master
Production Kevin Flatow Assistant Production Manager
Directing Vanessa Mujica Third Assistant Director
Camera C. Alan Rawlins Sr. Key Grip
Sound Craig Berkey Sound Effects Designer
Sound Kimberly Harris Supervising ADR Editor
Camera Darryl Humber Dolly Grip
Sound Susan Dawes Dialogue Editor
Art Jerry Moss Property Master
Writing Daniel Wallace Novel
Editing Paul McGhee Digital Color Timer
Editing Curtis Lindersmith Digital Intermediate Editor
Production Janella Bersabal Extras Casting Assistant
Directing Carlos De La Torre Second Second Assistant Director
Production Dawn Blacksten Assistant Location Manager
Lighting James Babineaux Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Directing Stéphanie Champault Second Assistant Director
Visual Effects Murray Barber Digital Compositor
Production Michael Elson Head of Production
Production Ségolène Amice Lagny Production Secretary
Camera Riko Schatke Best Boy Grip
Editing Meredith Apel Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joseph P. Hurt Assistant Makeup Artist
Editing Ben Estrada Digital Colorist
Camera Jeff W. Curtis Grip
Production Marianne Shiffrar Payroll Accountant
Sound Howard London ADR Mixer
Production Rick Baca First Assistant Accountant
Crew Don Baer Driver
Art Dianne Chadwick Graphic Designer
Visual Effects Lindsay MacGowan Effects Supervisor
Art Niamh Murphy Textile Artist
Costume & Make-Up Amy Arnold Costumer
Art Chris Baker Storyboard Artist
Crew Michael Forte Stunt Driver
Crew Mary Small Catering
Production Scott Berrie Production Assistant
Production Dean Zanuck Production Executive
Crew Tony Vandenecker Special Effects Technician
Camera Xiomara Comrie Assistant Camera
Sound Gary A. Hecker Foley Artist
Sound Brian Ruberg Foley Mixer
Camera Louis Smith Second Assistant Camera
Lighting J. Wayne Parker Key Rigging Grip
Production Noelle Coughlan Second Assistant Accountant
Art Chris Bogart Set Painter
Production Jason Arrington Key Production Assistant
Production Olivier Suffert Production Driver
Sound Sean Landeros Sound Recordist
Production Maryellen Aviano Extras Casting Coordinator
Visual Effects Michelle Martin Visual Effects Coordinator
Crew Bevin Kaye Stunts
Crew Al Goto Stunts
Crew Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts