Big Fish (2003)

The Story of My Life

Will (Billy Crudup) tells Ed (Albert Finney) the story of his dying moments, where everyone he knows gathers by the river to watch him swim away.

Directed by Tim Burton.

Released in 2003 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Giant
  • character-type: Little Person
  • character-type: Wife
  • character-type: Son
  • character-type: Father
  • action: Swim
  • editors-choice: Tear Jerkers
  • primary-genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Dramas based on a book
  • secondary-genre: Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • mood: Quirky
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Imaginative
  • mood: Sentimental
  • primary-occasion: Well Wishing
  • secondary-occasion: Farewell
  • prop: Fish
  • prop: Shoe
  • prop: Ring
  • setting: Hospital
  • setting: River
  • theme: Happiness
  • theme: Creativity
  • theme: Family
  • theme: Life and Death
  • actor: Loudon Wainwright III
  • actor: Arlene Tai
  • actor: Robert Guillaume
  • actor: Matthew McGrory
  • actor: Danny DeVito
  • actor: Ada Tai
  • actor: Helena Bonham Carter
  • actor: Billy Crudup
  • actor: Albert Finney
  • actor: Marion Cotillard
  • actor: Jessica Lange
  • actor: Deep Roy
  • actor: Steve Buscemi
  • director: Tim Burton
  • producer: Katterli Frauenfelder
  • producer: Bruce Cohen
  • producer: Arne Schmidt
  • producer: Richard D. Zanuck
  • producer: Dan Jinks
  • cinematographer: Philippe Rousselot
  • composer: Danny Elfman
  • editor: Chris Lebenzon
  • costume-designer: Colleen Atwood
  • production-designer: Dennis Gassner
  • role-name: Josephine
  • role-name: Jenny - Senior
  • role-name: Ping
  • role-name: Jing
  • role-name: Will Bloom - Age 6-8
  • role-name: Norther Winslow
  • role-name: Sandra Bloom
  • role-name: Amos Calloway
  • role-name: Ed Bloom - Age 10
  • role-name: Jenny - Age 8
  • role-name: Mr. Soggybottom
  • role-name: Dr. Bennett - Young
  • role-name: Karl the Giant
  • role-name: Teddy Hutchins
  • role-name: Beamen
  • screenwriter: Daniel Wallace
  • screenwriter: John August
  • year: 2003
  • studio: Sony