Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film directed by Tim Burton, and based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, and Danny DeVito, the film tells the story of a frustrated son who tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
At Will Bloom's wedding party in 2000, his father Edward recalls the day Will was born, claiming he caught an enormous catfish using his wedding ring as bait. Will, having heard these stories all his life, believes them to be lies and falls out with his father.
|author||Dan Jinks Daniel Wallace John August Richard D. Zanuck|
|keywords||attack auburn university buy catfish claim conjoined twins conscript conscription in the united states door-to-door dream house eat end engage fetch giant giant cat heart attack morning north korea rescue ringmaster river siamese twins silver bullet storytelling stroke struggle terrorize travelling salesman understand wall street wedding party wedding ring werewolf witch young woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Score|
|producer||Bruce Cohen Dan Jinks Richard D. Zanuck|
|productionCompany||Columbia Pictures Jinks/Cohen Company The Zanuck Company|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||gothic magic realism war|