Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy comedy-drama based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace
. The film was directed by Tim Burton
and stars Albert Finney
, Ewan McGregor
, Billy Crudup
, and Jessica Lange
. Finney plays Edward Bloom, a former traveling salesman from the Southern United States with a gift for storytelling, now confined to his deathbed. Bloom's estranged son, a journalist played by Crudup, attempts to mend their relationship as his dying father relates tall tales of his eventful life as a young adult, played by Ewan McGregor
Big Fish is one of the greatest and most imaginative films ever made!!
Will Bloom: In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kind of story this is.