Big Fish

Trivia: Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the grown up version of Jenny (from the town of Spectre), also plays the witch. She is also engaged to director Tim Burton.

Trivia: The banjo player in Spectre who is playing 'Dueling Banjos' is Billy Redden, who as a boy also portrayed Lonnie in 'Deliverance', playing the same song on a banjo (though it was a professional musician's hands who actually strummed the banjo).


Trivia: If you look at the line with all the shoes on it, third from the left is a pair of ruby slippers.

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Trivia: In the beginning, when the story of the fish is being told, if you look to the left side of the screen at the lures, you'll see a skull reflected in one of them when Edward mentions the dead criminal.

Trivia: When Edward Bloom proposes in the field of daffodils, he wears a tie with a swirl design on it. The swirl is strongly reminiscent of an iconic shot from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1994), another Tim Burton film, when Jack Skellington's ridge is unfurling in front of a full moon.


Trivia: When Edward is at the circus for the very first time, the orchestra plays the same melody used for the song "The Pitch (Spectacular, Spectacular.)" in "Moulin Rouge" - also starring Ewan McGregor.

Trivia: The author of the novel, Daniel Wallace, plays an economics professor who's shown working an overhead projector.

Trivia: The Amos character was a combination of Italian director Federico Fellini and American adult film actor Ron Jeremy.

Trivia: Steven Spielberg was originally set to direct this film, and he wanted to cast Jack Nicholson as Edward Bloom. But due to his schedule, he was forced to drop the project. This is when Tim Burton signed on as director.

Continuity mistake: When the young Edward Bloom is in church and is growing at a quick pace, you see his buttons fly off and hit the woman in front of him in the back of the head. She then turns around and his buttons are back. (00:19:25)

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Will Bloom: A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.

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