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The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous appearance, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

The Elephant Man
Released:
October 10, 1980

Cast:

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, Sir John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller

Director:
David Lynch

Producer:
Jonathan Sanger

Written by:
Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren and David Lynch

Distributor:
Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Budget:
$5 million

Box Office:
$26 million

Awards:

Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (John Hurt), Art Direction-Set Decoration, Costume Design, Best Director (David Lynch), Film Editing, Music: Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
90%