Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Albert Finney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, ERIN BROCKOVICH, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.
Nominated: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Finney), Best Original Score - Motion Picture, 2004 Golden Globes; Best Music, Original Score, 2004 Academy Awards
There's delight to be had from watching Burton conjure up one fantastical Edward-inspired scenario after another.