The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

  • R
  • 1980
  • 124 min
  • UK, USA
  • biography, drama

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

Director: David Lynch

Screenwriters: David Lynch, Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Jonathan Sanger won 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Film

David Lynch's relatively straight second feature finds an admirable synthesis of compassion and restraint in treating its subject, and features outstanding performances by John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins.


Main Cast


Producer: Jonathan Sanger

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Casting: Maggie Cartier

Director Of Photography: Freddie Francis

Original Music Composer: John Morris

Costume Design: Patricia Norris

Executive Producer: Mel Brooks, Stuart Cornfeld

Production Design: Stuart Craig


Tagline: I am not an animal! I am a human being! I... am... a man!

Genres: biography, drama

Certificate: R


Year: 1980

Runtime: 124 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English

Color: Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby