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The Elephant Man

Directed by David Lynch
United States, 1980


Based on actual events, this elegantly-shot feature explores the relationship between a Victorian surgeon and a severely deformed man being exploited at a carnival freak show.

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The Elephant Man Directed by David Lynch

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1981 | 8 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1980 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1981 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

1981 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Directors Guild of America

1981 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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