Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Zendaya

Story: Bio-musical drama directed by Michael Gracey which follows showman P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a down-on-his luck, unemployed husband and father who gets the radical idea of starting a circus, hiring a group of outsiders and “freaks” to perform in a place where they’ll be beloved. P. T. Barnum became the founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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'No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.' - P.T. Barnum (The Greatest Showman) Click To Tweet 'The noblest art is that of making others happy.' - P.T. Barnum (The Greatest Showman) Click To Tweet

 

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[to the employees of the company that Barnum works for]
Boss: Can I have your attention. You’re all dismissed.


 

Boss: [to Barnum] You’re still just the tailor sport.


 

P.T. Barnum: Bankrupt?
Boss: Better luck with your next job.


 

Charity Barnum: [to Barnum] Those people will never accept us.


 

P.T. Barnum: This is not the life I promised you. Not even close.
Charity Barnum: But I have everything I want.


 

P.T. Barnum: This isn’t the life I promised you. I promised you a life of magic and wonder.
[referring to their daughters]
Charity Barnum: Look at those two girls. I have everything I want right here.


 

P.T. Barnum: If you could dream something up, what would it be?
Caroline Barnum: A lion, an elephant.
Helen Barnum: Or a giant, ten feet tall.
P.T. Barnum: Girls, I think I’ve had an idea.


 

P.T. Barnum: I’m putting together a show. It’s a place where people can see things they’ve never seen before.


 

P.T. Barnum: Imagine a place where people can see things they’ve never seen before.


 

Bank Manager: This venture is rather bizarre.
P.T. Barnum: People are fascinated by the unusual and the macabre.


 

P.T. Barnum: P. T. Barnum, at your service. I’m putting together a show and I need a star.


 

P.T. Barnum: Everyone is special, and nobody is like anyone else. That’s the point of my show.


 

Phillip Carlyle: I can’t just run off and join the circus.
P.T. Barnum: Why not? I mean you clearly have a flair for show business.
Phillip Carlyle: The show business?
P.T. Barnum: Mm-hmm.
Phillip Carlyle: I’ve never heard of it.
P.T. Barnum: Because I just invented it.


 

[referring Anne]
Phillip Carlyle: Who’s that?


 

Anne Wheeler: And what is your act?
Phillip Carlyle: I don’t have an act.
Anne Wheeler: Everyone’s got an act.


 

Circus Performer: People aren’t going to like it if you put us on stage.
P.T. Barnum: Oh, I’m counting on it.


 

Jenny Lind: Well, I believe those are the words of a scoundrel.
P.T. Barnum: A showman, Miss Lind. Just a showman.


 

P.T. Barnum: May I present the famous Irish giant.
Circus Performer: I’m not Irish.
P.T. Barnum: Uh, we’ll work on the accent.


 

Charles Stratton: They’re just going to laugh at us.
P.T. Barnum: Well they’re laughing at us anyway, we might as well get paid.


 

Charity Barnum: When will it ever be enough for you.
P.T. Barnum: This isn’t about me.


 

[to his circus performers]
P.T. Barnum: Don’t listen to them, they don’t understand you, but they will.


 

P.T. Barnum: Ready? Showtime.


 

P.T. Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.


 

James Gordon Bennett: [to Barnum] You are putting folks of all kinds on the stage with you, presenting them as equals.


 

James Gordon Bennett: Does it bother you that everything you are selling is fake?
P.T. Barnum: Do these smiles seem fake?


 

Phillip Carlyle: [to Barnum] We have more protestors everyday.


 

Phillip Carlyle: You’re risking everything you’ve built.
P.T. Barnum: Well how do you think I built it!


 

Charity Barnum: [to Barnum] You don’t need the whole world to love you. Just a few good people.


 

Phillip’s Father: Have you no shame?
Phillip Carlyle: Father, the world is changing, and I refuse to be a part of yours.


 

The Bearded Woman: [to Barnum] the world was ashamed of us, but you put us in the spotlight. You gave us a real family.


 

[written quote before credits]
“The noblest art is that of making others happy.” By P.T. Barnum.

 

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