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The Elephant Man (Character)
from The Elephant Man (1980)

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The Elephant Man -- Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick. "The Elephant Man" (Hurt), when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon (Anthony Hopkins). Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.

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Based on the real person Joseph... See more »
Alternate Names:
Elephant Man / John Merrick / Joseph Merrick


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  1. "Ripper Street"
        - Am I Not Monstrous? (2013) TV episode, Played by Joseph Drake (as Joseph Merrick)
        - Pure as the Driven (2013) TV episode, Played by Joseph Drake (as Joseph Merrick)
  2. How to Make a David Lynch Film (2010) Played by Joe McClean (as Elephant Man)

  3. "The Cleveland Show"
        - The One About Friends (2009) TV episode, Played by Alec Sulkin (as John Merrick)
  4. Freaks of the Moon (2004) (TV) Played by David Hartman (as Elephant Man)
  5. From Hell (2001) Played by Anthony Parker (as John Merrick)

  6. "Phil Cool"
        - Episode #1.2 (1992) TV episode, Played by Phil Cool

  7. The Elephant Man (1982) (TV) Played by Philip Anglim (as John Merrick)
    ... aka "ABC Theatre of the Month: The Elephant Man" - USA (series title)
  8. The Elephant Man (1980) Played by John Hurt (as John Merrick)
    ... aka "Elephant Man" - Japan (English title)

  9. Heartbreak (1931) Played by Charles Farrell (as John Merrick)
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  1. Maquillando entre monstruos (2007) (TV) Played by John Hurt (as John Merrick)

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From The Elephant Man (1980)
John Merrick: My life is full because I know I am loved. See more »

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