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In the 2017 film The Greatest Showman, who played star performer P.T. Barnum
* Years before he revolutionized the circus, P.T. Barnum
was the most famous man in the world.
"He said, 'Why don't we do P.T. Barnum
?' And I was like, 'OK.'
Most recently, Hugh was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum
in The Greatest Showman.
In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America -- and the evolving efforts to combat it -- from the age of P.T. Barnum
through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff, according to a review on the Princeton University Press website.
If you have not yet seen the film the story follows P.T. Barnum
(Hugh Jackman) losing his job after his company goes bankrupt, he sets out to finally give his family the life he promised them by reinventing himself as 'The Greatest Showman.'He starts putting together a circus, trying to create a show like nobody's ever seen before.
Hugh Jackman does a fine job visionary P.T. Barnum
and there few bum notes among the whole ensemble.
Hugh Jackman does a fine job as visionary P.T. Barnum
and there are few bum notes among the whole ensemble.
But what kept me enthralled about the movie-apart from its entertainment value-were the lessons to be learned from P.T. Barnum
, who many believe was one of the earliest and most brilliant practitioners of public relations.
It is the story of P.T. Barnum
, a visionary who dreamed big, who rose from being a nobody, stopping at nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Whether donning sideburns and Adamantium claws for Logan, or sideburns and a top hat playing the American circus impresario P.T. Barnum
in The Greatest Showman, you have no doubt Jackman's committed to the material.