Rocketman (film)

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Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film distributed by Paramount Pictures based on the life of musician Sir Elton John played by Taron Egeton.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Produced by Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, and Matthew Vaughn. Written by Lee Hall.

Elton John / Reginald Dwight[edit]

  • No, it's not okay. This isn't right. [on himself as a young boy] He's not the bitch, I'm the bitch. I'm the bitch!
  • [to Sheila] You really are a heartless monster. You know, I don't live my life in black and white, and I do not want your fucked up frigid ideas about anything. [pause] You know, I am so sick of running away from who I am. There's nothing wrong with success or pleasure. In fact, why am I apologising for it, mum? I have fucked everything that moves. And I've taken every drug known to man, all of them. You know what?... I enjoyed every last minute of it.


Elton: [on a payphone] Me and John, we-- Well, the thing is... I'm... a homosexual. A poofter... A fairy... A queen... [long silence] Well, say something!
Sheila: Oh, for God's sake, I knew that. I've known for years.
Elton: You don't mind?
Sheila: Frankly, I don't care. I'd rather you keep that sort of thing to yourself. I just hope you realize you're choosing a life of being alone forever. You'll never be loved properly. [Elton is shocked] All right, got to go. [hangs up]


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