Saw this movie recently. Its about a man(John Merrick) with some kind of physical deformation that makes him look like a elephant (partially atleast) and how the society treats him at that time.
The Story is not fiction and his bodily deformation was not just a muscle went wrong, his bones including the skull were deformed as well. Its some rare kind of disease. After John merrick's death his skeleton are preserved for studies. Here is a link to the skull picture.
Also I am making this post from Windows live writer - some softwares in the windows live suite are neat - the photo gallery, writer etc.