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Ed Wood (1994)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  28 September 1994 (USA)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

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The life of 'Edward D. Wood Jr.', hailed as the worst director (of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Glen or Glenda (1953) and Bride of the Monster (1955)) of all time. Written by Rogerio Santos

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Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness. See more »


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Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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28 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,887,457 (USA)
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Trivia

The sweeping music during the epilogue is based on the music from Glen or Glenda (1953). See more »

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Ed Wood is depicted as the first to approach pro-wrestler The Super Swedish Angel (Tor Johnson) about appearing in movies. In fact, the real Tor Johnson had been appearing in numerous films since the 1930s. See more »

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Edward D. Wood, Jr.: It's a guaranteed blockbuster.
Ed Reynolds: Hmm. Ah, I understand this science fiction is popular, but uh, don't the big hits always have big stars?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Well we have a big star: Bela Lugosi.
Ed Reynolds: Bela Lugosi? Why, I though he passed on.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Yes. Yes he did. But...
[produces tiny spool of film]
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: I've got the last footage he ever shot.
Ed Reynolds: Well, it doesn't look like very much.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Mr. Reynolds, this is the acorn that will grow a great oak! I'll just get a double to finish his scenes, and we'll release it as "Bela Lugosi's Final ...
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QUE SERA SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)
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The Best of Burton-Depp
21 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Without question it's Tim Burton's best, most complete work and Johnny Depp is superb. Perhaps it's the total understanding of his subject that allows Tim Burton to fly so high here. The beautifully tailored script gives room for some exquisite character drawings, Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi, Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Wells. "When you re-write a script it gets better and better" tells Ed/Johnny to his girlfriend with a smile full of innocence. What a performance! Johnny Depp is a unique kind of actor, we never had anyone quite like him. How can he manage to disappear behind a character and still bring with him his full bag of tricks, I don't know, but he does. I only wish he wouldn't get lost in mediocrities like "Nick of Time" "The Astronaut's Wife" and "Secret Window" He belongs to the world of real, great filmmakers. Better to risk with an original idea by Emir Kusturica than a "safe", tired, Stephen King thing. Johnny, remember, we're looking at you for clues about ourselves. More Ed Woods , please!


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