An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

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Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Edward D. Wood Jr. is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films. Written by Jwelch5742

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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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7 October 1994 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,887,457 (USA)
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Trivia

Martin Landau's winning of the "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" Academy Award, for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi, marked the first time in Oscar history, that a performer in any category, won for playing an actual movie star. A decade passed before this happened again; when Cate Blanchett took the "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" trophy for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004). See more »

Goofs

In the movie when Edward D. Wood Jr. is filming Bela Lugosi at the house, the door is on the viewers right. In Plan 9 from Outer Space, the door was on the viewers left. See more »

Quotes

Nurse: Oh my goodness, you gave me the willies! You look like that Dracula guy.
Bela Lugosi: My name is Bela Lugosi... and I wish to commit myself.
Nurse: For what reason?
Bela Lugosi: I have been a drug addict for twenty years. I NEED HELP!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Johnny Depp's name appears in capital letters, followed by the title - both of them alternating in black and white, as though being illuminated by lightning - and the rest of the main cast are credited on tombstones. Supporting cast and crew names appear in white against dark, rainy sets featuring meant-to-look-low-budget effects such as a giant tentacle and flying saucers in outer space. See more »

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Referenced in The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) See more »

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Ballet music from 'Swan Lake', Opus 20
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By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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The worst director of all time seen through the eyes of one of the best directors of all time
28 February 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This was the movie that Johnny Depp should have been nominated for! He was amazing! And seriously, this movie deserved so much more than just make-up and best supporting actor. "Ed Wood" is a terrific movie that every film fanatic will love. It has humor, drama, and romance. The thing is, I had heard a lot about Ed Wood, and was curious on what his life was like. My sister recommended this movie, and I think I might steal it from her. Just kidding! But it's worth not only a watch but a buy as well.

Everything about this movie is perfect. I don't think there is a way you can change it to make it any better. I would highly recommend this movie any time. Especially if you want to learn about the crazy and interesting life of "Ed Wood".

10/10


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