Ed Wood (1994)

Ed Wood (1994)

Ed Wood



Critic Consensus: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up to fete the life and work of cult hero Ed Wood, with typically strange and wonderful results.

Movie Info

Notoriously inept filmmaker Ed Wood, known for his hilariously bad 1950s sci-fi flicks, bizarre lifestyle, and angora sweater fetish, is paid loving tribute in this comedic fictionalization of his life. The film focuses on the "peak" of Wood's career, especially his close friendship with aging horror star Bela Lugosi.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Alexander, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Buena Vista Pictures


as Edward D. Wood Jr.

as Bela Lugosi

as Dolores Fuller

as Kathy O'Hara

as Criswell

as Rev. Lemon

as Orson Welles

as Vampira

as Bunny Breckinridge

as George Weiss

as Paul Marco

as Conrad Brooks

as Loretta King

as Tor Johnson

as Ed Reynolds

as Cameraman Bill

as Makeup Man Harry

as Dr. Tom Mason

as Soundman

as Camera Assistant

as Tony McCoy

as Teenage Kid

as Rude Boss

as Camera Assistant

as Rental House Manager

as Hammy Alien

as Security Guard

as Old Crusty Man

as 2nd Secretary

as Bartender

as Salesman

as Mr. Feldman

as Tough Boy

as Stage Guard

as Mr. Feldman

as 1st Executive

as 2nd Executive

as Ring Announcer

as Wrestling Opponent

as TV show host

as TV Host's Assistant

as Conservative Man

as Conservative Wife

as Backer's Wife

as Professor Strowski

as Hick Backer

as Southern Backer

as Doorman

as Stage Manager

as Potential Backer

as Old Man McCoy

as Orson Welles [uncred...

as Professor Strowski

as Vampira's Assistant

as Vampira's Girlfriend

as Vampira's Friend

as Indian Musician

as Greta Johnson

as Karl Johnson

as TV Horror Show Direc...

as Doctor

as Theatre Manager

as Angry Kid

as Frantic Usher

as High School Punk

as 1st Photographer

as 2nd Photographer

as Pilot/Strapping Youn...

as Secretary #1
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Critic Reviews for Ed Wood

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (14)

Beguiling rather than thrilling, oddly charming instead of transporting, meaning that Disney will have its work cut out for it with what is at heart a cult movie and a film buff's dream.

Full Review… | October 5, 2008
Top Critic

It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Depp isn't best known as a comic actor, but he gives a witty and captivating performance, bringing wonderful buoyancy to this crazy role.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A masterful ode to movie making and the horror genre.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Burton wraps it all in his singular vision, devoid of bells and whistles and all the more potent for its comparative subtlety.

Full Review… | September 26, 2012
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Depp-led cult-director bio delves into cross-dressing, kink.

Full Review… | October 12, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Ed Wood

"Ed Wood" takes the clumsy filmmaking backstory of Edward D. Wood, and makes it a fantastic film about terrible movies. Tim Burton directs the hell out of this film, and even though it screams his style, he keeps it a little on the down low here, letting the more of the substance out than the style, which is what true stories need. Johnny Depp gives one of his finest performances as the leading man living a dream of making films, while every one of them turn into disasters, because he just does not fully understand the industry. I loved "Ed Wood" from start to finish! The camerawork is unique, the post-production choice of Black and White is perfect, and the direction, along with the script, is just very very good all around. There is nothing wrong with this film whatsoever. It's an amazing little piece of film!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


review coming.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Burton treats his idiosyncratic character with great affection and respect, in a delightful (and very funny) biography that emulates with perfection the visuals of classic horror movies - making us even want to check out Ed Wood's turkeys. Besides, Depp and Landau are magnificent.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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