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Edward D. Wood Jr.

Highest Rated: 68% Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 10, 1924

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Writer-producer-director-actor Edward D. Wood, Jr. strove for decades to achieve success in Hollywood, only to gain a posthumous notoriety as the creator of the "worst film ever made" with his Z-movie classic "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959). A man of undeniable ambition and peculiar personal traits, his first and most personal film "Glen or Glenda" (1953) was intended as plea for tolerance in its depiction of a man (Wood) obsessed with wearing women's clothing. The film also marked his first collaboration with personal movie idol, Bela Lugosi, who was by then out of work, in poor health and suffering from drug addiction. Lugosi went on to appear in "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and "Plan 9" - films that constituted the "highlights" of Wood's bizarre oeuvre. Atrociously bad dialogue, terrible acting, shoddy special effects, rampant technical errors and liberal use of wildly out of place stock footage all became the hallmarks of an Ed Wood, Jr. production. Endearingly optimistic and long fascinated by the occult and other taboo subject matter, for Wood it was all about the doing, not the details of filmmaking. Over the years he assembled an eclectic stock company of actors - Lugosi, Tor Johnson, the psychic Criswell, and Vampira among them - for several of the most spectacularly unsuccessful movies in the history of cinema. Although plagued by failure during his lifetime, Wood's legacy lived on through Tim Burton's cinematic homage "Ed Wood" (1994) as the creator of several of the greatest guilty pleasures ever put on film.

Highest rated movies

I Changed My Sex

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Body of the Prey Screenwriter - 1967
0% 23% Orgy of the Dead Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Wedding Screenwriter - 1963
No Score Yet 15% The Sinister Urge Director,
Producer
- 1961
30% 20% Night of the Ghouls Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1959
68% 45% Plan 9 From Outer Space Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1959
No Score Yet 0% The Bride and the Beast Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Curtain Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 24% The Violent Years Writer - 1956
50% 28% Bride of the Monster Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1955
29% 20% Jail Bait Director,
Producer
- 1954
36% 33% I Changed My Sex Glen / Glenda (Character),
Director
- 1953