Ed Wood (1994)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of support.



  • Johnny Depp and Norman Alden in Ed Wood (1994)
  • Johnny Depp and Sarah Jessica Parker in Ed Wood (1994)
  • Johnny Depp and Martin Landau in Ed Wood (1994)
  • Martin Landau in Ed Wood (1994)
  • Johnny Depp and Martin Landau in Ed Wood (1994)
  • Johnny Depp in Ed Wood (1994)

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Did You Know?


The character of Bela Lugosi continually puts down Boris Karloff and the Frankenstein monster, then later laments that he turned down the role of the monster himself. In reality, Lugosi did play the monster (years after Karloff), in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Incidentally, he also played the role ... ...


Bela Lugosi: I think she's a honey. Look at those jugs.


None of the scenes where Ed Wood meets various members of his acting troop ever took place in real life. The film's screenwriters wanted to include such true-to-life stories, but during their research they learned that Wood's friends were so obscure that there was little overall information about them, let alone anything that specific. However, the data that was gleaned in this process turned out to be very useful, as many "fun facts" became part of the final script (for example, Criswell's origin story was eclipsed by the true tale of how he bought his trademark Cadillac from Mae West).

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.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Biography | Comedy | Drama


Release Date:

7 October 1994



Country of Origin


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)


$5,887,457 (USA)

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