Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Tim Burton (1994)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Only one of cinema's finest directors could have so lovingly crafted this homage to one of its worst. Tim Burton's wonderful celebration of awful art, and the fascination it continues to exert, traces the weird career of director Edward D Wood Jr, from his autobiographical exploitation quickie Glen or Glenda - in which he cast himself as an anguished cross-dresser - to his "masterpiece", the truly terrible Plan 9 from Outer Space. Johnny Depp gives an amazing performance as Wood in a brilliant black-and-white evocation of 1950s life in Grade Z-land, and Martin Landau deservedly won an Oscar for his uncanny impersonation of Wood's low-rent inspiration, Bela Lugosi. The re-creation of Wood's blatantly anti-aesthetic productions is astonishing.


Tim Burton's affectionate portrait of the infamous Fifties movie director and transvestite whose films, including the notorious Plan 9 From Outer Space, are widely regarded as among the worst ever made. Starring Johnny Depp in the title role and Oscar-winner Martin Landau as Wood's friend Bela Lugosi. With Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Cast & Crew

Ed Wood Johnny Depp
Bela Lugosi Martin Landau
Dolores Fuller Sarah Jessica Parker
Kathy O'Hara Patricia Arquette
Criswell Jeffrey Jones
Reverend Lemon G D Spradlin
Orson Welles Vincent D'Onofrio
John "Bunny" Breckinridge Bill Murray
Georgie Weiss Mike Starr
Paul Marco Max Casella
Conrad Brooks Brent Hinkley
Vampira Lisa Marie
Tor Johnson George "the Animal" Steele
Director Tim Burton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Contains swearing and drug abuse. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray