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Ed Wood (1994)

Comedy, Drama, Biography

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Rudolph Grey, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

"When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best."

Tim Burton's Ed Wood tells the story of Edward D. Wood, Jr., the cult filmmaker that was so bad that he was actually good.

Johnny Depp, in one of his greatest performances of his career, portrays the high-spirited cross-dressing movieman who was so in love with filmmaking that he didn't see he was bad at it and who refused to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews or hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams. The film is also remarcable for its A-grade supporting cast, with veteran Martin Landau delivering a jaw droppingly brilliant performance of old horror star Bela Lugosi, which has earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Bill Murray, as transsexual wannabe Bunny Breckinridge, Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Arquette, as Ed's girlfriends, Lisa Marie as Vampira, a midnight movie hostess with a prominent cleavage, Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Welles, and others.

In one of many of his collaborations with Depp, director Tim Burton, although taking a slew of liberties with the facts of Wood's life and career, in his unique style does a pretty remarcable job of capturing them as Wood himself would likely see them through the filter of his outrageous ego, successfully bringing him to the status of lovable loser.

Plot summary from IMDb: The life of 'Edward D. Wood Jr.', hailed as the worst director (of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Glen or Glenda (1953) and Bride of the Monster (1955)) of all time.

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 13 nominations.
Runtime: 127 min



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