Ed Wood

1994

Edward D. Wood, Jr

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GENERAL INFORMATION

From Tim Burton comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history -- Ed Wood. Johnny Depp stars as the high-spirited movieman who refuses to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews or hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams. With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad moviemaking to an all-time low. Hailed by critics everywhere, this touching comedy hit is sure to entertain everyone.

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Star, Lisa Marie

Awards & Nominations:

1995 ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCAR):
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Martin Landau (Won)
Best Makeup: Rick Baker, Ve Neill, Yolanda Toussieng (Won)

1995 ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS:
Saturn Award - Best Actor: Martin Landau (Won)
Saturn Award - Best Music: Howard Shore (Won)

1995 AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS:
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Martin Landau (Won)

1996 ARGENTINIAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
Silver Condor - Best Foreign Film: Tim Burton (Nominated)

1996 BAFTA AWARDS:
Best Makeup/Hair: Ve Neill, Rick Baker, Yolanda Toussieng (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Martin Landau (Nominated)

1994 BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS:
Best Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky (Won)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:
Golden Palm Award: Tim Burton (Nominated)

1995 CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 GOLDEN GLOBES:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Martin Landau (Won)
Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical: Johnny Depp (Nominated)

1996 LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE FILM AWARDS:
Actor of the Year: Johnny Depp (Won)

1994 LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
Best Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky (Won)
Best Music: Howard Shore (Won)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS:
Best Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky (Won)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1994 NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS:
Best Cinematographer: Stefan Czapsky (Won)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Won)

1995 WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS:
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (Nominated)


ABOUT THIS MOVIE

(Compiled by Vicky, Kaitlyn and Patricia)

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"I just took to poisoning myself (with drugs and alcohol), which is really stupid. Ed was the rocket ship that took me away from that horrible, black, bleak time."
--Johnny Depp
ABCNews.com

"This guy needed to be the ultimate optimist, dreamer, idealist. It was like being in a completely different suit or skin. It felt very good."
--Johnny Depp
ABCNews.com

"I was never one of those guys who ever believed in like, you know, you become the character and you know, and you walk to the coffee machine you are Henry the Eighth. But at the same time, you get to know them so well and you play them for such an extended period of time that by the time you're done - it took me a couple of months to not smile like Ed Wood."
--Johnny Depp
ABCNews.com

Quotes from others:

"I was staying at his house for a while when he was shooting Ed Wood, and sometimes I would pick him up from the set and we'd get dinner. It would take him three hours to stop being Ed Wood. I just wanted to slap him to get that stupid smile off his face. We'd be in this Thai restaurant and Johnny is going, `Hey, this thai pad is fabulous.'"
--Jim Jarmusch

"This is for us, Johnny. No matter what happens tonight, this is for us because, I mean, you know, if you play tennis by yourself it doesn't work. That guy is the best young actor in this town. Not only that, he comes in prepared, he's ready to work, and he's willing to take chances, and I love him."
--Martin Landau
Golden Globe acceptance speech
1996