Ed Wood
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Ed Wood

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


Ed Wood is a 1994 biographical comedy-drama film that revolves around the life of Edward D. Wood Jr., an aspiring movie director with little talent but unlimited ambition. Directed by Tim Burton, the film explores Wood's relentless pursuit of his dreams and his refusal to let his lack of skill or financial resources deter him.

Set in the 1950s, Ed Wood follows the eccentric filmmaker as he writes, directs, and produces a series of low-budget movies, often with subjects like aliens and cross-dressing. Despite facing constant rejection and financial struggles, Wood remains determined to see his visions come to life on screen. He surrounds himself with a rather unconventional group of friends and collaborators, including the aging horror star Bela Lugosi, played by Martin Landau, who becomes both his mentor and close friend.

However, Wood's relentless optimism is met with harsh criticism and ridicule from the industry and the public. Despite facing numerous setbacks and failures, Wood continues to churn out films, even when they are critically panned and commercially unsuccessful.

Filled with both comedic moments and poignant scenes, Ed Wood explores themes of passion, creativity, and the pursuit of dreams. The film offers a sympathetic portrayal of a unique and flawed individual, highlighting the importance of unwavering perseverance and the pursuit of personal fulfillment.

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Ed Wood

Release Date:

07 Oct 1994


Rudolph Grey, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski


Won 2 Oscars. 27 wins & 34 nominations total