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Edward D. Wood Jr.

Edward Davis Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978), better known as Ed Wood, was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor, who often performed many of these functions simultaneously. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of cheap genre films, now enjoyed for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, large amounts of ill-fitting stock footage, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements, although his flair for showmanship gave his projects at least a modicum of critical success. Wood's popularity waned soon after his biggest "name" star, Béla Lugosi, died. He was able to salvage a saleable feature from Lugosi's last moments on film, but his career declined thereafter. Toward the end of his life, Wood made pornographic movies and wrote pulp crime, horror, and sex novels. His infamy began two years after his death, when he was awarded a Golden Turkey Award as Worst Director of All Time.[1] The lack of filmmaking ability in his work has earned Wood and his films a considerable cult following. Following the publication of Rudolph Grey's biography Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1992), Wood's life and work have undergone a public rehabilitation of sorts, with new light shed on his evident zeal and honest love of movies and movie production. Tim Burton's biopic of the director's life, Ed Wood, earned two Academy Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ed Wood, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 10, 1924 In Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the movie Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid 1952-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie Astronaut's Uniform 2021-03-11
Known For
Poster of Dad Made Dirty Movies
Poster of Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love!
Poster of Jail Bait
Poster of Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid
Filmography
Movie Astronaut's Uniform dedication of the film 2021-03-11
Movie Glen or the Bride of the Night of the Plan 9 From Outer Space Glen 2014-10-10
Movie Dad Made Dirty Movies Himself (archive footage) 2012-08-02
Movie Hollywood Rated 'R' himself 1997-06-19
Movie Crossroads of Laredo Young Cowboy 1996-05-01
Movie The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr. Himself (archive footage) 1996-05-01
Movie Hellborn Himself (Archive Footage) 1993-01-01
Movie Five Loose Women Robbery Witness #2 / Sheriff / Pop (as Edw. D. Wood Jr.) 1974-07-13
Movie Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love! Unknown 1971-01-01
Movie Nympho Cycler Francis Edwards 1971-07-29
Movie Take It Out in Trade Alecia 1970-01-01
Movie Mrs. Stone's Thing Transvestite (as Ed Woods) 1970-07-11
Movie Love Feast Mr. Murphy (uncredited) 1969-01-01
Movie Operation Redlight Unknown 1969-01-01
Movie The Sinister Urge Man in Fight 1960-12-08
Movie Plan 9 from Outer Space Man Holding Newspaper 1959-07-22
Movie Jail Bait Radio News Announcer 1954-01-01
Movie Glen or Glenda Glen / Glenda (as Daniel Davis) 1953-04-01
Movie Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid Pony Express Rider 1952-12-31