Ed Wood (1994)/Fun Facts
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- The first of screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's "Anti-great man" trilogy, followed by 1996's The People vs. Larry Flynt and 1999's Man on the Moon, about comedian Andy Kaufman.
- Focuses on the productions of Glen or Glenda, Bride of The Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space. Because Ed Wood's friendship with Bela Lugosi was the heart of the story, Wood's non-Lugosi productions were ignored.
- The writers created "meet cutes" to explain how Ed assembled his casts, since it wasn't known how the real Ed Wood actually met these people.
- American professional wrestler/actor George "The Animal" Steele took accent lessons for his portrayal of Swedish professional wrestler/actor Tor Johnson.
- Martin Landau won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi, surpassing Lugosi himself, since he never received a nomination. Rick Baker, Ve Neill, and Yolanda Toussieng also won for "Best Makeup."
- Ed's encounter with Orson Welles was invented for the film, since they were both dealing with the same problems (raising money, shooting in pieces, dealing with executive meddling).