Ed Wood is a biographical film, which Tim Burton intended as a "tribute to the director with the worst reputation in Hollywood". Ed Wood is arguably most famous for his sci-fi film Plan 9 from Outer Space, in which noted horror film actor Bela Lugosi died during production.
- Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood, Jr.
- Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi
- Sarah Jessica Parker as Dolores Fuller
- Patricia Arquette as Kathy O'Hara
- Jeffrey Jones as Jeron Criswell Konig
- Bill Murray as Bunny Breckinridge
- Lisa Marie as Maila Nurmi
- Max Casella as Paul Marco
- Brent Hinkley as Conrad Brooks
- George Steele as Tor Johnson
- Juliet Landau as Loretta King
- Ned Bellamy as Tom Mason
- Mike Starr as George Weiss
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Welles.
The critical reaction to Ed Wood was mostly positive.