Ed Wood

21 Jump Street lost its teen idol when Johnny Depp jumped the show for Edward Scissorhands, a role that fit him like a glove. But this restless actor found another role that fit more like a cheap angora sweater when he took on Ed Wood, the biopic of a cross-dressing director of mangled movies. Tim Burton stylishly chronicles Wood's career as it goes timber in the faint fifties with Ed's drug-drenched best buddy by his side, none other than Bela Lugosi, vehemently vamped by Martin Landau. Dapper and delirious, Depp is dizzily comic as the ever-optimistic junk peddler who sees a silver lining behind every overcast film.

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