Edward Scissorhands is one of Tim Burton's greatest masterpieces. Upon its release on December 7, 1990, fans and critics the world over fell in love with its gothic overtones mixed with its portrayal of poppy suburbia. Danny Elfman's haunting, timeless score ties everything together within Tim Burton's creepy, masterful world. An incredible cast, featuring Johnny Depp, Winona Rider, and Vincent Price, make for one of the best dark fantasy films of all time.
It became an even bigger cult classic as time went on - over the years, adoring Edward Scissorhands fans have been inspired by the film's underlying message of love, acceptance, and tolerance. But how much do you really know about the making of the movie? About the journey from story boarding, to script editing, to the silver screen? We've gathered some of the best Edward Scissorhands facts to entertain and educate you!
This Edward Scissorhands trivia goes back to the film's very inception (when a young Tim Burton was still in high school), through casting (when Johnny Depp was still miles away from the super star he is today), into production, release, and beyond. These fun facts and Easter eggs cover everything from surprises and cameos, to the Edward Scissorhands stage musical, to where you might be able to visit some of Edward's topiary handiwork today!
Check out this list of the best Edward Scissorhands trivia below.
Edward Scissorhands Himself Only Says 169 Words
Tim Burton Didn't Know Who Johnny Depp Was When He Cast Him
Many Other Iconic Actors Were Considered For The Titular Role
Because Of This Movie, Winona Ryder Wasn't In 'Godfather III'
The Character Of Edward Was Based On The Screenwriter's Dog
Some Of Edward's Handiwork Is On Display In A New York City Restaurant