edwardscissorhands.jpgAfter limited releases in New York and Los Angeles, Edward Scissorhands opened nationwide on this day in 1990. The tale of the gentle outcast who tried his hand at fitting in with the suburban world by living amongst them and pruning their hedges is said to have come easily to director Burton, who felt himself to be a misfit during his time at the cheery, cookie-cutter Disney Animation studios. This movie marked what would be the first of six collaborations between director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp. After pooling their imaginations for this Frankenstein-esque flick, the duo completed Ed Wood in 1994, Sleepy Hollow in 1999 and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride, both released in 2005. Next up, Depp stars in Burton’s adaptation of the Broadway hit Sweeney Todd.

Film Factoid: Master horror actor and Burton hero Vincent Price makes a cameo in the film as Edward’s creator. This was Price’s last film before his death in 1993. Ironically, his final scene on film was the death of his character.