Edward "Ed" Wood, Jr. 10/10/24- 12/10/78 an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and film editor in the 1950s. Made a number of low-budget syfy horror films. *In 1980 he was posthumously awarded a Golden Turkey Award as Worst Director of All Time, renewing public interest in his work. His career and camp approach has earned him and his films a cult following. Tim Burton's biopic of Wood's life, Ed Wood (1994), a critically acclaimed film which earned two Academy Awards.