Edward Scissorhands is the titular main protagonist of the 1990 film of the same name. He's a sweet and misunderstood boy with scissors as hands that was created by an old scientist but he died before he could give him true hands. He's played by the legendary actor Johnny Depp.
Scissorhands was made by a very old inventor. His inventor gave him everything but one thing: hands. Sadly, the inventor died before Edward could be completed.
Seventeen years later, an Avon lady named Peg Boggs finds Edward and brings him to a colorful land called Suburbia. There, Edward shows his true talent by cutting hair, grooming pets, making beautiful ice and topiary sculptures. He also falls in love with Peg's beautiful daughter, Kim Boggs.
Most of the neighborhood grows to accept and love the strange newcomer, but his innocent morals and unusually kind nature makes it clear that he does not fit in within the 'normal' world.
There is a dramatic showdown with Jim, Kim's abusive boyfriend and a serious of misunderstandings lead the town to shun him as a dangerous outsider.
At the end, Edward goes back to his lonely castle home and Kim kisses him which she tells him that she loves him.
Later, Kim tells the town that Edward and Jim killed each other, ensuring that Edward will be left in peace forever. The last moments of the film reveal how much Edward's brief presence changed the town and Kim.
- Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Robert Downey Jr. were all considered for the role of Edward Scissorhands.
- Tom Cruise was considered for the role, but ultimately did not take it, because he wanted a happier ending.
- Gary Oldman was offered the title role, but he turned it down.
- The late Michael Jackson was rumored for the part of Edward.
- Johnny Depp had to lose a reported 25 pounds for the role of Edward Scissorhands.
- Johnny Depp stated that he "cried like a baby" when he first read the script.
- Johnny Depp was determined to nail the character and refused any cooling agent, even in his all-leather costume.
- This film marks the first time that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked together. They ended up becoming good friends since this film.
- Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder dated throughout filming of this movie, and became engaged during the same year (1990).