Ed Wood

1924 - 1978

Photo of Ed Wood

Icon of person Ed Wood

Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films, notably Glen or Glenda (1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957), Night of the Ghouls (1959) and The Sinister Urge (1960). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Wood has received more than 1,960,857 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ed Wood is the 117th most popular film director (down from 90th in 2019), the 773rd most popular biography from United States (down from 610th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Film Director.

Ed Wood is most famous for his films, which are considered some of the worst films ever made.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ed Woods by language


Among film directors, Ed Wood ranks 117 out of 1,580Before him are Jules Dassin, Wes Craven, Jerzy Grotowski, Erich von Stroheim, Mel Brooks, and Peter Jackson. After him are Ang Lee, Jean-Pierre Melville, George Cukor, William Friedkin, Roy Andersson, and Giuseppe Tornatore.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1924, Ed Wood ranks 35Before him are Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Georges Charpak, Willard Boyle, Kōbō Abe, and Dmitry Yazov. After him are Lee Marvin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Karmapa, Guy Williams, Antony Hewish, and Robert Solow. Among people deceased in 1978, Ed Wood ranks 26Before him are Willy Messerschmitt, Kurt Student, Harold Lasswell, Harry Martinson, Mohammed Daoud Khan, and Ronnie Peterson. After him are Houari Boumédiène, Norman Rockwell, Jomo Kenyatta, Vincent du Vigneaud, József Bozsik, and Nazli Sabri.

Others Born in 1924

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1978

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 773 out of 15,968Before him are Sally Field (1946), Courteney Cox (1964), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), June Carter Cash (1929), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), and Phil Jackson (1945). After him are Gina Haspel (1956), Ice-T (1958), Alec Baldwin (1958), Michio Kaku (1947), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), and Barry Seal (1939).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 34Before him are Vincente Minnelli (1903), John Carpenter (1948), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Jules Dassin (1911), Wes Craven (1939), and Mel Brooks (1926). After him are George Cukor (1899), William Friedkin (1935), Michael Cimino (1939), Walter Hill (1942), David Fincher (1962), and Michael Mann (1943).