Edward Davis Wood Jr. was a filmmaker, actor, and author from America who garnered notoriety for the campy aesthetics, technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, ill-fitting stock footage, eccentric casts, idiosyncratic stories, and non sequitur dialogue in his films. He was largely unknown until he posthumously received a Golden Turkey Award for Worst Director of All Time in 1980. Afterwards, his movies became the subject of renewed public interest. A New York native, Wood developed interests in performing arts and pulp fiction quite early in his life. In the 1950s, Wood directed numerous low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films. In the 1960s and 1970s, he started making sexploitation and pornographic films. He authored more than 80 pulp fiction crime, horror, and sex novels. After Rudolph Grey's oral biography ‘Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood Jr’ was published in 1992, a biopic on his life, titled ‘Ed Wood’, was made by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp portraying Wood. The film earned two Academy Awards.