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It's been an astonishing 25 years since the release of Edward Scissorhands, the bittersweet tale of a man with... Well, scissors for hands. Forgotten the magic of the 1990 classic? Watch the trailer below:

The gothic oddball propelled Johnny Depp to the big-time, and started a collaboration between Depp and director Tim Burton. The duo have since produced numerous films including Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd.

Unless you've been living on another planet since it's release, you're probably fairly clued up on what Johnny Depp has been up to in the quarter of the century that has passed. But what about some of the other key cast and crew?

1. Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs

Ryder had previously worked with Burton on Beetlejuice before playing Ed's love interest, Kim Boggs. Her most lucrative and successful years were in the '90s, featuring in films such as Bram Stoker's Dracular (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993) and received an Oscar nomination for Little Women in 1994.

She was caught up in a shoplifting scandal in 2001, and consequently took a break from acting for a couple of years following.

More recently, she was featured in Black Swan and had a cameo role on Star Trek. It has also been announced she'll return for Beetlejuice 2, and reunite with Tim Burton for the sequel.

2. Tim Burton (Director)

The stunning cinematography in Burton's films has become something of trademark and visual imprint of the director's movies. He's also most well known for his partnership with Depp and marriage (and divorce) to Helena Bonham Carter.

Burton's films have generally continued to reach mainstream success -- including classic re-adaptions such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.

Speaking of his relationship with Depp, Burton said:

"We have shared similar tastes in things, in movies and certain weird, lower suburbia upbringings. I don’t know, exactly, but I think that there’s kind of a connection in many different ways."

3. Dianne Wiest as Peg Boggs

Peg discovers Ed in his creepy mansion at the start of the film, and ultimately sees beyond Ed's obvious quirks and decides to take him home with her.

Throughout her distinguished career, Wiest has won two Oscars, as well as two Emmy's and a Golden Globe.

Recently she has appeared in the HBO TV series In Treatment (for which she received the Emmy) and also won acclaim starring across the late Philip Seymour-Hoffman in Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York.

4. Anthony Michael Hall as Jim

Kim's jealous boyfriend, Jim, tries to taint Ed's reputation by manipulating him into stealing from his parents' house, and generally tries to get him into trouble.

Actor Anthony Michael Hall had popular roles in coming of age flicks The Breakfast Club and Weird Science prior to playing Jim, a role he took after a two year break from acting.

He's been limited on the big screen in recent years, with some smaller roles, including the newsreader on The Dark Knight (which makes a great trivia question!).

Hall has seen a lot of success on TV as the lead in The Dead Zone, which aired for six seasons between 2002 and 2007.

5. Last, but not least... Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands

Where do we start with Depp, an enigma who has rarely been out of the glare of the Hollywood lens since his breakthrough role?

The global phenomenon Pirates of the Caribbean has grossed over $3 billion worldwide, with Depp starring as the charismatic Jack Sparrow in each of the five movies.

He's also been nominated for three Oscars, as Best Actor, and won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd (also directed by Burton). According to Burton, when Depp auditioned for Edward Scissorhands he was a ready made fit for the role. He said:

"He was that person, that character, already. You could sense it in his life. He got the character emotionally right away in the first meeting."

Sources: IMDB, Wikipedia


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