Original Australian Daybill movie poster. Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson. It starred Johnny Depp as an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. Additional roles were portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin. The role of ‘The Inventor’ was written specifically for Vincent Price, his last major role. The film received numerous nominations at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Saturn Awards, as well as winning the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Tim Burton considers Edward Scissorhands his most personal and favourite work.