* ActorInspiredElement: O-Lan Jones arranged and played the organ music Esmerelda plays in the film.
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode:
** Creator/TimBurton has commented that ''Edward Scissorhands'' isn't necessarily his best film, but it's his favourite film out of everything he's done.
** Music/DannyElfman similarly called the soundtrack he made for the film his favourite out of his work.
* DawsonCasting:
** Anthony Michael Hall was twenty-two playing the teenage Jim.
** Creator/WinonaRyder was a little better, at only nineteen.
** Edward is TheAgeless but is meant to be a teenager in appearance. Creator/JohnnyDepp was in his mid-twenties.
* DVDCommentary: Two - One with Burton, and one with Danny Elfman that combines this with an isolated music track.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Creator/JohnnyDepp lost twenty-five pounds for the role.
** A variation with Creator/WinonaRyder. She's a natural blonde but had been dyeing it brown for years. She went back blonde to play Kim.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Being rather frail of health at this point, Creator/VincentPrice fainted under the hot studio lights in the scene where he dies. Tim Burton reportedly kept the shot of him on the floor in the final movie.
* FanNickname: The SignatureScene where Edward makes an ice sculpture and Kim dances in the "snow" he makes is frequently referred to as "the ice dance."
* UsefulNotes/ListOfFilmsYouShouldSeeByTheAgeOf14: #18
* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: Creator/TimBurton had originally planned for the film to be a musical.
* PlayingAgainstType: All the three young actors:
** Creator/JohnnyDepp was typecast in teen heartthrob roles thanks to ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', something he was not happy about. He took the role of eccentric oddball Edward Scissorhands to break away from that image. Of course now that is essentially his TypeCasting.
** Anthony Michael Hall was famous for his HollywoodNerd roles, most famously as Brian in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''. Here he's the JerkJock.
** Winona Ryder was heavily associated with EmoTeen girls in ''{{Film/Heathers}}'', ''{{Film/Beetlejuice}}'', ''{{Film/Mermaids}}'' etc. Kim is a glamorous GirlNextDoor.
** What with Tim Burton finally working with his idol Vincent Price, you'd expect him to cast Price as a creepy gothic madman. Instead, the Inventor is shown to be a kind and gentle man, whose only crime was in not finishing Edward before his untimely death.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp dated and became engaged briefly.
* StarMakingRole: This is where Creator/JohnnyDepp's film career really took off.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/TomCruise was offered the role of Edward, but he turned it down because he thought the role was too feminine. Apparently, he also disliked [[spoiler:the sad ending where Edward goes back into isolation]], but Tim Burton refused to change it. Creator/TomHanks was offered the role, but he was busy with ''Film/TheBonfireOfTheVanities''. Rumour has it that Creator/JimCarrey wanted the role of Edward badly -- so much that he auditioned more than once. Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/GaryOldman and apparently even Music/MichaelJackson were also considered to play Edward.
** Creator/VincentPrice was supposed to have a much larger role in the film, but his health was too frail (he died in 1993, making this his last work on the big screen).
** Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/JenniferConnelly, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/MollyRingwald, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/LeaThompson and Creator/UmaThurman were all considered for Kim Boggs. Sara Gilbert had also been approached but the producers of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' refused to let her do it due to contractual reasons.
** Corey Feldman was considered for the role of Jim. But he turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''. Creator/WilWheaton was also approached but was unable to get out of his contract for ''Star Trek: The Next Generation''. Crispin Glover was also considered for the role.
** Creator/LeonardNimoy was Tim Burton's second choice for the role of the inventor in case Vincent Price was unavailable.
** Creator/RickBaker was first asked to due the makeup effects for this movie. But he declined due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch''. Rob Bottin had also been approached, but he also declined as he was working on ''Film/TotalRecall1990''. Tim Burton eventually recruited Creator/StanWinston.
** Burton had asked [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] to do the soundtrack, and had even sent the script. Robert was busy recording ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' at the time, and didn't know who Burton was, so passed up the opportunity, handing Music/DannyElfman the job.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The hill on which Edward's Gothic mansion sits is based on California Institute of The Arts, Tim Burton's alma matter. The campus for the Institute is on a hill in Valencia, looking down on a clean-cut suburban town.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Caroline Thompson wrote Peg based off her own mother, who used to bring home strangers. She based the women in the neighborhood off people she grew up around.