* ActorInspiredElement: O-Lan Jones arranged and played the organ music Esmerelda plays in the film.
* CreatorsFavorite:
** 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.
** Winona Ryder was a little better, at only nineteen.
** Edward is TheAgeless but is meant to be a teenager in appearance. Johnny Depp was in his mid-twenties.
* DVDCommentary: Two - One with Burton, and one with Danny Elfman that combines this with an isolated music track.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Johnny Depp 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."
* PlayingAgainstType: All the three young actors:
** Johnny Depp 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.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp dated and became engaged briefly.
* TruthInTelevision: The subdivision wasn't a set built for the film. It's a real subdivision that was repainted shortly after construction and used in the film. It was "restored" after the film and is a normal subdivision named Carpenter's Run in central Florida now, sans castle, of course. It's pretty typical of the sort of bland, repetitive, carbon-copy, subdivisions that sprung up in the housing boom in Florida from when the film was made until the early 2000s. It's exactly why Tim Burton chose it to represent the kind of bland, repetitive, carbon-copy, Anytown, [=USA=] stereotype.
* 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/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).
** Rumour has it that Creator/JimCarrey wanted the role of Edward badly -- so much that he auditioned more than once. Creator/GaryOldman and apparently even Music/MichaelJackson were also considered to play Edward. Creator/DrewBarrymore was considered for Kim.
** Tim Burton had originally planned for the film to be a musical.
* 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.
** Caroline Thompson wrote Peg based off her own mother, who used to bring home strangers. She based the women in the neighbourhood off people she grew up around.