Tim Burton

Film director

1958 –

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Who is Tim Burton?

Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, poet and stop motion artist. He is known for his dark, gothic, macabre and quirky horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, its first sequel Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.

Burton is known for using recurring collaborators on his works; among them are Johnny Depp, who has become a close friend of Burton since their first film together; musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but two of the films Burton has directed; and actress — as well as his domestic partnerHelena Bonham Carter. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009.

Burton has directed 16 films and produced 12 as of 2012. He is currently working on Big Eyes, a biographical drama film about Walter Keane and his wife Margaret.

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Aug 25, 1958
Also known as
  • Timothy William Burton
  • Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton
  • Timothy Walter Burton
  • ティモシー・ウィリアム・バートン
  • Tim
  • United States of America
  • Providencia Elementary School
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Burbank High School
Lived in
  • Burbank
  • Sutton Courtenay

on July 23, 2013


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