Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for his dark, quirky-themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Dark Shadows.
Burton's first feature, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, was released in 1985, after which he went on to direct and produce a number of Academy Award-winning films, including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and, most recently, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Dear Tim Burton: Please Stop Casting Johnny Depp And Helena Bonham Carter In Every Movie
Tim Burton's Dark Shadows may have received a kicking from critics, but one person has emerged from the dust-up unscathed: Eva Green, the French actress who plays the evil witch Angelique Bouchard.
Burton and Bonham Carter met during the filming of “Planet of the Apes” and have two children together, Billy and Nell. The godparents for both are Zanuck and his wife, Lili Fini Zanuck, also a producer.
It should come as no shock to the fans of director Tim Burton that he spent his formative years glued to the tube, watching old cartoons and horror flicks.
Burton would find continued success with his dark take on children's material, earning box office approval with Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland.
The White House covered up an Alice in Wonderland-themed Halloween party staged by film director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp for fear of creating the wrong impression during a recession.
Winning a scholarship in 1980 to the Disney-created California Institute of the Arts, Burton went to work as an apprentice animator at Disney. It was an aesthetically and financially dead period for Disney animation
Burton also gave us up-to-date news on one project many of his biggest fans are very excited for: "Beetlejuice 2." The film is being written by "Shadows" scribe Seth Grahame-Smith.
This weekend the "Tim Burton" exhibit opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previously at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the exhibit's Los Angeles opening was a star studded event including Winona Ryder, Slash, Danny Elfman and Burton himself. The exhibit is quite large, and serves as a retrospective on Burton's career.
A native son of Southern California, Burton was born in Burbank on August 25, 1958. He never really took to suburbia, where he was raised, and instead of joining little league or selling lemonade spent his time drawing, watching old horror movies, and reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe.