Tim Burton

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Date of Birth August 25, 1958
Place of Birth Burbank, California
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Tim Burton

Timothy Walter Burton is an American filmmaker, animator, and artist. He is best known for his gothic fantasy and horror 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. He has directed blockbuster films, such as the adventure-comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, the superhero films Batman and Batman Returns, the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes, the fantasy-drama Big Fish, the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland, and the film adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Burton has often worked with actor Johnny Depp and composer Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but three of the films Burton has directed. Helena Bonham Carter, Burton's former domestic partner, has appeared in many of his films.

Born: Timothy Walter Burton, August 25, 1958, Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation: Filmmaker, animator, artist
Nationality: American
Education: Burbank High School
Alma mater: California Institute of the Arts
Years active: 1971–present
Partner: Lisa Marie Smith, (1993–2001), Helena Bonham Carter, (2001–2014)
Children: 2 (with Bonham Carter)
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About Tim Burton

Director, producer, animator, and artist known for his highly stylized gothic-fantasy films. His best-known features include Batman, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Before Fame

He would make silent stop motion films in his backyard on 8mm film as a kid. He made the short animated film The Island of Doctor Agor when he was 13.

Achievement

He wrote and illustrated a poetry book entitled The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories in 1997.

Family Life

He married German artist Lena Gieseke on February 22, 1989, but left her for model and actress Lisa Marie, whom he met while filming Ed Wood and Mars Attacks! He had two children named Billy and Nell with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he was in a relationship with from 2001 to 2014.

Associations

He and Johnny Depp worked together on many movies across several decades, including Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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