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Tim Burton

Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for dark, quirky-themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, his most recent film, that was the second highest-grossing film of 2010 as well as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. Among Burton's many collaborators are Johnny Depp, who became a close friend since their film together, musician Danny Elfman (who has composed for all but five of the films Burton has directed and/or produced) and domestic partner Helena 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, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. Burton has directed 14 films as of 2010, and has produced 10 as of 2009. His next films are a film adaptation of soap opera Dark Shadows, which is slated to begin production in January 2011 and a remake of his short Frankenweenie, which will be released on October 5, 2012.

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Aug 25, 1958 In Burbank, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Island of Doctor Agor 1971-01-01
Latest Project:
Series The Grand Tour 2016-11-18
Known For
Series The Grand Tour Himself 2016-11-18
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Passenger on an attraction (uncredited) 2016-09-28
Movie The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie Live From Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton 2015-10-30
Movie Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film Himself 2015-07-30
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself 2013-05-08
Movie The Batmobile Himself 2012-07-16
Movie Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan himself 2011-11-27
Movie Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens Himself 2010-10-31
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Movie Mario Bava: Operazione paura Himself 2004-04-30
Movie Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes Himself 2001-12-23
Series Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Movie Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos Himself 1994-08-16
Movie Conversations with Vincent Himself 1994-02-24
Movie The Making of Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' Himself 1994-12-12
Movie The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Himself 1993-10-03
Movie The Nightmare Before Christmas Zero (voice) 1993-10-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin Himself 1992-06-01
Movie Hoffa Corpse (uncredited) 1992-12-25
Movie Singles Brian 1992-09-18
Movie Doctor of Doom Don Carlo 1979-01-01
Movie The Muppet Movie 1979-05-31
Movie The Island of Doctor Agor Doctor Agor 1971-01-01
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