45 Facts About Tim Burton


Timothy Walter Burton was born on August 25,1958 and is an American filmmaker and animator.


Tim Burton is 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 and Dark Shadows, as well as the television series Wednesday.


Tim Burton has often worked with actors Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Johnny Depp, Lisa Marie, Helena Bonham Carter and composer Danny Elfman, who scored all but three of Tim Burton's films.


Tim Burton's accolades include nominations for two Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards, and wins for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.


Tim Burton attended Burbank High School but was not a particularly good student.


Tim Burton played on the water polo team at Burbank High.


Tim Burton was an introspective person and found pleasure in artwork, painting, drawing, and watching movies.


Tim Burton worked as an animator, storyboard artist, graphic designer, art director, and concept artist on films such as The Fox and the Hound, Tron, and The Black Cauldron.


The film was produced by Rick Heinrichs, whom Tim Burton had befriended while working in the concept art department at Disney.


Since then, Elfman has scored every film that Tim Burton has directed, except for Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.


Tim Burton repeatedly clashed with the film's producers, Jon Peters and Peter Guber, but the most notable debacle involved casting.


Tim Burton had considered it ridiculous to cast a "bulked-up" ultra-masculine man as Batman, insisting that Batman should be an ordinary man who dressed up in an elaborate bat costume to frighten criminals.


Tim Burton claimed that the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke was a major influence on his film adaptation of Batman:.


In 1990, Tim Burton created a unique drawing which gave inspiration to write the script for Edward Scissorhands which Tim Burton directed, re-uniting with Winona Ryder from Beetlejuice.


Tim Burton has stated that this is his most personal and meaningful film because it is a representation of him not being able to communicate effectively with others as a teenager.


Tim Burton made many changes to the Penguin which would subsequently be applied to the character in both comics and television.


Tim Burton collaborated with Selick again for James and the Giant Peach, which Tim Burton co-produced.


Tim Burton was originally supposed to direct the film after seeing Elliott perform on Get a Life, but he handed the directing responsibility to Resnick once he was offered Ed Wood.


In 2003, Tim Burton directed Big Fish, based on the novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace.


Tim Burton went to direct a second music video for The Killers, "Here with Me", starring Winona Ryder, released in 2012.


Tim Burton appeared at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego, California, to promote both 9 and Alice in Wonderland; the latter won two Academy Awards, for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.


Tim Burton produced the film's sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, which was directed by James Bobin.


Tim Burton then remade his 1984 short film Frankenweenie as a feature-length stop motion film, distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.


Tim Burton directed the 2014 biographical drama film Big Eyes about American artist Margaret Keane, whose work was fraudulently claimed in the 1950s and 1960s by her then-husband, Walter Keane, and their heated divorce trial after Margaret accused Walter of stealing credit for her paintings.


Tim Burton entered talks to direct a film adaptation of the fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, written by Ransom Riggs, in November 2011.


Tim Burton directed a live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film Dumbo, released on March 29,2019, with Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Michael Keaton starring.


In February 2021, it was announced that Tim Burton would be directing and producing Wednesday, a series for Netflix based on the titular character from The Addams Family starring Jenna Ortega and Christina Ricci.


Tim Burton helmed four episodes in the first season, which began production in September 2021 for a November 2022 release.


In October 2022, Tim Burton announced that he will probably never work with Disney again after Dumbo, due to his distinctive style and working approach not matching with what Disney is currently looking for, with its focus on Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.


Since 1990, Tim Burton had been considering to make Beetlejuice 2.


In July 2012, Tim Burton was announced to be working with Seth Grahame-Smith on such project.


Nicolas Cage was signed on to play Superman, Tim Burton hired Wesley Strick to rewrite Smith's script, and the film entered pre-production in June 1997.


However, on November 23,2010, in an interview with MTV, Tim Burton confirmed that he was indeed putting together a script for Maleficent.


On July 19,2010, Tim Burton was announced as the director of the upcoming film adaptation of Monsterpocalypse.


In 2011, it was reported that Tim Burton was working on a live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame starring Josh Brolin, who would be co-producing.


Tim Burton developed a romantic relationship with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he met while filming Planet of the Apes.


Marie responded in 2005 by holding an auction of personal belongings that Tim Burton had left behind, much to his dismay.


Tim Burton and Bonham Carter have two children: a son, William Raymond, named after his and Bonham Carter's fathers, born in 2003; and a daughter born in 2007.


Bonham Carter's representative said in December 2014 that she and Tim Burton had broken up amicably earlier that year.


On March 15,2010, Tim Burton received the insignia of Chevalier of Arts and Letters from then-Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand.


From November 22,2009, to April 26,2010, Tim Burton had a retrospective at the MoMA in New York with over 700 "drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera", including many from the filmmaker's personal collection.


From MoMA, the "Tim Burton" exhibition traveled directly to Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne.


All of Tim Burton's movies were shown during the exhibition.


Burton's first exhibition in the United States in nearly a decade, Lost Vegas: Tim Burton, opened in October 2019 at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas.


Critical, public and commercial reception to films Tim Burton has directed as of August 2020.