15 Facts About Tim Burton

1. Tim Burton directed the superhero films Batman and Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy-drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the fantasy films Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

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

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3. 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 (1982), and The Black Cauldron (1985).

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

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

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6. 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.

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7. The film, a combination of live action and stop motion footage, starred Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Simon Callow and Jane Leeves among others, with Tim Burton producing and Selick directing.

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

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9. 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.

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10. Tim Burton produced the film's sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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11. In September 2016, an adaptation of Ransom Riggs's novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton, was released, starring Asa Butterfield and Eva Green.

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12. 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.

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

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

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15. 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.

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