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Tim Burton Bio

Born 1958timb

55 Years old





1958- born on August 25th in Burbank, California

1985- directed Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

1988- directed Beetlejuice, his first collaboration with actor Michael Keaton

1989- directed the Batman, starring Michael Keaton as the caped crusader

1990- directed Edward Scissorhands, his first collaboration with Johnny Depp

1992- directed his second Batman film entitled Batman Returns, his third collaboration with Michael Keaton

1993- produced and wrote Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1994- directed Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp

1995- produced Batman Forever but did not direct

1996- directed Mars Attacks!, a science fiction comedy film starring a slew of Hollywood heavy weights, including Jack Nicolson and Glenn Close

1999- directed Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Depp and loosely based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

2001- directed Planet of the Apes starring Mark Whalberg, a remake of the seminal series of science fiction films of the 60s and 70s

2003- directed Big Fish

2005- directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a retelling of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, both based on a novel

2005- directed and wrote Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

2007- directed Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2010- directed the live action retelling of Alice in Wonderland

2012- directed Dark Shadows


Burton is well known for his frequent collaborations with a number of actors, including Michael Keaton, the first modern Batman. He has also worked extensively with Johnny Depp and Burton’s own personal real life partner Helena Bonham Carter, with whom he has two children, a boy and girl. Burton has also cast legendary actor Christopher Lee in several pictures. Danny Elfman has composed nearly all of the scores for Burton’s films.


Tim Burton’s films have a distinctly macabre yet fun tone. His movie tend to be gothic in style and retain a sense of fun and humor, which is a combination that many audience members have found amenable, as his films have been bona fide box office hits over the course of four decades thus far.