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Tim Burton

Tim Burton
Burton at the 64th Venice Film Festival in 2007
Personal information
Birth nameTimothy Walter Burton
Birth dateAugust 25, 1958(age 58)
Place of birthBurbank, California, United States
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
OccupationFilm director, film producer, writer, artist
Years active1982 � present
Notable worksThe Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Batman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Corpse Bride, Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands
Influenced byEdgar Allan Poe, Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Lee, Wes Craven, Vincent Price, Ray Harryhausen, Roger Corman, Alan Moore, Ed Wood, Stephen King, John Carpenter
InfluencedShane Acker, Zack Snyder, Daniel Knauf
SpouseLena Gieseke (1989 � 1993)
PartnerLisa Marie (1993 � 2001)
Helena Bonham Carter (2001 � present)
ChildrenBilly Ray Burton
Nell Burton
ParentsBill Burton
Jean Burton (née Erickson)
AwardsSee below

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Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) 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 first 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 an adaptation of the soap opera Dark Shadows, scheduled to be released on May 11, 2012, and a remake of his 1984 short, Frankenweenie, scheduled to be released on October 5, 2012.

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