Tim Burton

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer / Designer / Animator / Actor / Poet | * 08/25/1958 (65) | Burbank, California (United States of America (USA))
Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American director, producer, writer, and animator. Known for pioneering goth culture in the American film industry, Burton is famous for his gothic horror and fantasy films. He has received numerous accolades including an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards. He was honored with the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2007 and was given the Order of the Arts and Letters by Culture Minister of France in 2010. Burton made his directorial film debut with the comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and gained prominence for Beetlejuice (1988) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). Burton also directed the superhero films Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), the animated films ()
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Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker and animator. He is known for his gothic fantasy and horror films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Dark Shadows (2012), as well as the television series Wednesday (2022). Burton also directed the superhero films Batman (1989) 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).Burton has often worked with actors Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, Lisa Marie (former girlfriend), Helena Bonham Carter (his former domestic partner) and composer Danny Elfman, who scored all but three of Burton's films. Burton also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997 by British publishing house Faber and Faber, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches, and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. A follow-up to that book, entitled The Napkin Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think About in a Bar, containing sketches made by Burton on napkins at bars and restaurants he visited, was released in 2015. His accolades include nominations for two Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards, and wins for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Fantasy

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Awards & Nominations for Tim Burton

Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program 2x Saturn Award for Best Animated Film Winsor McCay Award Inkpot Award Officer of Arts and Letters Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Lumière Award, Lyon Festival of Cinema 2x Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
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Movies with Tim Burton as Actor(38)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Johnny Depp: The Love of the Bizarre
as Passenger on an Attraction (uncredited)2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
as Alien on TV Monitors (uncredited)2012 Men in Black 3
as himself2012 The Batmobile
as Self (archive footage)2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty
as Self (archive footage)2004 Ed Wood: Pie Plates Over Hollywood
as himself1994 A Century of Cinema
as Zero (voice)1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
as Corpse (uncredited)1992 Hoffa
as Brian1992 Singles
as Thug in Alley (uncredited)1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
as himself1983 Backstage at Disney
as The Supreme Being / Mortie1982 Luau
as Don Carlo1979 Doctor of Doom
as Additional Muppet Performer1979 The Muppet Movie

TV Shows/Series with Tim Burton as Actor(7)

as Self (archive footage)2020 The Holiday Movies That Made Us
as himself2016 The Grand Tour
as himself2012 Evening Urgant
as Invitado2006 El hormiguero
as himself1996 The Daily Show

Movies with Tim Burton as Crew(79)

Directing/Director2024 Beetlejuice 2
Production/Executive Producer2024 Beetlejuice 2
Production/Producer2024 Beetlejuice 2
Directing/Director2019 Dumbo
Production/Executive Producer2019 Dumbo
Production/Producer2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Directing/Director2014 Big Eyes
Production/Producer2014 Big Eyes
Directing/Director2012 Frankenweenie
Production/Producer2012 Frankenweenie
Writing/Characters2012 Frankenweenie
Writing/Idea2012 Frankenweenie
Production/Producer2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Directing/Director2012 Dark Shadows
Directing/Director2010 Alice in Wonderland
Production/Producer2009 9
Crew/Thanks2007 Sicko
Directing/Director2006 Cinema16: American Short Films
Directing/Director2005 Corpse Bride
Production/Producer2005 Corpse Bride
Writing/Characters2005 Corpse Bride
Directing/Director2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Directing/Director2003 Big Fish
Directing/Director2001 Planet of the Apes
Production/Executive Producer2000 Lost in Oz
Writing/Story2000 Lost in Oz
Directing/Director2000 The World of Stainboy
Production/Producer2000 The World of Stainboy
Visual Effects/Character Designer2000 The World of Stainboy
Writing/Writer2000 The World of Stainboy
Directing/Director1999 Sleepy Hollow
Production/Producer1996 James and the Giant Peach
Directing/Director1996 Mars Attacks!
Production/Producer1996 Mars Attacks!
Production/Producer1995 Batman Forever
Directing/Director1994 Ed Wood
Production/Producer1994 Ed Wood
Production/Producer1994 Cabin Boy
Production/Producer1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Writing/Characters1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Directing/Director1992 Batman Returns
Production/Producer1992 Batman Returns
Directing/Director1990 Edward Scissorhands
Production/Producer1990 Edward Scissorhands
Writing/Story1990 Edward Scissorhands
Directing/Director1989 Batman
Directing/Director1988 Beetlejuice
Directing/Director1986 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Directing/Director1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Directing/Director1984 Frankenweenie
Writing/Writer1984 Frankenweenie
Writing/Idea1984 Frankenweenie
Writing/Characters1984 Frankenweenie
Art/Production Design1983 Hansel and Gretel
Directing/Director1983 Hansel and Gretel
Writing/Idea1983 Hansel and Gretel
Art/Production Design1982 Vincent
Directing/Director1982 Vincent
Writing/Writer1982 Vincent
Writing/Screenplay1982 Vincent
Directing/Director1982 Luau
Production/Producer1982 Luau
Writing/Writer1982 Luau
Directing/Director1979 Doctor of Doom
Editing/Editor1979 Doctor of Doom
Writing/Writer1979 Doctor of Doom
Directing/Director1979 King and Octopus Animation
Directing/Director1979 Stalk of the Celery Monster
Production/Producer1979 Stalk of the Celery Monster
Writing/Writer1979 Stalk of the Celery Monster
Directing/Director1971 Prehistoric Caveman

TV Shows/Series with Tim Burton as Crew(7)

Production/Executive Producer2022 Wednesday
Directing/Director2022 Wednesday
Production/Executive Producer1993 Family Dog
Production/Executive Producer1989 Beetlejuice
Creator/Creator1989 Beetlejuice
Directing/Director1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Directing/Director1982 Faerie Tale Theatre

Additional Information

Born: Monday, 08/25 1958 (August) in Burbank, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 65 years + 303 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: California Institute of the Arts, Burbank High School
Employer: Walt Disney Studios
Spouses (current/former): Lena Gieseke, Lisa Marie
Children: Billy Burton, Nell Burton
Father: Bill Burton
Mother: Jean Rae Erickson
Student of: Jules Engel
Other names for Tim Burton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Тим Бертон"
"ทิม เบอร์ตัน"
"تيم برتون"
"팀 버튼"
"टिम बर्टन"
"Timothy Walter Burton"
Tim Burton frequently works together with these people:
Danny Elfman (35x, Crew)
Johnny Depp (19x, Actor)
Colleen Atwood (16x, Crew)
Chris Lebenzon (16x, Crew)
Rick Heinrichs (16x, Crew)
Derek Frey (12x, Crew)
Helena Bonham Carter (11x, Actress)
Danny DeVito (10x, Actor)
Ve Neill (10x, Crew)
Michael Semanick (10x, Crew)
Eric Idle (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3203, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/03/2024