Tim Burton - Famous Visual Artist

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Tim Burton is an American film director, film producer, writer, poet, and stop-motion artist with a net worth of $100 million dollars. He is famous for his films ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, and ‘Corpse Bride’.

Key facts:

  • Tim Burton is an American film director, film producer, writer, poet, and stop motion artist.
  • He is widely recognized for his films 'Beetlejuice', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and 'Corpse Bride'.
  • Burton's first full-length feature film was 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure', which was an unexpected success grossing over $40 million on a modest $8 million budget.
  • He had full creative control over his personal project, 'Edward Scissorhands', which became another cult classic sleeper hit.
  • Burton has collaborated with actor Johnny Depp in eight of his films, such as 'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'.
  • He has also worked closely with actress Helena Bonham Carter, who starred in seven of his films.
  • Burton's works have been exhibited at prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • He was married to artist Lena Gieseke and actress Lisa Marie Smith before being in a long-term relationship with Helena Bonham Carter.
  • Burton has received recognition for his contributions to the arts, including the insignia of Chavalier of Arts and Letters from the Ministry of Culture in France.

Basic Information About Tim Burton

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Artist, Animator, Television producer, Actor, Television Director, Poet, Visual Artist
Net worth$100,000,000
Date of birth1958-08-25 (65 years old)
Place of birthBurbank
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften plays the beginning credits sequence with the camera going through something (Batman (1989), Beetle Juice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990)) or following something (Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
His films often have a Gothic feel to them, often including Christmas and/or Halloween scenes.
Plot often focuses around a misunderstood outcast
Frequently uses composer Danny Elfman
Frequently casts Jeffrey Jones, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, Michael Keaton, Lisa Marie, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gough, Deep Roy and Christopher Lee.
Frequently features dead or dismembered dogs
He often likes to open his films with a quiet nighttime snowfall
Many of his films feature townspeople who misunderstand and/or distrust the lead character
Obsession with horror actors: he makes movies about them (Vincent (1982), Ed Wood (1994)), or he actually casts them in his films (e.g. Vincent Price, Michael Gough, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken).
Often shows scarecrows in his movies
His movies always open with a personal version of the studio's logo
Usually includes fantasy elements in his films
Often looks into the main character's past through a series of flashbacks (i.e. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
Fathers are portrayed in a negative light in his films. Whether they be dead (Batman (1989)), purposely ditched their children (Batman Returns (1992)), the main characters have remorse against them because of bad childhood memories (Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)), or they weren't there while their child was growing up (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
Stripes: characters often wear striped clothing, particularly black-and-white stripes (for example, Beetlejuice, Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd", Katrina in "Sleepy Hollow", and Tweedledum and Tweedledee in "Alice in Wonderland").
Often shows factory assembly line sequences (e.g. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), 9 (2009))
Most his films tend to be either dark or colorful, and sometimes contain scenes of both
Affectionate homages to the films of his childhood
Long unwashed hair, black clothing and large sunglasses
His characters are often friendly and optimistic despite their bleak surroundings
Effective use of musical interludes
Extremely dark Gothic atmosphere in buildings and set design
Many of his films prominently feature castles, churches or other old buildings
His stories are often set in non specific locations and incorporate elements from Britain and America
His antagonists are often coldly superior, brutal and thuggish but avoid getting noticed by other characters
His heroes are often neurotic, somewhat cowardly and bizarre yet also intelligent and highly moral
Often includes an exterior shot of a house or other structure with a character peering out of a window
Shoots almost exclusively in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
SpouseLena Gieseke - (24 FebruaryΒ 1989 - 31 DecemberΒ 1991)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Tim Burton win?


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Tim Burton awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Globe de Cristal - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children2017
Stinker Award - Worst SequelNomineeBatman Forever1995
Golden Eagle - Best Foreign FilmNomineeAlice in Wonderland2011
Silver Ribbon - Best 3D Film Director (Regista del Miglior Film in 3D)NomineeAlice in Wonderland2010
ACCA - Best DirectorNomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
DFWFCA Award - Best DirectorNomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
DFCS Award - Best DirectorNomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
Golden Schmoes - Best Director of the YearNomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
HFCS Award - Best DirectorWinnerSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2008
Silver Ribbon - Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)NomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2008
NBR Award - Best DirectorWinnerSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
Rondo Statuette - Best MovieNomineeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmNomineeDark Shadows2012
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeBatman Returns1993
Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeBatman Returns1993
Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeSleepy Hollow2000
Best Film of the 1990s - Best FilmNomineeEdward Scissorhands2000
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeEdward Scissorhands1991
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationWinnerEdward Scissorhands1991
Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerEdward Scissorhands1992
Silver Condor - Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera en Idioma no EspaΓ±ol)NomineeBig Fish2005
CFCA Award - Best DirectorNomineeBig Fish2004
David - Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeBig Fish2004
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeMars Attacks!1997
OFTA Film Award - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror PictureNomineeMars Attacks!1997
Golden Satellite Award - Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed MediaNomineeMars Attacks!1997
Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Γ…rets utenlandske kinofilm)NomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2005
SFX Award - Best DirectorNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2005
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeBatman1990
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeBeetle Juice1989
Silver Condor - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)NomineeEd Wood1996
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeEd Wood1995
Palme d'Or - NomineeEd Wood1995
CEC Award - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerEd Wood1996
Golden Train Award - Best FilmNomineeEd Wood1994
Oscar - Best Animated Feature Film of the YearNomineeCorpse Bride2006
Silver Condor - Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)NomineeCorpse Bride2006
BAA - Best Feature for "Corpse Bride"WinnerCorpse Bride2006
INOCA - Best Animated FeatureNomineeCorpse Bride2006
Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeCorpse Bride2006
OFTA Film Award - Best Animated PictureNomineeCorpse Bride2006
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesNomineeCorpse Bride2006
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmNomineeCorpse Bride2005
Future Film Festival Digital Award - WinnerCorpse Bride2005
Golden Satellite Award - Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed MediaNomineeJames and the Giant Peach1997
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesNominee92010
Oscar - Best Animated FeatureNomineeFrankenweenie2013
BAFTA Film Award - Best Animated FilmNomineeFrankenweenie2013
EDA Award - Best Animated Feature FilmNomineeFrankenweenie2013

Tim Burton roles

Movie / Series Role
Alice in WonderlandDirector
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetDirector
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenDirector
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenPassenger on an Attraction (uncredited)
Batman ReturnsDirector
Dark ShadowsDirector
Sleepy HollowDirector
Edward ScissorhandsDirector
Edward ScissorhandsWriter
Planet of the ApesDirector
Big FishDirector
Mars Attacks!Director
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDirector
Men in Black 3Alien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Beetle JuiceDirector
Ed WoodDirector
The Nightmare Before ChristmasWriter
Big EyesDirector
Pee-wee's Big AdventureDirector
Pee-wee's Big AdventureThug in alley (uncredited)
Corpse BrideDirector
Corpse BrideWriter
The Muppet MovieMuppet Performer (uncredited)
HoffaCorpse (uncredited)
The Grand TourSelf - Special Guest 1 episode, 2017
Made in HollywoodSelf 4 episodes, 2010-2016
Alfred Hitchcock PresentsDirector
Faerie Tale TheatreDirector
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf / ... 2 episodes, 1992-2006
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1999

Tim Burton's Quotes

  • You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.
  • [commenting on the demolition of the Landmark casino in Las Vegas for the film Mars Attacks! (1996)] "It was like watching something die."
  • [genres] "I had never really done something that was more of a horror film, and it's funny, because those are the kind of movies that I like probably more than any other genre. The script had images in it that I liked ."
  • [memories] "I remember when I was younger, I had these two windows in my room, nice windows that looked out onto the lawn, and for some reason my parents walled them up and gave me this little slit window that I had to climb up on a desk to see out of. To this day I never asked them why; I should ask them."
  • Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.

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Interesting Facts about Tim Burton

  1. At the end of Beetle Juice (1988), Beetlejuice metamorphoses into a bizarre creature with a merry-go-round on his head. On the top of this merry-go-round is a smiling skull which became Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The latter movie had been a pet project of Burton's since his days as an animator at Disney.
  2. He has an interest in clowns, and his films will often include them or make reference to them.
  3. Credits his former fiancΓ©e, Lisa Marie, as his muse. She is often in his projects (Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The World of Stainboy (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001)) or is paid homage in them (she was the inspiration for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)'s Sally).
  4. Engaged to Lisa Marie from 1992-2001.
  5. Used the song "It's Not Unusual", performed by Tom Jones, in Edward Scissorhands (1990) and then in Mars Attacks! (1996).
  6. Lives in Ojai (California) and New York.
  7. Is a "Bollywood" fan.
  8. Nearly everywhere he goes, he carries a pocket-size sketchbook and a small watercolor kit.
  9. Usually dresses in black, because he doesn't like spending too much time matching colors.
  10. Younger brother Daniel Burton is also an artist.
  11. Was voted the 49th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, being the youngest director on this list of 50.
  12. He was hired as the director of the failed Superman (1997) movie.
  13. Among his cinematic influences are Mario Bava, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Barbara Steele whom he homaged in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
  14. Is a big fan of "nudie" director Russ Meyer.
  15. He once said he never remembers his dreams, apart from five recurring dreams, one of them involving the girl he was in love with when he was a teenager and another involving his parents' bedroom.
  16. Played water polo and swam for Burbank High School in California.
  17. Has made eight films with Johnny Depp: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012).
  18. Ranked #6 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100].
  19. Is a big fan of Italian director Mario Bava. He once said he would like to remake Bava's classic La maschera del demonio (1960) with his former partner Lisa Marie. He also appeared in two documentaries about Bava.
  20. Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival in 1997.

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