TIM BURTON (Director) is widely regarded as one of cinema's
most imaginative and
visual filmmakers. He has achieved both critical and commercial success in the
live-action and animation genres.
Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (2016) is based on the
arresting novel of the same name, a story that features a collection of vintage
photographs. Its characters and imagery are brought to life in Burton's unique
In addition to Burton's dedication to filmmaking, he has an enthusiasm for
painting. In 2014 he directed "Big Eyes," a film about the artist Margaret
whose portrayal Amy Adams received a Golden Globe for best actress - musical or
comedy. The film is a confluence of his two passions-film and art.
Burton is known for reinvigorating the stop-motion industry, starting with
the cult classic
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993), followed by "Corpse Bride" (2005) and
"Frankenweenie" (2012), both Academy Award- and BAFTA-nominated films. He also
produced "James and the Giant Peach" (1996).
In 2010, Burton directed Disney's blockbuster hit "Alice in Wonderland,"
which won two
Academy Awards, and earned more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box
Burton received a National Board of Review Award for his directing work on
Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), which also won the Golden Globe
for best film - musical or comedy, and best actor, musical or comedy for Johnny
In 2003, Burton received a BAFTA nomination for best director for the fantasy
"Big Fish." His most critically acclaimed film, "Ed Wood" (1994), won two
Oscars and a
Golden Globe, and received two BAFTA nominations.
Burton has a passionate following, notably for unique features such as his
debut and surprise comedic hit, "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (1985), the wildly
"Beetlejuice" (1988), the genre-defining "Batman" (1989) and its 1992 follow-up
Arguably his most beloved film is the 1990 romantic fantasy "Edward
directed, co-written and produced by Burton. The film also marked the start of
successful cinematic partnership with Johnny Depp, who delivered a poignant
performance in the title role. Burton's other films include "Dark Shadows"
"Frankenweenie" (2012), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005), "Sleepy
(1999), "Planet of the Apes" (2001) and "Mars Attacks!" (1996).
In addition to his role as director, Burton has produced several films
Through the Looking Glass" (2016), "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (2012), "9"
(2009), "Batman Forever" (1995) and "Cabin Boy" (1994). He has also directed two
music videos for rock band The Killers.
In 2015, Burton released "The Napkin Art of Tim Burton," a book of sketches
doodles drawn on napkins he collected on his travels. It is a look into the mind
of a man
who is always on the road, and sharply observant of the strange world around
book is a mini-companion to his 2009 release, "The Art of Tim Burton," a
comprising more than 40 years of his personal and professional artwork. The
of Modern Art (MoMA) opened an extensive exhibition of his work in New York,
went on to tour in Melbourne, Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris and Seoul. An updated
version of his exhibition, "The World of Tim Burton," has been presented in
Tokyo, Osaka, Bruhl, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Mexico City. It
to tour internationally, with a stop planned in Las Vegas in the fall of 2019.
In 1997, Burton released a collection of illustrated poems entitled "The
Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories."
Burton grew up in Burbank, Calif., and attended California Institute of the
Arts, where he
studied animation, before moving on to the animation department at Walt Disney
Studios. While there, he directed the 1982 stop-motion animated short film
which was inspired and ultimately narrated by Burton's idol, Vincent Price. At
also directed the 1983 kung-fu-inspired adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel," and
live-action short "Frankenweenie."
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