Tim Burton

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Tim Burton (born August 25th 1958)
Tim Burton is a filmmaker known for his unique horror style in films such as 'Corpse Bride' and 'Edward Scissorhands'.

Tim Burton: Net worth
Tim Burton has a net worth of $140 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Tim Burton: Film career
Tim Burton began his career as a Disney apprentice, working on such films as 'The Fox And The Hound' and 'Tron'.
He teamed with Rick Heinrichs for his 1982 short 'Vincent' during that time, which was subsequently shown at the Chicago Film Festival. His next short was 1984's 'Frankenweenie', which he turned into a full length film in 2012 for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He was later fired from Disney.
The first full-length movie he directed was 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' in 1985, starring Paul Reubens whose titular character was previously the subject of 'The Pee Wee Herman Show'. Composer Danny Elfman worked on the movie, and continued to work with Burton on his films aside from 'Ed Wood' (1994) and his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' (2007), both starring Johnny Depp.
In 1988, he released comedy horror 'Beetlejuice' starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, and he followed that up with the first of his 'Batman' films in 1989, also starring Keaton. The film became one of the biggest hits ever gorssing $400 million across the globe, and the follow-ups were 'Batman Returns' and 'Batman Forever'.
In 1990, he released 'Edward Scissorhands', once again starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. It was later followed by the 1993 animation 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' which was written by Burton but directed by Henry Selick, who later went on to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach' in 1996.
In 1996, Burton also unveiled sci-fi 'Mars Attacks!' based on a trading card game and featuring a cast led by Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close. He once again dipped his fingers in the comic world with 'Superman Lives' in 1998, with Nicolas Cage in the lead role.
He teamed with Johnny Depp once again in the 1999 adaptation of the short story 'Sleepy Hollow', and found a new favourite actor in Helena Bonham Carter whom he met on the set of his adaptation of 'Planet of the Apes' in 2001. She went on to star in his 2003 adaptation of 'Big Fish'.
Burton teamed her and Johnny Depp for the first time in his 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' remake in 2005, before enlisting them again in his animation 'Corpse Bride' released that same year. The reunited yet again in 'Sweeney Todd', 2010's 'Alice in Wonderland' (with Mia Wasikowska) and his 'Dark Shadows' remake.
In 2009, he produced the full-length version of Shane Acker's animation short '9', with Elijah Wood among the voice stars.
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' was released in 2012 and was followed by 'Big Eyes' in 2014; a true story based on the art fraud of Walter Keane against his wife Margaret Keane. It starred Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams.
Burton has also directed two videos for The Killers: 'Bones' and 'Here with Me'.

Tim Burton: Personal life
Tim Burton grew up in Burbank, California with his minor league baseball player father Bill and shopkeeper mother Jean.
He was interested in filmmaking since childhood, starting off making stop-motion animations without sound. He went to Burbank High School and, while he didn't thrive academically, displayed his talent in interest in creative subjects.
He later enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts studying animation, where he made one of his first short films entitled 'Stalk of the Celery Monster'.
Tim Burton was previously married to artist Lena Gieseke and had a relationship with actress Lisa Marie. He started dating Helena Bonham Carter after splitting with Marie in 2001, and she sold his belongings in retaliation. They had two children named Billy and Nell, whose godfather is Johnny Depp, but the couple split in 2014.

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Big Eyes

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 2nd January 2015

Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark Shadows) for this amazing true story about both the nature of art and how easy it is to slip into...

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'Big Eyes' Stars Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz Share Their Thoughts On Margaret & Walter Keane

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 27th December 2014

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'It's Like A Parallel Universe': Tim Burton Reveals He Knew Keane Before He Knew About 'Big Eyes'

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 27th December 2014

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Jason Schwartzman: The Real 'Big Eyes' Story Is Even More Bizarre Than The Movie

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th December 2014

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Amy Adams' Refusal To Discuss Sony Hacks Results In 'Today' Show Cancellation

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th December 2014

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Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 24th December 2014

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years together, according to reports on an entertainment website.Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton at the 2013 Academy Awards.Read More: Big Eyes Could Be Tim...

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'Big Eyes' Could Be Tim Burton's Finest Movie In Years

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th December 2014

Big Eyes, the true story of painter Walter Keane, directed and produced by Tim Burton, hits theaters on Boxing Day. Keane was one of the most successful artists of the 1950s and appeared to spearhead...

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Forget 'Big Eyes', Christoph Waltz Would've Done ANY Movie With Tim Burton

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th December 2014

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Tim Burton Joined By 'Big Eyes' Cast At The New York Premiere - Part 2

Footage | 17th December 2014

Director Tim Burton was joined by the cast of 'Big Eyes' at the movie's premiere held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The film is a biopic of artist Margaret Keane, who...

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Amy Adams Poses With Artist Margaret Keane At 'Big Eyes' Premiere - Part 3

Footage | 17th December 2014

Amy Adams poses alongside her new friend Margaret Keane at the New York premiere of the latter's biopic 'Big Eyes', held at the Museum of Modern Art.The film's director Tim Burton was also made an...

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A Week In Movies: Exodus And The Third Hobbit Premiere In London, As M:I 5 Films Across Town, Spectre Is Announced And Star Wars Teases The Internet

by Rich Cline | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 5th December 2014

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Lana Del Rey Showcases The Title Track Of Big Eyes

by Charlotte Court | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 2nd December 2014

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Amy Adams Explains Unusually Humble Role In Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 2nd December 2014

Amy Adams has taken an unexpected turn in her acting career, as she appears in the role of modest and infamously defrauded painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's forthcoming biographical drama 'Big Eyes'.Amy Adams meets...

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Big Eyes

Video | 2nd December 2014

Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and children with outsize eyes. She takes to the glamorous North Beach in San Francisco in a bid to try and...

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'The Boxtrolls' Pushes The Art of Stop Motion

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 12th September 2014

Stop-motion animation is as old as cinema itself, and yet its hand-made appearance makes it especially important in today's digital age. Filmmakers committed to the painstaking process spend years making a movie; it can take...

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What Can We Expect From Tim Burton's Big Eyes? [Pictures]

by Charlotte Court | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 7th August 2014

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Michael Keaton May Reprise His Role As The Eponymous Bio-Exorcist In 'Beetlejuice 2'

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 15th February 2014

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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Staring Through The Looking Glass At Role In 'Alice In Wonderland' Sequel

by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd January 2014

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The 10 Greatest Christmas Horror Movies To Watch This Season

by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 9th December 2013

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Tim Burton In Talks With Warner Bros. For 'Beetlejuice 2'

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd October 2013

It's official Beetlejuice 2 could be an actuality! Tim Burton is in talks with Warner Bros. for a sequel to the 1988 classic, sources confirm to a US entertainment website.Tim Burton with his wife Helena...

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Helena Bonham Carter Says Tim Burton Cheating Rumous Are 'Nonsense,' Despite Photos

by Holly Williams | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 4th October 2013

Helena Bonham Carter has branded Tim Burton cheating rumours as 'nonsense' after photos surfaced of the director with another woman.A spokesperson for the 'Burton and Taylor' actress has insisted to the Daily Express, "This is...

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One Batman To Another: Michael Keaton Approves Of Ben Affleck Casting

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 30th August 2013

Former Batman Michael Keaton says he approves of Ben Affleck's casting as Batman. Affleck has been under fire from fans of the superhero ever since news of his casting was revealed. Affleck will star as...

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Ben Affleck Could Play Batman In 'Multiple' Films, And May Direct The 'Justice League' Film

by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 26th August 2013

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Lone Ranger's Johnny Depp "Truly Amazed" That He Still Gets Jobs

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th August 2013

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Being Liz: Helena Bonham Carter Opens Up On The Magic Of Playing Elizabeth Taylor

by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 17th July 2013

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by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 15th July 2013

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Johnny Depp's 50 Years Of 'Scissorhand' Successes And 'Lone Ranger' Failures

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 3rd July 2013

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Sony And Disney Plan Bold Move To Stream Movies Online While Still In Cinemas

by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th June 2013

Movie companies Sony Pictures and Disney have begun a bold new campaign in Asia in a bid to ward off piracy; by streaming movies online whilst they are still available in cinemas. The two massive...

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'Into The Woods' Adaptation Might Unite Johnny Depp With Meryl Streep On Screen

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 27th April 2013

Johnny Depp is reportedly in talks to star in his second film adaptation of a Steven Sondheim musical.This time it’s Into the Woods. If the deal is struck, Depp would be joining Meryl Streep, who...

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Oscar Time? Tim Burton To Direct Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams In 'Big Eyes'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 4th April 2013

This one's got awards written all over it. Tim Burton has signed up to direct the Weinstein Co's new movie Big Eyes, based on the relationship between Walter and Margaret Keane, according to the Hollywood...

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