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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Tim Burton to Direct Live-Action 'Dumbo' for Disney

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Disney has confirmed that Alice in Wonderland helmsman Tim Burton will direct a live action remake of Dumbo - the classic 1941 animation about a baby elephant who can fly. Burton - whose last movie for Disney took $1 billion - will direct from a screenplay from Transformers: Dark of the Moon's Ehren Kruger.

Tim BurtonTim Burton will helm a live-action remake of Dumbo for Disney

Kruger's script is believed to add a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey and will extend the original narrative. 

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Big Eyes Review


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 an unhealthy relationship. This is the true story of Margaret Keane, the painter responsible for those huge-eyed waifs that peered eerily from virtually everyone's wall in the 1960s and 70s. It's funny and shocking, and best of all deeply moving.

The film opens in 1958 as Margaret (Amy Adams) is fleeing with her daughter Jane (Raye, then Arthur) from an abusive marriage. She settles in San Francisco, and as she begins to establish herself as a local painter she meets fellow painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a fast-talking charmer who not only discovers that Margaret's paintings have an audience, but he takes credit for painting them himself. At first it's a case of mistaken identity, then it becomes a commercial issue. But as Walter innovates with printed posters and postcards, creating a whole industry around the mournful images, he begins to live the high life, hanging out with movie stars and world leaders while Margaret is locked in her studio at home painting to meet the demand. After he threatens her with legal ramifications and physical violence if she tells anyone the truth, Margaret finally snaps.

Burton keeps Adams at the centre of the film, drawing out her feisty personality and deep artistic sensibilities while letting Waltz become an almost cartoonish villain whirling around her. It's a clever trick, because it forces the film's central question about whether Margaret's paintings are indeed art (Terence Stamp's snooty New York art critic definitely thinks not), even as her artistic integrity is never in doubt. Adams is terrific in the role, especially since Burton focusses on her expressive eyes to draw the audience in. By comparison, Waltz is rather over-the-top, but he keeps adding subtle shades to Walter's manic bravura, and he makes the climactic courtroom sequence hilariously ridiculous.

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

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Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star in Big Eyes, the film which centres on artist Margaret Keane and her husband Walter Keane. The two stars of the Tim Burton directed movie have shared their thoughts on their complex characters and the real people they are based on.

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Christoph Waltz (L) stars in Big Eyes as Walter Keane.

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

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

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It seems Tim Burton's forthcoming art biopic 'Big Eyes' was destined to hit the big screen, with the writers having previously admitted to spending a long time on the story and the director himself having already followed the incredible Margaret Keane story.

Tim Burton at 'Big Eyes' premiere
Tim Burton was a fan of Keane before 'Big Eyes' involvement

In all Burton's work you can see the strong influence Keane has had on his on art when it came to his animated feature films. The likes of 'Corpse Bride' and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' all feature characters with the characteristic 'big eyes' made famous by Keane's paintings. 'It was material I was interested in even before I knew they were writing it because I grew up in that era of the Keane work', Burton explains. 'Then I met Margaret many years later and commissioned paintings from her, and I didn't even know Scott and Larry were working on it.'

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

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'Big Eyes' is definitely one of the most extraordinary true stories to hit the big screen in 2014, with direction from Tim Burton giving it an even more surreal edge, but Jason Schwartzman insists the true events that occurred stretched belief even further.

Jason Schwartzman in 'Big Eyes'
Jason plays a gallery owner in 'Big Eyes'

Margaret Keane's remarkable paintings of people with outsize eyes were a phenomenon in themselves and something that greatly attracted her later husband Walter. However, their marriage turned sour as he repeatedly lied to friends, family and the public that he was the artist, under the excuse to Margaret that men sell more paintings than women. The movie shows the unbelievable lengths Walter went to to keep the truth under wraps, but it seems things were even weirder than we get to see.

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Tim Burton - Photographs from the New York premiere of biographical drama 'Big Eyes' which stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz and is directed by Tim Burton. The premiere was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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