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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.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

Alice Through The Looking Glass Review

Excellent

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot of Lewis Carroll's classic, which sent the heroine into Underland (not Wonderland) for a dark adventure that spiralled into a Lord of the Rings-scale battle. Thankfully this time the odyssey remains personal, centred on lively characters rather than overwrought plotting. And Alice's time-travelling quest is both pointed and engaging.

After captaining her late father's ship on a global journey, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to 1875 London to bad news: her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has made decisions that take her future out of her hands. As she struggles to respond, she is summoned back to Underland to help her friend Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is emotionally devastated by the fact that his entire family has been killed. So Alice decides to help by confronting Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) and stealing a device that will allow her to travel back to help the younger Hatter. But she also becomes entangled in the early life of the White and Red Queens (Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway), and the feud that grew between them as young sisters. Meanwhile, Time is terrified that Alice is unravelling the fabric of reality.

The emotional nature of Alice's mission adds a surprising layer of suspense to the entire film, while director James Bobin (The Muppets) adds a breezy comical tone to Tim Burton's stunningly visual designs. Some of the more wacky flourishes don't quite work (such as the "sea of time" imagery or Time's hand-powered vehicle), but the film more than makes up for these with wonderful character details. This lets the actors relax into their roles while cranking up the surreal touches. Wasikowska is great as the plucky heroine fighting for her right to control her own life, a strong point that's made without preaching.

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Tim Burton - The European Premiere of 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone


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Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.

Emma StoneEmma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.

The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.

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Tim Burton - Tim Burton arrives at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th April 2016

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Hear Pink Cover 'White Rabbit' For The 'Alice: Through The Looking Glass' Soundtrack


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Singer Pink is preparing to venture down the rabbit hole, for the soundtrack to sequel Alice: Through the Looking Glass, which hits theatres on May 27th. The film’s soundtrack promises to be just as quirky and fun as the movie itself, with Pink not only contributing an original song, but also covering one of pop’s most trippy 60's classics.

PinkPink features on the soundtrack to Alice Through The Looking Glass.

On the Alice: Through The Looking Glass soundtrack, Pink reworks Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 hit ‘White Rabbit’. The psychedelic track takes it’s inspiration from both Lewis Carroll’s tales of Alice and the fantastical world of Wonderland and fits perfectly with Tim Burton’s hyper-surreal vision of Carroll’s classic work.

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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Trailer


Jake has always been an ordinary boy but when he finds himself on a small island, things begin to happen that few people would be able to explain. His new friend, a beautiful young girl named Emma seems to be able to perform miraculous occurrences start to happen. 

Things become a little clearer - yet utterly more baffling - when he's taken to meet Miss Peregrine at her exceptional orphanage for children. As Jacob is quick to learn, each of Miss Peregrine's kids has a special ability, something unique to them. Emma can control oxygen and must wear hefty boots to keep her feet firmly attached to the ground, whilst Bronwyn is a little girl with incredible physical strength. 

Miss Peregrine is the protector of the children and acts as their matriarch. To keep them safe she's formulated a way of manipulating time to keep the kids away from dangerous monsters who hunt them down - however, as the dark forces become stronger the Children are placed in more and more danger - unbeknownst to Jacob, perhaps he holds the key to keeping his new friends safe. 

Tim Burton Ups His Weird Game With 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'


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All children are born different, and all children should be encouraged to embrace what makes them exceptional. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an orphanage that does just that, and it can only be Tim Burton who brings it to our screens this Fall.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is coming this Fall

Based on the 2011 debut novel by Ransom Riggs, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' stars Eva Green from 'Penny Dreadful' as the titular orphange director and 'Ender's Game' star Asa Butterfield as the Home's newest guest. It's the latest film from Tim Burton ('Big Eyes', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Sweeney Todd'), so expect unparalleled weirdness.

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Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Woody Allen: The Filmmakers Who Recycle Stars


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Quentin Tarantino is well-known for choosing to use the same actors over and over again, and it's not at all incidental. He's referred to the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Tim Roth (both of whom star in his latest film 'The Hateful Eight') as the 'Tarantino Superstars', and he's hardly alone in his favouritism.

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino loves his 'superstars'

More: Samuel L. Jackson denies being Tarantino's muse

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The BFG, Pete's Dragon And Finding Dory - Disney's Five Year Schedule Promises Lots Of Family Favourites!


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Walt Disney Pictures have been having a field day with the amount of fairytale re-makes and endless sequels being released and announced recently. No doubt one of the most prestigious film companies in Hollywood, being nearly 100 years old, the unit and its studio parent Walt Disney Studios are responsible for some of the greatest classics ever produced - but what can we expect on our screens in the next 5 or so years?

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book is set for release next year

Everyone's excited to see Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the 2017 live action re-make of 'Beauty and the Beast', and we've already received a teaser for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray. But did you know Disney are also re-launching the likes of 'Mary Poppins', 'Winnie The Pooh', and 'Pinocchio' with a script from Peter Hedges? As for sequels, 'Toy Story 4' is a no-brainer, and 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Frozen 2' already have a buzz about them, but what about 'Wreck-It Ralph 2', 'National Treasure 3' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'?

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Tim Burton - Tim Burton leaves his home in London at hampstead - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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Edward Scissorhands - Clips


Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius inventor who passed away before his subject was completed, he seems doomed to a life of solitude in a dilapidated castle. That is until the local Avon lady named Peg Boggs calls round and willingly takes the poor boy under her wing. Integrating him into civilised society isn't easy, however. While many neighbours are deeply accepting and impressed by his ability to cut hair and trim hedges, others see him as a danger with his bladed fingers that could easily cause some damage. Peg's daughter Kim is a little uneasy, despite how immediately taken Edward is of her, and her friends recognise this weakness and aim to exploit it to their advantage. Predictably, Edward's mistakes get him into a lot of trouble and he soon finds that the novelty of his presence is wearing thin.

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Tim Burton - Tim Burton Switches on at Blackpool Illuminations 2015 wearing a crab hand , The Headlands Blackpool, UK - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 4th September 2015

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Tim Burton Set To Switch On This Year's Blackpool Illuminations


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Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton has been announced as switching on this year’s Blackpool Illuminations on September 4th. The director is said to be a big fan of Blackpool and has used the seaside town as the backdrop for his latest film Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Rupert Everett and Eva Green.

Tim BurtonTim Burton will switch on the Blackpool Illuminations on September 4.

Councillor Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of the town's council, said, "Having one of the most famous film directors in the world turn on the Blackpool Illuminations is a major coup and shows the high regard the town is held in the hearts of our famous visitors."

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Nicolas Cage In A Superman Suit Is The Best Thing You'll See On The Internet All Day


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Back in the 1990s Batman director Tim Burton signed on to direct a new Superman movie penned by Mallrats writer and comic book enthusiast Kevin Smith and starring Nicolas Cage, but sadly the film never made it to the big screen. Now Superman Lives, the man of steel’s adventure which failed to take off, is once again being resurrected, this time in a doc exploring why the film never got off the ground.

Nicolas CageFootage of Nicolas Cage testing a Superman suit is making waves online.

The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened? features interviews and unseen footage which explain the story of what the film was intended to be and why it never happened. But one piece of footage unearthed in the doc has already sent the internet into a frenzy, as it shows Nicolas Cage testing out a superman costume.

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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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Tim Burton

Date of birth

25th August, 1958

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.82




Tim Burton Movies

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot...

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Trailer

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Trailer

Jake has always been an ordinary boy but when he finds himself on a small...

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius...

Big Eyes Movie Review

Big Eyes Movie Review

Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark...

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Big Eyes Trailer

Big Eyes Trailer

Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and...

Frankenweenie Movie Review

Frankenweenie Movie Review

With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one...

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Movie Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Movie Review

A riotous combination of rah-rah American patriotism and overwrought special effects nonsense, this cheeky bit...

Dark Shadows Trailer

Dark Shadows Trailer

In 1752, The Collins family moves from Liverpool for a new life in North America....

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Victor Frankenstein is a young boy with an interest in science and home movies....

Alice In Wonderland Movie Review

Alice In Wonderland Movie Review

The visual inventiveness in this film is so impressive that it almost makes up for...

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