Birth DateTimothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California.
Early LifeTim Burton started doing stop motion projects as a child as young as 13, he made them on 8 mm film, and his first short film "The Island of Doctor Igor", which he made in his backyard.
School YearsBurton was not a particulary good student and found his interest in art, such as; painting, drawing and watching films. He then attended California Institute of the Arts and studied Character Animation. Henry Selick, one of Burton's fellow classmates from school, worked together in the films "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "James and the Giant Peach."
Movie Release: BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice was released and produced $8,030,897 in the opening weekend. It overall produced 15 million dollars and was named the 10th highest grossing film of 1988. It is a comedy horror fantasy film and it starred Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis.
-(1990) Won — Outstanding Animated Program / Beetlejuice Academy Awards
(2006) Nominated — Best Animated Feature / Corpse Bride
(2013) Nominated — Best Animated Feature / Frankenweenie BAFTA Awards
(2004) Nominated — Best Direction / Big Fish Cannes Film Festival
(1994) Nominated — Palme d'Or / Ed Wood Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
(2004) Nominated — Best Director / Big Fish
Movie Release: Edward ScissorhandsIn the opening week the film produced $6,325,249. It eventually profited $86.02 million. The New York Times wrote "the chemistry between Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, who were both together in real life at the time (1989–1993), gave the film teen idol potential, drawing younger audiences." This was a romantic fantasy film and starred Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.
Movie Release: The Nightmare Before ChristmasThis movie earned $50 million on its first theatrical run. It then grossed $74.4 million. This was a American stop motion musical horror fantasy film. It starred Danny Elfman, Chris Saradon and Catherine O'Hara.
Personal LifeBurton and his partner Helena Bonham Carter, have two children, Billy Raymond and Nell. The godfather of both his children is Johnny Depp, as they are very close friends.
AwardsGolden Globe Awards
(2008) Nominated — Best Director – Motion Picture / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(2008) Won — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street National Board of Review Awards
(2008) Won — Best Director / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Movie Release: Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetIn the opening week the film produced $9,300,805. Overall, the movie has made $152.52 million. It is a horror musical film. It starred Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman.
AwardsProducers Guild of America Awards
(2006) Nominated — Animated Motion Picture / Corpse Bride(2008) Honored — Scream Awards: Scream Immortal Award
(2009) Won — Best Producer / 9 64th Venice International Film Festival
(2007) Honored — Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Lacanian Psychoanalysis Prize
(2010) Won — Alice in Wonderland The Order of the Arts and Letters
(2010) Knighted by Culture Minister of France Moscow International Film Festival
(2012) "Golden George" contribution to the world
Music Video- The Killers "Bones"
Tim Burton ExhibitionsTim Burton has many Exhibitions
1."Tim Burton" at Museum of Modern Art
2."Tim Burton" at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
3."Tim Burton" at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
4."Tim Burton" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5."Tim Burton" at the Cinémathèque Française
6."Tim Burton" at Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)
PresidencyTim Burton was the President of the Jury for the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France,
Movie Release: FrankenweenieThis movie was one of the most recent ones, it opened with $1.5 million and eventually grossed to $66,168,379. It is a stop motion fantasy family film. The main stars were Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker and Catherine O'Hara.
Future ProjectsTim Burton is planning on doing a 3D stop motion film on "The Addams Family.
He is also the director of a new film coming out called "Monsterpocalypse".
"Deep" is the name of his new upcoming movie, which is an animated film.
"Big Eyes", a fim that he is going to produce and direct.
AchievementsBurton, in total so far, has directed 16 films and produced 12.
List of some of these movies:
1. Alice And Wonderland 16. Mars Attacks!
2.Batman 17. Pee-wee's Big Adventure
3. Batman Returns
5. Big Eyes
6. Big Fish
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8. Corpse Bride
9. Dark Shadows
10. Ed Wood
11. Edward Scissorhands
12. Frankenweenie (1984)
13. Frankenweenie (2012)
14. Hansel and Gretel (1982)
15. The Island of Doctor Igor
Frequent CollaborationsTim Burton uses a lot of the same actors and actresses, some examples are;
-Helena Bonham Carter -Johnny Depp -Danny DeVito
-Conchata Farrell -Alan Rickman -Michael Keaton