Sam Hamm (born November 19, 1955) is an American screenwriter, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for the Tim Burton Batman films. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made Timothy "Tim" William Burton (born August 25 1958 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and Set designer, notable for the quirky Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. As a result of his work, he was invited to write for the Batman comic. The result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, the character Henri Ducard, who later appeared in Batman Begins. Henri Ducard is a fictional character in the Batman Comic book universe Henri Ducard is a fictional character in the Batman Comic book universe Batman Begins is a 2005 American Superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, directed by Hamm's other screen credits include Never Cry Wolf and Monkeybone. Never Cry Wolf is a Book by Canadian Author Farley Mowat, first published in 1963 by McClelland and Stewart. Monkeybone is a 2001 Film that combines Live-action with Stop-motion animation. He also wrote an unused draft of the Planet of the Apes remake. Planet of the Apes is a novel by Pierre Boulle, originally published in 1963 in French as La Planète des singes.