|Born||Timothy William Burton|
August 25, 1958
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California
|Years active||1971 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Lena Gieseke (1989-1991)|
|Domestic partner(s)||Lisa Marie (1992-2001)|
Helena Bonham Carter (2001-)
Timothy "Tim" William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County California, United States. The year 1971 in film involved some significant events Events February 8 - Bob Dylan 's hour long documentary Lisa Marie Smith (born December 5, 1968) is an American model and actress who uses simply Lisa Marie as her stage name Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated English actress. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A designer is a person who designs something Perhaps the broadest definition is that provided by Herbert Simon: ‘Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance.
The director of two Batman films, Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), he has collaborated with actor Johnny Depp prolifically in films such as Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride in 2005. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Batman Returns is a 1992 Superhero film directed by Tim Burton. John Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American Fantasy film, written by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson, and directed by Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 period Horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 Film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. His 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, also starring Depp in the leading role, won the award for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) at the 65th Golden Globe Awards. Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical thriller and the Film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 65th Golden It was also nominated for Best Actor, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design at the 80th Academy Awards. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC He has also collaborated extensively with composer Danny Elfman, in such films as Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to name a few. Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American Musician, who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton
Burton was born in Burbank, California, the first of two sons to Bill Burton and Jean Erickson. Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County California, United States. His year of birth is sometimes mistakenly given as 1960, most notably in his own books, and the picture book of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Burton described his childhood self as quirky, self-absorbed and highly imaginative. As a child growing up in Burbank, he staged an axe murder with his brother to scare the neighbors, prompting them to call the police. This is how he got his nickname axe wound. He repeated the prank again with similar results. He found home life and school difficult, often escaping the reality of everyday life by watching horror and low budget films, to which he would later pay tribute in his biography of Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing Ed Wood redirects here For the film see Ed Wood (film, and for the former British Foreign Secretary see E Another film figure of importance in Burton's childhood is Vincent Price, whose films would deeply influence the upcoming director's career. Vincent Leonard Price Jr ( May 27 1911 &ndash October 25 1993) was an American Film Actor, remembered He was inspired early on by Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion films. Ray Harryhausen (born Raymond Frederick Harryhausen on June 29, 1920 in Los Angeles California) is an Academy Award -winning
After high school, he won a Disney scholarship to attend the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. The California Institute of the Arts, commonly referred to as CalArts, is located in Valencia California, a suburb of Los Angeles California. Valencia is a Planned community located in Los Angeles County California in the northwestern corner of the Santa Clarita Valley, adjacent to He studied at the Character Animation program for three years. Burton's first job in animation was working as a cell painter on Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. Ralph Bakshi (born October 29 1938 is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 animated Fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi.  Burton was then hired by the Walt Disney Studios as an animator apprentice. Walt Disney Animation Studios (as Walt Disney Feature Animation is a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing Animation studio in the world Burton's job was to draw for The Fox and the Hound, but he was dissatisfied with the artistic direction of the movie. The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 Animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions, first released to Movie theatres in the U He later commented on the refusal of Disney to use his design for The Fox and the Hound because his designs made the characters, in opposition to Disney's desires, "look like roadkill. " Burton was not happy during his Disney period, but it was then that he wrote and drew the poem and illustrations that would be the basis for his celebrated The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 stop-motion Fantasy
In 1982, Burton made his first short, Vincent, a six-minute black and white stop-motion film based around a poem written by Burton, and depicting a young boy who fantasizes that he is his (and Burton's) screen idPrice]], with Price himself providing narration. Vincent is a 1982 Stop-motion Short film written designed and directed by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs Stop motion (or frame-by-frame) animation is an Animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own The film was released alongside the teen drama Tex, for two weeks in one Los Angeles cinema. Tex is a 1982 film drama from Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Tim Hunter based on the novel of the same name This was followed by Burton's first live-action production Hansel and Gretel, a Japanese themed adaptation of Grimm's tale for The Disney Channel, which climaxes in a kung-fu fight between Hansel and Gretel and the witch. For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. Having aired once at 10:30pm on Halloween 1982 and promptly shelved, it is next to impossible to locate, which contributes to the false rumor that this project does not exist. Next was the live-action short Frankenweenie, starring Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern and Shelley Duvall (an early supporter of Burton's work). Frankenweenie ( 1984) is a short film directed by Tim Burton, and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. Barrett Spencer Oliver (born August 24, 1973) is an American former Child actor who later found work as a Photographer. Daniel Stern is The pen name of Marie d'Agoult Daniel Stern (actor - an actor who appeared in the films Diner Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an award-winning American Film and Television actress. Shot in black and white and inspired by James Whale's Frankenstein, Frankenweenie features a boy who reanimates his dog Sparky who was hit by a car. James Whale ( July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) was a British born Film director, best known for his work in the Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a Novel written by the British author Mary Shelley Although the film won praise at film festivals, Disney was concerned that the film was too scary for children and, not knowing what to do with it, shelved the film. (Frankenweenie later received a video release in 1992).
Although Burton's work had yet to see wide release, he began to attract the attention of the film industry. Actor/producer Griffin Dunne approached Burton to direct After Hours (1985), a comedy about a bored word processor who survives a crazy night in SoHo that had already been passed over by Martin Scorsese. Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955) is an American Actor and Film director. After Hours is an American Black comedy / thriller film released in 1985, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by This article is about an area of Manhattan, New York City. For the area in London UK see Soho. However, when financing for The Last Temptation of Christ fell through, Burton bowed out of the project out of respect for Scorsese. The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 film directed by Martin Scorsese.
Not long after, actor Paul Reubens saw Frankenweenie and chose Burton to direct the cinematic spinoff of his popular character Pee-wee Herman. Pee-wee's Big Adventure is a 1985 adventure Comedy film directed by Tim Burton in his full-length film debut Pee-Wee Herman gained mainstream popularity with a successful stage show at the Roxy which was later turned into an HBO special. The Pee-wee Herman Show is a stage show developed by Paul Reubens in 1980 The film, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), was made on a budget of $7 million and grossed more than $40 million at the box office. Pee-wee's Big Adventure is a 1985 adventure Comedy film directed by Tim Burton in his full-length film debut Burton, a fan of the eccentric musical group Oingo Boingo, asked vocalist/songwriter Danny Elfman to provide the music for the film. Oingo Boingo was an American New Wave band They are better known for their influence soundtrack contributions and high energy Halloween concerts Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American Musician, who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton Since then, Elfman has provided the score for all but two Burton films, Ed Wood, and Sweeney Todd. Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical thriller and the Film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and
After directing episodes for the revitalized TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre, Burton received his next big project: Beetlejuice (1988), a supernatural comedy about a young couple forced to cope with life after death, as well as a family of pretentious yuppies invading their treasured New England home. Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by Tim Burton. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an Anthology Television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an award-winning American Film and Television actress. Faerie Tale Theatre, fully Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre, is a Live action Children's television series created by Shelley Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by Tim Burton. Starring Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, and featuring Michael Keaton as the famously repulsive bio-exorcist Beetlejuice, the film grossed about $80 million on a relatively low budget and won a Best Makeup Design Oscar. Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3 1958 is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -winning American Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning and Emmy -nominated Michael John Douglas (born September 9 1951 better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American Actor, known for his early comedic roles in It would later be converted into a cartoon of the same name, with Burton playing a role as executive producer, that would run for four seasons on ABC and later Fox. Beetlejuice is an Animated television series loosely based on the like-titled film it aired from September 9 1989 to December 6 1991 The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
Burton's ability to produce hits with low budgets impressed studio executives and he received his first big budget film Batman (1989). Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The mega-budget production, based in London, was plagued with problems. Burton repeatedly clashed with the film's producers, Jon Peters and Peter Guber, but the most notable debacle involved casting. For other uses see John Peters. Jon Pagano Peters (born on 2 June 1945 in Van Nuys California to Jack Peters Howard Peter Guber (b 2 March 1942 in Newton Massachusetts) is an American Film Burton wanted to cast Michael Keaton from his previous role as Beetlejuice, despite Keaton's average physique, inexperience with action films, and reputation as a comic actor. Michael John Douglas (born September 9 1951 better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American Actor, known for his early comedic roles in Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by Tim Burton. Although Burton won out in the end, the furor over the casting provoked enormous fan animosity, to the extent that Warner Brothers' share price slumped. Burton had considered it ridiculous to cast a bulked-up he-man as Batman, insisting that the Caped Crusader should be an ordinary (albeit fabulously wealthy) man who dressed up in an elaborate bat costume to frighten criminals. Burton cast Jack Nicholson as the Joker (Tim Curry being his second choice) in a move that helped assuage fans' fears, as well as attracting older audiences not as interested in a superhero film. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals The Joker is a fictional character appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics. Timothy James Curry (born 19 April 1946 is an English Actor, Singer, Voice actor, and Composer, as well as having a career as a
When the film opened in June 1989, it was backed by the biggest marketing and merchandising campaign in film history at the time, and became one of the biggest box office hits of all time, grossing well over $400 million worldwide and $250 million in the U. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton Georgia for $20 million The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been S. alone (numbers not adjusted for inflation). The film proved to be a huge influence on future superhero films, which eschewed the bright, all-American heroism of Superman for a grimmer look and characters with more psychological depth. Superman (also known as Superman The Movie) is a 1978 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the
"I was never a giant comic book fan, but I've always loved the image of Batman and The Joker. Batman The Killing Joke is an influential one-shot Superhero Comic book written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The reason I've never been a comic book fan - and I think it started when I was a child - is because I could never tell which box I was supposed to read. I don't know if it was dyslexia or whatever, but that's why I loved The Killing Joke, because for the first time I could tell which one to read. Dyslexia is considered to be a Learning disability. It manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language particularly with Reading and Spelling It's my favorite. It's the first comic I've ever loved. And the success of those graphic novels made our ideas more acceptable. "
In 1990, Burton co-wrote (with Caroline Thompson) and directed Edward Scissorhands, re-uniting with Winona Ryder from Beetlejuice. Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American Fantasy film, written by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson, and directed by Caroline Thompson (born 1956, Washington DC) is a Screenwriter and Film director. Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29 1971 better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress His friend, Johnny Depp, a teen idol at the end of the 1980s due primarily to his work on the hit TV series 21 Jump Street, was cast in the title role of Edward, who was the creation of an eccentric and old-fashioned inventor (played by Vincent Price, in his last appearance on screen before his death). John 21 Jump Street (originally titled Jump Street Chapel) is an hour long police drama television series, developed by Fox Network. Vincent Leonard Price Jr ( May 27 1911 &ndash October 25 1993) was an American Film Actor, remembered Edward looked human, but was left with scissors in the place of hands due to the untimely death of his creator. Set in suburbia (the film was shot in Tampa, Florida), the film is largely seen as Burton's autobiography of his own childhood in the suburb of Burbank. Price at one point is said to have remarked, "Tim is Edward. " Johnny Depp wrote a similar comment in the foreword to Mark Salisbury's book, Burton on Burton, regarding his first meeting with Burton over the casting of the film. Edward is considered Burton's best movie by many fans and critics. Following this collaboration with Burton, Depp went on to star in Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 period Horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 Film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical thriller and the Film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and
Although Warner Brothers had declined to make the more personal Scissorhands even after the success of Batman, Burton finally agreed to direct the sequel for Warner Brothers on the condition that he would be granted total control. Batman Returns is a 1992 Superhero film directed by Tim Burton. The result was Batman Returns which featured Michael Keaton returning as the Dark Knight, and a new triad of villains: Danny DeVito (as the Penguin), Michelle Pfeiffer (as Catwoman) and Christopher Walken as Max Shreck, an evil corporate tycoon. Michael John Douglas (born September 9 1951 better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American Actor, known for his early comedic roles in Daniel Michael DeVito Jr (born November 17 1944 is an American Actor, director and producer, who first gained prominence for his portrayal The Penguin ( Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot) a DC Comics Supervillain, was introduced by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Michelle Marie Pfeiffer ( IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/ born April 29 1958 is an American Actress. Catwoman is a Fictional character associated with DC Comics ' Batman franchise. Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor. Max Shreck is a fictional character and an adversary of Batman. Darker and considerably more personal than its predecessor, concerns were raised that the film was too scary for children. Audiences were even more uncomfortable at the film's overt sexuality, personified by the sleek, fetish-inspired styling of Catwoman's costume. One critic remarked, "too many villains spoiled the Batman", highlighting Burton's decision to focus the storyline more on the villains instead of Batman. The film also polarized the fanbase, with some loving the darkness and quirkiness, while others felt it wasn't true to the core aspects of the source material. Tim Burton made many changes to the Penguin which would be applied to the Penguin in both comics and television. While in the comics, he was an ordinary man, Burton created a freak of nature resembling a penguin with webbed, flipper-like fingers, a hooked, beak-like nose, and a penguin-like body. Batman Returns was made for $80 million, equivalent to over $119. Batman Returns is a 1992 Superhero film directed by Tim Burton. 8 million in 2007, and grossed $282. 8 million world-wide, equivalent to over $423. 6 million in 2007.
Burton then went on to do preliminary work on the third installment in the franchise. See also Batman Forever (score, Batman Forever (soundtrack, Batman Forever (video game, Batman Forever The Arcade Game Batman Val Kilmer was cast as the title character (after Michael Keaton turned down the offer to reprise his previous role after Burton's departure from the project), Chris O'Donnell was cast as Robin, Jim Carrey was cast as the Riddler (after Robin Williams turned down the part), Tommy Lee Jones was cast as Two-Face, and Nicole Kidman was cast as love interest Dr. Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American Actor. Christopher Eugene O'Donnell (born June 26 1970 is a Golden Globe -nominated American Actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several Fictional characters appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics, originally James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17 1962 is a Canadian-American Film actor and Comedian. The Riddler ( Edward Nigma or Nygma, or Nashton) is a Fictional character, a DC Comics Supervillain, an enemy of Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild - and Emmy Award -winning This article is about the DC comics villain For the Nigerian musician see 2face Idibia. Chase Meridian. Warner Brothers ultimately threw out Burton after they realized the tone of the film was to be similar to Batman Returns. Burton left the Batman franchise (but returned as a producer for the Joel Schumacher–directed Batman Forever (1995), a movie which he said had a title "like a tattoo you get when you're on drugs"). Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York City) is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer See also Batman Forever (score, Batman Forever (soundtrack, Batman Forever (video game, Batman Forever The Arcade Game Batman
Next, Burton wrote and produced (but did not direct, due to schedule constraints on Batman Returns) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), originally meant to be a children's book in rhyme. The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 stop-motion Fantasy The film was directed by Henry Selick and written by Michael McDowell and Caroline Thompson, based on Burton's original story, world and characters. Henry Selick (born November 30 1952) is an American Stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing Michael McEachern McDowell (born 1 June 1950 in Enterprise Alabama, died 27 December 1999, Boston Massachusetts The film received positive reviews for the film's stop motion animation, musical score and original storyline and was a box office success grossing $50 million. Burton collaborated with Selick again for James and the Giant Peach (1996), which Burton co-produced. James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 Fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name The movie helped to generate a renewed interest in stop-motion animation.
A deleted scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas features a group of vampires playing hockey on the frozen pond with the decapitated head of producer Tim Burton. The head was later replaced with a Jack-o'-lantern. A jack-o'-lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O'Lantern)is typically a carved Pumpkin.
His next film, Ed Wood (1994), was of a much smaller scale, depicting the life of Ed Wood Jr, a filmmaker sometimes called "the worst director of all time. Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing Ed Wood redirects here For the film see Ed Wood (film, and for the former British Foreign Secretary see E " Starring Johnny Depp in the title role, the film is a homage to the low-budget sci-fi and horror films of Burton's childhood, and handles its comical protagonist and his motley band of collaborators with surprising fondness and sensitivity. John Due to creative squabbles during the making of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman declined to score Ed Wood, and the assignment went to Howard Shore. The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 stop-motion Fantasy Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American Musician, who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award -winning Canadian Composer While a commercial failure at the time of its release, Ed Wood was well received by critics and has since gathered a considerable fanbase, as well as helped revive the public interest for the films of Ed Wood Jr. Martin Landau also received an Academy Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi. Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award -winning American Film and television Actor. Béla Lugosi (October 20 1882 &ndash August 16 1956 was an iconic Hungarian stage and film actor best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula in the American
Elfman and Burton reunited for Mars Attacks! (1996). Mars Attacks! is a 1996 Black comedy and Science fiction Movie by Tim Burton based on the popular card series Mars Based on a popular science fiction trading card series, the film was a hybrid of 1950s sci-fi flicks and 1970s all-star disaster flicks -- an anarchic cacophony of clever satire and goofy mayhem. Coincidence made it an inadvertent spoof of the blockbuster, Independence Day, made around the same time and released five months earlier. Independence Day (also known by its promotional abbreviation ID4) is a 1996 Science fiction film about a hostile Alien invasion Although the film boasted an all-star cast, including Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Rod Steiger, and Jack Black, among others, the film received mixed reviews by American critics and was mostly ignored by American audiences. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE Honour and so holds an honorary OBE Michael J Fox (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9 1961 is a Canadian / American Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American Actress and producer with a portfolio of Television, Film Natalie Portman (נטלי פורטמן born Natalie Hershlag June 9 1981 is an Israeli American Actress. Lukas Daniel Haas (born April 16 1976) is an Emmy - nominated American Actor. Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American Singer and Actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known Rod Steiger ( April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award -winning Actor known for his Thomas Jack Black Jr (born August 28 1969 is an American Actor, Comedian and Musician. It was however more successful abroad, and later managed to gather an American fan base from its television airings and DVD release.
Sleepy Hollow, released in the autumn of 1999, was a return to vintage Burton, with a supernatural setting, unique sets and another offbeat performance by Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, now a detective with an interest in forensic science rather than the schoolteacher of Washington Irving's original tale. Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 period Horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman John Ichabod Crane is a Fictional character in Washington Irving 's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, first published in 1820 Washington Irving (April 3 1783 – November 28 1859 was an American Author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th With Hollow, Burton paid homage to the old horror movies from English company Hammer Film Productions. Hammer Film Productions is a film production company based in the United Kingdom. Hammer veteran Christopher Lee is given a cameo role. Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922 is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated Saturn Award-winning English Actor A host of Burton regulars appeared in supporting roles (Michael Gough, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Walken, among others) and Christina Ricci was cast as Katrina van Tassel. Michael Gough (born November 23 1913) is an Academy Award -nominated British Character actor who has appeared in over 100 films Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946 Jones went to London in 1969 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, following that Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor. Christina Ricci (born February 12 1980 is an Emmy Award -nominated American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Wednesday Addams in Mostly well-received by critics, and with a special mention to Elfman's Gothic score, the film won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, as well as two BAFTAs for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. A box office success, Sleepy Hollow was also a turning point for Burton. Along with change in his personal life (separation from Lisa Marie), Burton changed radically in style for his next project, leaving the haunted forests and colorful outcasts behind to go on to directing Planet of the Apes which, as Burton had repeatedly noted, was "not a remake" of the earlier film. Planet of the Apes is a 2001 Science fiction film and Remake of the 1968 film of the same name.
Conceived as an original television series based on the immortal works of L. Tim Burton's Lost In Oz was conceived as an original television series based on the immortal works of L Frank Baum, "Tim Burton's Lost In Oz" was never aired. Though a pilot script was written by Trey Callaway with direct input from Burton as an executive producer and a number of key scenes were filmed by veteran television producer/director Michael Katleman, budgetary constraints ultimately prevented the project from being fully realized.
His book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories was published in 1996. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories, by Tim Burton, is a book of poems that tell the stories of children with various defects The collection of verse is about misfit children such as Oyster Boy, Match Girl, Stainboy (which later became short animations), the Girl Who Turned into a Bed, and other such outcasts. The World of Stainboy is a series of Flash animation shorts created in 2000 by director Tim Burton and animated by Flinch Studios The book was published by the publishing company Faber and Faber, which also published the original artwork of Sleepy Hollow in 1999.
Planet of the Apes was a commercial success, grossing $68 million in its opening weekend. Planet of the Apes is a 2001 Science fiction film and Remake of the 1968 film of the same name. It was however panned by critics and widely considered inferior to the first adaptation of the book. Planet of the Apes is a novel by Pierre Boulle, originally published in 1963 in French as La Planète des singes. The main criticism was that the movie went for a more watered down "popcorn" feel than the dark, cerebral and nihilistic tone of the 1968 film. The film was a significant departure from Burton's usual style, and there was much subsequent debate about whether the film was really Burton's, or if he was just a "hired gun" who did what he was asked.  Burton reportedly clashed with the studio during the whole making of the film, once going as far as abruptly leaving the set for the day. There were also many reports about last minute changes in the movie. Despite the commercial success of the movie and an ending that clearly suggested the possibility of a sequel, apparently there are no intentions from the studio or Burton to make another Apes movie.
Burton went on to direct Big Fish (2003) which received four Golden Globe nominations. Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy Drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) was later nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 Film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. Corpse Bride (2005), featuring Johnny Depp in the lead role, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. John "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Charlie and Bride were Burton's most critically-praised movies in years. Charlie was a huge box office success that made over $207 million domestically.
In 2006 Burton began early work on the film Believe It or Not. By June, Burton announced that he would be postponing his work on this film to instead concentrate on the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical thriller and the Film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and This would become yet another collaboration with Johnny Depp, who signed on to play the murderous barber. John By June 19, 2007 Burton announced that he was withdrawing completely from the Believe It or Not film. Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The Dreamworks/Warner Bros. production was released on December 21, 2007. Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Burton's work on Sweeney Todd won the National Board of Review Award for Best Director, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.  and won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Art Direction. Helena Bonham Carter won an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Mrs. Lovett. Mrs Lovett is a fictional character appearing in many adaptations of the story Sweeney Todd. Actor Johnny Depp was also nominated for the best actor Oscar, for the role of Sweeney Todd. Sweeney Todd is a semi-fictional character who first appeared as one of the Protagonists of a Penny dreadful serial entitled The String of Pearls Depp also won the award for Best Villain as Todd in the 2008 MTV awards.
In November 2007, Burton signed a deal with Disney to direct two 3-D films. See also [[stereoscopy]] In film the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images The first will be a motion capture adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (http://imdb.com/title/tt1014759/), which is currently in pre-production. Motion capture, motion tracking, or mocap are terms used to describe the process of recording movement and translating the movement onto a digital model Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865 is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known under the Pseudonym Lewis It will start filming in May 2008. Afterwards, he will remake Frankenweenie as a stop-motion film. Frankenweenie ( 1984) is a short film directed by Tim Burton, and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. Stop motion (or frame-by-frame) animation is an Animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own  He has been confirmed as the diretcor of Dark Shadows, a Warner Bros plus Depp's Infinitum-Nihil production based on the '60s daytime supernatural soap of the same name. Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network from June 27, 1966 to Johnny Depp is expected to star as the vampire Barnabas and John August is the rumored screenwriter. John Saint Barnabas (1st century born Joseph was an early Christian convert one of the earliest disciples in Jerusalem. John August (born August 4, 1970 in Boulder Colorado as John Meise is an American Screenwriter and Film director.
Burton currently lives with Helena Bonham Carter, with whom he has a son, Billy Ray Burton, born October 4, 2003, and a daughter born December 15, 2007. Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated English actress. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Burton and Bonham Carter live in Belsize Park, London. Belsize Park is an area of north-west London, England in the London Borough of Camden, located north-west of Charing Cross. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The couple also own the home of former British Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, Bonham Carter's great-grandfather, in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Herbert Henry Asquith 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC ( 12 September 1852 &ndash 15 February 1928) served Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from They also own a house in Sutton Courteny, near Didcot on Oxfordshire.
Burton made close friend Johnny Depp one of his son's godfathers soon after his birth. John In Burton On Burton, Depp wrote the intro, stating, "What more can I say about him? He is a brother, a friend, my godson's father. He is a unique and brave soul, someone that I would go to the ends of the earth for, and I know, full and well, he would do the same for me. "
Tim often casts certain actors more than once in his films. Burton has consistently worked with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Reubens, Jack Nicholson, Jeffrey Jones, and Michael Keaton among many others. John Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated English actress. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946 Jones went to London in 1969 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, following that Michael John Douglas (born September 9 1951 better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American Actor, known for his early comedic roles in
|Actor||Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)||Beetlejuice (1988)||Batman (1989)||Edward Scissorhands (1990)||Batman Returns (1992)||The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)||Ed Wood (1994)||Mars Attacks! (1996)||Sleepy Hollow (1999)||Planet of the Apes (2001)||Big Fish (2003)||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)||Corpse Bride(2005)||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(2007)|
|Helena Bonham Carter|
|Year||Title||Oscar nominations||Oscar win|
|1985||Pee-wee's Big Adventure|
|2001||Planet of the Apes|
|2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||1|
|2007||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||3||1|
|National Board of Review|
for The Departed
for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Burton, Timothy William|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Film Director, Producer, Writer, Conceptual artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 25, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Burbank, California, U.S.A.|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|