Tim Burton

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  • Name: Tim Burton ( Timothy Walter Burton )
  • Date of birth: 25 August 1958
  • Age: 58 years
  • Place of birth: Burbank, California, United States
  • Height: 170
  • Activity: American film Director, producer, animator and writer
  • Marital status: divorced

    Tim Burton: a biography

    Timothy Walter Burton, better known to us as the Director and animator Tim Burton, who was born in August 1958 in the California town of Burbank. He was not a very cheerful childhood, but these years and left a decisive imprint on the work of Burton, bringing his black humor and macabre elements.

    Tim Burton
    Tim Burton | VK

    In a seemingly prosperous family of the Burtons, except where Tim grew up the youngest son, and the parents had a good stable income, the boy was lonely and isolated. He did not like noisy companies. The time spent in his room, where for some reason had been bricked up and turned into narrow slits of Windows. Timothy read Edgar Allan PoE visited the cinema where I watched mostly fiction and «horror».

    Near the house of the Burtons was the municipal cemetery. But him next to Tim’s housed offices of the film Studio «Walt Disney», «Columbia pictures» and «Warner Bros». You could say it was allegorical «picture» of the entire future creative Director who created «Edward Scissorhands».

    In 1976, Tim Burton left the bleak town and went to Santa CLARITA – California city that housed the Institute of theatrical art created by Walt disney. Here is a future Director and animator learned the basics and the intricacies of the profession.

    In 1979, Burton took Disney studios, where he worked some years as an animator and a designer of animated characters.


    A cinematic biography of Tim Burton started after he shot his debut short film. It was a 6-minute cartoon «Vincent» and the animated short film «FRANKENWEENIE». The last Studio was hesitant to release in theaters, considering it incompatible with the image of «Walt Disney».

    Tim Burton, the film-making process
    Tim Burton, filming | Pinterest

    Burton sent a copy of «FRANKENWEENIE» at different studios and has managed to attract the attention of the famous American producer and actor-comedian Paul Rubens. He trusted Tim to shoot a feature picture «Big adventure Pee-Wee». The film was a considerable success, including commercial. During the work of the young Director met with Danny Elfman, a composer who later worked with Tim Burton.

    The first success of the Director prompted the company «Warner brothers» trust Burton adaptation of the comic about Batman. During this period Tim is making a film-a fairy tale «Aladdin and his magic lamp» and a detective in the horror movie «the Pot».

    In 1988, on the screens out the horror film with elements of mysticism «Beetlejuice,» which came into 500 best horror films of the world. The film won the «Oscar» for best makeup. In the next 2 years, the audience saw a new creation from Tim Burton, who brought him worldwide fame. Is «Batman» and «Batman returns». These films marked the beginning of the revival of «batmania» in the film and made famous Director as Creator of the better Hollywood blockbusters.

    Tim Burton on the set of «Planet of the apes» | 2queens.ru

    In a decade, which completed of the twentieth century, the cinematic biography Tim Burton is developing rapidly reaching the top movie of Olympus. The screens there are such box office hits as «Edward Scissorhands», «Sleepy Hollow» and «planet of the apes». The Director can have it’s own favorites among the actors. This is Helena Bonham Carter and johnny Depp.

    In the new century, Burton continues to delight his fans with new hits. The most popular of them is recognized by audiences and critics masterpieces «Charlie and the chocolate factory», «Sweeney Todd: the demon Barber of fleet street» and the cartoon «Corpse bride», «Alice in Wonderland» and «Dark shadows». Today Tim Burton is a true star and a Hollywood legend.

    Personal life

    Biographers Director agree that the work of the Burton is a huge influence had a woman in different periods of life were nearby. First wife of Tim was the photographer Lena Gaske. But this marriage was short: a couple lived together for only 2 years.

    The second wife of the Director was a stripper Lisa Marie, whom he married in 1992 and lived until 2001. The Director found the role of wife almost all films are shot in this period. Lisa Marie appeared in the hits «Edward Scissorhands,» «ed wood», «Sleepy Hollow» and many others.

    While working on «planet of the apes» in 2001 personal life Tim Burton goes to a new level. He falls in love with actress Helena Bonham Carter. The Director divorced his ex-wife, paying her more than $ 5 million.

    Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter
    Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter | Europaplus

    In the fall of 2001, Tim and Helena Bonham were married. After 2 years they had a son Billy ray, the godfather of which was johnny Depp. And in 2007, was born the daughter Nell.

    At the end of 2014, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, who have lived together for 13 years, divorced.


    • «Beetlejuice»
    • «Batman»
    • «Edward Scissorhands»
    • «Batman Returns»
    • «Ed Wood»
    • «Mars attacks!»
    • «Sleepy Hollow»
    • Planet of the apes
    • «Big fish»
    • «Big eyes»


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