Tim Burton

Film Director + Producer + Writer + Conceptual Artist
Born Aug 25, 1958

Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist.

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    Michael Keaton Reveals Why He Walked Away From 'batman'
    Huffington Post - Jan 04, 2017
  • Tim Burton Hopes To Inspire Creativity With Hong Kong Exhibit - Nov 03, 2016
  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Impressive Guest Conductor Leads Homage To Tim Burton, 'a Freak In Burbank'
    LATimes - Oct 31, 2016
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    Chasing The Headless Horseman In Sleepy Hollow
    Huffington Post - Oct 26, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Burton.


1958 Birth Burton was born in 1958, in the city of Burbank, California, to Jean Burton (née Erickson), the owner of a cat-themed gift shop, and Bill Burton, a former minor league baseball player who would later work for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. … Read More


1982 24 Years Old While at Disney in 1982, Burton made his first short, Vincent, a six-minute black-and-white stop motion film based on a poem written by the filmmaker, and depicting a young boy who fantasizes that he is his hero Vincent Price, with Price himself providing narration. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old Burton's next live-action short, Frankenweenie, was released in 1984. … Read More


1989 - 1994 5 More Events
1995 37 Years Old Chris Elliott won a 1995 Razzie Award for "Worst New Star" with his performance. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old In 1996, Burton and Selick reunited for the musical fantasy James and the Giant Peach, based on the book by Roald Dahl. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old Nicolas Cage was signed on to play Superman, Burton hired Wesley Strick to rewrite Smith's script and the film entered pre-production in June 1997. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old After Kevin Smith had been hired to write a new Superman film, he suggested Burton to direct. Burton came on and Warner Bros. set a theatrical release date for the summer of 1998, the 60th anniversary of the character's debut in Action Comics.
2003 45 Years Old In 2003, Burton directed Big Fish, based on the novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old In 2005, filmmaker Shane Acker released his short film 9, a story about a sentient rag doll living in a post-apocalyptic world who tries to stop machines from destroying the rest of his eight fellow rag dolls. … Read More


2009 51 Years Old Tim Burton appeared at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego, California, to promote both 9 and Alice in Wonderland. … Read More
On January 19, 2010, it was announced that after Dark Shadows, Burton's next project would be Maleficent, a Wicked-like film that showed the origin and the past of Sleeping Beautys antagonist Maleficent.
2011 53 Years Old "The Art of Tim Burton" was exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from May 29 to October 31, 2011 in the Museum's Resnick Pavilion. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
"Tim Burton, the exhibition/Tim Burton, l'exposition" was exhibited at the Cinémathèque Française from March 7 to August 5, 2012 in Paris, France. … Read More
2014 56 Years Old "Tim Burton and His World" was exhibited at the Stone Bell House from March 3 to August 8, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. … Read More
2016 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Burton directed an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which was released in September 2016, starring Asa Butterfield and Eva Green, in her second Burton film. … Read More
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