Tim Burton

Biography: Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He is the son of Bill and Jean Burton and has a younger brother named Daniel, an artist. He is estranged from his mother and brother. He was a very quiet person growing up, yet he had a passion for watching movies. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing his own animations and watching old films.

In 1976 he received a scholarship for the California Institute of the Arts, a college founded by Walt Disney. He decided that animation was what he wanted to do and in 1979 he began working as an animator on the studio's The Fox and the Hound. His first movie was "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" starring Pee-Wee Herman. Since then he has developed a reputation for his high quality, dark and stylised films, such as Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride. He was married to Lena Gieseke between February 1989 and December 1991, and engaged to Lisa Marie between 1992 and 2001. In 2001, he bought the house next door to his partner,
Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He is the son of Bill and Jean Burton and has a younger brother named Daniel, an artist. He is estranged from his mother and brother. He was a very quiet person growing up, yet he had a passion for watching movies. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing his own animations and watching old films.

In 1976 he received a scholarship for the California Institute of the Arts, a college founded by Walt Disney. He decided that animation was what he wanted to do and in 1979 he began working as an animator on the studio's The Fox and the Hound. His first movie was "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" starring Pee-Wee Herman. Since then he has developed a reputation for his high quality, dark and stylised films, such as Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride.

He was married to Lena Gieseke between February 1989 and December 1991, and engaged to Lisa Marie between 1992 and 2001.

In 2001, he bought the house next door to his partner, Helena Bonham Carter, and they connected the properties.

He has two children with Helena: Billy Ray (b. October 2003) and Nell (b. December 2007).
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Tim Burton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 83 Corpse Bride
Lowest Metascore: 21 Cabin Boy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
25 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Dumbo Mar 29, 2019 Director / Executive Producer tbd
57 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Sep 30, 2016 Director 6.7
34 Alice Through the Looking Glass May 27, 2016 Producer 5.9
tbd The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? May 1, 2015 Himself 7.9
62 Big Eyes Dec 25, 2014 Director / Producer 7.2
74 Frankenweenie Oct 5, 2012 Director / Producer / Writer / Based On An Original Idea By / Short Film / Story 7.3
42 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Jun 22, 2012 Producer 5.9
55 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Director 5.8
70 Waking Sleeping Beauty Mar 26, 2010 Himself 7.5
53 Alice in Wonderland Mar 5, 2010 Director 5.8
60 9 Sep 9, 2009 Producer 7.2
83 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dec 21, 2007 Director 7.7
83 Corpse Bride Sep 16, 2005 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Characters / Characters 6.6
72 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Director / Director 3.9
58 Big Fish Dec 10, 2003 Director 8.7
50 Planet of the Apes Jul 27, 2001 Director / Director 7.4
65 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Director 8.8
52 Mars Attacks! Dec 13, 1996 Director / Producer 6.6
51 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Producer 6.5
70 Ed Wood Sep 28, 1994 Director / Producer 6.6
21 Cabin Boy Jan 7, 1994 Producer 4.4
82 The Nightmare Before Christmas Oct 22, 1993 Producer / Story And Characters 8.6
68 Batman Returns Jun 19, 1992 Director / Producer 7.6
74 Edward Scissorhands Dec 7, 1990 Director / Producer / Story 8.8
69 Batman Jun 23, 1989 Director 8.3
70 Beetlejuice Mar 30, 1988 Director / Writer 8.6
47 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Aug 9, 1985 Director 7.6

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