Burton at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Timothy Walter Burton
August 25, 1958
|Education||Burbank High School California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, writer, artist|
|Spouse(s)||Lena Gieseke (1987–1991)|
|Partner(s)||Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001)|
Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014)
Early life[change | change source]
He was born in Burbank, California on August 25, 1958. His father is of Dutch, English, French, German and Scottish descent and His mother is of Croatian, German, Norwegian and Swedish descent. He began as an animator for Walt Disney Pictures, but soon moved on making his own kinds of movies and projects.
Career[change | change source]
He has an individual style; the movies that he makes are creative and often based on events that would not happen in real life. For example, the main character in "Edward Scissorhands" is a young man who has scissors instead of hands. His movies attract an audience usually that fits his unique tastes.
Some of his movies[change | change source]
- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
- Batman Returns
- Edward Scissorhands
- Mars Attacks!
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Planet of the Apes
- Big Fish
- Sleepy Hollow
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Corpse Bride
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- Alice in Wonderland
- Dark Shadows
- Big Eyes
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Personal life[change | change source]
Burton has bipolar disorder. He lives in Belsize Park, London, next door to his former partner Helena Bonham Carter. Burton and Carter split in December 2014. The houses have a door connecting them. The couple have a son and daughter together.