Tim Burton

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Timothy William Burton
  • Birth Place: Burbank, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/25/1958, Virgo
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter; animator
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Tim Burton Fast Facts:
  • His father was a minor-league baseball player, before retiring early due to an injury.   
  • His mother once owned a cat-themed gift shop in Burbank called Cats Plus.
  • Attended California Institute of the Arts on a Disney animation scholarship. John Lasseter, director of Toy Story, and Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, were two of his classmates.
  • Did uncredited work on The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron before convincing Disney to let him make his career-launching 1984 live-action short, Frankenweenie.
  • Often said that the relationship between Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi in his film Ed Wood was akin to his own relationship with Vincent Price, whom he worked with in Edward Scissorhands.
  • Released The Art of Tim Burton, a compilation of more than 1000 of his illustrations, in 2009.
  • Tim Burton Relationships:
  • Jean Burton - Mother
  • Lisa Marie - Ex-fiancĂ©e
  • Helena Bonham Carter - Significant Other
  • Daniel Burton - Brother
  • Billy Raymond Burton - Son
  • Lena Gieseke - Ex-wife
  • Bill Burton - Father
  • Nell Burton - Daughter
  • Tim Burton Awards:
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film - Nominee
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film - Nominee
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Animated Film - Nominee
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (Character Animation, 1979)

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