Tim Burton

Tim Burton

Highest Rated: 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Lowest Rated: 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1958

Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA

Despite his contrarian artiste nature and indie filmmaker persona, director Tim Burton helmed some of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood history. With his roots in drawing and animation, Burton crafted over his career distinctly designed films that reflected the gothic horror influences of his youth. Starting with "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" (1985), Burton quickly developed a reputation for a surreal artistic vision that often overshadowed narrative necessities. But his films were financially successful, leading to him directing the first two installments of the lucrative Dark Knight series, "Batman" (1989) and "Batman Returns" (1992). With "Ed Wood" (1994), however, Burton finally earned the respect of critics with his comically optimistic look at a befuddling filmmaker (Johnny Depp) prone to cross-dressing and making bad movies. Further cementing his reputation as a visual artist of the highest caliber, Burton lent his dark, deft touch to the likes of "Sleepy Hollow" (1999), "Big Fish" (2003) and the acclaimed macabre musical, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007). Three years later, the director delivered the smash hit "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), quickly followed by "Dark Shadows" (2012) and "Frankenweenie" (2012). Once considered an eccentric outsider, Burton had, without a doubt, evolved in to one of Hollywood's most admired and successful filmmakers with an instantly recognizable point of view.




46% 48% Dumbo Director,
Executive Producer
$114.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitelchus Director - 2018
29% 48% Alice Through the Looking Glass Producer $77M 2016
64% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Director $87.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film Self - 2015
72% 68% Big Eyes Director,
$14.5M 2014
87% 70% Frankenweenie Director,
- 2012
35% 46% Dark Shadows Director,
$79.7M 2012
34% 50% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Producer $37.5M 2012
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Director $334.2M 2010
57% 56% 9 Producer $31.7M 2009
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Director $52.9M 2007
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Director,
$53.4M 2005
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Director $206.5M 2005
75% 89% Big Fish Director $66.3M 2003
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Director $180M 2001
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Director $101.1M 1999
91% 65% James and the Giant Peach Producer $28.9M 1996
54% 53% Mars Attacks! Director,
$37.8M 1996
38% 32% Batman Forever Producer $182.5M 1995
92% 88% Ed Wood Director,
$5.9M 1994
46% 42% Cabin Boy Producer $3.5M 1994
95% 91% The Nightmare Before Christmas Producer,
Production Designer
$2.4M 1993
80% 73% Batman Returns Director,
$160.3M 1992
90% 91% Edward Scissorhands Director,
$54.2M 1990
71% 84% Batman Director $250.7M 1989
85% 82% Beetlejuice Director $73.5M 1988
87% 79% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Director $40.9M 1985
No Score Yet 74% Frankenweenie Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp Director - 1983
No Score Yet 95% Vincent Director,
- 1982


No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2019
69% 90% The Grand Tour Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposure Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director 1986


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