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Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price). When he was in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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  Beetlejuice 2 (executive producer) (announced)
 2014/I Big Eyes (producer)
 2013 Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (Short) (producer)
 2012 Frankenweenie (producer)
 2009/I 9 (producer)
 2005 Corpse Bride (producer)
 2000 Lost in Oz (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 The World of Stainboy (Short) (producer)
 1996 Mars Attacks! (producer)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (producer)
 1995 Batman Forever (producer)
 1994 A Visit with Vincent (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Ed Wood (producer)
 1994 Cabin Boy (producer)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (producer)
 1993 Family Dog (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Family Dog Goes Homeless (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Family Dog Gets Good and Sick (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Party Animal (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Dog Days of Summer (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Call of the Mild (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 Batman Returns (producer)
 1989-1991 Beetlejuice (TV Series) (executive producer - 94 episodes)
- Not So Peaceful Pines (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Journey to the Centre of the Neitherworld (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Catmandu Got Your Tongue (1991) ... (executive producer)
- King BJ (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Relatively Pesty (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (producer)
 1982 Luau (Short) (producer)
 1979 Stalk of the Celery Monster (Short) (producer)
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Portrait of Vincent Price (Interview [USA], December 1990). See more »

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13 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 27 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[About working with Jack Nicholson on Batman (1989)] "By the time Jack walks onto the set, he feels very clear and strong about the character. So when you're shooting it's great, because that's when you toy around with the levels of how broad to go." See more »


Was slated to direct The Fly (1986) with Michael Keaton in the lead role, but he backed out and David Cronenberg took over. See more »


His antagonists are often coldly superior, brutal and thuggish but avoid getting noticed by other characters See more »

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