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Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, 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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Edward Scissorhands
Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride Producer
Ed Wood
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Frankenweenie Producer


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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)
 2012 Linkin Park: Powerless (Video short) (producer)
 2009/I 9 (producer)
 2005 Corpse Bride (producer)
 2000 Lost in Oz (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 The World of Stainboy (TV Mini-Series 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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Worked on the development of the film adaptation of The Death of Superman, Superman/Doomsday (2007), for about a year, even storyboarding the entire film. Left the project due to budget and creative differences. See more »

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13 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 28 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on style] I remember, I was at Cal Arts and I wasn't a good life-drawer; I struggled with that realistic style of drawing. And one day I was sitting in Farmer's Market sketching, and it was this weird, mind-blowing experience. I said, 'Goddamit, I don't care if I can't draw, I'm just gonna draw how I feel about it.' All of a sudden I had my own personal breakthrough, and then I could draw, and ... See more »


Nearly everywhere he goes, he carries a pocket-size sketchbook and a small watercolor kit. See more »


Obsession with horror actors: he makes movies about them (Vincent (1982), Ed Wood (1994)), or he actually casts them in his films (e.g. Vincent Price, Michael Gough, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken). See more »

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