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His early film career was fueled by almost unbelievable good luck, but it's his talent and originality that have kept him at the top of the Hollywood tree. Tim Burton began drawing at an early age, going on to attend the California Institute of the Arts, studying animation after being awarded a fellowship from Disney, for whom he went on to work. ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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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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12 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 25 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in "Batman Returns"] I don't really go back and look at the movies but her performance in that was one of my favorite performances of anything by anyone in any movie that I've worked on. It was just the best. Really, I'll never forget her in that... I just have all these memories of her - letting a live bird fly out of her mouth and learning to use ... See more »

Trivia:

Bought the rights to a Topps trading card series with the intention of turning it into a film, but couldn't decide between calling it "Dinosaurs Attack!" and "Mars Attacks!". Jurassic Park (1993) then came out, and to avoid comparison, he made it as Mars Attacks! (1996) instead, but then it faced comparison to Independence Day (1996). See more »

Trademark:

His heroes are often neurotic, somewhat cowardly and bizarre yet also intelligent and highly moral See more »

Star Sign:

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