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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 18 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Through the Looking Glass (producer) (filming)
 2014 Big Eyes (producer) (completed)
 2013 Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (Short) (producer)
 2012 Frankenweenie (producer)
 2009/I 9 (producer)
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 2000 The World of Stainboy (Short) (producer)
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 1995 Batman Forever (producer)
 1994 Ed Wood (producer)
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 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (producer)
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 1982 Luau (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Portrait of Vincent Price (Interview [USA], December 1990). See more »

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9 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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[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 »

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Was at one point going to direct the movie After Hours (1985), but then he graciously walked off the project after he was told by the producers that Martin Scorsese wanted to direct the film instead. See more »

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Many of his films feature townspeople who misunderstand and/or distrust the lead character See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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