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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 23 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1990)
Corpse Bride Producer
(2005)
Ed Wood Producer
(1994)

Filmography

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  Beetlejuice 2 (executive producer) (announced)
 2019 Dumbo (executive producer)
 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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Other Works:

Featured in the MTV series Never Before Scene (2004) about his film Corpse Bride (2005). Also featured were Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. See more »

Publicity Listings:

13 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 30 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

(on Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)) 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered to direct X-Men (2000). See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films prominently feature castles, churches or other old buildings See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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