Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012), and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), the superhero films Batman (1989) and its first sequel Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010).
|Full name at birth||
Timothy William Burton
|Claim to fame||
Director of the films "Batman" (1989), "Edward Scissorhands", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
|Date of birth||
25 August 1958
|Place of birth||
Film director, film producer, writer, artist
5' 11½" (182 cm)
Burbank High School
California Institute of the Arts (attended 1979-80)
William Morris Endeavor
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