Burton at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||Timothy Walter Burton
August 25, 1958
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Education||Burbank High School|
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, writer, artist|
|Spouse||Lena Gieseke (1987–1991)|
|Partner||Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001)
Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014)
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
He has an individual style; the movies that he makes are creative and often based on events that would not happen in real life. For example the main character in "Edward Scissorhands" is a young man who has scissors instead of hands. His movies attract an audience usually that fits his unique tastes.
Some of his movies[change | change source]
- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
- Batman Returns
- Edward Scissorhands
- Mars Attacks!
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Planet of the Apes
- Big Fish
- Sleepy Hollow
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Corpse Bride
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- Alice in Wonderland
- Dark Shadows
- Big Eyes
Personal life[change | change source]
Burton has bipolar disorder. He lives in Belsize Park, London, next door to his former partner Helena Bonham Carter. Burton and Carter split in December 2014. The houses have a door connecting them. The couple have a son and daughter together.