Tim Burton

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Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton

(1958-08-25) August 25, 1958 (age 65)
EducationBurbank High School California Institute of the Arts
Occupation(s)Artist, director, producer, writer
Years active1982–present
SpouseLena Gieseke (1987–1991)
Partner(s)Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001)
Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014)
AwardsSee below

Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American artist, director, producer and screenwriter.

Early life[change | change source]

Burton was born in Burbank, California on August 25, 1958. He began as an animator for Walt Disney Pictures, but soon moved on making his own kinds of movies and projects.

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. For his movie "Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" he was nominated "Best Director" by the Golden Globes in 2008.

Personal life[change | change source]

Burton has bipolar disorder.[1] 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.

Selected Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "When you're on top of the world". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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