Tim Burton

Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), 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). Burton has often worked with Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but three of the films Burton has directed. Helena Bonham Carter, Burton's former domestic partner, has appeared in many of his films

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Batman (1989)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Big Fish (2003)

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Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

Batman Returns (1992)

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While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

Beetlejuice (1988)

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Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

Corpse Bride (2005)

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Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

Ed Wood (1994)

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The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Alan Arkin

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Alan Arkin

Mars Attacks! (1996)

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

Planet of the Apes (2001)

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After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tim Roth  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tim Roth  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Singles (1992)

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Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Campbell Scott  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Sheila Kelley

Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Campbell Scott  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Sheila Kelley

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

Hoffa (1992)

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

Frankenweenie (1984)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Shelley Duvall  •  Daniel Stern  •  Barret Oliver  •  Joseph Maher

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Shelley Duvall  •  Daniel Stern  •  Barret Oliver  •  Joseph Maher

Vincent (1982)

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams that annoy his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Vincent Price

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams that annoy his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Vincent Price

Frankenweenie (2012)

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When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky's still the good, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Charlie Tahan  •  Winona Ryder  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Martin Short

When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky's still the good, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Charlie Tahan  •  Winona Ryder  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Martin Short

Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)

A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Steven Spielberg  •  Lawrence Gordon  •  Richard D. Zanuck  •  Clint Eastwood

A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Steven Spielberg  •  Lawrence Gordon  •  Richard D. Zanuck  •  Clint Eastwood
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