You probably have heard a lot about movie producer Tim Burton, but you may not be so sure why he is such a big name in the Hollywood movie scene. Or you could also be his fan and you may want to know a lot more about him, here are some interesting facts that you probably never knew.
23 Interesting Facts About Tim Burton
1. He is an American movie producer, director, animator, writer, and artist who has been active in the industry since 1971.
2. He was born in Burbank, California on August 25, 1958.
3. His complete name is Timothy Walter Burton
4. He was impressed with Johnny Depp’s work in the movie “21 Jump Street” and later cast him in the movie “Edward Scissorhands.”
5. He was hired by Paul Reubens in 1985 to help direct “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”
6. He worked at Disney in his early years as an animator’s apprentice.
7. He studied character animation at the Institute of Arts in California.
8. Burton met his long-term love interest Helena Bonham-Carter on the set of the movie “Planet of Apes,” which he directed despite his phobia of chimpanzees.
9. He was nominated once for the Academy Award and also got four Golden Globe nominations for the movie “Big Fish.”
10. He directed the “Batman” movie, which established him as an amazing director who could create a top-grossing movie with a low budget.
11. In the movie “Edward Scissorhands,” Burton also brought in Vincent Price along with Johnny Depp, who he greatly admired.
12. As against popular belief, the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was directed by Henry Selick and not actually Burton’s work because, at the time, he was completely focused on “Batman Forever.”
13. In 2010, he directed the movie “Alice in Wonderland,” which happened to be the highest-grossing movie that year. The movie lost only to “Toy Story 3.”
14. He has been married three times to three different women: Lena Gieseke (an artist), Lisa Marie (model and actress), and Helena Bonham-Carter (an actress).
15. He has directed just one music video since his active years.
16. He is dyslexic, this means he unconscious misplacement of letters in words.
17. Johnny Depp is godfather to the only two children that he has with his long-term partner Bonham-Carter.
18. He became really great friends with Johnny Depp.
19. His net worth is $140 million.
20. Johnny Depp has been featured in eight of Tim Burton’s films including “Edward Scissorhands,” which he directed in 1990, “Ed Wood” in 1994, “Sleepy Hollow” in 1999, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2005, “Corpse Bride” in 2005, “Sweeney Todd” in 2007, “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, and lastly, “Dark Shadows,” which he directed in 2012.
21. “Batman Returns” was the first complete film he has worked on; the rest are majorly stop-motion.
22. He grew up watching horror movies and claims he doesn’t remember ever getting scared after watching one.
23. He isn’t a fan of technology and the internet, he prefers to draw instead.
There you have it, the interesting facts about Tim Burton also known by his full name as Timothy Walter Burton.