Tim Burton

American filmmaker

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

Tim Burton
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Timothy Walter Burton

(1958-08-25) August 25, 1958 (age 63)
EducationBurbank High School California Institute of the Arts
OccupationDirector, producer, writer, artist
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Lena Gieseke (1987–1991)
Partner(s)Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001)
Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014)
AwardsSee below

Early lifeEdit

Burton was born in Burbank, California on August 25, 1958. His father is of Dutch, English, French, German, and Scottish descent and His mother is of Croatian, German, Norwegian, and Swedish descent. He began as an animator for Walt Disney Pictures, but soon moved on making his own kinds of movies and projects.


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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

Some of his moviesEdit


  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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