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Tim Burton
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Born
Timothy Walter Burton

August 25, 1958 (1958-08-25) (age 60)
Nationality American
Education Burbank High School
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Film director, film producer, writer, artist
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Lena Gieseke (1987–1991)
Partner(s) Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001)
Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014)
Children 2
Awards See below
Website timburton.com

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

Early life

He 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

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

Personal life

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.

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