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Tim Burton

Tim Burton

Date of Birth: Aug 25, 1958

Country: USA

Biography: American film director and producer who specializes in dark and quirky-themed films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but has also directed cinema blockbusters, including Batman, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland.

Total Credits at Criticker: 8 (Actor), 29 (Director), 11 (Writer)

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    Wednesday (2022)
    Wednesday (2022) - TV Series
    Follows Wednesday Addams' years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents (imdb.com).
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    Dumbo (2019)
    A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
    When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
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    Big Eyes (2014)
    A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (imdb)
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    Dark Shadows (2012)
    An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (imdb)
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    Frankenweenie (2012)
    Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (imdb)
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    The Killers: Here with Me (2012)
    A video clip of The Killers' song "Here with me", showing a boy having a crush on the wax figure of his beloved girl.
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    Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
    Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd a.k.a Benjamin Barker returns to London after being sent away by Judge Turpin with the help of a sailor, Anthony Hope. He opens a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop were she sells "the worst pies in London"... (imdb)
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    A film about the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.
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    Corpse Bride (2005)
    Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated features follows the story of Victor (Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Bonham-Carter), while his real bride waits bereft in the land of the living. (Warner Bros.)
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    Big Fish (2003)
    A heartwarming journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son.
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    Planet of the Apes (2001)
    Burton's Planet of the Apes begins with the famed original's premise - a pilot finds himself in a world turned upside down after landing on a strange planet - with the celebrated filmmaker's unique personal vision and style breaking new ground in story, design, makeup, and visual effects. (20th Century Fox)
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    The World of Stainboy (2000)
    Stainboy visits his troubled past. (imdb)
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    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    The classic story of "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" is brought to life by the gothic film maker Tim Burton. Johnny Depp plays Ichabod Crane, and to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci) he will have to brave the nearby woods, even though several decapitated bodies have been found. And then the legend of the axe wielding headless horsemen come together to make this movie. (imdb)
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    Mars Attacks! (1996)
    Earth is overrun with mean, green invaders! They're armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humungous brains, and enlivened with out-of-this-world but state-of-the-art special effects. Thrill! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians! (Warner Bros.)
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    Ed Wood (1994)
    The life of Edward D. Wood Jr. hailed as the worst director of all time.
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    Batman Returns (1992)
    When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
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    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Edward is a gentle, naive creation with razor sharp scissors for hands. When he is taken home by a kindly Avon lady live with her family, his adventure in the pastel paradise of Suburbia begins!
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    Batman (1989)
    The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (imdb)
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    Beetlejuice (1988)
    Michael Keaton is the name in laughter from the hereafter as an obnoxious poltergeist conjured up to bedevil an unwanted family of oddballs. (Warner Bros)
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
    The weirdo man-child goes on a cross-country trek in pursuit of his stolen beloved bike. (imdb)
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    Frankenweenie (1984)
    Frankenweenie (1984) - Short Film
    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. (imdb)
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    Vincent (1982)
    Vincent (1982) - Short Film
    Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (imdb)
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    Luau (1982)
    Luau (1982) - Short Film
    "Luau" is Burton's homage to the surf films of the early 60's, but with the "normal" Burton touches, i.e. aliens, decapitated heads, and even a musical number.
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    Hansel and Gretel (1982)
    A creepy suicidal gingerbread man and a queen witch want to kill Hansel and Gretel in this off the wall adaptation of the childhood classic directed by Tim Burton.
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    Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979)
    A doctor performs a procedure.
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    Doctor of Doom (1979)
    Doctor of Doom (1979) - Short Film
    The Doctor of Doom does things that some could call interesting. (imdb)
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    The Island of Doctor Agor (1971)
    An adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells story "The Island of Doctor Moreau". (imdb)
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