Timothy Walter Buton was born on August 25th 1958 in Butbank, California. His mum Jean ran a gift shop and his dad Bill worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. Bill had also been a baseball player. Tim has a younger brother Daniel. Tim found great pleasure in painting, drawing and watching movies. He was not overly good at school and was shy and artistic. Tim enjoyed watching monster and horror films and particularly liked the works of Ray Harryhausen. One of his favorite actors was Vincent Price.
Tim is an American film director. His first feature film was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985. Some of his subsequent films have won Academy Awards. He enjoys making slightly odd films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and the Nightmare Before Christmas. Some of Tim’s films have been major Hollywood blockbusters. You would include Batman, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in this list of amazing films. One of his more recent films has been Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This recent movie won the Golden Globe for the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.
Tim has recently finished working on 9, an animated science fiction fantasy film. His next film was Alice in Wonderland due for release in March 2010. With Alice in Wonderland we see Tim team up with friend Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp and Tim have worked on several movies together incuding Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Film has long been a love for Tim Burton. Tim loved to make short movies in the backyard. He used stop motion animation, or shot them on eight millimeter film without sound. Tim attended the California Institute of the Arts after he graduated from Burbank High School.