AMERICAN FILM DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER & ARTIST
Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is known for his gothic fantasy and horror
films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005),
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Frankenweenie (2012).
Burton also directed the superhero films Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), the
sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy-drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the fantasy films Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
From November 22, 2009, to April 26, 2010, Burton had a retrospective at the MoMA in
New York with over 700 "drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera", including many from
the filmmaker's personal collection.
Burton's first exhibition in the United States in nearly a decade, Lost Vegas: Tim Burton, opened in October 2019 at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas.