Today's the 55th birthday of my favorite film director, film producer, writer, animator, and artist!
He's my inspiration, motivation, redemption, and escape from the harsh realities of life! I've watched almost all of his movies no matter how weird or senseless they could be. I love staring at his art works for hours and hours on end. My parents hate it when I watch some of his movies but I totally don't give a f*ck. His life story and works inspire me and bring out the best in me. My best friend digs him too! HE'S AWESOOOOOOOOME.
Tim Burton Facts!
He has an interest in clowns, and his films will often include them or make reference to them.
Is a "Bollywood" fan.
Nearly everywhere he goes, he carries a pocket-size sketchbook and a small watercolor kit.
Usually dresses in black, because he doesn't like spending too much time matching colors.
He once said he never remembers his dreams, apart from five recurring dreams, one of them involving the girl he was in love with when he was a teenager and another involving his parents' bedroom.
Ranked #6 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100].
Johnny Depp is a godfather of his son Billy Ray Burton.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Les guignols de l'info".
He has a phobia of chimpanzees.
His childhood dream was to be in a monster costume wrecking Tokyo but since he couldn't be Godzilla he decided to be an animator.
Many of his films feature townspeople who misunderstand and/ordistrust the lead character.
Frequently features dead or dismembered dogs.
Plot often focuses around a misunderstood outcast.
At the end of Beetle Juice (1988), Beetlejuice metamorphoses into a bizarre creature with a merry-go-round on his head. On the top of this merry-go-round is a smiling skull which became Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The latter movie had been a pet project of Burton`s since his days as an animator at Disney.
Shares a birthday with Sean Connery.
Several of his films are based on drawings he made as a kid.
He directed a twisted ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for Disney.
Disney refused to release the original ‘Frankenweenie’.
He and his partner Helena Bonham Carter live in separate apartments.
He acted in films like ‘Singles’ and ‘Hoffa’.
He used to make short films in his backyard on Evergreen Street as a pre-teen.
He is an introspective person and was busy with painting, drawing and watching films.
His first big budget film is the Batman.
Tim Burton never really fit in with the crowd. He liked to hang out in his local graveyard.
He actually wrote to Vincent Price telling him he was a big fan and Vincent agreed to be the narrator of Tim Burton's first short. This sparked a relationship similar to the one displayed in Burton's "Ed Wood" between Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi.
He has directed two music videos: "Bones" and "Here With Me", both by American indie rock band The Killers.