Tim Burton Net Worth

Tim Burton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Tim Burton net worth is
$140 Million

Tim Burton Wiki Biography

Timothy Walter Burton was born on 25 August 1958, in Burbank, California USA. He is a well-known movie director, writer, artist and producer, particularly known for such movies as “Sleepy Hollow”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Dark Shadows”, and “Alice in Wonderland”. Tim is also known for his friendship with Johnny Depp, with whom he has created many successful movies. During his career, Tim has been nominated for and has won numerous awards. Some of them include Academy award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, Producers Guild of America Award, BAFTA Award and many others. Burton still continues his career creating new, successful and interesting movies.

So how rich is Tim Burton? Sources estimate that Burton’s net worth is $140 million. Tim mainly gained this sum of money through his career as a movie director, although his other activities have also added to Tim’s net worth. If Tim continues his career for a long time, there is a high chance that this sum of money will become higher. Hopefully, his fans soon will hear about his new work and will be able to see new movies directed by Tim.

Tim Burton Net Worth $140 Million

From an early age, Tim Burton was interested in movie making, beginning with short films. Tim attended Burbank High School and later continued his studies at the California Institute of the Arts. Soon after his graduation he began working in Walt Disney Productions’ animation department. Tim worked on such movies as “The Black Cauldron”, “The Fox and the Hound” and “Tron”. This was the time when Tim Burton’s net worth began growing.

Step by step Burton became more recognizable and famous. In 1984 Tim made a short movie called “Frankenweenie”. In 1985 Tim directed the movie entitled “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, which added a lot to his net worth. During the making of this movie Tim worked together with Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones and others. In 1989 Tim directed “Batman” and gained a lot of praise and the movie became one of the most successful of Tim’s movies. In 1990 Tim collaborated with Johnny Depp on the movie, entitled “Beetlejuice”. This collaboration was a start of a long-lasting friendship and Johnny later appeared in many of Tim’s movies, for example “Ed Wood”, “Corpse Bride”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and others. These movies gained huge success and had a huge impact on the growth of Tim Burton’s net worth. Some of the recent works of Tim include, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Big Eyes”. What is more, Burton is also working on new projects, which will be released in upcoming years.

In addition to his work in the movie industry, Burton has also released two books: “The Art of Tim Burton” and “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories”. These books also increased Tim’s net worth. Luckily, Tim has many ideas and he is planning to fulfill them in the near future. This only means that soon we will see his new work.

To talk about Tim Burton’s personal life, it can be said that in 1987 he married Lena Gieseke. Sadly, their marriage ended in 1991. Later Tim had relationships with Lisa Marie Smith, and Helena Bonham Carter with whom he has two children. All in all, Tim Burton is one of the most talented movie directors. He has created a lot of successful and acclaimed movies, which are famous all over the world. Hopefully, the list will only become longer in the future.

Full NameTim Burton
Net Worth$140 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 25, 1958
Place Of BirthBurbank, California, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
ProfessionFilm Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Artist, Animator, Television producer, Actor, Television Director, Poet, Visual Artist
EducationProvidencia Elementary School, Burbank High School, California Institute of the Arts
SpouseLena Gieseke (m. 1989–1991)
ChildrenBilly Raymond Burton, Nell Burton
ParentsBill Burton, Jean Burton
SiblingsDaniel Burton
NicknamesTimothy William Burton , Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton , Timothy Walter Burton , ティモシー・ウィリアム・バートン , Tim
AwardsGolden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (2007), Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (1991), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program (1990), National Board of Review Award for Best Director (2007), Future Film Festival Digital Award, Empire Legend Award
Music GroupsThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, Saturn Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for B...
MoviesMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), “Sleepy Hollow” (1999), “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “Dark Shadows” (2012), “Alice in Wonderland” (2010)
TV ShowsBeetlejuice, Stainboy, Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror
1Often includes an exterior shot of a house or other structure with a character peering out of a window.
2His heroes are often neurotic, somewhat cowardly and bizarre yet also intelligent and highly moral
3His antagonists are often coldly superior, brutal and thuggish but avoid getting noticed by other characters
4His stories are often set in non specific locations and incorporate elements from Britain and America
5Many of his films prominently feature castles, churches or other old buildings
6Extremely dark Gothic atmosphere in buildings and set design
7Effective use of musical interludes
8His characters are often friendly and optimistic despite their bleak surroundings
9Long unwashed hair, black clothing and large sunglasses
10Affectionate homages to the films of his childhood
11Most his films tend to be either dark or colorful, and sometimes contain scenes of both.
12Often shows factory assembly line sequences (e.g. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), 9 (2009)).
13Stripes: characters often wear striped clothing, particularly black-and-white stripes (for example, Beetlejuice, Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd", Katrina in "Sleepy Hollow", and Tweedledum and Tweedledee in "Alice in Wonderland").
14Fathers are portrayed in a negative light in his films. Whether they be dead (Batman (1989)), purposely ditched their children (Batman Returns (1992)), the main characters have remorse against them because of bad childhood memories (Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), or weren't there while their child was growing up (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
15Often looks into the main character's past through a series of flashbacks (i.e. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
16Usually includes fantasy elements in his films
17His movies always opens with a personal version of the studio's logo
18Often shows scarecrows in his movies
19Obsession with horror actors: he makes movies about them (Vincent (1982), Ed Wood (1994)), or he actually casts them in his films (e.g. Vincent Price, Michael Gough, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken).
20Many of his films feature townspeople who misunderstand and/or distrust the lead character
21He often likes to open his films with a quiet nighttime snowfall
22Frequently features dead or dismembered dogs
23Frequently casts Jeffrey Jones, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, Michael Keaton, Lisa Marie, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gough, Deep Roy and Christopher Lee.
24Frequently uses composer Danny Elfman
25Plot often focuses around a misunderstood outcast
26His films often have a Gothic feel to them, often including Christmas and/or Halloween scenes.
27Often does the beginning credits sequence with the camera going through something (Batman (1989), Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) or following something (Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)).
1[on Johnny Depp] Johnny's always wanting to sort of hide behind a character, become a character. I've always loved great character actors.
2[on Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in "Batman Returns"] I don't really go back and look at the movies but her performance in that was one of my favorite performances of anything by anyone in any movie that I've worked on. It was just the best. Really, I'll never forget her in that... I just have all these memories of her - letting a live bird fly out of her mouth and learning to use the whip and jumping around rooftop sets in high heels. The work and just the performance were very, very impressive.
3[on living in England] I love the weather more than in California. I am serious! You know, you can go for a walk in any kind of weather. In Los Angeles you immediately arouse suspicion when you're out without a car.
4All these kinds of stories, whether it be The Wizard of Oz (1939) or Alice in Wonderland (2010), are an internal journey. I think that's a fairly universal concept. These characters represent things inside the human psyche. I think that's what every child does. You try to work out problems as you go along. Same thing as an adult. Some people get therapy, some people get to make movies.
5If you've ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you.
6[on Batman Begins (2005)] "I saw a tape of it. It was very touching. Very good."
7I always liked strange characters.
8I've always loved the idea of fairy tales, but somehow I never managed to completely connect with them. What interests me is taking those classic images and themes and trying to contemporize them a bit. I believe folk tales and fairy tales have some sort of psychological foundation that makes that possible.
9I grew up watching things like The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) on Saturday afternoon television. There's a guy with his arm ripped off and blood smeared all over the wall. I never saw it as negative. I find that stuff, when it's not rooted in reality, to be cathartic.
10I've always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say I'm a dark personality.
11It is unfortunate that Disney closed down its drawn-animation unit. I find it quite upsetting, because they made a few drawn movies that weren't successful and they went, `Well, that is dead, so we have to go to computers.' They forget that the reason that they have been successful is because Pixar [whose films Disney distributes] makes good movies. Success is the real reason people try to copy things in Hollywood. Someday someone will do a beautiful cell- animation film that connects with people and then someone will say, `We have to go and do that again.' The number-one priority should be that the story and the medium are compatible.
12[Becoming a movie director] "There was one moment, and it happened in school. I had a big final exam--we were supposed to write a 20-page report on this book about Houdini [Harry Houdini]. I probably would have loved reading it, but I didn't, so I just decided to make a little super-8 movie based on it. I tied myself to the railroad tracks and all that. I mean, this is kid stuff, but it impressed the teacher, and I got an A. And that was maybe my first turning point, when I said, 'Yeah, I wouldn't mind being a filmmaker.' "
13In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn't work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They're relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists. The fact that Disney closed down its cel animation division is frightening to me. Someday soon, somebody will come along and do a drawn-animated film, and it'll be beautiful and connect with people, and they'll all go, 'Oh, we've got to do that!' It's ridiculous.
14[on style] I remember, I was at Cal Arts and I wasn't a good life-drawer; I struggled with that realistic style of drawing. And one day I was sitting in Farmer's Market sketching, and it was this weird, mind-blowing experience. I said, 'Goddamit, I don't care if I can't draw, I'm just gonna draw how I feel about it.' All of a sudden I had my own personal breakthrough, and then I could draw, and satisfied myself. I've had very few experiences like that, and I'll never forget it.
15[on picking screenplays] I wouldn't know a good script if it bit me in the face.
16[on cult director Edward D. Wood Jr.] "Nobody had his style. That's something I try to do in my films. You have your own kind of cryptic messages in there - cryptic things that most people wouldn't understand but are important to you. Things that kind of keep you going through the process."
17[on the stress of delivering a summer movie in an era when release dates are often set by studios before a script is finished] It's like you're a runner and they beat the shit out of you and break your legs right before you're supposed to race, and then they say, 'Now go win the race.'
18[on WB's lame suggestions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)] "They thought the Charlie character should be more proactive and that Wonka should be more of a father figure, and I'm sitting there thinking, 'Willy Wonka is NOT a father figure! If that's your idea of a father figure, yikes. Willy Wonka's a weirdo.' "
19I'll always remember this image of being in line to see When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970), and all the younger kids were like, 'Dinosaurs are so cool!' and all the older kids were like, 'Oh, man, I hear there's this really hot babe in this movie!'
20[About working with Jack Nicholson on Batman (1989)] "By the time Jack walks onto the set, he feels very clear and strong about the character. So when you're shooting it's great, because that's when you toy around with the levels of how broad to go."
21[Talking about the Batman characters]: "These are some of the wildest characters in comics and yet, they seem the most real to me."
22[the approach you have to take in movies] " . . . you always have to feel like it's gonna be the greatest, even if it's a . . . you know . . . piece of crap."
23[suburbia] "I think the atmosphere that I grew up in, yes, there was a subtext of normalcy. I don't even know what the word means, but it's stuck in my brain. It's weird. I don't know if it's specifically American, or American in the time I grew up, but there's a very strong sense of categorization and conformity. I remember being forced to go to Sunday school for a number of years, even though my parents were not religious. No one was really religious; it was just the framework. There was no passion for it. No passion for anything. Just a quiet, kind of floaty, kind of semi-oppressive, blank palette that you're living in."
24Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.
25[memories] "I remember when I was younger, I had these two windows in my room, nice windows that looked out onto the lawn, and for some reason my parents walled them up and gave me this little slit window that I had to climb up on a desk to see out of. To this day I never asked them why; I should ask them."
26[genres] "I had never really done something that was more of a horror film, and it's funny, because those are the kind of movies that I like probably more than any other genre. The script had images in it that I liked ."
27[commenting on the demolition of the Landmark casino in Las Vegas for the film Mars Attacks! (1996)] "It was like watching something die."
28You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.
1He is of English, Scottish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Croatian, and remote Dutch and French, ancestry.
2Four of his films won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction,them being Batman (1989),Sleepy Hollow (1999), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
3He owns some "Big Eyes" paintings by Margaret Keane. One of them depicts Helena Bonham Carter with their son Billy Burton and as a surprise Margaret drew Tim's face in the clouds, according to the book "Big Eyes: The Film, The Art".
4President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival in 2010.
5Member of the 'Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury' at the 59th Cannes International Film Festival in 2006.
6Often works with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
7Was interested in directing Watchmen (2009).
8Was at one point attached to direct 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' (2004).
9Was considered to direct X-Men (2000).
10Was attached to direct the now cancelled 'Superman Lives' film written by 'Kevin Smith'.
11Was originally set to direct Spawn (1997).
12Received a lifelong ban from any and all Comic Con events after the release of his Batman (1989) film, due to it having some 'fundamental' deviations from the canon. He reveals this on a DVD commentary track for the film.
13Cornwall/Devon filming Alice in Wonderland (2010). [September 2008]
14His childhood dream was to be in a monster costume wrecking Tokyo but since he couldn't be Godzilla he decided to be an animator.
15Was at one point going to direct the movie After Hours (1985), but then he graciously walked off the project after he was told by the producers that Martin Scorsese wanted to direct the film instead.
16He has a phobia of chimpanzees.
17Has directed 2 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, Ed Wood (1994)) and Johnny Depp (Best Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)). Landau won the Oscar for his performance.
18His favorite films are Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Wicker Man (1973), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), The War of the Gargantuas (1966), and The Omega Man (1971).
19Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
20As of 2009, every feature film he has directed has been nominated for some sort of Academy Award, with the exceptions of Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Planet of the Apes (2001).
21Engaged to Helena Bonham Carter [2001-2014] 2 children.
22After seeing his performance as 'Big Boy' Caprice in Dick Tracy (1990), he always kept Al Pacino in mind to cast as a villain in a future "Batman" installment. However, after Batman Returns (1992), Burton moved on from the franchise.
23Johnny Depp is a godfather of his son Billy Ray Burton.
24In October 2001, he began his relationship with actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he met while filming Planet of the Apes (2001), and she has appeared in all of his subsequent films. They live in adjoining houses with a hallway that connects the two homes, they have a son, Billy-Ray Burton, born on October 4, 2003, and a girl, Nell Burton, born on December 15, 2007.
25While at WDFA, he shared an office with Andreas Deja.
26Bought the rights to a Topps trading card series with the intention of turning it into a film, but couldn't decide between calling it "Dinosaurs Attack!" and "Mars Attacks!". Jurassic Park (1993) then came out, and to avoid comparison, he made it as Mars Attacks! (1996) instead, but then it faced comparison to Independence Day (1996).
27There were conversations of directing the Broadway musical version of his film Batman (1989) in 2002. The opening night would have been after 2005 but the project was abandoned.
28Was originally set to do a re-make of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) in the early 1980s.
29Was slated to direct The Fly (1986) with Michael Keaton in the lead role, but he backed out and David Cronenberg took over.
30Was working on a documentary about Vincent Price, called "Conversations with Vincent". After Price's death in 1993 he shelved the project and it has never been completed.
31Grew up in Burbank on Evergreen Street, and his family lived in the 2000 block, near Valhalla Cemetary. Attended Providencia Elementary School in Burbank, California.
32Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival in 1997.
33Is a big fan of Italian director Mario Bava. He once said he would like to remake Bava's classic Black Sunday (1960) with his former partner Lisa Marie. He also appeared in two documentaries about Bava.
34Ranked #6 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100].
35Has made eight films with Johnny Depp: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012).
36Played water polo and swam for Burbank High School in California.
37He 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.
38Is a big fan of "nudie" director Russ Meyer.
39Among his cinematic influences are Mario Bava, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Barbara Steele whom he homaged in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
40He was hired as the director of the failed Superman (1997) movie.
41Was voted the 49th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, being the youngest director on this list of 50.
42Younger brother Daniel Burton is also an artist.
43Usually dresses in black, because he doesn't like spending too much time matching colors.
44Nearly everywhere he goes, he carries a pocket-size sketchbook and a small watercolor kit.
45Is a "Bollywood" fan.
46Lives in Ojai (California) and New York.
47Used the song "It's Not Unusual", performed by Tom Jones, in Edward Scissorhands (1990) and then in Mars Attacks! (1996).
48Engaged to Lisa Marie from 1992-2001.
49Credits his former fiancée, Lisa Marie, as his muse. She is often in his projects (Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The World of Stainboy (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001)) or is paid homage in them (she was the inspiration for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)'s Sally).
50He has an interest in clowns, and his films will often include them or make reference to them.
51At the end of Beetlejuice (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.


Beetlejuice 2executive producer announced
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016producer
Big Eyes2014/Iproducer
Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers2013Short producer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter2012producer
Corpse Bride2005producer
Lost in Oz2000TV Movie executive producer
The World of Stainboy2000Short producer
Mars Attacks!1996producer
James and the Giant Peach1996producer
Batman Forever1995producer
A Visit with Vincent1994Video documentary executive producer
Ed Wood1994producer
Cabin Boy1994producer
The Nightmare Before Christmas1993producer
Family Dog1993TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Batman Returns1992producer
Beetlejuice1989-1991TV Series executive producer - 94 episodes
Edward Scissorhands1990producer
Luau1982Short producer
Stalk of the Celery Monster1979Short producer


Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight2005Video documentary short source: photographs, illustrations and footage
Family Dog1993TV Series design consultant - 10 episodes
Beetlejuice1989-1991TV Series developer - 94 episodes
The Muppet Movie1979additional puppeteer - uncredited


King and Octopus Animation1979Short
Stalk of the Celery Monster1979Short
Doctor of Doom1979Short
Tim's Dreams1972Short
Houdini: The Untold Story1971Short
Prehistoric Caveman1971Short
The Island of Doctor Agor1971Short
Beetlejuice 2announced
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children2016
Big Eyes2014/I
The Killers: Here with Me2012Video short
Dark Shadows2012
Alice in Wonderland2010/I
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
The Killers: Bones2006Video short
Corpse Bride2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005
Big Fish2003
Planet of the Apes2001
The World of Stainboy2000Short
Sleepy Hollow1999
Mars Attacks!1996
A Visit with Vincent1994Video documentary
Ed Wood1994
Batman Returns1992
Edward Scissorhands1990
Faerie Tale Theatre1986TV Series 1 episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV Series 1 episode
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985
Hansel and Gretel1983TV Movie


Frankenweenie2012original idea
The Killers: Bones2006Video short
Corpse Bride2005characters
Lost in Oz2000TV Movie story - pilot
The World of Stainboy2000Short
The Nightmare Before Christmas1993based on: a story and characters by
Edward Scissorhands1990story
Amazing Stories1987TV Series story - 1 episode
Frankenweenie1984Short based on an original idea by
Hansel and Gretel1983TV Movie idea - uncredited
Vincent1982Short written by
Stalk of the Celery Monster1979Short writer
Doctor of Doom1979Short writer
The Island of Doctor Agor1971Short adaptation / screenplay


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children2016Passenger on an attraction (uncredited)
Men in Black 32012Alien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Vampires Kiss/Blood Inside2012ShortVan Helsing
Hoffa1992Corpse (uncredited)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985Thug in alley (uncredited)
Luau1982ShortThe Supreme Being Mortie
The Muppet Movie1979Muppet Performer (uncredited)
Doctor of Doom1979ShortDon Carlo
The Island of Doctor Agor1971ShortDoctor Agor

Animation Department

Amazing Stories1987TV Series animation designer - 1 episode
Luau1982Short animator
TRON1982animator - uncredited
The Fox and the Hound1981animator - uncredited
Stalk of the Celery Monster1979Short animator
The Lord of the Rings1978inbetween artist - uncredited

Art Department

The Black Cauldron1985conceptual artist - uncredited
Frankenweenie1984Short storyboard artist - uncredited

Production Designer

Hansel and Gretel1983TV Movie


Sign Gene2017special thanks completed
Green Lake2016Short special thanks
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster2014Short special thanks
Twinky2013Short the producers wish to thank
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013Documentary special thanks
Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang2012Short acknowledgment
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: The Great Calamity2012Video short thanks
Batman Returns: Rob Burman on Mold Making and Costumes2012Documentary short special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
L'homme au parapluie: Une histoire de Cendrillon2012Short thanks
Dead Friends2011Short very special thanks
Wonderland2011acknowledgment to the works of
Plan 666 from Outer Space2010Short very special thanks
Vampire City 2: Rock 'N Roll Zombies from Outer Space2009very special thanks
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentary short special thanks - 1 episode
Sicko2007Documentary special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight2005Video documentary short special thanks
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005Video Game extra special thanks
DOA: A Coroner's Fairy Tale2001Short thanks
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin1992TV Movie documentary special thanks


The Grand Tour2017TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
A Place Among the Undead2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Simulacrum Tremendum2016Documentary
Live from Lincoln Center2015TV SeriesHimself
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?2015DocumentaryHimself
Film Adventurer Karel Zeman2015DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Na plovárne2014TV SeriesHimself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Killers: Here with Me Behind the Scenes2013Documentary shortHimself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Arts in Context2012TV Series documentaryHimself
56th BFI London Film Festival2012TV Special documentaryHimself - Fellowship recipient
The Batmobile2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV SpecialHimself
34-y Moskovskiy mezhdunarodnyy kinofestival2012TV SpecialHimself
Evening Urgant2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
A Moment With2012TV SeriesHimself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of Mars Attacks
A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton2011DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
BFI London Film Festival Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alice in Wonderland: Effecting Wonderland2010Documentary shortHimself
Alice in Wonderland: Finding Alice2010Video documentary shortHimself
Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Festival international de Cannes2010TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema 32008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Go' aften Danmark2010TV SeriesHimself
Disney Get Connected2010TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
'9': The Long and the Short of It2009Video shortHimself
'9': U-Control Picture in Picture2009Video documentaryHimself
The Look of '9'2009Video shortHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sweeney Todd: Sweeney Is Alive - The Real Story of the Demon Barber2008Video documentary shortHimself
The South Bank Show2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHimself
Miradas 22008TV Series documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga2000-2008TV SeriesHimself
Film '722004-2008TV SeriesHimself
La 2 noticias2008TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2008TV SeriesHimself
Extérieur jour2008TV SeriesHimself
Broadway Beat2008TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2001-2008TV Series documentary shortHimself
Summer Exhibition2007TV SpecialHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHimself
Space Top 10 Countdown2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film
Shootout2006TV SeriesHimself
Danny Elfman Interprets 'The Two Worlds'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Inside the Two Worlds of 'The Corpse Bride'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Animators: The Breath of Life2006Video documentary shortHimself
Making Puppets Tick2006Video shortHimself
Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light2006Video shortHimself
Voices from the Underworld2006Video shortHimself
At the Movies2005TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Squirrels!2005Video documentary shortHimself
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
El Magacine1997-2005TV SeriesHimself
Planet Voice2005TV SeriesHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City2005Video documentary shortHimself
Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Becoming Oompa-Loompa2005Video documentary shortHimself
100 Greatest Cartoons2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection2005Video documentaryHimself
Batman Heroes: Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Heroes: Vicki Vale2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Returns Villains: The Penguin2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: 'Those Wonderful Toys' - The Props & Gadgets of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Assembling the Arctic Army2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Building the Batmobile2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Designing the Batsuit2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Gotham City Revisited - The Production Design of Batman Returns2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Making Up the Penguin2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Nocturnal Overtures - The Music of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Visualizing Gotham - The Production Design of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Designer Chocolate2005Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors2005Video documentary shortHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2004TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Director / Himself
Hollywood, Inc.2002TV Series documentaryHimself
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Planet of the Apes: Ape Couture2001Video shortHimself
Planet of the Apes: Face Like a Monkey2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Planet of the Apes'2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Director
Troldspejlet2001TV SeriesHimself - Director
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet2001TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend2000Video documentary shortHimself
Exposure2000TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself
A Visit with Vincent1994Video documentaryHimself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition1994TV Short documentaryInterview
Moviewatch1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'1993Video documentary shortHimself - Producer
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieHimself
Today1989TV SeriesHimself
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Backstage at Disney1983TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Le Fossoyeur de Films2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Lab2010TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet1992-2010TV SeriesHimself - Director / Himself / Himself - Producer
Waking Sleeping Beauty2009DocumentaryHimself
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV MovieHimself
Fashion Police2006TV SeriesHimself
Silenci?2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
The Many Faces of Catwoman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Returns Heroes: Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Villains: The Joker2005Video documentary shortHimself
Pie Plates Over Hollywood2002Video documentary shortHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight1990TV SeriesMuppet Performer

Won Awards

2014Samurai AwardTokyo International Film Festival
2013IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Animated Feature Film (Miglior film d'animazione)Frankenweenie (2012)
2012BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
2012LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest AnimationFrankenweenie (2012)
2012Special PrizeMoscow International Film FestivalFor outstanding contribution to the world cinema
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - Audience AwardAlice in Wonderland (2010)
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Release of an Existing ScorePee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
2010Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards
2010Officer of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, FranceOn March 15, 2010. For his services to the film industry.
2008Career Achievement AwardAmsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
2006BAABritish Animation AwardsBest Feature for "Corpse Bride"Corpse Bride (2005)
2005Future Film Festival Digital AwardVenice Film FestivalCorpse Bride (2005)
1992Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1991HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationEdward Scissorhands (1990)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramBeetlejuice (1989)
1990ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
1984Audience AwardOttawa International Animation FestivalVincent (1982)

Nominated Awards

2017Globe de CristalGlobes de Cristal Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Animated FeatureFrankenweenie (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Animated FilmFrankenweenie (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Animated Feature FilmFrankenweenie (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAnimated FeatureFrankenweenie (2012)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureFrankenweenie (2012)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesFrankenweenie (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Animated Feature FilmFrankenweenie (2012)
2011Golden EagleGolden Eagle Awards, RussiaBest Foreign FilmAlice in Wonderland (2010)
2010Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest 3D Film Director (Regista del Miglior Film in 3D)Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures9 (2009)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest DirectorAlice in Wonderland (2010)
2009Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2008Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2007SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Animated Feature Film of the YearCorpse Bride (2005)
2006AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2006AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionCorpse Bride (2005)
2006Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)Corpse Bride (2005)
2006Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Corpse Bride (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureCorpse Bride (2005)
2006PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesCorpse Bride (2005)
2005BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2005Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera en Idioma no Español)Big Fish (2003)
2004David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsBig Fish (2003)
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBig Fish (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBig Fish (2003)
2004DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Big Fish (2003)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Internet Video PremiereThe World of Stainboy (2000)
2001Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)Planet of the Apes (2001)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorSleepy Hollow (1999)
2000Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorMars Attacks! (1996)
1997HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationMars Attacks! (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror PictureMars Attacks! (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed MediaJames and the Giant Peach (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed MediaMars Attacks! (1996)
1996AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Individual Achievement: ProducingJames and the Giant Peach (1996)
1996Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Ed Wood (1994)
1995Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalEd Wood (1994)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorEd Wood (1994)
1995Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst SequelBatman Forever (1995)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureEd Wood (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorEd Wood (1994)
1994HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
1994Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureCabin Boy (1994)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorBatman Returns (1992)
1993HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBatman Returns (1992)
1993Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Batman Returns (1992)
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorBeetlejuice (1988)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBatman (1989)
1990HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBatman (1989)
1989HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBeetlejuice (1988)

2nd Place Awards

2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Animated Feature FilmFrankenweenie (2012)
2005SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest DirectorCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

3rd Place Awards

2007DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Known for movies

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