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You already know that Tim Burton is an incredible visionaire film director and that he's most famous for his creations such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "The Corpse's Bride" and "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street". But here's some Tim Burton information you probably didn't know:

1. Before Burton started directing movies, he was an animator for Disney. He was any good at it and that literally drove him mad. He was supposed to draw foxes in a certain way, but they all turned out, as Tim elegantly put it, looking like roadkill. 

One day, out of frustration, he pulled out his own wisdom tooth and walked around the hallways with his bloody tooth in his hand.

2. Did you know that Tim Burton wears a pair of pinstripe socks for good luck on every movie premiere and on special occasions? In most of his movies, the main characters have pinstripe clothes as well.

3. Most of Tim Burton's movies are influence by the pen and ink drawings of Edward Gorey. This is very noticeable in "The Nightmare Before Christmas", a movie he didn't actually direct himself, but made the artwork for. He didn't direct the Nightmare Before Christmas, because he was busy doing the pre-production for "Batman Forever".

4. Jack Skellington actually made his first appearance in the movie "Beetlejuice". At the end of the movie, Beetlejuice transforms into a bizarre looking creature with a merry-go-round on this head. At the top of the merry-go-round, there is a skull, which later became Jack Skellington.

5. Everywhere Tim Burton goes, he always carries a pocket sized sketchbook with him, along with a small watercolor kit.

6. Tim Burton also directed a music video for the song "Bones" from the rockband "The Killers". In this music video, he clearly pays homage to old movies, with the cheap blue-screen effects and the static camera angles.

7. Though this was never officially announced, Tim Burton is believed to have "Asperger Syndrome", a mild form of autism. Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter, believes this helps Tim inspire and fuel his creativity.

8. Tim was working on a documentary of his childhood hero Vincent Price. After his death in 1993, he shelved the project and it's still not finished yet. He also made a short movie about a boy who is obsessed with Vincent Price and believes he is Vincent Price himself. The short is called Vincent and can be found on Youtube.

9. As of today, Tim Burton has made a total of seven films with Johnny Depp: Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland.

10. Most of his movies are based around a character that doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the world, because Tim himself grew up feeling like an outcast. This is most noticeable in Edward Scissorhands.

That's all the Tim Burton information I have for you. I hope you learned some interesting new things about Tim Burton that you didn't know already.

Have a great day!

Chris


Street Talk

Another GREAT Tim Burton classic I just rented is Dark Shadows. An excellent movie, it is Johnny Depp at his best!

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks for the insightful facts. I had no idea about most of those things. My favourite Burton movies are probably Batman and Edwards Scissorhands.

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  about 5 years ago

Great Article, Tim Burton is a great director.

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  about 5 years ago

I'm a huge Tim Burton fan and loved your article here, great work

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  about 6 years ago
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