An American film director, producer, writer and artist. He is known for his fantasy and horror films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Frankenweenie (2012) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Burton was born in1958, in Burbank, California. As a preteen, Burton would make short films in his backyard on 2101 N Evergreen Street using crude stop motion animation techniques or shooting on 8 mm film without sound at the age of 12 – 13 years. The 1971 American animated short film Island of Doctor Agor is one of Burton’s first animated films.
Burton found pleasure in painting, drawing, and watching movies. After graduating from Burbank High School, attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Santa Clarita, to study character animation.
Burton has often worked with actors Johnny Depp, and composer Danny Elfman. His accolades include nominations for two Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards, Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.