Tim Burton (born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California) is a film director known for his dark, humorous, quirky style. He started his
career as a Disney animator and all his films portray a very stylized reality. Many of his films draw on gothic themes.
His directorial credits include:
Corpse Bride (2005)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Big Fish (2003)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Mars Attacks (1996)
Ed Wood (1994)
Batman Returns (1992)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
He also co-wrote and produced, but did not actually direct, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993).
He has worked with composer Danny Elfman on every one of his films since Pee-wee's Big Adventure, with the exception of Ed Wood.