Emmy Award-winning Timothy Walter Burton, an American film director/producer/artist, and writer is known for his dark, gothic and eccentric horror fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Ed Wood (1994), Corpse Bride (2005), Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). A renowned actor has also made an appearance in a number of Box Office hit movies including Alice in Wonderland and Charlie an Chocolate Factory. He currently filming the fantasy adventure film Dumbo.
Early Life And Education Of Tim Burton
Tim Burton was born on August 25, 1958, in Burbank, California, United States of America. His birth name is Timothy Walter Burton. He was raised up in his hometown Burbank along with his family. He is the son of father Bill Burton, a former minor league baseball player, and mother Jean Burton, owner of a cat-themed gift shop. His star sign is Virgo. Burton's nationality is American and holds White-American ethnicity.
Burton attended Burbank High School, he was an average student. At the time, he also played on the water polo team. From his childhood days, he had a great interest in drawing, painting and watching movies. He graduated from Burbank High School along with Jeff Riekenberg. Later he joined California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, where he studied character animation.
Tim Burton's Professional Career
With his excellent skills in drawing, he was awarded a fellowship from Disney and later joined to work. In 1982 he worked in the mainstream for Disney with his own project which was a short animated black-and-white Gothic Vincent Price tribute, Vincent. In 1990 his project Beetlejuice which was an American-Canadian animated television series won Outstanding Children's Animated Program.
In 2005 he presented himself as director-producer of animated movie Corpse Bride from him was nominated for Academy Awards. In 2007 he as a director cast his good friend superstar Johnny Deep in musical horror film Sweeney Todd, which was a super hit at box office and even crowned him with many awards.
Burton is currently filming the fantasy adventure film Dumbo starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Alan Arkin.
Tim Burton’s Net Worth, Salary, And Earnings
Tim Burton has earned a decent amount of money from his illustrious career. He has an estimated net worth of $140 million as per celebrity net worth and according to The Richest, his estimated net worth is over $113 million. He has earned a huge amount of money from his longtime filmy career. His films have collected $3 billion revenue at the Box Office. He earns annually $25 million from his movies.
In 2010, the actor received $3 million in royalties from his older films. The same year, his directorial film Alice in Wonderland collected $1.02 billion worldwide. He earned $50 million including a share of profit from the film.
In 2012, Burton produced a dark fantasy action horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter collected $116. 4 million at the Box Office. In 2014, his film Big Eyes earned $29,253,166 worldwide. His directorial venture series Alice in Wonderland and its sequel earned total $1.325 million at the Box Office.
Burton is also the proud owner of DBS Volante which worth around $280,000.
Tim Burton's Personal Life, Dating And Married
Tim Burton is allegedly dating Eva Green since 2015. Some sources claim that they are dating and she is the new girlfriend of Burton. However, they have not confirmed their affair publicly. Their dating rumor started after they were spotted together enjoying a night at London where Burton appeared with his arm around the actress after a dinner at a Japanese restaurant.
Despite their huge age gap, both Green and Burton seem to be enjoying each other's company. Burton expressed that Eva Green is beautiful from inside, he said in an interview with Esquire.
Burton was married to a German-born artist Lena Gieseke from 1989-1991. He and his wife got divorced after four years of living together in 1991. Following their divorce, he went on to date a model/actress Lisa Marie in the year 1992. The couple dated for nearly a decade and broke up in 2001. She was even cast in his movie Ed Wood and Mars Attacks.
During the filming of Planet of the Apes, Tim Burton met actress Helena Bonham Carter, in 2001. Burton and Bonham Carter have also two children, son Billy Raymond Burton was born in 2003 and a daughter Nell Burton was born in 2007.
They lived together for 13 years but, was never married. The duo separated in December 2014. Burton is a good friend of Johnny Depp, who is also the godfather of his both children.
by Bchrome, 10 Nov, 2015