Tim Burton

Timothy Burton, born in 1958, is an American director, screenwriter, film producer, writer, animator and illustrator, known for his cinema with often fairy-tale and gothic settings, sometimes focusing on themes such as marginalization and loneliness.

Among his most recurring collaborations are the one with the composer Danny Elfman for almost all of his films, the one with the American actor Johnny Depp and the one with the British actress Helena Bonham Carter, who was also his life partner until 2014.

In 2007, at the Venice Film Festival, Tim Burton received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, becoming the youngest director in history to have achieved this recognition. He also won a Golden Globe in 2008 for best comedy film with Sweeney Todd. The director was also nominated for an Oscar for best animated film for Corpse Bride in 2005 and for Frankenweenie in 2012. Globally, his films have grossed over $4 billion, making him one of the most commercially successful directors in the history of cinema.