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10 Most Interesting Things to Know About Tim Burton – Vote

It’s kind of ridiculous but if you think about it, some of the biggest and most beloved movies ever are made by Tim Burton! Just think about it. He’s directed Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and so many more! He’s the mastermind behind creating these dark, creepy and spooky movies with characters you can’t help but love. So who exactly is Tim Burton? And how does he come up with all these amazing ideas for movies? Keep reading to find out more about the mysterious director. Vote for your favorite Tim Burton fact, add your own to the list, and come back to see which one wins the vote!

#3 Several of his movies are based on drawings he made as a kid!

He made several drawings of Edward Scissorhands and Jack Skellington when he was younger. And Frankenweenie was based on a childhood dog he had.

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#4 One of his favorite characters is Jack Skellington.

One of Tim's favorite characters he's ever come up with is Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, version of Jack can be seen in cameos in Tim's other movies!
You can spot him in James and the Giant Peach, Alice in Wonderland, Coraline and Sleepy Hollow! It's time to rewatch those movies!

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#5 He’s afraid of chimpanzees.

Even though he directed Planet of the Apes, Tim actually has a huge fear of chimpanzees! "You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way."

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#6 Disney fired him…

Before making feature-length movies, he made two short films: Vincent and Frankenweenie. Disney actually fired Tim after they saw the stop-motion short and thought it was too scary and dark for kids.

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#9 He hand-picked Johnny Depp for Edward Scissorhands.

Tim knew that he wanted Johnny Depp for Edward Scissorhands because he saw Johnny's work on 21 Jump Street and knew he would be perfect for the role!

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#10 He’s actually not an oddball recluse…

Tim said that he gets sad that the media portrays him as odd and reclusive. He's said many times before in interviews that he's just misunderstood and that he's a cheery and happy person!

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