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:
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.
In addition to his film work, he has also written a book titled The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories.