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Jason Schwartzman talks 'abrasive' role in 'Listen Up Philip'

Jason Schwartzman talks 'abrasive' role in 'Listen Up Philip'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Jason Schwartzman portrays a "detestable" writer in "Listen Up Philip," but the actor says he could relate to his character's identity crisis.
Annie Martin
Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer

Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Amy Adams plays painter Margaret Keane in the newly released trailer for Tim Burton's upcoming drama, "Big Eyes."
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'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

SHEPPERTON, England, Aug. 4 (UPI) --"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" has started production, and Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska will return to star.
Annie Martin
Amy Adams stars in first photos from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

Amy Adams stars in first photos from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz portray artist couple Margaret and Walter Keane in the first stills from Tim Burton film "Big Eyes."
Annie Martin
Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thompson, a washed-up actor who used to portray superhero Birdman, who plots to make his comeback in a Broadway play.
Annie Martin
Amy Adams discreetly gives her first class seat to U.S. serviceman

Amy Adams discreetly gives her first class seat to U.S. serviceman

DETROIT, June 27 (UPI) --Amy Adams sat in coach after she quietly arranged for a U.S. serviceman to take her first class seat on her flight Friday.
Annie Martin
Tribeca Film acquires 'Listen Up Philip' with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss

Tribeca Film acquires 'Listen Up Philip' with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) --Tribeca Film has purchased the rights to "Listen Up Philip," a dark comedy starring Jason Schwartzman ("Grand Budapest Hotel") and Elizabeth Moss ("Mad Men").
Annie Martin
Release date set for new Tim Burton film 'Big Eyes'

Release date set for new Tim Burton film 'Big Eyes'

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- "Big Eyes" is a biographical film that stars Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams as artist couple Walter and Margaret Keane.
Annie Martin
Steven Spielberg to adapt Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

Steven Spielberg to adapt Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg will adapt Roald Dahl's "The BFG."
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Bike used in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' is up for sale on eBay

Bike used in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' is up for sale on eBay

OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- One of the iconic bikes used to film "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" is up for sale on eBay.
Annie Martin
Michael Keaton eyes 'Beetlejuice' sequel

Michael Keaton eyes 'Beetlejuice' sequel

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Veteran actor Michael Keaton said he is seriously considering reprising his title role in the 1988 comedy hit "Beetlejuice."
Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska onboard for 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska onboard for 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are onboard to star in Disney's live-action "Alice in Wonderland 2," the studio announced.
Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Will Winona Ryder reprise her role as 90s teen goth heroine Lydia Deetz?
Kate Stanton
Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Thompson told The Sunday Times newspaper she forgives Helena Bonham Carter for having an affair with her former husband Kenneth Branagh.
Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for affair

Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for affair

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- It's been nearly 20 years since Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh's marriage came to an end, in part because of an affair between Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter.
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Director Tim Burton, winner of Best Director for film "Sweeney Todd", arrives for the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures award ceremonies held at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York on January 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for dark, quirky-themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, his most recent film, that was the second highest-grossing film of 2010 as well as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. Among Burton's many collaborators are Johnny Depp, who became a close friend since their first film together, musician Danny Elfman (who has composed for all but five of the films Burton has directed and/or produced) and domestic partner Helena Bonham Carter. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997, and a compilation of his drawings, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009.

Burton has directed 14 films as of 2010, and has produced 10 as of 2009. His next films are an adaptation of the soap opera Dark Shadows, scheduled to be released on May 11, 2012, and a remake of his 1984 short, Frankenweenie, scheduled to be released on October 5, 2012.

Burton was born in 1958, in the city of Burbank, California, to Jean Burton (née Erickson), the owner of a cat-themed gift shop, and Bill Burton, a former minor league baseball player who would later work for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. As a young man, Burton would make short films in his backyard on Evergreen Street using crude stop motion animation techniques or shoot them on 8 mm film without sound. (One of his most famous juvenile films is The Island of Doctor Agor, that he made when he was 13 years old.) Burton studied at the Burbank High School, but he was not a particularly good student. He was a very introspective person, and found his pleasure in painting, drawing and watching movies. His future work would be heavily influenced by the works by Edgar Allan Poe he read, and the horror and science fiction films he watched, such as Godzilla, the films made by Hammer Film Productions, the works of Ray Harryhausen and Vincent Price.

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