List of frequent Tim Burton collaborators

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Tim Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist who often works with certain actors and crew members in multiple feature film directing projects.

The actors who collaborated with Burton the most frequently are Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee, who all appeared in eight, seven and six films, respectively.

Film composer Danny Elfman composed the music for all of Burton's feature films with the exception of Ed Wood (1994), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016). He also composed the music for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), a stop-motion animated film Burton co-wrote and produced.[1]

Other actors that Burton has worked with include Alan Arkin, Danny DeVito, Conchata Ferrell, Albert Finney, Carmen Filpi, Michael Gough, Eva Green, Pat Hingle, Jan Hooks, Rance Howard, Jeffrey Jones, O-Lan Jones, Michael Keaton, Martin Landau, Lisa Marie, Jack Nicholson, Catherine O'Hara, Michelle Pfeiffer, Missi Pyle, Paul Reubens, Alan Rickman, Deep Roy, Winona Ryder, Diane Salinger, Glenn Shadix, Martin Short, Timothy Spall, Terence Stamp, Sylvia Sidney, Christopher Walken, Frank Welker and Paul Whitehouse.

Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix also starred in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Actor Jason Hervey appeared in the short film Frankenweenie (1984), before appearing in Burton's feature film-directing debut Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).[2]

Actor Vincent Price worked with Burton on three projects, hosting the television film Hansel and Gretel (1983), narrating the short film Vincent (1982) and appearing in the feature film Edward Scissorhands (1990).[3]

Actresses Ada and Arlene Tai worked with Burton as extras in Ed Wood before going on to be cast in Big Fish (2003).[4]

In addition to starring in Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Frankenweenie, Winona Ryder appeared in the Burton-directed music video for The Killers' "Here with Me".

Key[edit]

Key Title Year
PB Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985
BJ Beetlejuice 1988
BM Batman 1989
ES Edward Scissorhands 1990
BR Batman Returns 1992
EW Ed Wood 1994
MA Mars Attacks! 1996
SH Sleepy Hollow 1999
PA Planet of the Apes 2001
BF Big Fish 2003
CF Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
CB Corpse Bride 2005
ST Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007
AW Alice in Wonderland 2010
DS Dark Shadows 2012
FW Frankenweenie 2012
BE Big Eyes 2014
PH Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016
DU Dumbo 2019

Cast[edit]

Individual PB BJ BM ES BR EW MA SH PA BF CF CB ST AW DS FW BE PH DU
Alan Arkin[5] Yes Yes
Simmy Bow[6] Yes Yes
Steven Brill[7] Yes Yes
Tommy Bush[8] Yes Yes
Helena Bonham Carter[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Johnny Depp[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Danny DeVito[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adam Drescher[12] Yes Yes
Conchata Ferrell[13] Yes Yes
Albert Finney[14] Yes Yes
Carmen Filpi[15] Yes Yes Yes
Michael Gough[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eva Green[17] Yes Yes Yes
Garrick Hagon[18] Yes Yes
Pat Hingle[19] Yes Yes
Jan Hooks[20] Yes Yes
Rance Howard[21] Yes Yes
Jeffrey Jones[22] Yes Yes Yes
O-Lan Jones[23] Yes Yes Yes
Michael Keaton[24] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stuart Lancaster[25] Yes Yes
Martin Landau[26] Yes Yes Yes
Christopher Lee[27] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lisa Marie[28] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jack Nicholson[29] Yes Yes
Catherine O'Hara[30] Yes Yes
Jessica Oyelowo[31] Yes Yes
Sarah Jessica Parker[32] Yes Yes
Michelle Pfeiffer[33] Yes Yes
Philip Philmar[34] Yes Yes Yes
Missi Pyle[35] Yes Yes
Paul Reubens[36] Yes Yes
Alan Rickman[37] Yes Yes
Deep Roy[38] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winona Ryder[39] Yes Yes Yes
Diane Salinger[40] Yes Yes
Glenn Shadix[41] Yes Yes
Martin Short[42] Yes Yes
Sylvia Sidney[43] Yes Yes
Timothy Spall[44] Yes Yes
Terence Stamp[45] Yes Yes
Philip Tan[46] Yes Yes
Harry Taylor[47] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Christopher Walken[48] Yes Yes
Frank Welker[49] Yes Yes Yes
Paul Whitehouse[50] Yes Yes
Biff Yeager[51] Yes Yes Yes

Crew[edit]

Burton also often works with certain crew members in multiple directing projects. This includes screenwriters Warren Skaaren, Caroline Thompson, John August, and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, producers Denise Di Novi, Allison Abbate, Richard D. Zanuck, and Derek Frey, composer Danny Elfman, composer/music supervisor/music producer/music editor Mike Higham, costume designer Colleen Atwood, production designers Bo Welch, Alex McDowell, and Rick Heinrichs, cinematographers Stefan Czapsky, Philippe Rousselot, Dariusz Wolski, and Bruno Delbonnel, makeup artists Ve Neill, Stan Winston and Rick Baker, and editor/executive producer Chris Lebenzon. Burton has worked with director Henry Selick on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and James and the Giant Peach (1996), the former of which Burton co-wrote. He has also worked with fellow producer/director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Jim Lemley on 9 (2009) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), for which Bekmambetov also served as director. Burton has also collaborated with puppet manufacturers Mackinnon & Saunders three times: a failed attempt on Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Jason Hervey filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Vincent Price filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  4. ^ Burton, Tim (2004). Big Fish (DVD commentary track). Columbia Pictures.
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  11. ^ "Danny DeVito filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
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  14. ^ "Albert Finney filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  15. ^ "Carmen Filpi filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
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  20. ^ "Jan Hooks filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  21. ^ "Rance Howard filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
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  27. ^ "Christopher Lee filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
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  36. ^ "Paul Reubens filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  37. ^ "Alan Rickman filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  38. ^ "Deep Roy filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  39. ^ "Winona Ryder filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  40. ^ "Diane Salinger filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  41. ^ "Glenn Shadix filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  42. ^ "Martin Short filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  43. ^ "Sylvia Sidney filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  44. ^ "Timothy Spall filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  45. ^ "Terence Stamp filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved March 12, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  46. ^ "Philip Tan-IMDb". IMDb. Amazon.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  47. ^ "Harry Taylor filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved September 22, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  48. ^ "Christopher Walken filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  49. ^ "Frank Welker filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  50. ^ "Paul Whitehouse filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  51. ^ "Biff Yeager filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 1, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)