I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. — Tim Burton
His love for the macabre, the twisted reality and Johnny Depp has defined his movies. Tim Burton had to prise himself away from Disney when he realized that his style was far from their narrative and visual language.
Then he goes on the create his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films like Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film Ed Wood (1994), the horror fantasy Sleepy Hollow (1999), and later efforts such as Corpse Bride(2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012) and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), the superhero films Batman (1989) and its first sequel Batman Returns(1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005) and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010), which garnered a worldwide gross of over $1 billion.
I have been a fan of his dark humour married to his unmatched production design. Watch this interview at his art show in Japan.