List of frequent Tim Burton collaborators

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

Film composer Danny Elfman composed the music for most of Burton's feature films, save for 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]

The actors who collaborated with Burton the most frequently are Johnny Depp (8 films), Helena Bonham Carter (7 films), and Christopher Lee and Michael Gough (5 films each). Other actors that Burton has worked with repeatedly include Alan Arkin, Danny DeVito, Conchata Ferrell, Albert Finney, Carmen Filpi, 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.

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] Twin actresses Ada and Arlene Tai worked with Burton as uncredited extras in Ed Wood before being cast as the conjoined twins Ping and Jing in Big Fish (2003).[4] In addition to starring in Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Frankenweenie (2012), Winona Ryder appeared in the Burton-directed music video for The Killers' 2012 single "Here with Me".

Christina Ricci marked the first performer to reunite with Burton for television, starring in Wednesday (2022) after appearing in Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Cast

Work
Actor
1985 1988 1989 1990 1992 1994 1996 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2010 2012 2014 2016 2019
Batman
Ed Wood
Sleepy Hollow
Planet of the Apes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Alice in Wonderland
Dark Shadows
Frankenweenie
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Dumbo
Alan Arkin[5] Yes Yes
Helena Bonham Carter[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simmy Bow[7] Yes Yes
Steven Brill[8] Yes Yes
Tommy Bush[9] 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
Carmen Filpi[14] Yes Yes Yes
Albert Finney[15] 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
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 Yes
Christopher Walken[48] Yes Yes
Frank Welker[49] Yes Yes Yes
Paul Whitehouse[50] Yes Yes
Biff Yeager[51] Yes Yes Yes

Crew

Burton also often works with certain crew members in multiple directing projects. This includes screenwriters Warren Skaaren, Caroline Thompson, John August, 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

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  2. ^ "Jason Hervey filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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  6. ^ "Helena Bonham Carter filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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  11. ^ "Danny DeVito filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  12. ^ "Adam Drescher-IMDb". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  13. ^ "Conchata Ferrell filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "Carmen Filpi filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  15. ^ "Albert Finney filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  16. ^ "Michael Gough filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  17. ^ "Eva Green filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "Garrick Hagon filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  19. ^ "Pat Hingle filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  20. ^ "Jan Hooks filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  21. ^ "Rance Howard filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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  27. ^ "Christopher Lee filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  28. ^ "Lisa Marie filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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  30. ^ "Catherine O'Hara filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  31. ^ "Jessica Oyelowo filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  32. ^ "Sarah Jessica Parker filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  33. ^ "Michelle Pfeiffer filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  34. ^ "Philip Philmar-IMDb". IMDb. Amazon.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  35. ^ "Missi Pyle filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  36. ^ "Paul Reubens filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  37. ^ "Alan Rickman filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  38. ^ "Deep Roy filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  39. ^ "Winona Ryder filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  40. ^ "Diane Salinger filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  41. ^ "Glenn Shadix filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  42. ^ "Martin Short filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  43. ^ "Sylvia Sidney filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  44. ^ "Timothy Spall filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  45. ^ "Terence Stamp filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
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  47. ^ "Harry Taylor filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  48. ^ "Christopher Walken filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  49. ^ "Frank Welker filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  50. ^ "Paul Whitehouse filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  51. ^ "Biff Yeager filmography". AllMovie. AllRovi. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
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