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Tim Burton was born on August 25, 1958, in Burbank, California, the United States.
Burton was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in his childhood.
He was not very good at academics and passed out of high school with poor grades.
Burton's parents were unable to afford college education for him, so he worked as an intern at various film production houses.
When Burton was 13, he was inspired by the film 'Star Wars' and wanted to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Burton made his debut as a director with the 1984 short film 'Frankenweenie,' which was based on a story he had written when he was 16.
In 1985, Burton made his feature film debut with 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure,' which was a box office success.
In 1989, Burton directed his first live-action feature film 'Batman.'
In 2015, Tim Burton was ranked 12th on the list of the most influential directors of the 21st century.
Burton has been described as a "modern-day Renaissance man".
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