11:53 AM EDT 08/13/2015
Originally posted 01/26/2010 08:30AM
How do you prepare to preside over the jury at the world's most famous film festival?
According to Edward Scissorhands director Tim Burton, "after spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this."
Tuesday's announcement that Burton, 51, will serve as president of the May 12-23 63rd Cannes Film Festival comes as his much-awaited Alice In Wonderland – starring pal Johnny Depp, among others – is being prepped to land in theaters March 5. At the moment, a retrospective of his work is also on display to S.R.O. crowds at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
"When you think of Cannes, you think of world cinema. And, as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true," Burton, whose films often deal in dreams (and nightmares) said in a statement.
– Peter Mikelbank
Originally posted 08/07/2008 08:30AM
It has been a long time coming, but director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter have finally confirmed the name of their 7-month old daughter – Nell.
Born last Dec. 15 in London and revealed as a PEOPLE exclusive, Nell Burton had a gestation period for her name almost as long as the pregnancy itself. The creative couple had difficulty agreeing a moniker.
Bonham Carter, 42, confirmed the name during a phone interview with the Jewish Journal while on the set of Terminator Salvation in New Mexico.
Bonham Carter said her daughter was named Nell after "all the Helens in the family." The actress's mother is named Elena and her grandmother was called Helene.
Originally posted 12/16/2007 03:20PM
Helena Bonham Carter and her director beau Tim Burton have welcomed their second child, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
The infant, born in London late Saturday, joins big brother Billy, who is 4.
"They are absolutely delighted they have a daughter," the actress's rep, Karon Maskill, tells PEOPLE. "It's a lovely Christmas present for the family."
Originally posted 12/04/2007 03:45PM
The household of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter is outfitted for Christmas – just not in the traditional manner.
"He decorates it with dead babies and slime balls and things," Carter, 41, tells Playboy magazine in its January issue, about trimming the tree with boyfriend (of six years) Burton, 49. "It looks lovely and glittery from afar, and then as you get closer, you realize it's rather gory."
Originally posted 08/08/2007 01:55PM
Helena Bonham Carter and her beau, director Tim Burton, and are expecting their second child together, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 03/06/2005 07:00PM
Even if director Tim Burton's hands were not legally tied, they wouldn't be clapping for joy over ex-partner Lisa Marie's decision to auction off his personal effects. In fact, he's sent up a red flag.
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