Are Tim Burton And Johnny Depp Friends?

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton spend time together at many events and work together on many projects.

Tabloids even quoted Depp once in an interview referring to Burton as family.

This begs the question, are they really friends? Please keep reading to find out more about the two and their relationship.

Tim Walter Burton is an American actor, writer and film director. He is known for directing horror films such as Beetlejuice (1988) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Burton was born in 1958 in Burbank, California, to parents Jean Burton and William Burton. He attended Providencia Elementary School and later joined Burbank High school. 

Burton’s main interests growing up were painting and drawing. He graduated high school and joined the California Institute of Arts to study character animation.

Mr. Burton started his production career as an apprentice at Walt Disney Studios. He worked as an animator, art director and graphic designer in The Fox and The Hound (1981).

He has gone on to direct many more films, including Batman (1988), Planet of the Apes (2001), Dark Shadows (2012). Other films include Big Eyes (2014) and Ed Wood (1994). Most of his work has earned him awards such as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award.

John Christopher Depp II, is an American actor, musician and film producer. He is best known for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the film series The Pirates of the Caribbean.

Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963 to parents Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp. Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963 to parents Betty Sue Plamer and John Christopher Depp.

At the age of 15, Depp’s parents divorced. And his mother married Robert Palmer, who, according to John, has inspired his life and career a great deal.

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John dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue his passion for becoming a rock artist with The Kids. In 1984, John started collaborating with the band Rock City Angels.

Johnny Depp started his acting career in the 1980s where his first film role was A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). He has featured in many others like Pirates of the Caribbean(2003 – 2011), 21 Jump Street, Ed Wood (1994), The Lone Ranger(2013), Dark Shadows(2012), among many others. 

Depp has won many awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, with nominations to awards like the Academy Awards.

Are Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Friends?

John and Tim are known to be good friends and even consider each other family to the extent that John is Burton’s child godfather. Their long working relationship is due to their same ideologies when it comes to films and likes such as pop culture and horror movies. 

John and Tim met in 1990 when John played the main character in Tim’s romantic film Edward Scissorhands which was a tremendous commercial success. After that, the two collaborated in seven more movies, including Ed Wood(1994), Sleepy Hollow(1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005), Corpse Bride(2005, Sweeney Todd(2007), Alice in Wonderland(2010) and Dark Shadows(2012).