2. He directed this Killers video.
11. Every character in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland’s Wonderland has a proper name.
According to IMDB, “the Hatter’s name is Tarrant Hightopp, The White Rabbit is McTwisp, The Dormouse is Malyumkin, The March Hare is Thackery, The Caterpillar is Absolem, The Chesire Cat is Chessur, The White Queen is Mirana Crimms, The Red Queen is Iracebeth Crimms, and the Knave of Hearts is Ilosovic Stayne.”
13. Deep Roy, the actor who was hired to play an Oompa-Loompa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ended up playing ALL of the Oompa-Loompas.
He had to repeat the same movements hundreds of times. These were then put together digitally. However, each Oompa-Loompa represents a separate performance by Roy. The work was so extensive his pay was upped to $1,000,000.
18. Speaking of Batman Returns, according to Tim Burton’s book Burton on Burton the live penguins were the biggest divas on set.
The production had to fly in penguins from the English countryside in the refrigerated hold of a plane. Once on set they were given their own refrigerated trailer, their own swimming pool with half a ton of fresh ice every day, and had fresh fish delivered daily straight from the docks. Even though the temperature outside frequently topped 100 degrees, the entire set was refrigerated down to 35 degrees.
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