Attention Tim Burton fans! Our Hollywood Joseph bumped into the man himself, and is here to give you the scoop!
I woulda never believed it if you told me I’d get to meet my favorite Hollywood director, Tim Burton, not once, but twice in my life!
When I saw Tim last year (if I might be so bold to refer to a brilliant creative genius by his first name), he said that the only museum he had ever visited until he was a teenager was the Hollywood Wax Museum.
He grew up not far away in Burbank, Calif. and started making short films in his backyard at age 13. Imagine, the man who created Beetljuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, shall I go on?! studying our wax figures when he was a kid. That is just SO cool!
His new comedy Dark Shadows opened yesterday, and I can’t wait to see it! In case you haven’t heard, the movie is based on a 60’s gothic soap opera about Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old imprisoned vampire who is accidentally set free in 1972. Barnabas returns home and finds his dysfunctional descendants in need of his help.
It’s Burton’s 8th collaboration with actor and friend Johnny Depp and has an all-star cast with Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green.
Looks like a guarateed hit–I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy a campy vampire and lots of jokes?
And me, I can’t believe I just rubbed elbows with TIM BURTON, the great director of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Oops! TIM BURTON is the secret word of the day. And, you all remember what to do whenever anybody says the secret word, right? Scream! Aaaahhhhh! Yeah!
Wow! Thanks for sharing your celebrity encounter, Joseph.
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