Tim Burton Says The Truth Being 'Stranger Than Fiction' Inspired 'Big Eyes'

December 24, 2014 7:35 PM

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Tim Burton has made movies about a little girl’s adventure down a rabbit hole, a bio-exorcist, a vigilante who dresses up as a bat, a grown man obsessed with candy, a singing sinister barber, a skeleton who learns the meaning of Christmas and a teenager who has scissors for hands. In his latest film Big Eyes, which hits theaters Christmas Day, Burton takes on the true story of the 1950/ 60's "artist" the Keanes. Burton jokes about his previous work, "those other films... were my realistic films and I wanted to make a fantasy film finally." Big Eyes marks Burton's second biopic, after his 1994 film Ed Wood.

He admits what interested him about the story of the Keanes was the idea "that truth is stranger than fiction sometimes." The film, set in 1950's San Francisco Art District, stars Amy Adams as Margaret Keane and Christoph Waltz as Walter Keane. Capturing the bizarre and outrageous true story of one ...

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