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The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite characters in films that were directed or produced by Tim Burton.

Join us as we rank Tim Burton’s greatest and most memorable characters. As one of the most acclaimed directors of our generation, Tim Burton specializes in telling stories about quirky, offbeat characters who tend to be outcasts.

Burton started his career directing Pee-Wee Herman in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, a movie that really set the tone for all his future work. Some of the best characters in Tim Burton movies also include Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and, of course, the Dark Knight himself (played by none other than Micheal Keaton). In every case, there's something about these individuals that sets them apart from everyone else, which makes them endlessly fascinating to watch. 

Vote up the best Tim Burton characters from the list below. It includes characters from movies where he was both the writer and director, such as Edward Scissorhands, as well as films where he was the writer and producer, like The Nightmare Before Christmas. And ff you don't see your favorite listed, please add it so that other users can rank it.

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Edward Scissorhands
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Jack Skellington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Beetlejuice
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Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Beetlejuice
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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Tale of Sweeney Todd
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Cheshire Cat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland
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Sally is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Corpse Bride
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Zero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Zero The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland 2
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Victor Van Dort is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Corpse Bride
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Ichabod Crane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Sleepy Hollow, Sleepy Hollow
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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Batman
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Sparky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Sparky Frankenweenie
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Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Batman Returns
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Red Queen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Alice in Wonderland
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Batman, Batman Returns
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The Penguin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Batman Returns
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Miss Alma Peregrine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Miss Alma Peregrine Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Barnabas Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Dark Shadows, Dark Shadows
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Willy Wonka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Victor Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Frankenweenie
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The Inventor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
The Inventor Edward Scissorhands
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Kim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Kim Edward Scissorhands
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Oompa Loompa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In Tim Burton Movies
Oompa Loompa Charlie and the Chocolate Factory