List of film director and composer collaborations

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Beetlejuice (1988). Batman (1989). Edward Scissorhands (1990). Batman Returns (1992). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Produced by Tim Burton). Mars Attacks! (1996). Sleepy Hollow (1999). Planet of the Apes (2001). Big Fish (2003). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Corpse Bride (2005) (Mike Johnson served as co-director). Alice in Wonderland (2010). Dark Shadows (2012). Frankenweenie (2012). Big Eyes (2014). Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) (Produced by Tim Burton). Dumbo (2019). Mark Isham. The Secret Life of Bees (2008). Beyond the Lights (2014). Paul Dunlap. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959). Invisible Invaders (1959). Gunfighters of Abilene (1960).

List of film director and actor collaborations

Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Jane Lynch. Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Mascots (2016). Michael McKean. The Big Picture (1989). Best in Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Larry Miller. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Catherine O'Hara. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Jim Piddock. Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Mascots (2016). Parker Posey. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000).

Eugene Levy

This makes him one of only four two-time honourees, alongside fellow SCTV alumni John Candy, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara. Levy is one of only a handful of people who have won at least five Canadian Comedy Awards, including two for Best Writing (Best in Show in 2001 and A Mighty Wind in 2004) and three for Best Male Performer (Best in Show, American Pie 2 in 2002, and A Mighty Wind). In 2008, the Governor General of Canada presented Levy with the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA), a lifetime achievement award considered "for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada.".

Michael McKean

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Patrick Stewart. 2001 – DVD Exclusive Award Winner: Best DVD Audio Commentary – This Is Spinal Tap – (shared with Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer). 2003 – DVD Exclusive Award Nomination: Best Animated Character Performance – The Hunchback of Notre Dame II – (shared with Ritsuko Notani). 2003 – Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Music – A Mighty Wind – (shared with Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Harry Shearer and Jeffrey C.J.

A Mighty Wind

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The film was co-written (with Eugene Levy), directed and composed by Christopher Guest. The film is widely acknowledged to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed. More broadly, the film is a parody of the American folk music revival of the early 1960s and its personalities. Guest co-stars and reunites many of his company of actors from This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Best in Show for this film.

Stop motion

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The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton, was one of the more widely released stop-motion features and become the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of its time, grossing over $50 million domestic. Henry Selick also went on to direct James and the Giant Peach and Coraline, and Tim Burton went on to direct Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. In 1999, Will Vinton launched the first prime-time stop-motion television series called The PJs, co-created by actor-comedian Eddie Murphy. The Emmy-winning sitcom aired on Fox for two seasons, then moved to the WB for an additional season. Vinton launched another series, Gary & Mike, for UPN in 2001.

Winona Ryder

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In 2012, Tim Burton cast her as the love interest in The Killers music video, "Here with Me". She was reunited with Tim Burton for a role in the animated 3D feature film Frankenweenie, released in October 2012, and appeared alongside James Franco in the action thriller Homefront (2013). In 2013, Ryder starred in a segment of the Comedy Central television series Drunk History called "Boston". She played religious protestor Mary Dyer, opposite stern Puritan magistrate John Endicott, played by Michael Cera. She has also appeared in the American miniseries Show Me a Hero, playing the president of the Yonkers City Council, and the British television film Turks & Caicos.

Fred Willard

Willard has appeared in several Christopher Guest films, such as A Mighty Wind, in which he played "Mike LaFontaine," a character known for his catchphrase, "Eh? Wha' happened?"; Best in Show, in which he portrayed "Buck Laughlin," a dog show announcer who offered up an unending stream of bad jokes and off-color comments; Waiting for Guffman, in which he played "Ron Albertson," a travel agent who performs in amateur stage productions with his wife; This Is Spinal Tap, in which he played a lieutenant on the military base where Spinal Tap play; and For Your Consideration as an obnoxious entertainment television show anchor.

Parker Posey

She frequently works with Christopher Guest and has appeared in several of his mockumentaries, such as Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). Posey is the recipient of a [[Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film|Golden Globe Award]] nomination, a Satellite Award nomination and two Independent Spirit Award nominations. Posey made her film debut in Joey Breaker (1993).

Edward Scissorhands

(1996), another film of Burton's with music composed by Elfman. Burton acknowledged that the main themes of Edward Scissorhands deal with self-discovery and isolation. Edward is found living alone in the attic of a Gothic castle, a setting that is also used for main characters in Burton's Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Edward Scissorhands climaxes much like James Whale's Frankenstein and Burton's own Frankenweenie. A mob confronts the "evil creature", in this case, Edward, at his castle. With Edward unable to consummate his love for Kim because of his appearance, the film can also be seen as being influenced by Beauty and the Beast.

List of cult films

A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film with a cult following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed. Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. Cult films are defined as much by audience reaction as their content.

Bob Balaban

Balaban's other film roles include the drama Midnight Cowboy (1969), science fiction films Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Altered States (1980), the Christopher Guest comedies Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006), the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), and the Wes Anderson films Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Isle of Dogs (2018). As a director, Balaban has directed three feature films, in addition to numerous television episodes and films. He is also an author of children's novels. He directed a documentary about Robert Altman.

Ed Begley Jr.

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He is a recurring cast member in the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006) and Mascots (2016). Begley was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1949, to Allene Jeanne Sanders and Oscar-winning film actor Ed Begley. When Begley Jr. was born, Begley Sr. was married to Amanda Huff, who died when Begley Jr. was seven years old. Until he was sixteen, Begley Jr. believed that Huff was his biological mother. He only later became acquainted with his biological mother, Allene. His paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants.

Jane Lynch

During the 1990s, she made numerous television commercials, including one for Frosted Flakes for an adult audience, directed by Christopher Guest. A few years later, Guest would remember Lynch, as he chose actors for his 2000 dog show mockumentary, Best in Show. Lynch played Christy Cummings, a butch lesbian personal dog handler to trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot (Jennifer Coolidge). From there, she became a staple actress in Guest's casts, appearing in the director's A Mighty Wind (2003) as porn actress-turned-folk singer Laurie Bohner and in For Your Consideration (2006) as an entertainment reporter.

Frankenweenie (1984 film)

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It was released as an extra, along with Vincent, on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD; Blu-ray; and UMD. Disney and Tim Burton produced a full-length remake using stop motion animation, which was released on October 5, 2012 in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. The original film is included as a bonus feature on the Blu-ray home video release. Barret Oliver as Victor Frankenstein: a young boy expert in science who is sad after his dog's death. Shelley Duvall as Susan Frankenstein: Victor's mother. Daniel Stern: as Ben Frankenstein: Victor's father. Joseph Maher as Mr. Chambers. Roz Braverman as Mrs. Epstein. Paul Bartel as Mr. Walsh. Sofia Coppola as Anne Chambers. Jason Hervey as Frank Dale.

Jennifer Coolidge

From 2000 to 2006 she played comic parts in the improv mockumentaries Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, all directed by Christopher Guest. She appeared in the 2006 film Date Movie as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's Meet the Fockers character. The film received unfavorable critic reviews and Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 77th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 6%. However, Variety did praise Coolidge for providing a few bright moments with a spot-on spoof of Barbra Streisand, but was otherwise unimpressed describing the film as "padded and repetitious".

List of frequent Tim Burton collaborators

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Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix also starred in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Actor Jason Hervey appeared in the short film Frankenweenie (1984), before appearing in Burton's feature film-directing debut Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). Actor Vincent Price worked with Burton on three projects, hosting the television film Hansel and Gretel (1983), narrating the short film Vincent (1982) and appearing in the feature film Edward Scissorhands (1990). Actresses Ada and Arlene Tai worked with Burton as extras in Ed Wood before going on to be cast in Big Fish (2003).

John Michael Higgins

However, the ride was refurbished in 2012 and the pre-show room was removed. Higgins directs and appears on the stage from time to time as well. In 2004, he played Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the American premiere of David Hare's Stuff Happens at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In 2003, he played the title role in A. R. Gurney's Big Bill at New York's Lincoln Center Theater. Higgins has been featured in TV ads for DirecTV alongside fellow Christopher Guest co-star Ed Begley Jr. and for Old Navy. He also stars in season 2 of TNT's Raising the Bar as an openly gay, rule-obsessed judge.

Ed Wood (film)

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Di Novi had previously worked with Tim Burton on Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a deal was struck with Lehmann as director and Burton and Di Novi producing. Burton began reading Nightmare of Ecstasy and some of Wood's letters. He was taken by how he "wrote about his films as if he was making Citizen Kane, you know, whereas other people perceived them as, like, the worst movies ever". Burton admits to having always been a fan of Ed Wood, which is why the biopic is filmed with an aggrandizing bias borne of his admiration for Wood's work, rather than the derisive attitude of Wood's detractors.

Michael Hitchcock

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As an actor, he has appeared in several of Christopher Guest's critically acclaimed movies, including Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). Best in Show earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Comedy” and won “Funniest Motion Picture” by the American Comedy Awards and British Comedy Awards. Hitchcock and his co-actors from A Mighty Wind were awarded “Best Ensemble Cast” by Florida Film Critics Circle and were nominated for “Best Ensemble Acting” by the Phoenix Film Critics Society.

List of film director and cinematographer collaborations

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Best in Show (2000). For Your Consideration (2006). The Thick of It (2007 TV pilot). Family Tree (2013 TV series). John Schwartzman. The Rookie (2002). Saving Mr. Banks (2013). The Founder (2016). Christian Berger. Benny's Video (1992). 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994). The Piano Teacher (2001). Caché (2005). The White Ribbon (2009). Happy End (2017). Jürgen Jürges. Funny Games (1997). Code Unknown (2000). Time of the Wolf (2003). Darius Khondji. Funny Games (2007). Amour (2012). Robert Elswit. Bad Influence (1990). The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992). The River Wild (1994). Dante Spinotti. L.A. Confidential (1997). Wonder Boys (2000). Gilbert Taylor. Losin' It (1983).

Batman Returns

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Burton allowed Elfman to be more artistic with the sequel score, such as the "scraping" on violins for the cat themes. Under the pressure of finishing the score, however, the relationship between the two strained, which — along with further "creative differences" on The Nightmare Before Christmas — led Burton to use Howard Shore to score his next film Ed Wood. The musician co-orchestrated "Face to Face", which was written and performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees. The song can be heard in one scene during the film and during the end credits. Batman Returns was released in America on June 19, 1992, earning $45.69 million in 2,644 theaters on its opening weekend.

Don Lake

Lake continued his improvisational work in six Christopher Guest films, including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and Almost Heroes. He has also done commentary for I Love the '80s Strikes Back and Best Week Ever. He and writing partner Bonnie Hunt worked on the screenplays for the animated Pixar feature Cars and the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. In 2013 he appeared in Guest's Family Tree. Super Dave - Regular sidekick. The Bonnie Hunt Show - Himself/Producer. Don't Answer the Phone. Life with Bonnie - Keith Jedzek. The Building - Brad. The Dave Thomas Comedy Show - Regular. Watching Ellie - Dr. Don Zimmerman. The Dating Game around 1979 - contestant (was not picked).