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Tim Burton
 Roles turned down by Tim Burton:

Dick Tracy
The quirky, uneven director was offered the chance to direct the film but was too involved planning "Edward Scissorhands" to accept.
Actor who got the part: Warren Beatty

The Fly
Burton was reportedly the first choice to direct.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tim Burton was reportedly considering to direct this film.
Actor who got the part: Ron Howard

Jurassic Park
Tim Burton was attached to direct if Warner Bros. had won the bid to produce.
Actor who got the part: Stephen Speilberg

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Tim Burton was attached to direct the film at one time.
Actor who got the part: Brad Silberling

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton thought about directing, but gave Henry Selick the director's chair so he could concentrate on Batman Returns.
Actor who got the part: Henry Selick

Ripley's Believe It Or Not
After locations had been scouted, the studio pulled the rug from under director Burton's period epic with Jim Carrey because his budget was too big.

Stay Tuned
Tim Burton passed on directing Stay Tuned to work on Batman Returns.
Actor who got the part: Peter Hyams

The Stepford Wives
Tim Burton was attached to direct at one point.
Actor who got the part: Frank Oz

Superman Returns
When Nicolas Cage was attached to star, Tim Burton was attached to direct. Eventually, this incarnation of the project fell apart.
Actor who got the part: Bryan Singer






Did you know that Tim Burton was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Beetlejuice
» Charlie and the Chocolate Factory






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