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The ‘amazingly weird’ Tim Burton cements his place in Hollywood

Film director Tim Burton left his hand and foot imprints in cement outside Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, bringing with him to the ceremony some of the dark humour often seen in his movies.

hollywood Updated: Sep 09, 2016 15:08 IST
Film director Tim Burton looks up as his signs his name in the cement of the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre on September 8, 2016 in the Hollywood, California.
Film director Tim Burton looks up as his signs his name in the cement of the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre on September 8, 2016 in the Hollywood, California. (AFP)

Film director Tim Burton left his hand and foot imprints in cement outside Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, bringing with him to the ceremony some of the dark humour often seen in his movies.

Director Tim Burton shows his hands after placing them in cement during a ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood. (REUTERS)

“It’s amazing,”Burton told the crowd, adding later, “I love weird things so this is an amazingly weird thing,”

The filmmaker, known for Big Fish, Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was introduced by actress Winona Ryder, who starred in his earlier works Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.

“I grew up in Los Angeles...I used to walk these pavements as a child so something like this to happen it’s just a really special, surreal honour,” Burton said.

Burton’s latest work Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits cinemas in September.

Director Tim Burton is helped to place his handprints in cement during a ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood. (REUTERS)

Photographers walk around the fresh handprints and footprints of director Tim Burton in the cement of the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre. (AFP)

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