Sometimes a team just clicks. There are times when you place two or more people together and the outcome is nothing short of perfection. Many feel this is the case with Tim Burton and his favorite partners in crime. Burton’s best work has starred the pair of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Depp and Burton first collaborated on Edward Scissorhands. In 1990 the pair would team up in a directorial/ actor pairing that would give us our first glance at the two as a unit. The movie speaks for itself. The film is a cult classic and is highly recommended to those who’ve never seen it.
Depp and Burton would go on to work with one another on various projects including Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The pair seems to continue to enjoy working together and have hinted at future plans.
Helena Bonham Carter came into the mix in 2001 with Tim Burton’s remake of Planet of the Apes. Although the movie failed in many ways, Burton and Carter would continue to work together over the years. The pair is now married with children. Although they live in separate houses, they are very much in love and still enjoy working together with Depp alongside.
In 2005, the trio would see its first outing in Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film was wildly different from the Gene Wilder adaptation and did not sit well with critics or fans. The film made bold changes to the known formula and it did not end well. Despite the film’s failure, we’d soon be seeing more of this trio.
We’d soon see the trio in an animated film titled The Corpse Bride. This was a great outing with Depp and Helena voicing the leads with Burton at the directorial reigns. The film has since become a cult classic and is a must have for any Burton fan.
The trio continues to impress to this day. With titles such as Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows under their belts it is easy to say the trio still enjoys working together. Depp and Carter even worked on their first film together without Burton in Disney’s The Lone Ranger.
Sometimes success is a matter of throwing things at the audiences and seeing what sticks. The trio of Burton, Depp and Carter has certainly sat well with the masses and once can only hope the trio continues to work together into the future.