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Does Tim Burton Have Autism?

11/17/2005 8:00am EST
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Tim Burton may be autistic - according to his longterm partner Helena Bonham Carter. The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory director has some of the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome - a form of autism - because he is highly intelligent but lacks in social skills, according to the actress.

Helena, who has acted in four of Burton's films, recently starred in a TV movie in which she plays the mother of four autistic children. During her research, the star recognized character traits Tim shares with kids with Asperger's Syndrome, telling Britain's Evening Standard newspaper: "Tim will kill m...

New Movies on DVD, Nov. 8

11/7/2005 6:59am EST
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrives on DVD Tuesday, Nov. 8. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is a secret and imaginative man with a famous candy company that is closed to visitors. One day Wonka decides to give five lucky children a chance to see his operation by placing golden tickets in randomly selected candy bars. Over the course of a one-day visit, some of the children learn difficult lessons about themselves while one goes on to become Wonka's new right hand.

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