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Watch the first trailer for Tim Burton's Big Eyes

Oscar season has begun, and Tim Burton has officially made his entry. The director's latest film, Big Eyes, tells the fascinating true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a painter whose depictions of large-eyed children sparked a massive craze in the 1950s. Her husband, Walter (Christoph Waltz), took credit for the paintings, resulting in an extended legal battle that only ended when Margaret challenged him to a paint-off in an open courtroom.

Tim Burton's last biopic — 1994's Ed Wood — was arguably the strongest film of his career, so let's hope he finds similar success with Big Eyes when it hits theaters in December. --Scott Meslow