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