Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), and remains perhaps best known for the role of the villainous Henry Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. He was a member of the theatrical Barrymore family.
Daphne du Maurier 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Tim Burton was born August 25, 1958. He is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for his dark, gothic and quirky themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas