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Danny DeVito on 'Batman Returns': 'Tim Burton is wonderfully twisted'

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Danny DeVito has revealed that he loved working with filmmaker Tim Burton on Batman Returns.

The actor told The Huffington Post that Burton has a more unique vision for his movies than most directors.

Danny Devito as The Penguin in <em>Batman Returns</em>

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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton at the Paris premiere if Alice In Wonderland

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"Tim Burton, I love. I loved working with Tim," DeVito said, adding: "It's like coming from inside his twisted brain!"

DeVito also credited Burton with helping create a unique take on Batman Returns's villainous Penguin.

"The hideous penguin boy is realised as Gotham's attacker. He's misunderstood, of course -- there's always a duality," the star said of the Penguin. "The bird that cannot fly. He was thrown out by Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], for Christ's sake.

"Pee-wee threw me into the f**king river! I always bring it up when I see him: 'You, you bastard, you threw me in the river when I was a baby'."

DeVito was nominated for an MTV Movie Award and a Saturn Award for his performance in Batman Returns.

He previously spoke about how impressed his teenage self would be that he appeared in a Batman film.

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