Walter Keane  

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Walter Stanley Keane (October 7, 1915 – December 27, 2000) was an American artist who became famous in the early 1960's for a series of widely-reproduced paintings depicting vulnerable waifs with enormous eyes. In subsequent years, it was determined in legal proceedings that the artist Margaret Keane, who was married to Keane from 1955-65, was the actual designer and painter of the works that had become famous under the name of Walter Keane.

Tim Burton directed and produced a film based on Keane's second wife's life, titled Big Eyes, about their marriage and slander trial. It was released to theaters in December 2014, with Christoph Waltz playing Keane and Amy Adams playing his wife, Margaret.

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