Danny Elfman
FameRank: 6

"Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman" is an American composer, record producer, and actor. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons Theme/The Simpsons main title theme as well as the Batman (1989 film)/1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of his long-time friend Tim Burton's movies.

Elfman re-entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Awards/Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Tim Burton's Batman (1989 film)/Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the Richard Kirk Award at the 2002 Broadcast Music Incorporated/BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Danny Elfman on Wikipedia.