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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman is one of the movie world's most versatile and successful contemporary composers and has scored 11 Tim Burton films including Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman (for which he won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental and a nomination for Best Score), Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (another Grammy nomination for Best Score), Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes and Big Fish (Academy Award nomination).

Elfman wrote an original score for the Oscar-winning film musical Chicago and scored the worldwide box office smash Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. His other credits include Good Will Hunting (Academy Award nomination) and Men in Black (Academy Award nomination), The Hulk, Red Dragon, Men in Black II, Proof of Life, Family Man, A Simple Plan, Dolores Claiborne and the Grammy-nominated Dick Tracy, as well as Darkman, Sommersby, Dead Presidents, Black Beauty, To Die For and Mission: Impossible.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Danny Elfman Facts

Birth NameDaniel Robert Elfman
BirthdayMay 29, 1953 (69)
BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Forbidden Zone: Special Edition
The Gift
Forbidden Zone
Mindy Lahiri Is A Racist
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Back To School
Oingo Boingo
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