Film Score Composers

Film score composers are extremely talented people who give a film’s soundtrack or background music for a film song. We have compiled a list of famous film score composers from all over the world. The list contains famous film composers, such as Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Bernard Hermann and Enrico Morricone.
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 1 Patty Duke

Patty Duke.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 29, 2016

Best known for her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Patty Duke was born to a cashier mother and a cab driver father. As a child actor, she was abused by her talent managers. Suffering from bipolar disorder, she later became a mental-health advocate.

 2 Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Point Reyes, California, USA

Actress and musician Fairuza Balk is best known for her performance in the film Gas Food Lodging. Being the daughter of a musician and dancer, she was introduced to the performing arts early on. She started working as a teenager and became a successful actress. As a musician, she is involved with the band Armed Love Militia.

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 3 Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 4 Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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 5 Wagner Moura

Wagner Moura.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil

 6 Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: April 20, 2016

Multi-talented English comedian, Victoria Wood was also an actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Wood started her career with the TV show That's Life! and established herself as one of Britain's greatest stand-up comedians. She wrote sketches, dramas, and popular sitcoms and her self-deprecating humor got her 14 BAFTA nominations of which she won four. 

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 7 Sunny Ozell

Sunny Ozell
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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 8 Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
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 9 Diana Dors

Diana Dors
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Died: May 4, 1984

 10 Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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 11 Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

 12 Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 13 Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Best known as the band leader in Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman, Paul Shaffer is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer. He co-wrote the 1980s’ hit It's Raining Men sung by the Weather Girls and later revived by Geri Halliwell.

 14 Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States

 15 Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States
Former model Ted McGinley stepped into acting with series such as The Love Boat and Happy Days. He later gained fame with the roles of Jefferson D'Arcy in Married... with Children and Charley Shanowski in Hope & Faith. He also played Stan Gable in the film Revenge of the Nerds.

 16 Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

 17 Tom Hulce

Tom Hulce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA

 18 Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 19 Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA

 20 Eve Arden

Eve Arden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, USA
Died: November 12, 1990

 21 Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 22 Parveen Babi

Parveen Babi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junagadh, Saurashtra, India
Died: January 20, 2005

 23 Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

 24 Michael Penn

Michael Penn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 25 Mike Patton

Mike Patton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eureka, California, USA

 26 Simon Rex

Simon Rex
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: July 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

 27 Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA

 28 Udit Narayan

Udit Narayan
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Famous As: Playback Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baradah, Saptary, Nepal

 29 Helen Slater

Helen Slater
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA

 30 Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 31 Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 32 Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

 33 Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: February 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 34 Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK

 35 Josh Hopkins

Josh Hopkins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

 36 Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essex, England

 37 Wayne Static

Wayne Static
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Died: November 1, 2014

 38 Andrea Jeremiah

Andrea Jeremiah
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arakkonam, Ranipet district Ranippettai, Tamil Nadu, India

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, singer, voice-over artist, and musician who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Apart from playing lead roles in successful films, Jeremiah has also contributed to the soundtracks of popular albums. She is best known for her performance in the 2018 period gangster film Vada Chennai for which she won the Behindwoods Golden Medal.

 39 Greg Evigan

Greg Evigan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA

 40 Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, UK

 41 Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 42 Gene Barry

Gene Barry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 9, 2009

 43 Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 44 Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Adam Wingard is an American filmmaker. A multi-talented personality, Wingard has worked as a director, editor, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, and composer on several projects. Adam Wingard is best known for directing the 2007 horror film Pop Skull, which won the Best Feature Film award and the Jury award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and Boston Underground Film Festival respectively.

 45 W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, USA

 46 Andy Summers

Andy Summers
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK

 47 Aditya Narayan

Aditya Narayan
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Famous As: Playback Singer
Birthdate: August 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 48 Alaska Thunderfuck

Alaska Thunderfuck
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Famous As: Recording Artist
Birthdate: March 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

 49 Patrick Bergin

Patrick Bergin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 50 Peter Buffett

Peter Buffett
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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