Film Score Composers

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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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J.J. Abrams
(Filmmaker, Best Known for His Films in Action, Drama & Science Fiction Genres)
J.J. Abrams
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Birthdate: June 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

J.J. Abrams is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. He is credited with creating television series like Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Fringe. Among his most prominent contribution to the film industry are films like Mission: Impossible III and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he directed. Apart from being a director, Abrams also works closely with an anti-corruption organization called RepresentUs

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Danny Elfman
(Singer-Songwriter for the New Wave Band 'Oingo Boingo')
Danny Elfman
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Birthdate: May 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Danny Elfman is best known for his association with the new wave band Oingo Boingo. He has written over 100 feature film scores and has composed music for numerous TV shows and stage productions. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and one Grammy and has been nominated for the Academy Award.

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)
Grace VanderWaal
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Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

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Nancy Travis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sylvia Bennington’ in the Film ‘Three Men and a Baby’)
Nancy Travis
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Birthdate: September 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Nancy Travis is an American actress known for her contribution across all the three major acting mediums. A founding member of Naked Angels, an Off-Broadway theater company, Nancy Travis started acting on Off-Broadway theater before establishing herself in the film and TV industry.

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Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Wagner Moura
(Journalist)
Wagner Moura
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Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
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Paul Reiser
(Comedian)
Paul Reiser
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Birthdate: March 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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James Horner
(Composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores)
James Horner
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Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 22, 2015
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Dean Stockwell
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Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: November 7, 2021
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Brent Spiner
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Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
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Steve Guttenberg
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Birthdate: August 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Rachel Bloom
(Actress)
Rachel Bloom
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Birthdate: April 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Taylor Dayne
(Singer-songwriter)
Taylor Dayne
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Birthdate: March 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA
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Mike Patton
(Musician)
Mike Patton
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Birthdate: January 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eureka, California, USA
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Philip Glass
(Founder of the Philip Glass Ensemble)
Philip Glass
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Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Stewart Copeland
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Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Celia Imrie
(Actress)
Celia Imrie
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
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Marla Gibbs
(Actress)
Marla Gibbs
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Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Eve Arden
(Actress)
Eve Arden
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Birthdate: April 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, USA
Died: November 12, 1990
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Sunny Ozell
(Singer-Songwriter)
Sunny Ozell
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Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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Tom Hulce
(Actor)
Tom Hulce
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Birthdate: December 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
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Michael Giacchino
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Birthdate: October 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riverside, New Jersey, United States
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Edie Brickell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA
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Thomas Ian Nicholas
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Michael Penn
(Singer)
Michael Penn
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Birthdate: August 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Helen Slater
(Actress)
Helen Slater
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Birthdate: December 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
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Dwayne Wayans
(Film score composer and writer known for being a member of the Wayans family.)
Dwayne Wayans
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Birthdate: July 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Birthdate: December 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
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Henry Mancini
(Composer Best Known for His Soudtrack for the 'Peter Gunn' TV Series & 'The Pink Panther' Film Series)
Henry Mancini
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Birthdate: April 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Little Italy, Ohio, United States
Died: June 14, 1994
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Kirk Franklin
(Musician)
Kirk Franklin
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Birthdate: January 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Kathleen Hanna
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
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Simon Rex
(Entertainer)
Simon Rex
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Birthdate: July 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
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Alan Silvestri
(Composer and conductor of film and television scores)
Alan Silvestri
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Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Atticus Ross
(Known for His Work with Musician 'Trent Reznor' of the Industrial Rock Band 'Nine Inch Nails')
Atticus Ross
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Birthdate: January 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

Atticus Ross is an English musician, composer, record producer, audio engineer, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with Trent Reznor; the duo has won prestigious awards, such as an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Ross has also won a Golden Globe for his work in Soul.

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Robert Picardo
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Birthdate: October 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Robert Lopez
(Songwriter)
Robert Lopez
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Birthdate: February 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Paul Carrack
(Singer)
Paul Carrack
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Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK
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Jim Steinman
(Composer)
Jim Steinman
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Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Wayne Static
(Musician)
Wayne Static
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Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Died: November 1, 2014
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Jane Horrocks
(Actress)
Jane Horrocks
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Birthdate: January 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, UK
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Alaska Thunderfuck
(Recording Artist)
Alaska Thunderfuck
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Birthdate: March 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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Gene Barry
(Actor)
Gene Barry
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Birthdate: June 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 9, 2009
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Greg Evigan
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Birthdate: October 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
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Jerry Goldsmith
(Prolific composer and conductor who received an Oscar for his work on The Omen in 1976.)
Jerry Goldsmith
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Birthdate: February 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 21, 2004
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Andy Summers
(Guitarist)
Andy Summers
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Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK
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Josh Hopkins
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Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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Jeanette Nolan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 5, 1998
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Justin Hurwitz
(Film composer)
Justin Hurwitz
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Birthdate: January 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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MacKenzie Porter
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Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Frankie Bridge
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Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essex, England