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Danny Elfman

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May 29, 1953

Daniel Robert Elfman

Music:

Desperate Housewives (TV series) (composer: theme) (117 episodes, 2004-2011)

The Next Three Days (music producer) (2010)

The Simpsons (TV series) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (410 episodes, 1989-2010)

Do Not Disturb (composer: theme music) (2010)

9 (composer: music themes) (2009)

Milk (score producer) (2008)

Lego Batman: The Videogame (Video Game) (composer: theme "Batman") (2008)

The Simpsons Movie (composer: "The Simpsons" theme) (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (composer: themes) (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (score producer) (2007)

Charlotte's Web (conductor) (2006)

Corpse Bride (composer: songs, lyricist: songs, score producer) (2005)

No Experience Needed (short) (composer: stock music: song, "Dead Man's Party") (2005)

Spider-Plant Man (TV short) (composer: theme "Spider-Man") (2005)

Point Pleasant (TV series) (composer: main title theme) (1 episode, 2005)

Fable (Video Game) (composer: theme music) (2004)

Cinemaker (video documentary) (composer: stock music) (2004)

The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2003)

Hulk (score producer) (2003)

Chicago (original score producer) (2002)

Red Dragon (score producer) (2002)

The Simpsons: Road Rage (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2001)

Novocaine (composer: theme music) (2001)

The Simpsons: Wrestling (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2001)

Heartbreakers (composer: theme music) (2001)

The Family Man (score producer) (2000)

Proof of Life (music producer) (2000)

The World of Stainboy (short) (composer: theme music) (2000)

Dilbert (TV series) (composer: theme music "The Dilbert Zone") (29 episodes, 1999-2000)

Instinct (score producer) (1999)

Troldspejlet (TV series) (composer: stock music - 1 episode, 1999)

A Civil Action (score producer: Los Angeles) (1998)

Psycho (music adaptor, music producer, music supervisor) (1998)

Modern Vampires (TV movie) (composer: theme music) (1998)

SubZero (video) (composer: main theme from "Batman") (1998)

Good Will Hunting (score producer) (1997)

Perversions of Science (TV series) (composer: series theme - 9 episodes, 1997) (composer: theme - 1 episode, 1997)

The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (1997)

Mars Attacks! (music score producer) (1996)

Extreme Measures (music producer) (1996)

Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (video) (composer: themes) (1996)

Bordello of Blood (composer: 'Tales from the Crypt' theme) (1996)

Tales from the Crypt (TV series) (composer: theme music) (93 episodes, 1989-1996)

The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (1996)

Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 (video documentary) (rhythm guitar, percussion, vocals, xylophone) (1996)

Dead Presidents (score producer) (1995)

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (video) (composer: themes) (1995)

Dolores Claiborne (music producer) (1995)

Shrunken Heads (composer: theme music) (1994)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (composer: songs, lyricist: songs) (1993)

Batman(TV series) (composer: theme music) (64 episodes, 1992-1993)

Family Dog (TV series) (composer: theme music) (1 episode, 1993)

Army of Darkness (composer: theme "March of the Dead") (1992)

Batman Returns (music producer) (1992)

Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (video) (composer: theme music) (1992)

Beetlejuice (TV series) (composer: theme music) (94 episodes, 1989-1991)

Pure Luck (composer: theme music) (1991)

The Flash (TV series) (composer: theme music) (17 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sledge Hammer! (TV series) (composer: theme music - 41 episodes, 1986-1988) (music supervisor - 6 episodes, 1986)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (composer: theme music) (1985)

Forbidden Zone (music arranger) (1982)

Composer:

Promised Land (2012)

Hitchcock (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Gun Test (short) (2012)

Dark Shadows (2012)

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy (2011)

Frankenweenie (rumored) (filming) (2012)

Dark Shadows (filming) (2012)

The Hunger Games (filming) (2012)

Men In Black 3 (2012)

Real Steel (completed) (2011)

Restless (2011)

The Next Three Days (2010)

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

The Wolfman (2010)

Do Not Disturb (music) (2010)

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Notorious (2009)

Milk (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Wanted (2008)

Standard Operating Procedure (documentary) (2008)

The Kingdom (2007)

Desperate Housewives (TV series) (1 episode, 2007)

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Nacho Libre (2006)

Deep Sea (documentary short) (2006)

Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (video documentary short) (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

No Experience Needed (short) (2005)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Big Fish (2003)

Hulk (2003)

Chicago (2002)

Red Dragon (2002)

Men In Black II (2002)

Spider Man (2002)

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Mazer World (short) (2001)

Spy Kids (2001)

The Family Man (2000)

Proof of Life (2000)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Anywhere But Here (1999)

Instinct (1999)

A Civil Action (1998)

A Simple Plan (1998)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Flubber (1997)

Men In Black (1997)

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Extreme Measures (1996)

The Frighteners (1996)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Freeway (1996)

Dead Presidents (1995)

To Die For (1995)

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Black Beauty (1994)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Sommersby (1993)

Batman (TV series) (1 episode, 1992)

Batman Returns (1992)

Article 99 (1992)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Darkman (1990)

Dick Tracy (1990)

Nightbreed (1990)

Batman (1989)

Scrooged(1988)

Face Like a Frog (short) (1988)

Hot to Trot (1988)

Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Midnight Run (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Summer School (1987)

Amazing Stories (TV series) (2 episodes, 1985-1987)

Wisdom (1987)

Back to School (1986)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV series) (1 episodes, 1986)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Forbidden Zone (1982)

Soundtrack

Silver Linings Playbook (writer/ performer: "Silver Linings Playbook") (2012)

The Nostalgia Critic (TV series) (writer: "Theme from tt0096895") (2012)

Dark Shadows (writer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?" / performer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?") (2012)

The Simpsons (TV series) (5 episodes, 1996-2012)

Rango (writer: "FINALE") (2011)

So You Think You Can Dance (TV series) (music: "Rule the Planet") (1 episode, 2010)

Kick-Ass ("Walk to Rasul's") (2010)

Alice in Wonderland (writer: "Alice's Theme" / "Alice's Theme") (2010)

Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Video Game) (writer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13" / performer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13") (2009)

L'isola dei famosi 6 (TV series) (performer: "Batman Theme") (1 episode, 2008)

The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV series) ("Batman 1989 Theme" - uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)

Wanted (writer: "The Little Things" / performer: "The Little Things") (2008)

The Simpsons Movie (writer: "The Simpsons Theme") (2007)

Sicko (documentary) (writer: "Christmas Eve Montage") (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (writer: "Opening Montage", "Backstage", "Romantic Night", "Peter's Phone Call", "Sad Girl", "Peter and Harry", "Peter Saves MJ", "Happy Ending", "Love Theme Reprise") (2007)

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Video Game) (music: "This Is Halloween") (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (writer: "The Future Has Arrived") (2007)

Charlotte's Web ("Wilbur's Lullaby") (2006)

NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series) (writer: "Dead Man's Party" - uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)

Nacho Libre (producer: "The Saint", "Ramses", "Nacho in Alley", "Nacho Fight", "Super Nacho", "Satan's Cavemen", "My Life is Good", "Street Brawl", "Gypsy Idea", "Echos of Ramses", "Street Ramses", "Stand Off", "Encarnacion in Kitchen", "Candle Walk", "Nacho's Letter", "Ramses Prepares", "Death March", "Ramses Starts to Win") (2006)

The Benchwarmers (writer: "Fire") (2006)

Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game) (music: "This Is Halloween") (2005)

Corpse Bride (music: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan" / lyrics: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan" / performer: "Remains of the Day", "The Wedding Song" / producer: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan") (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (music: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee" / lyrics: "Wonka's Welcome Song" / performer: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee") (2005)

Independent Lens (TV series documentary) (writer: "Capitalism") (1 episode, 2005)

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (Video Game) (writer: "This is Halloween") (2004)

Sleepover (writer: "We Close Our Eyes") (2004)

Spider-Man 2 (writer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train" / producer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train")
Big Fish (writer: "Twice the Love" / producer: "Twice the Love") (2003)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV documentary) ("Batman Theme") (2003)

Average Joe (TV series) (2003)

Hulk (writer: "Young Scientists", "Hulk Escapes") (2003)

The In-Laws ("Will Hunting Main Titles") (2003)

Pauly Shore Is Dead (writer: "Little Girls") (2003)

Spy Kids (writer: "Floop's Song") (2001)

Donnie Darko (writer: "Stay") (2001)

Condo Painting (documentary) (writer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo" / performer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo") (2000)

Anywhere But Here (writer: "Strange Wind") (1999)

Never Been Kissed (writer: "The Simpson's Theme") (1999)

My Favorite Martian (writer: "Uncle Martin Theme") (1999)

Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure (short) (music: "Music from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'") (1999)

Home Alone 3 (writer: "Home Again") (1997)

Casper: A Spirited Beginning (TV movie) (writer: "No One Lives Forever") (1997)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (music) (1993)

Army of Darkness (writer: "March Of The Dead") (1992)

Batman-TV (TV series) (1992)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (writer: "WE CLOSE OUR EYES") (1992)

Batman Returns (music: "FACE TO FACE" / producer: "FACE TO FACE") (1992)

Growing Pains (TV series) (1 episode, 1990)

Ghostbusters II (writer: "Flesh 'N Blood") (1989)

She's Out of Control (writer: "Winning Side") (1989)

Teen Wolf Too (writer: "WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?", "OUTRAGEOUS") (1987)

Summer School (writer: "Happy" / performer: "Happy") (1987)

Wisdom (producer: "Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby") (1987)

Something Wild (writer: "Not My Slave") (1986)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (writer: "No One Lives Forever" / producer: "No One Lives Forever") (1986)

Back to School (writer: "Dead Man's Party") (1986)

Weird Science (producer: "WEIRD SCIENCE") (1985)

Beverly Hills Cop (writer: "Gratitude" / performer: "Gratitude") (1984)

Bachelor Party (writer: "Something Isn't Right" / "Who Do You Want To Be Today?", "Bachelor Party") (1984)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Goodbye, Goodbye") (1982)

Forbidden Zone (music: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Finale" / lyrics: "Squeezit the Moocher" / performer: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Squeezit the Moocher") (1982)

Longshot (writer: "I Got to Be Entertained") (1981)

Actor

Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy (pre-production) (2011)

DemiUrge Emesis (short) (voice) (2010)

Proud Iza (short) (voice) (2008)

Corpse Bride (voice) (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (voice) (2005)

Untold Stories of the ER (TV series) (1 episode, 2005)

The Gift (2000)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Academy Awards

2009 Nominated Oscar Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score for: Milk (2008)

2004 Nominated Oscar Best Music, Original Score for: Big Fish (2003)

1998 Nominated Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for: Good Will Hunting (1997)

1998 Nominated Oscar Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score for: Men in Black (1997)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2006 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

2005 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

2004 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Hulk (2003)

2003 Won Saturn Award Best Music for: Spider-Man (2002)

2000 Won Saturn Award Best Music for: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

1998 Won Saturn Award Best Music for: Men in Black (1997)

1997 Won Saturn Award Best Music for: Mars Attacks! (1996)

1997 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: The Frighteners (1996)

1996 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Dolores Claiborne (1995)

1994 Won Saturn Award Best Music for: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

1992 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

1990 Nominated Saturn Award Best Music for: Beetlejuice (1988)

Annie Awards

2008 Nominated Annie Best Music in an Animated Feature Production for: Meet the Robinsons (2007). Shared with: Rufus Wainwright & Rob Thomas

BAFTA Awards

2011 Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

2003 Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for: Chicago (2002). Shared with: John Kander & Fred Ebb

BMI Film & TV Awards

2012 Won BMI Film Music Award Film Music for: Real Steel (2011)

2009 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Wanted (2008)

2009 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "Desperate Housewives" (2004). Shared with: Steve Jablonsky

2008 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "Desperate Housewives" (2004). Shared with: Steve Jablonsky

2005 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

2005 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "Desperate Housewives" (2004). Shared with: Steve Bartek, Stewart Copeland & Steve Jablonsky

2004 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Hulk (2003)

2003 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Spider-Man (2002)

2003 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Men in Black II (2002)

2003 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Chicago (2002)

2003 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "The Simpsons" (1989)

2002 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Planet of the Apes (2001)

2002 Won Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award

2001 Won BMI Film Music Award for: The Family Man (2000)

2000 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

1998 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Men in Black (1997)

1998 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Good Will Hunting (1997)

1998 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Flubber (1997)

1998 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "The Simpsons" (1989)

1997 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Mission: Impossible (1996)

1996 Won BMI TV Music Award for: "The Simpsons" (1989)

1993 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Batman Returns (1992)

1991 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Dick Tracy (1990)

1990 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Batman (1989)

1989 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Beetlejuice (1988)

1989 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Scrooged (1988)

1987 Won BMI Film Music Award for: Back to School (1986)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominated Critics Choice Award Best Composer for: Milk (2008)

2004 Nominated Critics Choice Award Best Composer for: Big Fish (2003)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated CFCA Award Best Original Score for: Milk (2008)

2006 Nominated CFCA Award Best Original Score for: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

2004 Nominated CFCA Award Best Original Score for: Big Fish (2003)

1999 Nominated CFCA Award Best Original Score for: A Simple Plan (1998)

Emmy Awards

2005 Won Emmy Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for: "Desperate Housewives" (2004) (ABC)

1990 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music for: "The Simpsons" (1989) (20th Century Fox Television)

Fantasporto

2000 Won Special Career Award

Golden Globes, USA

2011 Nominated Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture for: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

2004 Nominated Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture for: Big Fish (2003)

1994 Nominated Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture for: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Grammy Awards

2011 Nominated Grammy Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

2010 Nominated Grammy Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for: Milk (2008)

2006 Nominated Grammy Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Shared with: John August for: the song "Wonka's Welcome Song"

2005 Nominated Grammy Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for: Big Fish (2003)

2003 Nominated Grammy Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for: Spider-Man (2002)

2002 Nominated Grammy Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for: Planet of the Apes (2001)

1998 Nominated Grammy Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television for: Men in Black (1997) for: the main theme

1992 Nominated Grammy Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television for: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

1991 Nominated Grammy Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television for: Dick Tracy (1990) for: the original score

1990 Nominated Grammy Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television for: Batman (1989)

Hollywood Film Festival

2008 Won Hollywood Film Award Composer of the Year

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated Sierra Award Best Score for: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

2000 Nominated Sierra Award Best Score for: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

1998 Won Sierra Award Best Score for: A Simple Plan (1998)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominated OFCS Award Best Original Score for: Milk (2008)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2004 Won Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2005 Won PFCS Award Best Original Score for: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

2004 Nominated PFCS Award Best Original Score for: Big Fish (2003)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated SDFCS Award Best Score for: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Satellite Awards

2008 Nominated Satellite Award Best Original Score for: Milk (2008)

2005 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Original Score for: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

2005 Nominated Satellite Award Outstanding Original Score for: Corpse Bride (2005)

2001 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Original Score for: Proof of Life (2000)

2000 Won Golden Satellite Award Best Original Score for: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

1997 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Outstanding Original Score for: Mars Attacks! (1996)

World Soundtrack Awards

2010 Nominated World Soundtrack Award Film Composer of the Year for: The Wolfman (2010) and Alice in Wonderland (2010)

2009 Nominated World Soundtrack Award Film Composer of the Year for: Milk (2008/I), Taking Woodstock (2009) and Notorious (2009)

2006 Nominated World Soundtrack Award Soundtrack Composer of the Year for: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

2002 Nominated World Soundtrack Award Best Original Soundtrack of the Year – Orchestral for: Spider-Man (2002)



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Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American musician, who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton's films, the "The Simpsons Theme" and leading the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer/songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman also wrote the theme for the video game Fable.

In November 2003, Elfman married actress Bridget Fonda in a private ceremony at Los Angeles' First Congressional Church, with Fonda's father, Peter Fonda, giving her away. The couple reportedly met while working on the film A Simple Plan. They have one son, Oliver, born January 2005. Elfman is of Jewish ancestry.

Salaries:

Spider-Man 2 (2004) $2,000,000

He learned how to breathe fire as a street performer in Paris after he graduated from high school.

Sang all the vocals for the five songs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). He recorded singing it in different ways and played with the audio to make it sound like various high- and low-pitched vocals.



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