Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter and composer. He wrote music for many movies and television series. From 1978 until 1995 Elfman was a member of the rock band Oingo Boingo. In 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child.
Some of his music[change | change source]
Elfmans has written music for dozens of movies, for video games and for television. Some of his famous works include:
Movies[change | change source]
Working with Tim Burton[change | change source]
In 1985, Elfman met director Tim Burton. Burton had seen Elfman perform as a member of Oingo Boingo. Burton asked Elfman to work with him on his first full-length movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Elfman worked with Burton on all but two of Burton's movies. The movies he worked on include:
- Corpse Bride
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Edward Scissorhands
- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Sleepy Hollow
- Big Fish
Awards[change | change source]
Elfman has been nominated for many awards in the music and movie business.
- Academy Awards - 4 nominations
- Emmy Awards - 2 nominations
- Winner: Main Title Theme Music - Desperate Housewives
- Golden Globes - 2 nominations
- Grammy Awards - 10 nominations
- Winner: Best Instrumental Composition: The Batman theme from Batman
References[change | change source]
- "Danny Elfman - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/danny-elfman-mn0000569119. Retrieved 29 December 2012.