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Elfman, Daniel Robert

Born: 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Musicians

1953 – Born on May 29th in Amarillo, Texas.


Best known for his work in collaboration with director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music, bringing his talents to a dark fantasy world populated by superheroes, monsters and freaks.


1984 – Released a solo album, "So-Lo", which happened to feature most of the band members from Oingo Boingo.


1985 – Elfman met fledgling filmmaker Burton.


1985 – Danny went on to score the soundtrack of "Pee-wee’s Big Adventure", Danny’s first orchestral film score.


1989- Did soundtrack for Batman movie 


1993 – Elfman scored the Burton-produced "Nightmare Before Christmas", dubbing the vocals of the animated musical’s lead character Jack Skellington.


1994 – Wrote the score for "Black Beauty" for his two daughters from a collapsed marriage.


1997 – He composed the music for "Men in Black", the summer’s biggest hit.


1998-2000 – Earned music credits from "The Family Man", "Proof of Life", "My Favorite Martian", "Anywhere But Here", "Instinct", "Sleepy Hollow", "Never Been Kissed", "A Simple Plan", "Psycho", and "A Civil Action".


2001 – Composed the scores for "Planet of the Apes", "Heartbreakers", "Novocaine" and "Spy Kids".


2002 – Earned music credits from "Chicago", "Spider-Man", "Men in Black II" and "Red Dragon".


2003 – Married the actress, Bridget Fonda on November 29th. They had one child.         


  – Composed the scores for "The In-Laws", "Big Fish" and "The Hulk".


2004 – Created the scores for "Spider-Man 2" and "Sleepover".


2005 – Earned music credits from the movies, "Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride" and "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory".