The Best Composer of All time

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1.
John Williams
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman theme, Harry Potter theme, all steven spielberg movies, home alone theme, Jurrasic Park theme, memoirs of geisha theme... win 5 Oscars from 48 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
2.
Alfred Newman
Music Department, The King and I
“ The King and I, the Grapes of wrath, Camelot, win 9 Oscar from 45 nominations. ” - bagusdriantama
 
3.
Alan Menken
Music Department, Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. Composer, Actor and Artist, he is famous to working with the legendary Disney Studios since 1987. begun his career as a Composer in 1971 be composing for New York City Ballet and Jingles. He also works many works in the Cinema including as a Actor...
“ aladdin, beauty and the beast, little mermaid, win 8 Oscars from 19 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
4.
Ennio Morricone
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ the Untouchables, the mission, cinema paradiso, win 1 Oscars from 5 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
5.
James Horner
Music Department, Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Titanic, Avatar, the Grinch, a beautiful minds, win 2 oscars from 10 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
6.
Nino Rota
Composer, The Godfather
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor...
“ The Godfather, win 1 oscars from 2 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
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Maurice Jarre
Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies...
“ Ghost, dead poet society, dr zhivago, lawrence of arabia, win 3 Oscars from 9 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
8.
Max Steiner
Composer, Casablanca
Austrian composer who achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. As a child he was astonishingly musically gifted, composing complex works as a teenager and completing the course of study at Vienna's Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in only one year...
“ Casablanca, Gone with the wind. win 3 Oscars from 24 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
9.
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ the lion king, gladiator, pirates carriebean, win 1 Oscars from 9 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
10.
Marvin Hamlisch
Music Department, The Spy Who Loved Me
Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows...
“ the way we were, the mirror has two faces, sophie's choice, win 3 oscars from 11 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
11.
Elmer Bernstein
Music Department, Cape Fear
Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe. Bernstein worked in various artistic endeavors...
“ the age of innocence, cape fear, far from heaven, win 1 oscars from 14 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
12.
Bernard Herrmann
Music Department, Citizen Kane
The man behind the low woodwinds that open Citizen Kane, the shrieking violins of Psycho, and the plaintive saxophone of Taxi Driver was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at the age of 13 and founding his own orchestra at the age of 20...
“ Citizen kane, psycho, north by northwest, taxi driver, win 1 Oscar from 5 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
13.
John Barry
Music Department, Diamonds Are Forever
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
“ Dances with wolves, james bond theme, out of africa, win 5 Oscar from 7 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
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“ Top Gun, Flashdance, win 3 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
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“ the Lord of the Rings, Silence of the lambs, etc, win 3 oscars from 4 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
16.
Randy Newman
Music Department, Toy Story 3
“ toy story, meet the parents, cars, monster inc, win 2 Oscar from 20 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
17.
Henry Mancini
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week assignment...
“ the pink panther, breakfast at tiffany's, win 4 Oscar from 18 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
18.
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ the sixth sense, my bestfriend wedding, the fugitive, never win, but has already get 8 nomination ” - bagusdriantama
 
19.
Gabriel Yared
Gabriel Yared stopped his law studies at the age of 20 to work as a professional music composer. He studied with Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana. He worked as a composer, orchestrator or producer for such singers as Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud and Mireille Mathieu. He made his film debut in 1980 with the score for Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself...
“ the English Patient, the talented mr ripley, won 1 Oscar from 3 Nomination ” - bagusdriantama
 
20.
Bill Conti
Music Department, Falcon Crest
“ Rocky, the karate kid, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
21.
Jerry Goldsmith
Music Department, Total Recall
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ Mulan, the Omen, star trek, basic instinct, win 1 Oscar from 18 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
22.
Danny Elfman
Music Department, Corpse Bride
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ the Simpson, Edward Scissorhands, big fish, never won but has 4 Oscar nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
23.
“ Chocolate, Emma, The cider House Rules, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations. ” - bagusdriantama
 
24.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music Department, The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats (1994), Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, England, the first of two sons of William Lloyd Webber...
“ The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, win1 Oscar from 4 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
25.
“ the King speech, the tree of life, Argo, never win but has already 5 Nominations for 5 years in a row ” - bagusdriantama
 
26.
“ Star Trek (2009), Rattatouile, up, win 1 Oscar for 2 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
27.
Eric Serra
Music Department, The Fifth Element
Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, Didier Lockwood and Michel Murty at 15 years old...
“ james Bond Golden Eye, Leon the Proffesional, La femme Nikita ” - bagusdriantama
 
28.
Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ Wall E, American Beauty, sky fall, the shawsank redemption, never win but has already 11 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
29.
Alan Silvestri
Composer, Forrest Gump
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the bassoon...
“ Forest Gump, the Avengers, the Polar Express, Lilo and Sticht, never won but has 2 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
30.
Randy Edelman
Music Department, 27 Dresses
“ The Last of the Mohicans, Dragon Heart, the Mummy, never nominated, but the score very amazing... ” - bagusdriantama
 
31.
Stephen Warbeck
Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University...
“ Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot, win 1 Oscar for 1 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
32.
Marc Shaiman
Music Department, Hairspray
A great talent who started his career in Saturday Night Live, where he worked with colleagues like Rob Reiner or Billy Crystal. He worked for some great stage values as Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis...
“ hairspray, sleepless in seattle, the american president, never won but has already 5 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
33.
David Arnold
Music Department, Stargate SG-1
“ James Bond's Tomorrow never Dies, Stepford wives, never nominated ” - bagusdriantama
 
34.
Philip Glass
Music Department, The Truman Show
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy...
“ TheTruman show, Kundun, The Hours, never win, but has already 3 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
 
35.
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer, Heat
Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida and Across the Universe, among his other works. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. Young Goldenthal was fond of music and theatre...
“ Frida, heat, pubic enemies, acros of the universe, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama