by MaeveDonley | created - 07 Aug 2017 | updated - 19 Dec 2020 | Public

1. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

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 ...

The Lion King, The Road to El Dorado, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, Batman Begins, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, Rush, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Interstellar

2. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | Shrek

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents. Gregson-Williams wrote the music for Disney's live-action feature film "Mulan" which had a premium video on-demand ...

The Tigger Movie, Chicken Run, Spy Kids, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Unstoppable, Arthur Christmas, The Martian

3. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

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 (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

The Sixth Sense, The Village, Batman Begins, I Am Legend, The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games, The Bourne Legacy, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

4. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Up

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

The Incredibles, One Man Band (Short), Lifted (Short), Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Star Trek: D·A·C (Video Game), Lost (TV Series) (117 episodes), Super 8, Cars 2, Fringe (TV Series) (74 episodes), Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming

5. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

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 ...

Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Black Beauty, Mission: Impossible, Spy Kids, Spider-Man, Hulk, Big Fish, Spider-Man 2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlotte's Web (2006), Meet the Robinsons, Alice in Wonderland (2010), Oz the Great and Powerful, Epic, Avengers: Age of Ultron

6. Howard Shore

Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Hugo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

7. John Williams

Composer | Star Wars

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 52 Oscar ...

Jaws, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Minority Report, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Adventures of Tintin, The Book Thief, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

8. David Arnold

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

David Arnold was born on January 23, 1962 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Ellie Pole since June 8, 1996. They have three children.

Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Amazing Grace, Casino Royale, Hot Fuzz, Quantum of Solace, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Sherlock (TV Series) (13 episodes)

9. Klaus Badelt

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer invited him to move his musical home to Media Ventures in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, Klaus has ...

Equilibrium, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Premonition

10. Zbigniew Preisner

Composer | Trois couleurs: Bleu

Born in Poland in 1955, Zbigniew Preisner studied philosophy and history in the university of Cracow. In his twenties he started to study music in a autodidactical way: buying records and learning to write by taking the music in parts. He started to write his own compositions. His style has always ...

The Secret Garden

11. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, Red Dawn (2012), Person of Interest (TV Series) (103 episodes) Game of Thrones (TV Series) (73 episodes) Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV Series) (16 episodes)

12. Thomas Newman

Music_department | Skyfall

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

The Shawshank Redemption, Little Women, Finding Nemo, A Series of Unfortunate Events, WALL·E, Skyfall

13. Steve Jablonsky

Composer | Transformers

Steve Jablonsky was born on October 9, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

Transformers, The Sims 3 (Video Game), Ender's Game

14. 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 ...

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Willow, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man

15. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Moon (2009).

Requiem for a Dream, Moon, Mass Effect 3 (Video Game)

16. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King's Speech, Moonrise Kingdom

17. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, Secondhand Lions, Thor, Brave

18. Burkhard von Dallwitz

Composer | The Truman Show

Burkhard von Dallwitz was born on January 28, 1959 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, Germany. He is known for his work on The Truman Show (1998), The Way Back (2010) and Underbelly (2008).

The Truman Show

19. Jerry Goldsmith

Music_department | Star Trek: First Contact

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 ...

Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Dennis the Menace, First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis

20. Nigel Westlake

Composer | Miss Potter

Nigel Westlake's career in music has spanned more than four decades.

As a composer for the screen, his film credits include the feature film 'Ali's Wedding', 'Paper Planes', 'Miss Potter', 'Babe', 'Babe: Pig in the City', 'Children of the Revolution', 'The Nugget', plus the Imax films 'Antarctica', ...

Babe, Miss Potter

21. Buddy Baker

Composer | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Buddy Baker was born on January 4, 1918 in Springfield, Missouri, USA as Norman Dale Baker. He is known for his work on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Haunted Mansion (2003). He was married to Charlotte and B.J. Baker. He died on July 26, 2002 in...

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Short), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Short), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Fox and the Hound

22. John Powell

Composer | Solo: A Star Wars Story

John Powell was born on September 18, 1963 in London, England. He is known for his work on Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Rio (2011). He was previously married to Melinda Lerner.

The Road to El Dorado, Chicken Run, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Robots, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jumper, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, How to Train Your Dragon

23. Alan Silvestri

Composer | The Polar Express

In his ongoing, decades-long career as a 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. With a credit list of over 100 films Silvestri has composed some of the most recognizable and ...

Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Forrest Gump, Stuart Little, The Polar Express, Night at the Museum, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War

24. Michael Price

Composer | Sherlock

Michael Price is one of the UK's most sought after composers. His work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an EMMY award in 2014, and Royal Television Society, Music&Sound, and Televisual Bulldog awards as well as a BAFTA nomination and 2 further EMMY nominations for the ...

Sherlock (TV Series) (13 episodes)

25. Henry Jackman

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Henry Jackman has established himself as one of today's top composers by fusing his classical training with his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music.

Jackman grew up in the southeast of England, where he began composing his first symphony at the age of six. He ...

Monsters vs. Aliens, Winnie the Pooh (2011), X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Big Hero 6, Just Cause 3 (Video Game), Captain America: Civil War

26. Tyler Bates

Composer | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It's anything but typical for the realms of film or music... Tyler Bates regularly transitions from scoring some of the world's biggest film and television franchises, such as Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick, to rocking massive audiences with Marilyn Manson and back to the studio again ...

The Day the Earth Stood Still, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

27. Brian Tyler

Music_department | Iron Man Three

Brian Tyler was born on May 8, 1972 in Orange County, California, USA as Brian Theodore Tyler. He is known for his work on Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Eagle Eye (2008).

Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (2 episodes), Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron

28. Mark Mothersbaugh

Composer | Thor: Ragnarok

Graduate of Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio.

Attended Kent State University (1970-73) in Kent, Ohio, to focus on attaining an art degree. While at Kent State Mothersbaugh met Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis, who ultimately joined him in forming the 1970-80s avant-garde band Devo.

Awarded an ...

Frosty Returns (TV Short), Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV Series short) (59 episodes), The Sims 2 (Video Game), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mater's Tall Tales (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes), The Lego Movie, Thor: Ragnarok

29. Theodore Shapiro

Composer | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Theodore Shapiro was born on September 29, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Theodore Michael Shapiro. He is known for his work on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Tropic Thunder (2008) and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).

Marley & Me, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

30. Joseph Trapanese

Composer | Oblivion

Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek score work for blockbuster films like "Tron: Legacy," "Straight Outta Compton," "The Greatest Showman," "Oblivion" and the "Raid" series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with...

Oblivion, The Greatest Showman

31. Anthony Gonzalez

Soundtrack | Oblivion

Leader of electronic dream-pop band M83.


32. Julian Nott

Composer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Producer and film composer. Now executive producer of new online channel, after a long career as a film and TV composer. Graduate of the National Film and Television School (UK). He started his career as a producer and director for Channel Four Equinox science strand, before eventually ...

A Grand Day Out (Short), The Wrong Trousers (Short), A Close Shave (Short), The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

33. Christopher Young

Composer | Sinister

Composer Christopher Young was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. After graduating from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Young went on to pursue his post-graduate studies at North Texas State University. After college Christopher moved to Los Angeles, ...

Spider-Man 3

34. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Last and First Men

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is known for his work on Last and First Men (2020), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Sicario (2015). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.


35. Thomas Richard Sharp

Music_department | When Harry Met Sally...

Emmy award-winning composer Thom Sharp was born and raised in southeastern Ohio's Appalachian foothills. He received his BM from Ohio University and studied composition and arranging and film scoring in Southern California at the acclaimed Grove School of Music.

Thom has written arrangements for a ...

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (TV Series) (50 episodes), Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (TV Short), Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (Video) (segments "Groundpiglet Day", "Find Her, Keep Her", as Thom Sharp), Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (segment ": "Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too", as Thom Sharp)

36. Steve Nelson

Music_department | Groundling Marsh

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (TV Series) (50 episodes), Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (TV Short), Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (Video) (segments "Groundpiglet Day", "Find Her, Keep Her"), Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (segment ": "Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too")

37. Carl Johnson

Music_department | Skyfall

Emmy Award-winning composer Carl Johnson has successfully worked across a variety of genres, including film, television, theme parks, and stage. His ability to create innovative music for a variety of assignments is rivaled only by his easy-going and collaborative work ethic.

Carl pursued a career ...

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (TV Movie), Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (Video) (segment "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving", score by), Piglet's Big Movie

38. John Paesano

Composer | The Maze Runner

John Paesano is an Emmy nominated and BAFTA winning composer, producer, conductor, and arranger for film, television, video games and records. John studied classical music with Professor Sally Dow Miller of Conservatoire de Paris, and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music focusing on ...

The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

39. Jerry Bock

Soundtrack | Fiddler on the Roof

Jerry Bock was born on November 23, 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Jerrold Lewis Bock. He is known for his work on Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Election (1999) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). He was married to Patricia Faggen. He died on November 3, 2010 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.

Fiddler on the Roof

40. Ernest Gold

Music_department | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Ernest Gold was born on July 13, 1921 in Vienna, Austria as Ernst Siegmund Goldner. He is known for his work on It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), On the Beach (1959) and Exodus (1960). He was married to Jeanette (Jan) Keller, Marni Nixon and Ruth Andree Golbin. He died on March 17, 1999 in Santa...

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

41. Nitin Sawhney

Composer | Breathe

NITIN SAWNEY As a composer, producer and musician, Nitin is recipient of over twenty international awards including a CBE, an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award,7 independent honorary doctorates and has scored over 60 films (including Warner Bros 'Mowgli' for Netflix), numerous tv series, ...


42. Chris Tilton

Music_department | Star Trek

Fringe (TV Series) (54 episodes)

43. Kyle Dixon

Soundtrack | Stranger Things

In the annals of film and television, certain musical themes manage to transcend the moving image. From the whistle that brings in Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme to Tangerine Dream's "Love On A Real Train," memorable scores have the uncanny ability to sum up an epoch, an entire ...

Stranger Things (TV Series) (17 episodes)

44. Michael Stein

Soundtrack | Stranger Things

Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Michael Stein, along with his partner Kyle Dixon, are half of the Austin band S U R V I V E who scored the biggest pop culture phenomenon of 2016: the Netflix series "Stranger Things". The duo's dreamy, throwback score helped sell the nostalgic ode to when ...

Stranger Things (TV Series) (17 episodes)

45. Mark Knopfler

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include ...

The Princess Bride

46. Phil Vischer

Actor | Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Phil Vischer is an American animator, writer, voice actor and director who is known for co-creating VeggieTales alongside his friend Mike Nawrocki. He is the founder of Big Idea, an animation company that also made 321 Penguins and LarryBoy: The Cartoon Adventures. He voiced dozens of characters ...

VeggieTales: Are You My Neighbor? (Video short), Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed (Video short), VeggieTales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen (Video short), Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

47. Lesley Barber

Composer | Manchester by the Sea

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan's multi-award-winning and ...

The Little Bear Movie, Little Bear (TV Series) (64 episodes)

48. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

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 ...

Dr. No (uncredited), From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights

49. Randy Newman

Soundtrack | The Princess and the Frog

Randy Newman is an American film composer and singer who is well-known for composing The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Parents and various Pixar films including the Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and Cars franchises as well as A Bug's Life. He wrote iconic songs such as "Short People", "You've Got A ...

Toy Story, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Mike's New Car (Video short), Cars, The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3, Monsters University

50. John Ottman

Composer | The Usual Suspects

John Ottman holds dual distinctions as a leading film composer and an award winning film editor. Ottman has often completed both monumental tasks on the same films. Such remarkable double duties have included The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer. He has...

X-Men 2, Fantastic Four, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Non-Stop, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse

51. Mark Watters

Music_department | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

He is a six-time Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor whose diverse career spans four hundred television episodes, feature films, DVDs and video games. He has served several terms as Music Governor on the Television Academy's Board of Governors, and is in his third year as Co-Chair of the ...

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (Video), Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (Video), Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers (Video), Mater's Tall Tales (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)

52. Ed Côrtes

Composer | Cidade de Deus

Ed Côrtes is known for his work on City of God (2002), The Truffle Hunters (2020) and The Beginning of Life (2016).

City of God

53. Antonio Pinto

Music_department | Collateral

Antonio Pinto was born in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. He is known for his work on Collateral (2004), City of God (2002) and Central Station (1998).

City of God

54. Frank Churchill

Composer | Dumbo

Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical ...

Three Little Pigs (Short) (uncredited), The Big Bad Wolf (Short) (uncredited), The Tortoise and the Hare (Short) (uncredited), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi

Bambi, Peter and the Wolf (Short)

56. Michael Kamen

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Michael Kamen was born on April 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Arnold Kamen. He is known for his work on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Don Juan DeMarco (1994) and X-Men (2000). He was married to Sandra Keenan. He died on November 18, 2003 in London, England.

Licence to Kill, The Iron Giant, X-Men

57. Christophe Beck

Composer | Frozen

Christophe Beck was born in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Jean-Christophe Beck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Ant-Man (2015) and The Muppets (2011).

Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Ant-Man

58. Don Davis

Composer | The Matrix Reloaded

Donald Davis is an American film composer and conductor who is known for composing the music of The Matrix trilogy, Enter the Matrix, The Animatrix, SeaQuest 2032, the Beauty and the Beast television series and Jurassic Park III. He did orchestration for films composed by James Horner, Randy Newman...

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (1 episode), The Matrix

59. Joel McNeely

Composer | The Avengers

Joel McNeely was born on March 28, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Avengers (1998), Air Force One (1997) and Soldier (1998).

Darkwing Duck (TV Series) (1 episode), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (9 episodes), Pooh's Heffalump Movie

60. Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Soundtrack | WandaVision

Kristen Anderson-Lopez was born on March 21, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Kristen J. Anderson. She is known for her work on WandaVision (2021), Frozen II (2019) and Frozen (2013). She has been married to Robert Lopez since October 12, 2003. They have two children.

Winnie the Pooh (2011), Frozen

61. Robert Lopez

Soundtrack | WandaVision

Robert Lopez is the Tony®-, Grammy®-, Emmy®- and Oscar®- winning co-creator of the worldwide smash-hit Broadway musicals "Avenue Q" and "The Book of Mormon." Together with his wife and collaborator Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he co-wrote songs for the feature films "Winnie the Pooh (2011)" and "Frozen ...

Winnie the Pooh (2011), Frozen

62. Dennis McCarthy

Composer | Star Trek: Generations

Dennis McCarthy was born in 1945. He is known for his work on Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He has been married to Patty since 1965. They have three children.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (88 episodes), Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (77 episodes), Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (65 episodes), Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (30 episodes)

63. John Debney

Music_department | The Jungle Book

John Debney's career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music...

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (2 episodes), Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (1 episode), The Emperor's New Groove, Spy Kids, Elf, Chicken Little, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Iron Man 2, The Greatest Showman

64. Jay Chattaway

Composer | Star Trek: Voyager

Jay Chattaway was born on July 8, 1946 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (42 episodes), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (59 episodes), Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (54 episodes), Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (28 episodes)

65. Irwin Kostal

Music_department | West Side Story

Irwin Kostal was born on October 1, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). He died on November 23, 1994 in Studio City, California, USA.

Uncredited (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlotte's Web)

66. Alan Menken

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Hercules (1997) and Tangled (2010). He has been married to Janis Menken since November 26, 1972. They have two children.

The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Hercules, Enchanted, Tangled

VeggieTales, Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

68. Oliver Wallace

Composer | Dumbo

Oliver Wallace was born on August 6, 1887 in London, England as Oliver George Wallace. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Cinderella (1950) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He was married to Claire Burch Wallace. He died on September 15, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Dumbo, Make Mine Music (uncredited), Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Darby O'Gill and the Little People

69. Ken Thorne

Music_department | Superman II

Ken Thorne was born on January 26, 1924 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He is known for his work on Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). He was married to Linda Hays. He died on July 9, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Help! (uncredited)

70. Richard M. Sherman

Music_department | Mary Poppins

Richard Morton Sherman was born in the spring of 1928 in New York City to Rosa and Al Sherman. Together with his older brother, Robert B. Sherman, the Sherman brothers would follow in their songwriting father's footsteps to form one of the most prolific, lauded and long lasting songwriting ...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

71. Robert B. Sherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

72. George Fenton

Composer | Groundhog Day

George Fenton was born on October 19, 1949 in Bromley, Kent, England as George Richard Ian Howe. He is known for his work on Groundhog Day (1993), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) and The Bounty Hunter (2010).

Groundhog Day, Shadowlands

73. George Bruns

Music_department | Sleeping Beauty

Born in Oregon in 1914, George Bruns was the son of a sawmill worker. He took music lessons as a child, becoming proficient on the piano, tuba and trombone. He attended Oregon State Agricultural College, and in order to pay tuition he played in the ROTC band. Deciding on a musical career, he left ...

101 Dalmatians, The Absent Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats

74. David Newman

Composer | The Nutty Professor

In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and...

The Brave Little Toaster, Ice Age, Serenity

75. Paul J. Smith

Composer | Pinocchio

Paul J. Smith was the son of Joseph J. and Anna M. Smith of Caldwell, Idaho. Joseph J. Smith was the band director at the College of Idaho for many years and was penned by Idaho's former governor Robert Smylie as "The Father of Music" in the Boise Valley, as he taught all musical instruments.

My ...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Melody Time, Cinderella

76. Leigh Harline

Composer | Pinocchio

Academy Award-winning composer (score, Pinocchio (1940), conductor, songwriter ("When You Wish Upon a Star" [Academy award, Best Song, 1940) and arranger Leigh Harine was educated at the University of Utah. He was a music student of J. Spencer Cornwall. He arranged the first transcontinental ...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio

77. Chris Bacon

Composer | Gnomeo & Juliet

Two-time Emmy nominee Chris Bacon successfully applies his creative talents to scoring for Feature Film, Animation, Documentaries and TV. He thrives by collaborating with filmmakers and show-runners, bringing his unique sound to their projects, Chris has received two Primetime Emmy Award ...

Source Code

78. John Tavener

Soundtrack | Children of Men

John Tavener was born on January 28, 1944 in Wembley, London, England as John Kenneth Tavener. He is known for his work on Children of Men (2006), The Light Between Oceans (2016) and The Tree of Life (2011). He was married to Maryanna Schaefer and Victoria Maragopoulou. He died on November 12, 2013...

Children of Men

79. Bruce Broughton

Music_department | Lost in Space

Bruce Broughton composes in almost every medium, from theatrical motion pictures and television to computer games, in styles ranging from large symphonic settings ("Silverado") to contemporary electronic scores (the recently Emmy-nominated "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"). Broughton has written the ...

The Rescuers Down Under, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Bambi II

80. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and Knowing (2009).

The Wolverine

81. Carter Burwell

Composer | Carol

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Twilight (2008). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999.

Raising Arizona, Barton Fink

82. Benjamin Frankel

Composer | Battle of the Bulge

Composer, conductor, arranger and music director. Trained Cologne, Berlin and London (at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama). From the age of seventeen, earned a living as a jazz fiddler, pianist and arranger in, among others, Carroll Gibbons' Savoy Orpheans and Henry Hall's BBC Dance ...

The Man in the White Suit

83. Heitor Pereira

Music_department | Despicable Me

Heitor Teixeira Pereira was born in Brazil and has worked for Brazilian jazz musicians such as Ivan Lins and Lani Hall. In July 1988 he joined Simply Red as a guitarist and stayed with the band until 1996. During that time he shortened his name to Heitor TP. In 1994 he released a solo album called ...

Despicable Me

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

85. George Martin

Music_department | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys."

Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music ...

Live and Let Die

86. Trevor Rabin

Composer | Deep Blue Sea

Trevor Rabin was born in South Africa in 1954. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 after having had piano lessons since he was a toddler. In 1972 he formed the band Rabbit becoming the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Rabin left Rabbit to pursue a solo career in ...

National Treasure, The Guardian, I Am Number Four

87. Edwin Astley

Soundtrack | The Saint

Britain's most iconic and prolific composer of music for TV action/adventure in the 1950's and 60's was born in Cheshire, the son of a builder. He dropped out of school to work for a gas oven manufacturer at the tender age of fourteen. Music was in his blood and jazz was a particularly strong ...

The Mouse That Roared

88. Bill Conti

Soundtrack | For Your Eyes Only

Bill Conti was born on April 13, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on For Your Eyes Only (1981), Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986). He is married to Shelby Cox. They have two children.

For Your Eyes Only, The Adventures of Huck Finn

89. Javier Navarrete

Composer | El laberinto del fauno

Javier Navarrete was born in 1956 in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. He is known for his work on Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Wrath of the Titans (2012) and Byzantium (2012).


90. Basil Poledouris

Composer | RoboCop

Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He started taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old. Eventually, he went on to become a student at USC, where he studied the arts of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and, of course, music. It was also at USC he met John Milius...

Red Dawn (1984), The Hunt for Red October

91. Victor Young

Composer | Around the World in 80 Days

Violinist and conductor Victor Young was a prolific composer and arranger, who worked on more than 300 film scores over a period of twenty years. He came from an impoverished, but musical background and was trained on the violin at the Warsaw Imperial Conservatory, later studying piano in Paris ...

The Quiet Man, Shane, Around the World in 80 Days (1056)

92. Andrew Lockington

Composer | San Andreas

Andrew Lockington is best known for his epic score to the Warner Bros/Newline Blockbuster San Andreas, contributing to the film grossing close to $475 million worldwide. Andrew's other credits include the Golden Globe nominated Frankie and Alice starring Halle Berry, Fox 2000's Percy Jackson: Sea ...

Journey to the Center of the Earth, City of Ember, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

93. Iva Davies

Composer | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Iva Davies was born on May 22, 1955 in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia as Ivor Arthur Davies. He is an actor and composer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Space Jam (1996) and Razorback (1984). He was previously married to Tonia Kelly.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

95. Richard Tognetti

Composer | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Richard Tognetti was born in 1970 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Water Diviner (2014) and Mountain (2017).

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Pilgrim's Progress (2008)

97. Maurice Jarre

Composer | Lawrence of Arabia

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, ...

The Island at the Top of the World, The Man Who Would Be King, Witness

98. Éric Serra

Music_department | GoldenEye

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;, ...


99. Mike Moran

Composer | Time Bandits

Mike Moran began his musical career studying at the Royal College of Music in London, England. An accomplished pianist, Mike has been a member of various groups including Blue Mink, Gillan and Stone The Crows. Over the last 30 years he has worked with such well known artists as Cliff Richard, Paul ...

Time Bandits

100. Aaron Zigman

Composer | The Notebook

Award-winning film + TV composer Aaron Zigman has composed over 60 film scores for many of Hollywood's major studios and directors. Zigman combines his classical background and training with a strong knowledge of contemporary music, which has enabled him to create some of Hollywood's most memorable...

Bridge to Terabithia, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Flash of Genius

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