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David Byrne is an Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer, best known for being frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Born in Scotland but raised in the United States in Maryland, Byrne began performing musically in high school. Byrne attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) between... See full bio »

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 2021 Start Making Sense (Short) (music by)
 2020 David Byrne's American Utopia (Documentary)
 2012 David Byrne & St. Vincent: Who (Video short)
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Oh, Pioneers (2007)
- Take Me as I Am (2007)
- Kingdom Come (2007)
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Two Square Miles (2006)
 2003 Young Adam
 2002 X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne: Lazy (Video short)
 1999 The Last Words (Short)
 1994 Between the Teeth (Documentary)
 1992 Talking Heads: Sax and Violins (Video short)
 1992 Talking Heads: Lifetime Piling Up (Video short)
 1992 David Byrne: She's Mad (Video short)
 1989 Îlé Aiyé (Documentary)
 1989 Make Believe Mambo (Video short) (composer)
 1988 Talking Heads: Blind (Video short)
 1988 Alive from Off Center (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Men Die Sooner (1988)
 1986 Talking Heads: Wild Wild Life (Video short)
 1986 Talking Heads: Love for Sale (Video short)
 1986 True Stories (composed by)
 1985 Talking Heads: And She Was (Video short)
 1985 Talking Heads: Stay Up Late (Video short)
 1984 Stop Making Sense (Documentary)
 1982 The Catherine Wheel (TV Movie)
 1981 Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime (Video short)
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The Talking Heads' trademark song, "Psycho Killer", was inspired by a phrase used by his art school friend, Barbara Conway. She used the phrase, "psycho killer", to describe things she thought were cool. Conway was murdered by a female stalker in the 1980s. See more »


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