Danny Elfman

Biography by James Christopher Monger

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Oingo Boingo frontman and award-winning composer who has created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Forbidden Zone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1980 Forbidden Zone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande
 
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So-Lo
1984 So-Lo MCA
 
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Pee Wee's Big Adventure
1985 Pee Wee's Big Adventure MCA
 
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Back to School [Original Score]
1986 Back to School [Original Score] MCA
 
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Beetlejuice [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1988 Beetlejuice [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Geffen / DGC
 
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Big Top Pee Wee
1988 Big Top Pee Wee Pendulum
 
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Midnight Run
1988 Midnight Run MCA
 
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Scrooged [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1988 Scrooged [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] La-La Land Records
 
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Batman [Original Motion Picture Score]
1989 Batman [Original Motion Picture Score] Warner Bros.
 
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Dick Tracy [Original Score]
1990 Dick Tracy [Original Score] Sire
 
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Nightbreed
1990 Nightbreed MCA
 
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Darkman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1990 Darkman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] MCA
 
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Edward Scissorhands [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1990 Edward Scissorhands [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] MCA
 
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Article 99 (Soundtrack)
1992 Article 99 (Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande
 
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Batman Returns [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1992 Batman Returns [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Warner Bros.
 
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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1993 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Walt Disney
 
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Sommersby
1993 Sommersby Elektra
 
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Black Beauty [Original Score]
1994 Black Beauty [Original Score] Warner Bros.
 
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To Die For [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1995 To Die For [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Colosseum
 
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Dolores Claiborne
1995 Dolores Claiborne Varèse Sarabande
 
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Mission: Impossible [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1996 Mission: Impossible [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Point / PolyGram
 
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The Frighteners
1996 The Frighteners MCA
 
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Extreme Measures [Original Soundtrack]
1996 Extreme Measures [Original Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Mars Attacks!
1997 Mars Attacks! Atlantic
 
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Flubber [Original Score]
1997 Flubber [Original Score] Disney
 
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Men in Black [Original Score]
1997 Men in Black [Original Score] Columbia
 
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A Civil Action
1998 A Civil Action Hollywood
 
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A Simple Plan [Original Score]
1999 A Simple Plan [Original Score] Compass III Records
 
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Instinct [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1999 Instinct [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande / Varese
 
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Sleepy Hollow [Original Soundtrack]
1999 Sleepy Hollow [Original Soundtrack] Hollywood
 
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Proof of Life [Original Score]
2000 Proof of Life [Original Score] Varèse Sarabande / Varese
 
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Planet of the Apes [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2001 Planet of the Apes [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Music Distribution
 
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Spider-Man [Original Motion Picture Score]
2002 Spider-Man [Original Motion Picture Score] Sony Music Distribution / Sony BMG
 
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Men in Black II [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2002 Men in Black II [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Columbia / Sony Music Distribution
 
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Red Dragon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2002 Red Dragon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Decca
 
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Hulk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2003 Hulk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Decca
 
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Big Fish [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2003 Big Fish [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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Spider-Man 2 [Original Soundtrack]
2004 Spider-Man 2 [Original Soundtrack] Columbia / Sony Music Distribution
 
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Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Score]
2004 Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Score] Columbia
 
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Fable [Original Soundtrack]
2005 Fable [Original Soundtrack] Sumthing Else Music Works
 
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Warner Home Video / Warner Music
 
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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2005 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Warner / Sunset / Warner Bros. / Warner Sunset
 
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Serenada Schizophrana
2006 Serenada Schizophrana Sony Music Distribution
 
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Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture]
2006 Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture] Sony Classical Essential Classics / Sony Music Distribution
 
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Meet the Robinsons [An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack]
2007 Meet the Robinsons [An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack] Walt Disney
 
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The Kingdom [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2007 The Kingdom [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Standard Operating Procedure [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2008 Standard Operating Procedure [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Wanted [Original Score]
2008 Wanted [Original Score] Lakeshore Records
 
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Fable II [Original Soundtrack]
2008 Fable II [Original Soundtrack] Sumthing Else Music Works
 
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Milk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2008 Milk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Decca
 
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Terminator: Salvation [Original Soundtrack]
2009 Terminator: Salvation [Original Soundtrack] Reprise
 
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Taking Woodstock [Original Score]
2009 Taking Woodstock [Original Score] La-La Land Records
 
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Taking Woodstock [Original Score]
2009 Taking Woodstock [Original Score] La-La Land Records
 
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The Wolfman [Original Score]
2010 The Wolfman [Original Score] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Alice in Wonderland
2010 Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney
 
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Real Steel [Original Motion Picture Score]
2011 Real Steel [Original Motion Picture Score] Varèse Sarabande
 
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Dark Shadows [Original Score]
2012 Dark Shadows [Original Score] WaterTower Music
 
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Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2012 Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Music
 
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Frankenweenie [Original Score]
2012 Frankenweenie [Original Score] Walt Disney
 
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Silver Linings Playbook [Original Score]
2012 Silver Linings Playbook [Original Score] Sony Classical
 
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Hitchcock [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2012 Hitchcock [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Masterworks / Sony Classical
 
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Promised Land [Music from the Motion Picture]
2012 Promised Land [Music from the Motion Picture] Relativity Music GRP
 
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Oz the Great and Powerful [Original Soundtrack]
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful [Original Soundtrack] Walt Disney
 
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Promised Land [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2013 Promised Land [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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Epic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2013 Epic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman [Music from the Motion Picture]
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman [Music from the Motion Picture] Relativity
 
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Fifty Shades of Grey [Original Score]
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey [Original Score] Island / Republic
 
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Avengers: Age of Ultron [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Hollywood / Hollywood Records
 
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The End of the Tour [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2015 The End of the Tour [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Lakeshore Records
 
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Goosebumps [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2015 Goosebumps [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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Alice Through the Looking Glass [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Walt Disney
 
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Rabbit & Rogue
2016 Rabbit & Rogue Sony Classical
 
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The Girl on the Train [Original Motion Picture Score]
2016 The Girl on the Train [Original Motion Picture Score] Sony Classical
 
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Fifty Shades Darker [Original Motion Picture Score]
2017 Fifty Shades Darker [Original Motion Picture Score] Back Lot Music
 
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Tulip Fever [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2017 Tulip Fever [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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The Circle [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2017 The Circle [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Masterworks
 
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Justice League [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2017 Justice League [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] WaterTower Music
 
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Fifty Shades Freed
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Back Lot Music
 
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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Dr Seuss's The Grinch [Score]
2019 Dr Seuss's The Grinch [Score] Back Lot Music
 
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Dumbo [2019] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2019 Dumbo [2019] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Walt Disney
 
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Men in Black International [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2019 Men in Black International [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Sony Classical
 
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The Next Three Days
The Next Three Days Lionsgate
 
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The World of Tim Burton
The World of Tim Burton FGL / Silva France
 
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Before I Wake
Before I Wake Varèse Sarabande
 
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