Danny Elfman - Famous Film Score Composer

Danny Elfman Net Worth

$50,000,000

Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and actor who has accumulated a net worth of $50 million. Known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo and for scoring music for numerous television shows and films, Elfman’s talent and passion have made him famous in the entertainment industry.

Key facts:

  • Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and actor.
  • He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo.
  • Elfman has scored music for numerous television shows and films, including 16 films directed by Tim Burton.
  • He has written scores for over 100 feature films to date.
  • Danny Elfman composed the iconic theme song to 'The Simpsons' in 1998, earning him ongoing performance royalties.

Basic Information About Danny Elfman

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Singers
ProfessionsSinger-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Film Score Composer, Singer, Voice Actor, Composer, Film Producer
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1953-05-29 (71 years old)
Place of birthLos Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently combines orchestral sounds with digital sounds. Most noticeable in the opening sequence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
Heavy use of brass and percussion in his film scores
Often works with Tim Burton and Sam Raimi
Brooding Gothic compositions
Use of Haunting Vocals
His cues for the climaxes of the films he scores are often titled "Final Confrontation".
GenderMale
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Danny Elfman win?


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Danny Elfman awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerJustice League2018
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerAlice in Wonderland2010
Grammy - Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNomineeAlice in Wonderland2011
IFMCA Award - Film Music Composition of the YearWinnerAlice in Wonderland2011
World Soundtrack Award - Soundtrack Composer of the YearNomineeAlice in Wonderland2010
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerDark Shadows2013
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerBatman Returns1993
IFMCA Award - Best Archival Release of an Existing ScoreNomineeBatman Returns2011
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerSleepy Hollow2000
FMCJ Award - Film Score of the YearNomineeSleepy Hollow1999
Golden Satellite Award - Best Original ScoreWinnerSleepy Hollow2000
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerFifty Shades of Grey2015
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction FilmNomineeHellboy II: The Golden Army2009
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerPlanet of the Apes2002
GoldSpirit Awards - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy SoundtrackNomineePlanet of the Apes2001
Grammy - Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNomineePlanet of the Apes2002
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerHulk2004
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerFifty Shades Darker2017
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerDick Tracy1991
Grammy - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNomineeDick Tracy1991
Felix - Best Original ScoreWinnerEdward Scissorhands2011
Grammy - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNomineeEdward Scissorhands1992
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerTerminator Salvation2010
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerAvengers: Age of Ultron2016
HMMA Award - Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy FilmNomineeAvengers: Age of Ultron2015
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerMission: Impossible1997
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerSpider-Man 22005
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure FilmNomineeSpider-Man 22005
Felix - Best Score Comedy or MusicalWinnerMen in Black2018
BMI Film Music Award - WinnerMen in Black1998
Grammy - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionNomineeMen in Black1998
Oscar - Best Music, Original ScoreNomineeBig Fish2004
Grammy - Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNomineeBig Fish2005
INOCA - Best Original ScoreNomineeBig Fish2004
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerAmerican Hustle2014
Felix - Best Score Comedy or MusicalWinnerMars Attacks!2017
Saturn Award - Best MusicWinnerMars Attacks!1997
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerNacho Libre2007
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerThe Girl on the Train2017
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerOz the Great and Powerful2013
World Soundtrack Award - Film Composer of the YearNomineeOz the Great and Powerful2013
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerSilver Linings Playbook2013
ACCA - Best Original ScoreNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2005
BMI Film Music Award - Film MusicWinnerCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
CFCA Award - Best Original ScoreNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
Grammy - Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction FilmNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
IFMCA Award - Best Original Score for a Comedy FilmNomineeSilver Linings Playbook2013
OFTA Film Award - Best Music, Original ScoreNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006
World Soundtrack Award - Soundtrack Composer of the YearNomineeCharlie and the Chocolate Factory2006

Danny Elfman roles

Movie / Series Role
Back to SchoolOingo Boingo Band Member
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryOompa Loompa (voice) (uncredited)
The GiftTommy Lee Ballard
The Nightmare Before ChristmasJack Skellington - Singing Voice / Barrel / Clown with the Tear Away Face (voice)
Corpse BrideBonejangles (voice)

Danny Elfman's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Spider-Man 2Β (2004)$2,000,000

Danny Elfman's Quotes

  • I get drawn to things that don't make any sense, and I learned early on not to resist that.
  • I've known Sam [Raimi] for almost 15 years. Spider-Man 2 (2004) was my fifth movie with him and all I can say is that the person who was there at the end of Spider-Man 2 was not Sam. I don't know who it was, but it wasn't Sam. It was as close to living out Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as I've ever experienced. To see such a profound negative change in a human being was almost enough to make me feel like I didn't want to make films anymore. It was really disheartening and sad to see the way it ended up.
  • It all depends on the directors. Working closely with a director is the main job of a film composer. Interpreting what he perceives as a color, an emotion or mood is very abstract. A director tells you something he wants and then you have to run back to your music and respond with, "I think he meant something like this."
  • I don't think there's a trademark Danny Elfman element that has been consistent in my work. I don't hear many similarities in what I do and I don't think it's necessary that I have a particular style. Having a particular style is not bad, but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he's doing next.
  • The Oingo is still there. It just got lost off of our current album cover. Since then, however, it was found by my daughter in between the cushions of our couch. Although it's a bit sticky it will undoubtedly find its way back on our next album. The horn section I'm sorry to say succumbed to the terrible flesh-eating bacteria that I'm sure you read so much about. I wish I could say that they died quietly in their sleep, as opposed to screaming in agony as was the case. However who am I to question such things in the great cosmic scheme...

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Interesting Facts about Danny Elfman

  1. Uncle of Bodhi Elfman
  2. His older brother is director Richard Elfman.
  3. His mother is Clare Elfman, an author of children's books.
  4. Elfman fans discuss his current and past work in the usenet group rec.music.artists.danny-elfman.
  5. The past, present and future of Elfman and the other members of Oingo Boingo are also discussed at alt.fan.oingo-boingo.
  6. Wrote the score for Black Beauty (1994) for his two daughters from a collapsed marriage. Released a solo album in 1984, So-Lo, which happened to feature most of the band members from Oingo Boingo.
  7. Signed a non-exclusive contract with Disney to write, produce, and direct films, while continuing to compose for Disney and other studios. [1997]
  8. Engaged to Bridget Fonda (March 2003)
  9. Claims Bernard Herrmann as a heavy influence on many of his scores.
  10. Owns a dachshund.
  11. He and Howard Shore have both formed hit bands (Oingo Boingo and The Blues Brothers), both scored films for Peter Jackson (The Frighteners (1996) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and others), both scored films for Tim Burton (Elfman has scored everything but Ed Wood (1994), which Shore scored), and both scored a Hannibal Lecter film (Red Dragon (2002) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991)).
  12. Composed comic book scores from Dick Tracy (1990), Darkman (1990), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Hulk (2003).
  13. Admires Peter Lorre.
  14. Was in the theater band Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo, which later morphed into Oingo Boingo.
  15. Son Oliver Elfman, was born on January 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Mother is his wife Bridget Fonda.
  16. Son-in-law of Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer.
  17. Brother-in-law of Justin Fonda.
  18. It is sometimes believed that Elfman may have been born in Amarillo, Texas, but that is, apparently, due to a joke that he once made. He was actually born in Los Angeles County, California.
  19. Father of daughters Lola Elfman (born in 1979) and Mali Elfman (born in 1984).
  20. Did not return to provide the musical score for Spider-Man 3 (2007), citing creative differences with director Sam Raimi over the previous film. He instead, provided the score for Charlotte's Web (2006), which, as it happens, is about a spider who uses her talents to do good.

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