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List of famous male composers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male composers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being composers. There are thousand of males working as composers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic composers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a composer then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Giorgos Mouzakis and Michael McMorrow include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male composers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male composers?" and "Who are the best male composers?"
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

Also Ranked

#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

#31 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#26 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more

Credits: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, Rawhide

Also Ranked

#30 on The Best Actors Working Today

#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#10 on The Best Living American Actors

#11 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Composers
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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: The Lion King, American Hustle, Almost Famous, Australia

Also Ranked

#10 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#14 on The Best Singers of All Time

#91 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Composers
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night, The Electric Company

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#24 on The Funniest People of All Time

#18 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#56 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#8 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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