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

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While this isn't a list of all male film score composers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male film score composers?" and "Who are the best male film score composers?"
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Film Score Composers
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Rapper, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor, Prisoners

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Film Score 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

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Film Score Composers
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David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell to Earth

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Film Score Composers
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer, Television director, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky

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