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Famous Male Film Score Composers

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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 films. Two important roles in the 1990s were the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical film Three Kings. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

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

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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 than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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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 the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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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 partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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