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List of Famous Film Score Composers

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List of famous film score composers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top film score composers in the world? This includes the most prominent film score composers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable film score composers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic film score composers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned film score composers.

Examples of people on this list include Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

From reputable, prominent, and well known film score composers to the lesser known film score composers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the film score composer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous film score composers ever?" and "What are the names of famous film score composers?" then you're in the right place. (2693 items)
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more
Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.
Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. ...more
David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
David Van Cortlandt Crosby is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and ...more
Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Demetri Evan Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show and ...more
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, ...more
David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The ...more
Ben Harper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his ...more
Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas ...more
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
O'Shea Jackson, Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later ...more
Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British ...more
Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Chuck Lorre is an American television writer, director, producer and composer. Lorre has created many popular and successful sitcoms including Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two ...more
Björk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more
David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa ...more
Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed economic ...more
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene", ...more
Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, ...more
Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for ...more
Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and ...more
J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and composer, best known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote ...more
John Phillips is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
John Edmund Andrew Phillips was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and promoter, most notably of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, a landmark event for the beginning of counterculture era, ...more
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's ...more
Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include ...more