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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)
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is cited as an influence among other artists around the world. Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna attended the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance before moving ...more

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Score 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 Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. For his work in the Western film Unforgiven and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor. His greatest commercial successes have been the adventure ...more

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, Love became a fixture in alternative music, drawing public attention for her uninhibited stage presence and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain. The daughter of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and publisher Hank Harrison, Love mainly grew up in Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands before landing roles in films by British cult director Alex Cox. After forming Hole in 1989, Love received substantial ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Score 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 television series The Electric Company. Cosby is known for creating the cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Cosby has also been a film actor. Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a sitcom, The Cosby Show; the show aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 ...more

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