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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
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 ...more

Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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 ...more

Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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, ...more

Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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 ...more

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
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 ...more

Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more

Ciara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world ...more

Corey Feldman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Corey Scott Feldman is an American actor and singer. He became well-known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as The Fox and the Hound, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, ...more

Bono is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the ...more

Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ...more

Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he ...more

Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, ...more

Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an ...more

Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Gary Busey is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,The Gumball Rally, The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday, Silver Bullet, Eye of the Tiger, Lethal ...more

Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an ...more

Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Denis Colin Leary is an actor and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, ...more

Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more

Jesse McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Jesse McCartney is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy band Dream ...more

Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more

Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie. She recorded several number one ...more

Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites ...more

Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more

George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more

Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Film Score Composers
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the ...more

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 militarism, ...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