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Elfman in July 2010

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter and composer. He wrote music for many movies and television series. From 1978 until 1995 Elfman was a member of the rock band Oingo Boingo. In 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child.

Some of his music

Elfmans has written music for dozens of movies, for video games and for television. Some of his famous works include:


  • Men in Black II
  • Batman Returns
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Spider-Man
  • Dick Tracy
  • Beetlejuice
  • Sommersby

Working with Tim Burton

In 1985, Elfman met director Tim Burton. Burton had seen Elfman perform as a member of Oingo Boingo. Burton asked Elfman to work with him on his first full-length movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Elfman worked with Burton on all but two of Burton's movies. The movies he worked on include:


Elfman has been nominated for many awards in the music and movie business.

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