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Danny Elfman is a Actor, Sound and Thanks American born on 29 may 1953 at Los Angeles (USA)

Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman
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Birth name Daniel Robert Elfman
Nationality USA
Birth 29 may 1953 (65 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman film theme. He has scored the majority of his long-time friend Tim Burton's films.

Elfman re-entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1982 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the Richard Kirk Award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards; the award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. He was also inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015.

Biography

Elfman has three children: Lola (born 1979), Mali (born 1984), and Oliver (born 2005). On November 29, 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. In 1997, he scored A Simple Plan, his only score for one of her films to date (although he did compose a cue for the film Army of Darkness, in which Fonda has a cameo). In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he dated Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon.

He is the uncle of actor Bodhi Elfman, who is married to actress Jenna Elfman.

Describing his politics during the 1980s, Elfman said, "I'm not a doomist. My attitude is always to be critical of what's around you, but not ever to forget how lucky we are. I've traveled around the world. I left thinking I was a revolutionary. I came back real right-wing patriotic. Since then, I've kind of mellowed in between." In 2008, he expressed support for Barack Obama and said that Sarah Palin was his "worst nightmare".


Hearing damage
When asked during a 2007 phone-in interview on XETRA-FM if he ever had any notions of performing in an Oingo Boingo reunion, Elfman immediately rejected the idea and stated that in the last few years with the band he had begun to develop significant and irreversible hearing damage as a result of his continuous exposure to the high noise levels involved in performing in a rock band. He went on to say that he believes his hearing damage is partially due to a genetic predisposition to hearing loss, and that he will never return to the stage for fear of worsening not only his condition but also that of his band mates.

However, Elfman did indeed return to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on October 31, 2015 to perform Dead Man's Party as the encore to an evening featuring the full length score and performances from Nightmare Before Christmas.

Best films

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
(Original Music Composer)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
(Original Music Composer)
Spider-Man (2002)
(Original Music Composer)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
(Original Music Composer)
Justice League (2017)
(Original Music Composer)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(21 films)
Chris Lebenzon
Chris Lebenzon
(14 films)
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(7 films)
Steve Bartek
Steve Bartek
(13 films)
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danny Elfman (117 films)

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Actor

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1h55
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Geoffrey Holder, Julia Winter, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Oompa Loompa (chant)
Rating66% 3.3030653.3030653.3030653.3030653.303065
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a kind and loving boy living in poverty with his parents (Noah Taylor and Helena Bonham Carter) and four bedridden grandparents. They all rely on his father for income, employed at a toothpaste factory, responsible for putting the caps on the tubes. Down the street is Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory, which reopened after industrial espionage forced him into seclusion and to sack his employees. Charlie's Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) worked for Wonka before the termination.
Corpse Bride, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about marriage
Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley
Roles Bonejangles (voice)
Rating73% 3.699953.699953.699953.699953.69995
In an unspecified Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), the neglected daughter of hateful aristocrats, are preparing for their arranged marriage, which will raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family. Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal and is scolded by Pastor Galswells (Christopher Lee), he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
The Gift
The Gift (2000)
, 1h51
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Films about domestic violence, Ghost films
Actors Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank
Roles Tommy Lee Ballard
Rating66% 3.349073.349073.349073.349073.34907
In the town of Brixton, Georgia, widow Annie Wilson is the resident fortune-teller who possesses extrasensory perception. Jessica King (Holmes), the fiancée of local school principal Wayne Collins (Kinnear) disappears.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton, Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix
Roles Jack Skellington (singing) / Barrel / Clown with the Tear away Face (voice)
Rating79% 3.998273.998273.998273.998273.99827
The story starts in a forest called Holiday Woods with seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween and the Fourth of July. Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton known as The Pumpkin King, leads them in organizing the annual Halloween holiday. However, in a monologue, Jack reveals he has grown weary of the same routine year after year, and wants something more. Wandering dejectedly in the woods, he stumbles across the seven holiday doors and accidentally opens a portal to Christmas Town, whose residents are charged with organizing the annual Christmas holiday. Impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of Christmas, to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween, although there is one Christmas character they can relate to: the fearsome lobster-like king of Christmas Town who flies at night, named "Sandy Claws". Meanwhile, Jack who barely understands Christmas himself, obsessively tries to study the holiday but fails to grasp any further meaning of it. He ultimately decides that since he cannot understand it, he should improve it, and announces that the citizens of Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.
Back to School, 1h36
Directed by Alan Metter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Sports films, Teen movie
Actors Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey Jr., Ned Beatty
Rating65% 3.2988353.2988353.2988353.2988353.298835
Thornton Melon's is a rags-to-riches story. The son of an Italian immigrant tailor, he is shown as a boy (Jason Hervey) in his father's shop, bearing a report card with poor grades. His ambition is to go into his father's line of work, but his father reprimands Thornton for his poor schoolwork, and tells him no matter how hardworking, skilled or wealthy one may be, "if a man has got no education, he has got nothing".
Forbidden Zone, 1h13
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Matthew Bright, Danny Elfman, Viva, Joe Spinell
Roles Satan
Rating67% 3.3987753.3987753.3987753.3987753.398775
The film begins on "Friday, April 17" at 4 pm in Venice, California. Huckleberry P. Jones (Gene Cunningham), local pimp, narcotics peddler and slumlord, enters a vacant house that he owns. While stashing heroin in the basement, he stumbles upon a mysterious door and enters it, falling into the Sixth Dimension, from which he promptly escapes. After retrieving the heroin, he sells the house to the Hercules family. On their way to school, Frenchy Hercules (Marie-Pascale Elfman) and her brother Flash (Phil Gordon) have a conversation with Squeezit Henderson (Matthew Bright), who tells them that, while being violently beaten by his mother, he had a vision of his transgender sister René (also played by Bright), who had fallen into the Sixth Dimension through the door in the Hercules' basement. Frenchy returns home to confide in her mother, and decides to take just a "little peek" behind the forbidden door in the basement. After arriving in the Sixth Dimension, she is captured by the perpetually topless Princess, who brings Frenchy to the rulers of the Sixth Dimension, the midget King Fausto (Hervé Villechaize) and his queen, Doris (Susan Tyrrell). When the king falls for Frenchy, Queen Doris orders their frog servant, Bust Rod, to lock her up. In order to make sure that Frenchy is not harmed, King Fausto tells Bust Rod to take Frenchy to Cell 63, where the king keeps his favorite concubines (as well as René). The next day at school, Flash tries to convince Squeezit to help him rescue René and Frenchy. When Squeezit refuses, Flash enlists the help of Gramps instead. In the Sixth Dimension, they speak to an old Jewish man who tells them how to help Frenchy escape, but they soon are captured by Bust Rod. Queen Doris interrogates Flash and Gramps and then lowers them into a large septic tank. She then plots her revenge against Frenchy, relocating all the denizens of Cell 63 to a torture chamber. She leaves the Princess to oversee Frenchy's torture and execution, but when a fuse is blown, the torture is put on hold and the prisoners from cell 63 are relocated to keep the King from finding them.
Finding Kraftland
Actors Christophe Beck, Jon Brion, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, John Ottman, Trevor Rabin
Rating63% 3.1819853.1819853.1819853.1819853.181985
Finding Kraftland is structured as a top ten countdown of the coolest attractions in Kraftland, which is the name given to Richard Kraft's house. Though the host, Stacey, continually bounces around between Richard Kraft's collectibles, the real focus of the film is the bond that develops between Richard and his son Nicky. Richard remarks that, when Nicky was born, he didn't know what to make of him, saying he felt as though an "alien being" was living with him. He then goes on to say that, around the time Nicky turns 3, he realizes that he is "the most interesting person on the planet." This begins a whirl-wind love affair between father and son that sees the two trek around the globe in order to ride every roller coaster, launch themselves into a zero-gravity flight, and generally seek as many thrills as life has to offer. This story unfolds as Richard's collection, which consists of James Bond collectibles from the 1960s, pieces of Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, thousands of board games, and advertising memorabilia from Richard's childhood, is displayed and poured over by Stacy. The other story line that develops is Richard's relationship with his deceased parents and older brother, David Kraft, who died in 1993 due to Crohns Disease. The documentary comes to a climax when it is discovered that Richard has also developed Crohn's.

Sound

Dumbo
Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, Sandy Martin
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating65% 3.299853.299853.299853.299853.29985
Un veuf, père de deux enfants et ancienne vedette de cirque, est engagé par le propriétaire d'un cirque pour s'occuper d'un petit éléphant, Dumbo, dont les grandes oreilles lui donnent la capacité de voler.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, 1h53
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Mark Webber, Udo Kier
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating68% 3.4475253.4475253.4475253.4475253.447525
John Callahan , devenu tétraplégique à l'âge de vingt-et-un ans à cause de son alcoolisme, trouve dans le dessin une forme de thérapie avant de devenir un célèbre dessinateur de bandes dessinées.
The Grinch
The Grinch (2018)
, 1h45
Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney, Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Scott Mosier, Lori Alan
Roles Music
Rating63% 3.151713.151713.151713.151713.15171
La période des fêtes est une très mauvaise période pour le Grinch. Et pour cause, le Grinche déteste Noël ! Malheureusement pour lui, les habitants de chouville, le village d'à côté, adorent cette fête et la célèbrent chaque années avec une ferveur démentielle. Las de cette frénésie annuelle, le Grinch a décidé de voler la fête de Noël pour ne plus avoir à endurer cette maudite ambiance festive.
Tulip Fever, 1h47
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Christoph Waltz, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench
Roles Music
Rating62% 3.1019853.1019853.1019853.1019853.101985
A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
The Circle
The Circle (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Dystopian films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating53% 2.6536552.6536552.6536552.6536552.653655
Mae Holland est engagée dans le groupe de services technologiques le plus important au monde, appelé Le Cercle. Elle est bientôt encouragée par le créateur, Eamon Bailey, à participer à une expérience où ses choix auront une influence significative sur la vie privée de ses proches et leur liberté individuelle.