Danny Elfman

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Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s, and has since garnered international recognition for writing over 100 feature film scores, as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall. Elfman has frequently worked with directors Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, and Gus Van Sant, with notable achievements the scores for 16 Burton-directed films including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo; Raimi's Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Oz the Great and Powerful; and Van Sant's Academy Award-nominated films Good Will Hunting and Milk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Danny Elfman has received more than 5,101,970 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 425th most popular composer.

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  • 55.83

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Danny Elfman ranks 425 out of 1,008Before him are Willem Mengelberg, Ichirou Mizuki, Cécile Chaminade, Maria Szymanowska, Peter Cornelius, and Grażyna Bacewicz. After him are Hervé, Wolfgang Wagner, Karl Goldmark, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Joseph Kosma, and Klaus Schulze.

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Among people born in 1953, Danny Elfman ranks 65Before him are Alisher Usmanov, Dominique de Villepin, Alberto Zaccheroni, Michael Bolton, Mata Amritanandamayi, and Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia. After him are Gaetano Scirea, Bill Pullman, Gali Atari, Najib Razak, Loalwa Braz, and David Morse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Danny Elfman ranks 1,857 out of 12,171Before him are John Cena (1977), Art Tatum (1909), John Barrymore (1882), James Spader (1960), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), and Bruce Nauman (1941). After him are Robert F. Engle (1942), Michael Emerson (1954), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Serena Williams (1981), Liv Tyler (1977), and Michael Phelps (1985).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Danny Elfman ranks 21Before him are Charles Ives (1874), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Alan Silvestri (1950), Leroy Anderson (1908), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), and Richard Rodgers (1902). After him are Alfred Newman (1900), James Newton Howard (1951), Bill Conti (1942), Paul Bowles (1910), Morton Feldman (1926), and Terry Riley (1935).