danny elfman

Trivia

# Dated Caroline Thompson

# Uncle-in-law of Jenna Elfman.

# Uncle of Bodhi Elfman

# His older brother is director Richard Elfman.

# His mother is Blossom Elfman, an author of children's books.

# Elfman fans discuss his current and past work in the usenet group rec.music.artists.danny-elfman.

# The past, present and future of Elfman and the other members of Oingo Boingo are also discussed at alt.fan.oingo-boingo.

# Wrote the score for Black Beauty (1994) for his two daughters from a collapsed marriage. Released a solo album in 1984, So-Lo, which happened to feature most of the band members from Oingo Boingo.

# Signed a non-exclusive contract with Disney to write, produce, and direct films, while continuing to compose for Disney and other studios. [1997]

# Often composes scores for Tim Burton's films

# Engaged to Bridget Fonda (March 2003)

# Claims Bernard Herrmann as a heavy influence on many of his scores.

# Owns a dachshund.

# He and Howard Shore have both formed hit bands (Oingo Boingo and The Blues Brothers), both scored films for Peter Jackson (The Frighteners (1996) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and others), both scored films for Tim Burton (Elfman has scored everything but Ed Wood (1994), which Shore scored), and both scored a Hannibal Lecter film (Red Dragon (2002) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991)).

# Composed comic book scores from Dick Tracy (1990), Darkman (1990), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Hulk (2003).

# Admires Peter Lorre.

# Was in the theater band Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo, which later morphed into Oingo Boingo.

# Son Oliver Elfman was born mid January 2005

# Son-in-law of Peter Fonda.

# Brother-in-law of Justin Fonda.

# It is sometimes believed that Elfman may have been born in Amarillo, Texas, but that is, apparently, due to a joke that he once made. He was actually born in Los Angeles County, California.

# Father of Mali Elfman.

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