Danny Elfman

  • Born

    Daniel Robert Elfman was born on May 29th, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Drops out of school

    Danny Elfman dropped out of high school, moved to france, and performed in the avant-garde musical theater troupe, Le Grand Magic Circus.
  • Malaria

    Danny Elfman contacted malaria and went home back to Los, Angeles.
  • Oingo Boingo

    His brother starts up the band that he was in, oingo boingo.
  • Pee-wee

    Tim Burton asks Danny Elfman to compose the music for his first feature film, Pee-wee's big adventure.
  • Batman

    He begins writing the music for his first huge hit, "batman."
  • Nightmare Before Christmas

    Danny Elfman begins the composition process of his film, "The Nightmare Before Chrismas."
  • Double Oscar Nominations

    Danny Elfman was nominated for Good Will Hunting and Men in Black in the same year.
  • oscar nomination

    He was nominated for the oscar for the film, "Big Fish."
  • Oscar nomination

    Danny Elfman was nominated for the Oscar for the film, 'Milk."