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    1John Williams suggested byLeo Logan
    5 Academy Awards Notable film scores: Star Wars franchise, Jaws, E. T., Indiana Jones franchise, Schindler's List, Jurrasic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third
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  • 2Hans Zimmer suggested byLeo Logan
    1 Academy Award, Notable film scores: The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Inception, 12 Years a Slave
  • 3danny elfman suggested byhistorybuff
    Notable film scores: Beetlejuice , Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Black Beauty
  • 4James Newton Howard suggested byLeo Logan
    Notable film scores: The Prince of Tides, The Fugitive, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Village, Michael Clayton, Dinosaur
  • 5Howard Shore suggested byLeo Logan
    3 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Hugo, Ed Wood
  • 6Alan Silvestri suggested byLeo Logan
    Notable film scores: Night at the Museum Franchise, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Stuart Little
    Notable film scores: Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Contact, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss
  • 7Ennio Morricone suggested byLeo Logan
    Notable film scores: The Good the Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables, Days of Heavan, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in America, Bugsy, Malena, Once Upon a Time in America
  • 8Jerry Goldsmith suggested byLeo Logan
    1 Academy Award, Notable film scores: The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Escape, The Ten Commandments, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • 9James Horner suggested byLeo Logan
    2 Academy awards, Notable film scores: Apollo 13, Braveheart, Glory, Field of Dreams, Titanic, Willow, Cocoon, Aliens, Avatar
  • 10Clint Mansell suggested byRomain Phay
  • 11Michael Giacchino suggested byloveswoodturning
    1 Academy Award, Notable film scores: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille
  • 12Alan Menken suggested byScotty Arbour
    8 Oscars under his belt...a bit underrated.
  • 13John Barry suggested byLeo Logan
    5 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: 11 James Bond films, Midnight Cowboy, Born Free, Body Heat, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves
  • 14Graeme Revell suggested byLeo Logan
  • 15Joe Hisaishi suggested byFastestmanalive
  • 16Thomas Newman suggested bypetersonsct
    Notable film scores: Finding Nemo, WALL-E, American Beauty, The Player, Little Women, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Side Effects, Saving Mr. Banks
  • 17Randy Newman suggested bypetersonsct
    Ignore the previous case, that's for his cousin Thomas Newman, here is the case for Randy: 2 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: The Toy Story franchise, The Natural, Ragtime, Avalon
    Notable film scores: Finding Nemo, WALL-E, American Beauty, The Player, Little Women, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Side Effects, Saving Mr. Banks
  • 18Steve Jablonsky suggested byRomain Phay
  • 19Brian Tyler suggested byloveswoodturning
  • 20Miklos Rozsa suggested bypetersonsct
    3 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Ben-Hur, Double Indemnity, Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, A Double Life, The Killers
  • 21Bernard Herrmann suggested bypetersonsct
    1 Academy Award, Notable film scores: Citizen Kane, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Taxi Driver, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear
  • 22Elmer Bernstein suggested bypetersonsct
    1 Academy Award, Notable film scores: The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Escape, The Ten Commandments, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • 23Alex North suggested bypetersonsct
    Notable film scores: A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, The Misfits, Viva Zapata!, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • 24Alfred Newman suggested bypetersonsct
    Ignore the previous case which is for Miklos Rozsa. Here is the case for Alfred Newman: 9 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Diary of Anne Frank, How the West wa
    3 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Ben-Hur, Double Indemnity, Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, A Double Life, The Killers
  • 25Franz Waxman suggested bypetersonsct
    2 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: The Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca, Rear Window, Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun
  • 26Max Steiner suggested bypetersonsct
    3 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Gone with the Wind, King Kong (1933), The Informer, Now Voyager, Since You Went Away, Casablanca
  • 27Dimitri Tiomkin suggested bypetersonsct
    3 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Duel in the Sun, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Alamo, The High and the Mighty, The Old Man and the Sea
  • 283 Academy Awards, Notable film scores: Duel in the Sun, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Alamo, The High and the Mighty, The Old Man and the Sea suggested bypetersonsct
  • 29Bill Conti suggested byAmazing10s
  • 30Henry Mancini suggested byvandelayincorporated
  • 31Maurice Jarre suggested byethanct86
    Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, A Passage to India, all 3 oscar wins
  • 32Alexandre Desplat suggested byjdgan212

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