Film Composers I-Z

The following is a guide to film composers whose last names begin with I-Z. Each page is a combination of a filmography and a collection of interviews and scoring sessions. Links are updated as information becomes available (the eventual goal is to find an interview and/or scoring session for each movie). Enjoy!


Michael Kamen : An American composer, whose film scores included the Lethal Weapon series, the first three Die Hard films, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Iron Giant and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, among others. He sadly passed away due to a heart attack in 2003.

Henry Mancini

Clint Mansell

Ennio Morricone

Alfred Newman

Randy Newman


Thomas Newman : An American film composer and part of the Newman family of composers (he’s the youngest son of Alfred Newman, creator of the 20th Century Fox fanfare). Newman has composed for Pixar (Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, WALL-E), James Bond (Skyfall and Spectre) and The Green Mile, among many other films.

Alex North


John Ottman


John Paesano


John Powell


Alan Silvestri: An American film composer best known for composing the music to the Back to the Future trilogy and the original Predator film.

Max Steiner


Dimitri Tiomkin


Brian Tyler: An American film composer who first became a big name in 2001 with his score for Frailty. He has notably composed the music for Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World and Furious 7, as well the current version of the Universal Studio fanfare.

Franz Waxman

John Williams


Hans Zimmer: A German film composer who has written the music for over 150 films, including The Lion King, the Dark Knight trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman.