Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman is an American composer. While he is best known for his creation of both The Simpson's main theme and the 1989 Batman movie theme, Elfman did provide the score for both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
He is known for scoring most of director Tim Burton's films.
He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and won a Grammy for Tim Burton's Batman. He also won an Emmy for his Desperate Housewives theme.
Elfman had said he had a "miserable experience" working with director Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 2, and he could not comfortably adapt his music. Originally, Elfman decided to not return for Spider-Man 3. Christopher Young was announced as the composer for the third film. However, in late 2006, producer Grant Curtis said that Elfman had begun collaborating with Young on the music for Spider-Man 3.