Vote for the composer who you believe to be the greatest movie composer ever. Whose music is the best? Choose your answer carefully.
Williams is the best known Hollywood composer of his day. He has been composing scores for film, TV, and the Olympics for over five decades. He is the composer for films such as Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, The Book Thief, Schindler's List, and The Towering Inferno.
Goldsmith had a rather expansive career in film scoring, leading him to work on productions such as Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, Air Force One, The Ghost and the Darkness, and others. He even composed music for The Twilight Zone TV series in his early career.
Herrmann has composed some of the most renowned movie soundtracks in the history of cinema. These include the bizarrely eerie themes for the original The Day the Earth Stood Still as well as the famous theme from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Other films he worked on include Fahrenheit 451, Jason and the Argonauts, The Birds, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Well noted for his scores for animated feature films, Powell's list of credits includes Rio, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Bolt. Powell has collaborated extensively with Hans Zimmer. He is also scoring the upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch movie The Grinch.
The uncle of composer Randy Newman, Alfred Newman's scores appeared in dozens of films including The Robe, How the West Was Won, How Green Was My Valley, The Mark of Zorro, The King and I, My Friend Flicka, and others. Until John Williams beat his record, Newman had obtained the most Oscar nominations for any film composer.
Giacchino has gotten to contribute scores to some of the most popular film franchises of all time. The list of films he has scored includes Land of the Lost, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: Beyond, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more.