Brian Tyler Biography | Brian Tyler Composer
Brian Tyler (Theodore Tyler) is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, arranger, songwriter, DJ and producer. He scored Eagle Eye, The Expendables trilogy, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron with Danny Elfman, among others. He updated Marvel Studios logo and also re-arranged the current fanfare of the Universal Pictures logo.
Brian Tyler also changed the NFL Theme for ESPN, and five installments of The Fast and the Furious franchise. He also composed the Paramount Network’s television series Yellowstone. He composed the main theme music for Formula One in 2018. He composed the score for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the year 2011. As a film composer, he won the IFMCA Awards in 2014 as the Composer of the Year.
Brian Tyler earned the first of three Emmy nominations, a gold record, for his composition of the film Last Call. He was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is among the highest grossing film composers of all time having grossed $12 billion worldwide in his films. He has scored 3 of the top 10 films of all time in global box office.
Brian Tyler began scoring features shortly after graduating from Harvard. He made a breakthrough in 1995, after composing for Frailty (2001). He begun composing for The Hunted (2003), on the invitation of William Friedkin, which went on to earn him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002 for Best New Film Composer of the Year. He then began working on big-budget films, including Timeline (2003), Godsend (2004), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), and Constantine (2005).
His score for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) hit No. 1 on the iTunes soundtrack sales charts, while his soundtrack for Children of Dune reached No. 4 on the Amazon.com album charts. He was hired to compose for Partition in the year 2007. He conducted the orchestral portion of the score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony in Los Angeles. Apart from composing, he has written and produced the song “Shell Shocked” with Kill the Noise, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Juicy J and Moxie.
Brian Tyler was hired to write and compose the musical score for the 2017 action-adventure film XXX: Return of Xander Cage on 12th October, 2016. He was hired by Formula One, on 2nd March, 2018, to write a brand new theme that was released on March 23.
Brian Tyler Age
Brian Tyler was born in Orange County, California, U.S on 8th May, 1972. He is 47 years old as of 2019.
Brian Tyler Net Worth
Brian Tyler has an approximated net worth of $30 million. He has made a great fortune from his works.
Brian Tyler Height
Brian Tyler is of relative height. His actual height is not clearly known.
Brian Tyler Family
Brian Tyler was raised by his grandfather Walter H. Tyler. Walter was an Academy Award-winning art director. There is no information about his parents or siblings.
Brian Tyler Wife
There are no details about Brian Tyler’s wife.
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|2019||Escape Room||Adam Robitel||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|2019||What Men Want||Adam Shankman||Paramount Pictures|
|2019||Five Feet Apart||Justin Baldoni||CBS Films|
|2018||The Amazing Saviour||Krishnakant||K STAR Digitals|
|2018||The Unsung Hero||Kshitij||K Productions|
|2018||Crazy Rich Asians||Jon M. Chu||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||D. J. Caruso||Paramount Pictures|
|2017||Power Rangers||Dean Israelite||Lionsgate|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||F. Gary Gray||Universal Pictures|
|2017||The Mummy||Alex Kurtzman||Universal Pictures|
|2016||Criminal||Ariel Vromen||Summit Entertainment
|2016||Now You See Me 2||Jon M. Chu||Summit Entertainment
|2015||Furious 7||James Wan||Universal Pictures|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Joss Whedon||Marvel Studios|
|2015||Truth||James Vanderbilt||Sony Pictures Classics|
|2015||The Disappointments Room||D. J. Caruso||Relativity Media|
|2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Jonathan Liebesman||Paramount Pictures|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Patrick Hughes||Lionsgate|
|2014||Into the Storm||Steven Quale||Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
|2014||Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King||Drew Pearce||Marvel Studios|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Shane Black||Marvel Studios|
|2013||Now You See Me||Louis Leterrier||Summit Entertainment
|2013||Standing Up||D. J. Caruso||Seven Star Pictures|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Alan Taylor||Marvel Studios|
|2012||John Dies at the End||Don Coscarelli||Magnet Releasing|
|2012||Columbus Circle||George Gallo||Lightning Entertainment|
|2012||Brake||Gabe Torres||IFC Films|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Simon West||Lionsgate|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Jonathan Liebesman||Columbia Pictures|
|2011||Fast Five||Justin Lin||Universal Pictures|
|2011||Final Destination 5||Steven Quale||Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
|2010||The Expendables||Sylvester Stallone||Lionsgate|
|2010||Skyline||The Brothers Strause||Rogue, Relativity Media, Hydraulx Entertainment, Transmission, Rat Entertainment|
|2009||The Killing Room||Jonathan Liebesman||ContentFilm|
|2009||Dragonball Evolution||James Wong||20th Century Fox|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Justin Lin||Universal Pictures|
|2009||Middle Men||George Gallo||Paramount Vantage|
|2009||The Final Destination||David R. Ellis||New Line Cinema|
|2009||Law Abiding Citizen||F. Gary Gray||Overture Films|
The Weinstein Company
|2008||Bangkok Dangerous||Pang Brothers||Lionsgate|
|2008||Eagle Eye||D. J. Caruso||DreamWorks Pictures|
|2008||The Lazarus Project||John Patrick Glenn||Sony Pictures|
|2007||Finishing the Game||Justin Lin||IFC Films|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||The Brothers Strause||20th Century Fox|
|2006||Annapolis||Justin Lin||Touchstone Pictures|
|2006||The Fast and the Furious:
|Justin Lin||Universal Pictures|
|2005||Clair obscur||Benjamin Charles-Lemaire||N/A|
|2005||Constantine||Francis Lawrence||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|2005||The Greatest Game Ever Played||Bill Paxton||Walt Disney Pictures|
|2004||Perfect Opposites||Matt Cooper||N/A|
|2004||The Final Cut||Omar Naim||Lions Gate Films|
|2004||Godsend||Nick Hamm||Lions Gate Films|
|2004||Paparazzi||Paul Abascal||20th Century Fox|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Jonathan Liebesman||Columbia Pictures|
|2003||The Hunted||William Friedkin||Paramount Pictures|
|2003||Last Stand||Gabe Torres||N/A|
|2003||The Big Empty||Steve Anderson||Artisan Entertainment|
|2003||Timeline||Richard Donner||Paramount Pictures|
|2002||Bubba Ho-tep||Don Coscarelli||Vitagraph Films|
|2002||Vampires: Los Muertos||Tommy Lee Wallace||Destination Films|
|2001||Plan B||Greg Yaitanes||Half Moon Entertainment|
|2001||Frailty||Bill Paxton||Lions Gate Films|
|2001||Offside||Leanna Creel||Passion Films|
|2000||Panic||Henry Bromell||Artisan Entertainment|
|2000||Shadow Hours||Isaac H. Eaton||Newmark Films Inc.|
|2000||Four Dogs Playing Poker||Paul Rachman||N/A|
|2000||Terror Tract||Lance W. Dreesen
|Tomorrow Film Corporation|
|1999||The Settlement||Mark Steilen||CineTel Films|
|1999||The 4th Floor||Josh Klausner||Millennium Films|
|1999||Simon Sez||Kevin Alyn Elders||TriStar Pictures|
|1998||Six-String Samurai||Lance Mungia||Palm Pictures|
|1997||Bartender||Gabe Torres||Java Films|
Brian Tyler Television Films
|1998||Final Justice||Tommy Lee Wallace|
|1999||Sirens||John Sacret Young|
|2000||Trapped in a Purple Haze||Eric Laneuville|
|2001||Jane Doe||Kevin Alyn Elders|
|2002||Last Call||Henry Bromell|
|2005||Painkiller Jane||Sanford Bookstaver|
|2014||Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe||N/A|
Brian Tyler Television Series
|1998||Living in Captivity|
|2001||The Education of Max Bickford|
|2003||Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune|
|Star Trek: Enterprise|
Brian Tyler Video Games | Brian Tyler Far Cry 3 | Brian Tyler F1
|2010||Lego Universe||The Lego Group|
|2011||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||Infinity Ward
|Need for Speed: The Run||EA Black Box|
|2012||Far Cry 3||Ubisoft Montreal|
|2013||Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel||Visceral Games
|Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag||Ubisoft Montreal|
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Brian Tyler Interview
Q: What were the main differences in the way that you approached Iron Man 3 versus Thor: The Dark World?
Brian Tyler: Tony Stark is Iron Man and he’s just a man. He’s made an invention, a suit, that enables him to be a superhero by proxy. Thor is at the extreme other end of the superhero spectrum. He’s a mythological reference to a god, which is even further out than Superman. So you have the two opposite ends, and really what I had to tailor for Iron Man had to be attitude and grounded in limitations, whereas Thor could be all-out regal themes that could be as epic as I could make them, because his character would allow that.
Q: Did you anticipate the crazy success story that was Iron Man 3?
Brian Tyler: It’s impossible to. When you’re working on it that closely and that hard, you are hoping that people will see it the same way you see it, but you really don’t know. You just believe in it. It’s the same thing with Thor. And Now You See Me, funny enough, that ended up coming out right after Iron Man 3, and we thought maybe my own movie is going to cannibalize my other movie. And it didn’t happen at all. Now You See Me did great, and we’re doing a sequel and that was a completely different kind of movie.
Q: What were some of your sources of inspiration for Thor: The Dark World?
Brian Tyler: The thing that’s really cool about Thor is that you’re talking about science fiction meeting classic medieval war. It’s almost like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings – both are big influences in terms of movies because you have people with swords and riding horses but you have lasers and explosions. So it almost feels like it’s ancient but also in the future at the same time. Those are two of my favorite genres, science fiction and fantasy.
Q: You could just be the big action movie guy but you choose to do all sorts of projects. What’s your philosophy toward that?
Brian Tyler: I go with the flow, and what I love about film scoring is it’s a good thing to sound different, whereas when you’re working on records, if there’s a pop act or a rock act, sometimes your fans can be like, ‘Wait, why did you change your style, what are you doing?’ And this allows you to really spread your wings and challenge yourself to do different kinds of music. Early on, in 2000, I was nominated for an Emmy and all these things for, like, two scores, a film score and then a score I did for Showtime.
Q: How do you go about discovering new music and constantly informing that side of your brain?
Brian Tyler: For me, Tuesday is like Christmas every week. I probably go through thirty albums each Tuesday. They’re not genre-specific. It’s almost like I feel there’s so much good music out there. I usually get it on iTunes, and all across my browser I’m constantly clicking because there’s a lot of great stuff that’s not released or isn’t put out by a label but you can listen to online.
Q: Is there a score that you’ve done that you consider your proudest moment?
Brian Tyler: I think the last few – Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, Now You See Me – were all movies that captured something about filmmaking that I love, which is they are movies that I would love to go see in the theater. So as time goes, it’s kind of like I’m always trying to improve on the last, so hopefully that means that the latest score is the best score.
Q: Who has been your greatest mentor and what’s the most valuable thing you learned from them?
Brian Tyler: From observing John Williams’ career and him as a person, I have learned a lot. I’ve had the privilege of speaking with him a number of times. And the thing that he always said that I thought was great was that no matter what – it’s something along these lines – you can’t think about or worry about the reaction of others or seek awards ‘cause it’s just about the music.
Q: How many people work for you?
Brian Tyler: It depends. Two days ago, it would have been maybe a hundred and forty because of all the musicians playing in the orchestra and the orchestrators and engineers and music editors. But probably I usually have four music editors going all year round and a couple engineers. And here at the studio I have, like, three or four assistants. And then I’m supervising music on different projects. And I almost always have about four or five orchestrators working; there are people here that are responsible for a lot of the technology and making sure systems are running. There are a lot of people working to make things run smoothly because it’s a lot going on.
Q: What’s your biggest dream and how close are you to accomplishing it?
Brian Tyler: I did have very specific goals at first. I remember saying, ‘I’ll be happy if I write a piece of music that ever gets used in a movie.’ And then it was, ‘I’ll be happy when I go to the theater and I actually see that it says music composed by Brian Tyler on the screen.’ You keep on moving the goal post really forever. You have to enjoy it while you’re doing it and realize you’re just kind of incrementally going through and achieving different goals instead of one primary one. That’s how I’ve approached it lately.
Q: Looking back on your very first film, Bartender, is there something that you learned that you have been applying ever since?
Brian Tyler: On that first film, I had to claw my way out of a giant disaster. I had worked on that score for maybe, eight or nine months, and one day toward the very end, when we were about to finish, all the hard drives, including all the back-ups and double back-ups, were all erased though some virus. I sent the drives to a place that recovers drives from the bottom of oceans with laptops that have sunk with ships and they weren’t even able to recover it.