Brian Tyler biography

Brian Tyler at the Iron Man 3 premiere

Film score composer Brian Tyler has crammed a huge number of movies into his young career. Credited on everything from action movies like Iron Man 3 to dramas like William Friedkin's The Hunted, as well as the odd video game here and there too.

  • Born on May 8th 1972 and based in LA, Brian Tyler is a multi award-winning composer of film scores and video game music.
  • After graduating from UCLA and Harvard, Tyler began writing soundtracks for small independent movies like Bartender in 1997.
  • Legendary director William Friedkin gave Tyler his big break in 2001, when he hired Tyler to write music for Frailty.
  • Since then, he has composed for directors including Sylvester Stallone (Rambo) and producer Steven Spielberg (for the TV series Terra Nova).
  • 2013 saw the release of Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow - Tyler was the man to write the soundtrack for one of the biggest movie releases of the year.
  • In his relatively short career, Tyler has received two Emmy Award nominations, 10 BMI Music Awards and five ASCAP Music Awards.
  • Tyler also composed the music for the international best-selling video game Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.