Brian Tyler

California-born musician Brian Tyler started his music career at the urging of his father, art director Walter H. Tyler, and began scoring films in the late '90s. In 2001, he got his big break, scoring the psychological thriller "Frailty," and he then went on to score the Syfy mini-series "Children of Dune," based on the popular novel "Dune," in 2003. Soon after, Tyler attracted the attention of noted composers such as John Williams and began working on more prominent projects. He won an ASCAP Film and Television award for scoring the Keanu Reeves action vehicle "Constantine," and he also teamed with hip-hop artists Pharrell and Dr. Dre for the soundtrack to the road-racing sequel "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. The composer also caught the ear of legendary filmmaker Steve Spielberg--the director used Tyler's music for the trailer of the Indiana Jones franchise installment "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." This project led to the composer supplying music for the Spielberg-produced 2008 action-thriller, "Eagle Eye," which gave Tyler his second ASCAP award.