Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29; 1953) is an American musician who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton-s films; the -The Simpsons Theme- and leading the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995; and has composed film scores extensively since 1985-s Pee-wee-s Big Adventure. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton-s Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman has also written themes for video games such as Fable. Mission: Impossible is an 1996 thriller directed by Brian De Palma and stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. The plot follows Hunt's (Tom Cruise) mission to uncover the mole within CIA who has framed him for the murders of his entire IMF team. Work on the script had begun early with late filmmaker Sydney Pollack on board, before De Palma, Steven Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne were brought in. In fact, the film went into pre-production without a shooting script. De Palma came up with some action sequences, but neither Koepp nor Towne were satisfied with the story that leads up to these events.Daniel Robert Elfman.