I find it interestin when composers step before the camera. Everyone laughs when Bernard Herrmann shows up to conduct in Hitchcock's 1956 _The Man Who Knew Too Much_, and probably the next-best known are Danny Elfman as an Oingo Boingo member in several films and as the singing voice of Jack Skellington in Henry Selick's _Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas_. Often the composer appears as a musician or a conductor, such as newcomer Christopher Lennertz as a bassist in _Art House_ but can anyone add to the following list of composers trying their hand at actual acting (something James Horner ought to do)?: In each case, these composers wrote the music for the film they acted in: Danny Elfman as Satan in Richard Elfman's _Forbidden Zone_ (1980) (which I've read is in black and white, not making full use of his flaming red hair) John Massari as "Bob"-worshipping composer Steve Shostakovich in Mike Jittlov's _The Wizard of Speed and Time_ (1988) Jerry Goldsmith as a frozen yogurt customer in Joe Dante's _Gremlins 2: The New Batch_ (1990) "No rats" David Newman as Officer Graves in Willard Carroll's _The Runestone_ (1990) (Willard has a tendency not to name many of his characters until the end credits.) Scott ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.