Knowledge Identifier: +Alexandre_Desplat
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1961.
Countries: United States (41%), (24%), France (12%)
Linked to: Royal College of Music, University of California, Berkeley, Argo, Comedie-Francaise
Prior to these break-out works, he contributed scores for "The Luzhin Defence", "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Syriana", "Birth", "Hostage", "Casanova", "The Nest" and "The Painted Veil", for which he won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Score, Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for Best Music, and the 2006 World Soundtrack award
He won the 2007 BMI Film Music award, 2007 World Soundtrack award, 2007 European Film award, and received his first Academy award nomination for Best Original Score for "The Queen"
In 2008, Desplat received his second Oscar nomination for David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Desplat received his third Oscar nomination and a BAFTA nomination for "Fantastic Mr. Fox" in 2010, both of which were won by Michael Giacchino for Up
The Tree of Life (film) - "The Tree of Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Alexandre Desplat was released in 2011 by Lakeshore Records
In June 2013, Desplat's first Concerto for Flute & Orchestra premiered in France with flautist Jean Ferrandis and the Orchestre Nationale des Pays de la Loire conducted by John Axelrod
The Imitation Game - In June 2014, it was announced that Alexandre Desplat will provide the original score of the film
The Imitation Game - The film's score was composed by Alexandre Desplat and the soundtrack was released by Sony Classical on 24 November 2014
Michael Giacchino - In September 2016, it was announced that Giacchino had been chosen to replace composer Alexandre Desplat as the composer for the "Star Wars" anthology film, "Rogue One," after Desplat was unavailable following reshoots
In 2018, he won his second Academy Award for "The Shape of Water"