Alexandre Desplat

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Alexandre Desplat

French film composer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (41%), (24%), France (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Tree of Life (film), The Ides of March (film), The Imitation Game

Linked to: Royal College of Music, University of California, Berkeley, Argo, Comedie-Francaise




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Alexandre Desplat was born in 1961 add something


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 add something


Desplat won his first Golden Globe for "The Painted Veil" in 2006 and his first British Academy Film award in 2011" add something


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" add something


In 2008, Desplat received his second Oscar nomination for David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" add something


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 add something


Desplat's 2011 projects included "The Tree of Life", directed by Terrence Malick , "A Better Life", "La Fille du Puisatier", Roman Polanski's "Carnage", and " George Clooney's "The Ides of March" add something


The Tree of Life (film) - "The Tree of Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Alexandre Desplat was released in 2011 by Lakeshore Records


Harry Potter (film series) - The final recording sessions of "Harry Potter" took place on 27 May 2011 at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, orchestrator Conrad Pope, and composer Alexandre Desplat


Desplat started 2012 with "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and continued with scores for "The Spider's House", the Florent Emilio Siri-directed biopic "Cloclo", and Dreamworks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" add something


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 add something


His Trois Etudes for piano originally written for pianist Lang Lang had its U.S. premiere in October 2013 played by pianist Gloria Cheng add something


On 23 June 2014, it was announced that Desplat would head the jury at the 71st Venice International Film Festival add something


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" add something