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Born: October 20, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Music ...
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Played keyboards for the rock band The Innocents, with whom he recorded a couple of singles and one album
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Mentored by Stephen Sondheim in NYC, where he also met then-casting agent Scott Rudin, who later would offer him his first film job
1984:
Received initial film credit for the song "Understanding Gravity" from "Reckless"
1984:
First feature score, "Grandview, USA"
1984:
First TV credit, the CBS movie "The Seduction of Gina"
1985:
Scored Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan"
1985:
Scored the theme music to the series, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (USA, NBC)
1987:
Initial collaboration with producer Jon Avnet, "Less Than Zero"
1989:
Re-teamed with Seidelman for "Cookie"
1990:
Second film with Avnet as producer, "Men Don't Leave"
1991:
First film with Avnet as director, "Fried Green Tomatoes"
1992:
Scored the music for Martin Brest's "Scent of a Woman"
1992:
Scored Robert Altman's "The Player"
1993:
Leapt forward stylistically (to his mind) with the score for Steve Kloves' "Flesh and Bone"; caught the attention of director Gillian Armstrong
1994:
Re-teamed with Avnet on the director's "The War"
1994:
Received two Academy Award nominations for Armstrong's "Little Women" and Frank Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption"
1995:
Garnered another Academy Award nomination for Diane Keaton's "Unstrung Heroes"
1996:
Once again teamed with producer-director Avnet for "Up Close and Personal"
1997:
Scored Avnet's "Red Corner"
1998:
Composed the music for Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer"
1998:
Re-teamed with Armstrong on "Oscar and Lucinda" and with Brest on "Meet Joe Black"
1999:
Scored the music for "American Beauty" and "The Green Mile"; receiving an Academy Award nomination for the former; the latter re-teamed him with Darabont
2000:
Wrote the music for the films "Erin Brockovich" and "Pay It Forward"
2002:
Penned the score for "In the Bedroom"
2002:
Composed the music for the feature "Road to Perdition"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Orignal Score
2003:
Scored the music for the animated ferature "Finding Nemo"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score
2003:
Scored the music for the HBO miniseries "Angels in America"; Received a Grammy nomination for Best Score
2004:
Composed the music for "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score
2006:
Earned an Oscar nomination for Best Music (Score) for the film "The Good German"
2006:
Composed the music for Todd Field's "Little Children"
2008:
Earned two Grammy nominations for song and score for the film "Wall-E"; also earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for the song "Down to Earth; earned a second Academy Award nomination for Achievement in music (Original score)

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