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Also Known As: Alexandre Michel Grard Desplat Died:
Born: August 23, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession:

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Influenced by his classical European training and his passion for Hollywood movie scores, Alexandre Desplat rose to the most elite ranks of film composers. Dividing his time between A-list American and smaller European film projects, Desplat quietly became one of Hollywood's most prolific and decorated composers. Famed for his understated Gallic sensibility and deep reading of both character and theme which colored all his compositions, Desplat's music increased the richness and complexity of the films he scored rather than dominating them. His professional collaboration with the French director Jacques Audiard - including "Un héros très discret" ("A Self Made Hero") (1997), "Sur mes lèvres" ("Read My Lips") (2001), and "De battre mon c¿ur s'est arrêté" ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped") (2005) - brought him to international attention, and he broke into English-speaking film with his score for "Girl With a Pearl Earring" (2003). Showered with nominations and awards, he amassed an enviable filmography including among others, "The Painted Veil" (2006), "The Queen" (2006), "Lust, Caution" (2007), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009), "Fantastic Mr. Fox"...

Influenced by his classical European training and his passion for Hollywood movie scores, Alexandre Desplat rose to the most elite ranks of film composers. Dividing his time between A-list American and smaller European film projects, Desplat quietly became one of Hollywood's most prolific and decorated composers. Famed for his understated Gallic sensibility and deep reading of both character and theme which colored all his compositions, Desplat's music increased the richness and complexity of the films he scored rather than dominating them. His professional collaboration with the French director Jacques Audiard - including "Un héros très discret" ("A Self Made Hero") (1997), "Sur mes lèvres" ("Read My Lips") (2001), and "De battre mon c¿ur s'est arrêté" ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped") (2005) - brought him to international attention, and he broke into English-speaking film with his score for "Girl With a Pearl Earring" (2003). Showered with nominations and awards, he amassed an enviable filmography including among others, "The Painted Veil" (2006), "The Queen" (2006), "Lust, Caution" (2007), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009), "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009), "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010) and "The King's Speech" (2010). Lyrical, restrained and capable of wringing depths of emotion from every note, Desplat's music provided the filmgoing soundtrack for audiences worldwide, revealing his extensive range and showcasing a unique musical voice.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Lust, Caution (2007)
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 Hostage (2005)
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 Innocent Lies (1995) Pianist
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Started playing piano at age five
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Started out composing music for the French cable station Canal Plus
1994:
First collaboration with director Jacques Audiard, "Regarde les hommes tomber"
1997:
Re-teamed with Audiard for the World War II-era "Un héros très discret"
1998:
Composed the score for the British comedy film "Sweet Revenge"
2001:
Again teamed with Audiard for "Sur mes lèvres"
2003:
Earned a Golden Globe nomination for the score of "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
2004:
Scored the controversial reincarnation drama "Birth"
2005:
Received another Golden Globe nomination for the George Clooney geopolitical actioner "Syriana"
2005:
Third Audiard collaboration, "De battre mon c¿ur s¿est arrêté"
2006:
Scored literary adaptation "The Painted Veil"
2006:
Hired by director Stephen Frears to score "The Queen"; earned first Oscar nomination
2007:
Wrote the music for the fantasy adventure "The Golden Compass" and director Ang Lee¿s "Lust, Caution"
2008:
Scored the music for David Fincher¿s "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; earned Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy nominations
2009:
Wrote the music for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
2009:
Fourth collaboration with Audiard for "Un prophète"
2009:
Earned an Oscar nomination for his "Fantastic Mr. Fox" score
2010:
Composed music for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
2010:
Composed the score for Roman Polanski¿s "The Ghost Writer"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score ¿ Motion Picture ("The King¿s Speech")
2011:
Composed music for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"; final film in the successful franchise based on J.K. Rowling's best-selling novels
2011:
Composed the score for Terrence Malick directed "The Tree of Life"
2011:
Composed music for "The Ides of March," which starred George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote and produced
2011:
Provided original music for "Carnage," directed by Roman Polanski and starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz
2011:
Composed original music for the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel
2012:
Composed music for political thriller "Argo" and animated adventure "Rise of the Guardians"
2012:
Composed score for Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," a film based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
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Education

Paris Conservatory of Music: -

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