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Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one of the most worthy heirs of the French masters of ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 97 wins & 253 nominations. See more awards »

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(2010)
Argo Composer
(2012)
The Queen Composer
(2006)
Philomena Composer
(2013)

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 2019 Little Women
 2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (music by)
 2019 Held for a moment (Short)
 2018 The Command
 2018 Isle of Dogs (original music by)
 2017 Suburbicon
 2017 12 Days (Documentary)
 2016 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Becoming: Part 1 (2016)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (music by)
 2016 Marseille (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Intox (2016)
- Crocodile (2016)
- La Lutte Finale (2016)
- A voté (2016)
 2016 France (Documentary)
 2016 The Odyssey
 2015 Suffragette
 2015 Tale of Tales (original score by)
 2014/I Unbroken
 2014 Godzilla
 2014 The Monuments Men (music by)
 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Video short)
 2013 Philomena
 2013 Fanny
 2013 Marius
 2013 Zulu
 2013 Venus in Fur
 2013 Wild Kratts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2012 Argo
 2012 Renoir
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
 2012/II Reality
 2012 Rust and Bone
 2012 My Way
 2011 Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Documentary)
 2011 Carnage
 2011 A Better Life
 2010 The Special Relationship (TV Movie)
 2010 Tamara Drewe
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (music by)
 2009 Julie & Julia
 2009 Army of Crime
 2009 A Prophet
 2009 Chéri
 2008 Afterwards
 2007 The Golden Compass (music by)
 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (music by)
 2007 Lust, Caution
 2006 The Queen
 2006 The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (original music)
 2006 The Valet
 2006 Firewall
 2005 Syriana
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Une aventure
 2005 Hostage
 2004 Birth
 2004 Le pays des enfants perdus (TV Movie)
 2003 Les beaux jours (TV Movie) (as Alexandre Desplats)
 2003 Tristan
 2003 Eager Bodies
 2003 Virus au paradis (TV Movie)
 2003 Les baisers des autres (Short)
 2002 Sauveur Giordano (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Noces de papier (2002)
 2002 Paroles d'étoiles (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Passage du bac (TV Movie)
 2002 Another Woman (TV Movie)
 2002 The Nest
 2002 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie)
 2001 Campagnes (TV Movie)
 2001 Read My Lips
 2001 Transfixed
 2001 Home Sweet Home (Documentary)
 2000 Les ritaliens (TV Movie)
 2000 Amazon
 2000 Vive nous!
 1999 N'oublie pas que tu m'aimes (TV Movie)
 1996-1999 L'histoire du samedi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- L'enfer vert (1996)
 1999 Empty Days
 1999 Juliette (TV Movie)
 1999 Brigade spéciale (TV Series)
 1999 Retour à Fonteyne (TV Movie)
 1999 Toni
 1997 Un petit grain de folie (TV Movie)
 1997 La voisine (TV Movie)
 1996 Tout ce qui brille (TV Movie)
 1996 Love, etc.
 1996 D'amour et d'eau salée (TV Movie)
 1996 Les mercredis de la vie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Alla turca (1996)
 1996 Lucky Punch
 1996 Le poteau d'Aldo (TV Movie)
 1996 Ne bougez plus! (Short)
 1996 Échappée belle (TV Movie)
 1995 Bons baisers de Suzanne (Short)
 1995 Le fils de Paul (TV Movie)
 1995 Les Milles
 1995 Innocent Lies
 1994 Mr Heinz?! (Short)
 1994 Le paradis absolument (TV Movie)
 1994 La Vienne dynamique (Short)
 1993 Jour de fauche (Short)
 1993 J'aime pas qu'on m'aime (TV Movie)
 1993 The Advocate
 1993 Le tronc
 1993 Départ en vacances (Short)
 1992 Papa veut pas que je t'épouse (TV Movie)
 1991 Rossignol de mes amours (Short)
 1991 Simon courage (Short)
 1991 Le flic de Moscou (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Pif and Hercules (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 V.O. (Short)
 1986 Ki lo sa?
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Alternate Names:

Alexandre Desplats

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on his best experience] Working with Roman Polanski. He loves music so much, and he gives total freedom to his composer. This is pretty amazing. His desire is for the composer to be completely free and bring new ideas. He's greedy about it; he's so excited when you play him a piece of music that surprises him. He has no fear. I've done his last three films [The Ghost Writer (2010), Venus in Fur ... See more »

Trivia:

In his early teens, he started collecting soundtrack albums. He became acquainted with the music of several composers including Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Maurice Jarre, and Georges Delerue. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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