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Nationality: French
Born: Aug 23 1961


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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

His reputation was solidified by his critically acclaimed score to Jonathan Glazier's film BIRTH (starring Nicole Kidman) and Stephen Gaghan's film SYRIANA (Produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon), which earned him yet another ... Read more

After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

His reputation was solidified by his critically acclaimed score to Jonathan Glazier's film BIRTH (starring Nicole Kidman) and Stephen Gaghan's film SYRIANA (Produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon), which earned him yet another Golden Globe nomination. THE QUEEN (directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren) garnered him his first Academy Award nomination. In the same year he was also won a Golden Globe Award for his score to THE PAINTED VEIL (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts).

In 2007, he wrote the music for The GOLDEN COMPASS (directed by Chris Weitz and starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig), which is the first movie based upon the beloved trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman and LUST, CAUTION (for Academy Award winning Director Ang Lee).

In 2008, Alexandre composed the score tor David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), which earned him his second Academy Award Nomination and his fourth Golden Globe nomination. In the following year, he composed the music for Nora Ephron's JULIE & JULIA (starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams), CHERI (directed by Stephen Frears), COCO BEFORE CHANEL(starring Audrey Tautou), THE PROPHET (directed by Jacques Audiard), which was the Official French Selection for the Oscar category of Best Picture in a Foreign Language, TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (directed by Chris Weitz), and THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (directed by Wes Anderson), which brought Alexandre his third Academy Award nomination. Recently released was Roman Polanski's contemporary film noir motion picture THE GHOST WRITER (starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan), THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP (directed by Richard Loncraine), TAMARA DREWE (directed by Stephen Frears), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 1) (directed by David Yates) and THE KING’S SPEECH (directed by Tom Hooper, starring Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth), which brought Alexandre his fifth Golden Globe nomination and fourth Academy Award nomination. In 2010, Alexandre was selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.

Upcoming movies include Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE (starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn), THE GARDENER (directed by Chris Weitz) and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 2) (directed by David Yates).

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

His reputation was solidified by his critically acclaimed score to Jonathan Glazier's film BIRTH (starring Nicole Kidman) and Stephen Gaghan's film SYRIANA (Produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon), which earned him yet another Golden Globe nomination. THE QUEEN (directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren) garnered him his first Academy Award nomination. In the same year he was also won a Golden Globe Award for his score to THE PAINTED VEIL (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts).

In 2007, he wrote the music for The GOLDEN COMPASS (directed by Chris Weitz and starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig), which is the first movie based upon the beloved trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman and LUST, CAUTION (for Academy Award winning Director Ang Lee).

In 2008, Alexandre composed the score tor David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), which earned him his second Academy Award Nomination and his fourth Golden Globe nomination. In the following year, he composed the music for Nora Ephron's JULIE & JULIA (starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams), CHERI (directed by Stephen Frears), COCO BEFORE CHANEL(starring Audrey Tautou), THE PROPHET (directed by Jacques Audiard), which was the Official French Selection for the Oscar category of Best Picture in a Foreign Language, TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (directed by Chris Weitz), and THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (directed by Wes Anderson), which brought Alexandre his third Academy Award nomination. Recently released was Roman Polanski's contemporary film noir motion picture THE GHOST WRITER (starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan), THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP (directed by Richard Loncraine), TAMARA DREWE (directed by Stephen Frears), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 1) (directed by David Yates) and THE KING’S SPEECH (directed by Tom Hooper, starring Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth), which brought Alexandre his fifth Golden Globe nomination and fourth Academy Award nomination. In 2010, Alexandre was selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.

Upcoming movies include Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE (starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn), THE GARDENER (directed by Chris Weitz) and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 2) (directed by David Yates).

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

His reputation was solidified by his critically acclaimed score to Jonathan Glazier's film BIRTH (starring Nicole Kidman) and Stephen Gaghan's film SYRIANA (Produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon), which earned him yet another Golden Globe nomination. THE QUEEN (directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren) garnered him his first Academy Award nomination. In the same year he was also won a Golden Globe Award for his score to THE PAINTED VEIL (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts).

In 2007, he wrote the music for The GOLDEN COMPASS (directed by Chris Weitz and starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig), which is the first movie based upon the beloved trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman and LUST, CAUTION (for Academy Award winning Director Ang Lee).

In 2008, Alexandre composed the score tor David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), which earned him his second Academy Award Nomination and his fourth Golden Globe nomination. In the following year, he composed the music for Nora Ephron's JULIE & JULIA (starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams), CHERI (directed by Stephen Frears), COCO BEFORE CHANEL(starring Audrey Tautou), THE PROPHET (directed by Jacques Audiard), which was the Official French Selection for the Oscar category of Best Picture in a Foreign Language, TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (directed by Chris Weitz), and THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (directed by Wes Anderson), which brought Alexandre his third Academy Award nomination. Recently released was Roman Polanski's contemporary film noir motion picture THE GHOST WRITER (starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan), THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP (directed by Richard Loncraine), TAMARA DREWE (directed by Stephen Frears), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 1) (directed by David Yates) and THE KING’S SPEECH (directed by Tom Hooper, starring Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth), which brought Alexandre his fifth Golden Globe nomination and fourth Academy Award nomination. In 2010, Alexandre was selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.

Upcoming movies include Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE (starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn), THE GARDENER (directed by Chris Weitz) and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 2) (directed by David Yates).

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