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Desplat, Alexandre Biography




biography of Desplat, Alexandre

23 August 1961, Paris, France


-   Started playing piano at the age of 5.

-   His Greek mother and French father met in the US while attending university. After the marriage, they moved to France where Desplat was born.

-   One of 115 peopled invited to join AMPAS in 2007.

-   Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. He only won the award in 2007.


-   Over the past 15 years, I've been able to build a voice, something that looks like me. I don't know if it's a "new" voice as some say, it's not within my ability to say - but I write what I like! So it's "me". I come from France, and I've worked here, and in England, and Spain, and I'm not going to dump the past 15 years of my life when I come to Hollywood. I will still improve by doing a European movie once in a while, because there's a different approach to film scoring. Even a film with a small budget - I don't care, as long as I can be creative. And being creative is the way to move forward.

-   Funnily enough, almost at the same time that the Hollywood career started to ascend, I received two major awards for Best Score in Europe: the Silver Bear in Berlin, and the Cesar in France. And suddenly it made sense that the stars were aligned at the same time here and there. I still have not gotten an award here, so I still have a long way to go! I think 'Maurice Jarre' (qv) had three, and 'Michel Legrand' (qv) had two or three. 'Gabriel Yared' (qv) had one. So, I have to work a little bit.

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Composed music

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  2. Zulu (2013)
  3. The Monuments Men (2013)
  4. Renoir (2012)
  5. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  6. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  7. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  8. Reality (2012/II)
  9. Cloclo (2012)
  10. De rouille et d'os (2012)
  11. A Therapy (2012)
  12. Argo (2012)
  13. The Tree of Life (2011)
  14. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)
  15. The Ides of March (2011)
  16. Carnage (2011)
  17. La fille du puisatier (2011)
  18. Largo Winch II (2011)
  19. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
  20. A Better Life (2011)
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  22. The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)
  23. Tamara Drewe (2010)
  24. The Ghost Writer (2010)
  25. The King's Speech (2010)
  26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  27. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
  28. Un prophète (2009)
  29. L'armée du crime (2009)
  30. Chéri (2009)
  31. Coco avant Chanel (2009)
  32. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  33. Julie & Julia (2009)
  34. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  35. Largo Winch (2008)
  36. Afterwards (2008)
  37. Se, jie (2007)
  38. Michou d'Auber (2007)
  39. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
  40. The Golden Compass (2007)
  41. Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (2007)
  42. L'ennemi intime (2007)
  43. The Alibi (2006)
  44. Quand j'étais chanteur (2006)
  45. The Painted Veil (2006)
  46. The Queen (2006)
  47. La doublure (2006)
  48. Firewall (2006)
  49. The Upside of Anger (2005)
  50. Tu vas rire, mais je te quitte (2005)
  51. Une aventure (2005)
  52. Syriana (2005)
  53. Casanova (2005)
  54. De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (2005)
  55. Hostage (2005)
  56. À boire (2004)
  57. Le pays des enfants perdus (2004) (TV)
  58. L'enquête Corse (2004)
  59. Birth (2004)
  60. Les baisers des autres (2003)
  61. Les beaux jours (2003) (TV) (as Alexandre Desplats)
  62. Les corps impatients (2003)
  63. Rire et châtiment (2003)
  64. Tristan (2003)
  65. Stormy Weather (2003)
  66. Virus au paradis (2003) (TV)
  67. Le pacte du silence (2003)
  68. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
  69. Inquiétudes (2003)
  70. "Sauveur Giordano" (2001) {Noces de papier (#1.2)}
  71. Tous les chagrins se ressemblent (2002) (TV)
  72. Madame Sans-Gêne (2002) (TV)
  73. Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes (2002) (V)
  74. Une autre femme (2002) (TV)
  75. Nid de guêpes (2002)
  76. Paroles d'étoiles (2002) (TV)
  77. Reines d'un jour (2001)
  78. Les portes de la gloire (2001)
  79. Mauvais genres (2001)
  80. Sur mes lèvres (2001)
  81. Campagnes (2001) (TV)
  82. Home Sweet Home (2001)
  83. Barnie et ses petites contrariétés (2001)
  84. Les ritaliens (2000) (TV)
  85. Vive nous! (2000)
  86. The Luzhin Defence (2000)
  87. Amazone (2000)
  88. "Brigade spéciale" (1999)
  89. Retour à Fonteyne (1999) (TV)
  90. Rien à faire (1999)
  91. Toni (1999)
  92. Monsieur Naphtali (1999)
  93. N'oublie pas que tu m'aimes (1999) (TV)
  94. Petits nuages d'été (1999) (TV)
  95. C'est pas ma faute! (1999)
  96. Le château des singes (1999)
  97. Juliette (1999) (TV)
  98. The Revengers' Comedies (1998)
  99. Restons groupés (1998)
  100. Une chance sur deux (1998)
  101. Une minute de silence (1998)
  102. La femme du cosmonaute (1998)
  103. Atilano, presidente (1998)
  104. Un petit grain de folie (1997) (TV)
  105. Sous les pieds des femmes (1997)
  106. La voisine (1997) (TV)
  107. Love, etc. (1996)
  108. Tout ce qui brille (1996) (TV)
  109. Lucky Punch (1996)
  110. Un héros très discret (1996)
  111. Passage à l'acte (1996)
  112. Échappée belle (1996) (TV)
  113. Le poteau d'Aldo (1996) (TV)
  114. L'enfer vert (1996) (TV)
  115. D'amour et d'eau salée (1996) (TV)
  116. Le cri de la soie (1996)
  117. Alla turca (1996) (TV)
  118. Les Milles (1995)
  119. Marie-Louise ou la permission (1995)
  120. Le fils de Paul (1995) (TV)
  121. Le plus bel âge... (1995)
  122. Quand je serai grand, mon père il sera policier (1995)
  123. Innocent Lies (1995)
  124. Bons baisers de Suzanne (1995)
  125. Regarde les hommes tomber (1994)
  126. Le paradis absolument (1994) (TV)
  127. Le tronc (1993)
  128. The Hour of the Pig (1993)
  129. Départ en vacances (1993)
  130. J'aime pas qu'on m'aime (1993) (TV)
  131. Jour de fauche (1993)
  132. Sexes faibles! (1992)
  133. Papa veut pas que je t'épouse (1992) (TV)
  134. Lapse of Memory (1992)
  135. Au nom du père et du fils (1992)
  136. Rossignol de mes amours (1991)
  137. Simon courage (1991)
  138. "Le flic de Moscou" (1991) {Crime sous hypnose}
  139. Family Express (1991)
  140. "Pif et Hercule" (1989)
  141. V.O. (1987)
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