Alexandre Desplat


Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film score composer. Notably, he has received eight Academy Award nominations winning one for the The Grand Budapest Hotel, winning two out of seven BAFTA nominations, one out of eight Golden Globe nominations,two out of six Grammy nominations and winning three out of eight César nominations. Desplat was born in Paris to a French father and a Greek mother. At the age of five, he began playing piano. He also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the U.S. Desplat's musical interests were wide, and he was also influenced by South American and African artists and teachers, among whom were Carlinhos Brown and Ray Lema. Desplat has composed extensively for films, in France and in Hollywood - scores and incidental music for over 100 films including Lapse of Memory (1992), Family Express (1992), Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (1994), Les Péchés Mortels (1995), César-nominated Un Héros Très Discret (1996), Une Minute de Silence (1998), Sweet Revenge (1998), Le Château des Singes (1999), Home Sweet Home (2001), Reines d'un Jour (2001), the César-nominated Sur mes Lèvres (2002), Rire et Châtiment (2003), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and The Danish Girl (2015). Desplat has composed individual songs that have been sung ...

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