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Alexandre Desplat

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Birthday
23, 1961
Birthplace
Paris, France
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Paris, France

About

Film composer who earned Original Score Academy Award nominations for "Argo," "The King's Speech," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and "Philomena." He also provided the soundtracks for commercially successful film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1, which became the third-highest grossing film in the series.

Before Fame

He learned to play the piano, flute, and trumpet at age five. He would go on to work on many French films.

Trivia

He won his first BAFTA Film Best Music Award for "The King's Speech" in 2011.

Family Life

He was born to a French father and a Greek mother. He grew up with older siblings Vic, Marie-Christine, and Rosalinda.

Associated With

He composed the score for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which starred Brad Pitt .