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Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Fargo (1996), Twilight (2008) and In Bruges (2008). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Legend (completed)
 2015 Anomalisa (completed)
 2015 Carol
 2015 Mr. Holmes
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Security (2014)
- A Different Road (2014)
- Incoming Tide (2014)
- Pharmacy (2014)
 2011 Midnight Run (Short)
 2011 Moving Gracefully Towards the Exit (Documentary)
 2011 Enlightened (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2011)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011)
- Part Four (2011)
- Part Three (2011)
- Part Two (2011)
- Part One (2011)
 2010 True Grit
 2010 Howl
 2009 After Today Live (Short)
 2009 A Serious Man
 2008/I Twilight
 2008 In Bruges
 2006 The Hoax
 2004 Kinsey
 2004 The Alamo
 2002 Adaptation.
 2002 S1m0ne
 2002 The Rookie
 2000 Hamlet
 1999 Three Kings
 1999 The Corruptor
 1997 The Jackal
 1997 Girls Night Out (Short)
 1997 The Locusts
 1997 Assassin(s)
 1996 The Chamber
 1996 Fear
 1996 Fargo (music by)
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 Two Bits
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary)
 1995 Rob Roy
 1995 A Goofy Movie
 1995 Bad Company
 1994 Airheads
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
 1993 Kalifornia
 1992 Storyville
 1992 Waterland
 1991 Doc Hollywood
 1991 Scorchers
 1991 Barton Fink
 1989 Checking Out
 1988 It Takes Two
 1988 The Beat
 1988 Pass the Ammo
 1986 Psycho III
 1985 A Hero of Our Time (Short)
 1985 R.A.B.L. (Short)
 1984 Blood Simple.
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If you ask film composers - and I have - whether they feel there's too much or too little music in the average film, they will all say too much. See more »


Has composed scores for all the Coen Brothers' films - except Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). See more »

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