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Thomas Newman (I)


Thomas Newman was born on October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Montgomery Newman. He is known for his work on WALL·E (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). See full bio »
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Nominated for 12 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (conductor)
 2013 Susanna (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
 2013 Paloma (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 4 episodes)
- Winter (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Summer (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Spring (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Fall (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Ro (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- Go for What You Want (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Other Nickels (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Bottom of the Blender (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Elephant in the Room (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Full Disclosure (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012/I Mary (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Kendra (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 8 episodes)
- Memory (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Old Fashioned (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Driver's License (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Diceman Cometh (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Recovery (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Gumdrop (Short) (main title music)
 2012 Audrey (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- A Tart Finish (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Chocolate Climax (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Half Baked (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Sweet & Sour (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Black Gold (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Skyfall (conductor)
 2012 Ruth & Erica (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 13 episodes)
- January (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- December (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- November (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- October (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- September (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Georgia (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- Hello, I'm Sunshine (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Hello, I'm Victor (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Hello, I'm Davinia (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Vanessa & Jan (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- Pas De Deux (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Playing Ball (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Extreme Prejudice (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Low Hanging Fruit (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Rocket Scientist (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Rochelle (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- Cry for Me (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Aren't You Gorgeous (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- I'm a Pro (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
  The Newsroom (TV Series) (main title theme by - 8 episodes, 2012) (composer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Greater Fool (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- 5/1 (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- Bullies (2012) ... (main title theme by)
 2012 Jennifer (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Leslie (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 2 episodes)
- New York, 1995 Part II (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- New York, 1995 Part I (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Lauren (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- The Suck (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Third Man (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Report (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Christine (TV Series) (main and end title arrangement - 12 episodes)
- Butterflies (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Boy Magnet (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Roy (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Lyle (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Oz (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Dakota (TV Series) (main and end title arrangement - 3 episodes)
- Almost Up $6,640 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Down $1,170 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Down $770 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Allison (Short) (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Denise (Short) (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Blue (TV Series) (main and end title arrangement - 12 episodes)
- Give an Old Man a Break (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- You Lie to Me Too (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Star Student (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- That's My Drug (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- A Decent Girl (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Jan (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 15 episodes)
- Wine Bar (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Afterglow (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Trust (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Fight??? (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Cass (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Serena (Short) (main and end title arrangement)
 2011 The Iron Lady (conductor)
 2010/I The Debt (conductor)
 2009 A Son's War (Short) (music consultant)
 2008 WALL·E (conductor)
 2006 Little Children (conductor)
 2006 Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: title theme)
 2002-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Ecotone (2005) ... (composer: title theme)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- The Silence (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
 2003-2004 Boston Public (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- Chapter Eighty-One (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Eighty (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Nine (2004) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Eight (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Seven (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
 2002 3.z (TV Movie documentary) (composer: song "Any Other Name")
 2002 The Salton Sea (conductor) / (musician: piano)
 2001 Pasadena (TV Series) (composer: promotions)
 1999 American Beauty (musician: piano/saxophone - uncredited)
 1996 American Buffalo (musician) / (orchestrator)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (composer: themes)
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (conductor)
 1987 Less Than Zero (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Musician, Composer, "Tokyo 77", Audio CD, In Tone Music 2004, Improvised sound pieces with ensemble. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Composing movie music can really only be mastered through experience and much failure on a pragmatic level. When you write a great piece and your director hates it, what now? You just have to try something else. Or if your director says, 'This scene feels dry and empty without music, but I'm hard-pressed to know what that music should sound like,' that's when you decide: 'Lets slather a lot of ... See more »

Trivia:

During Tina Turner's video biography at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors, part of Oprah Winfrey''s narration was accompanied by a portion of Newman's score to Road to Perdition (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Almost always plays piano on his own scores, typically during slow, moody passages. See more »

Nickname:

Tommy

Star Sign:

Libra

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