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Maurice Jarre (1924–2009)

Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies. He also met and studied under ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Lawrence of Arabia
Ghost Composer
Dead Poets Society
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago Composer


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 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
 1999 Sunshine
 1996 The Sunchaser
 1993 Fearless
 1993 Mr. Jones
 1992 School Ties
 1992 Rakuyô
 1991 Fires Within
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
 1990 Solar Crisis
 1990 Ghost
 1989 Prancer
 1989 Chances Are
 1988 Wildfire
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
- Episode #1.1 (1988)
 1987 No Way Out
 1986 Solarbabies
 1986 Tai-Pan
 1986 Apology (TV Movie)
 1985 Enemy Mine
 1985 The Bride
 1985 Witness (music composed by)
 1985 Au nom de tous les miens (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 A Passage to India (original music composed by)
 1984 Dreamscape
 1984 Top Secret!
 1984 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
 1984 The Sky's No Limit (TV Movie)
 1982 Firefox
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
 1981 Vendredi ou la vie sauvage (TV Movie)
 1981/I Taps
 1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (TV version)
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
 1980 Resurrection
 1979 Winter Kills
 1979 The Tin Drum
 1978 Mon royaume pour un cheval (Documentary)
 1978 Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)
 1978 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 The Users (TV Movie)
 1978 Two Solitudes
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One of a Kind (1978)
 1977 March or Die
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Al-risâlah
 1976 The Message
 1975 Mr. Sycamore
 1975 The Silence (TV Movie)
 1975 Posse
 1975 Mandingo
 1974 Great Expectations (TV Movie)
 1973 Ash Wednesday
 1972 Pope Joan
 1971 Red Sun
 1971 Plaza Suite
 1970 El Condor
 1969 Topaz
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
 1969 The Damned
 1968 Isadora
 1968 The Fixer
 1968 5 Card Stud
 1968 Villa Rides
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Battleground (1967)
 1967 The 25th Hour (uncredited)
 1966 Grand Prix
 1966 Gambit
 1965 David Lean's Film of Doctor Zhivago (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (music composed by)
 1965 The Collector
 1965 The Animals (Documentary)
 1964 The Train
 1963 Pour l'Espagne (Documentary short)
 1963 Judex
 1963 Les rustres (TV Movie)
 1963 Mourir à Madrid (Documentary)
 1962 Les travestis du diable (Documentary short)
 1962 Othello (TV Movie)
 1962 Therese
 1961 Les mystères de Paris (TV Movie)
 1961 Le temps du ghetto (Documentary)
 1961 Loin de Rueil (TV Movie)
 1961 Le président
 1960 De fil en aiguille (TV Movie)
 1959 Vel' d'Hiv (Documentary short)
 1959 Les étoiles de midi (Documentary)
 1959 The Chasers
 1957 Le bel indifférent (Short)
 1957 Toute la mémoire du monde (Documentary short)
 1956 Le théâtre national populaire (Documentary short)
 1956 Sur le pont d'Avignon (Short)
 1952 Hôtel des Invalides (Documentary short)
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