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Michael Kamen (1948–2003)

Michael Kamen was born on April 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Arnold Kamen. He is known for his work on Lethal Weapon (1987), X-Men (2000) and The Iron Giant (1999). He was married to Sandra Keenan. He died on November 18, 2003 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 55) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen (Video documentary)
 2007 Ultrasordine (Short)
 2003 Open Range
 2001 Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Points (2001)
- Currahee (2001)
 2000 X-Men
 2000 Frequency
 2000 Metallica: S&M (TV Special documentary)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- 1968 (1998)
- Can We Do This? (1998)
 1997 Event Horizon
 1997 Remember Me?
 1997 The Heart Surgeon (TV Movie)
 1996 Jack
 1995 Stonewall
 1992-1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Showdown (1992)
- The New Arrival (1992)
 1993 Wilder Napalm
 1992 Blue Ice
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (segment "Showdown")
 1991 Michael Kamen: Concert for Saxophone (Video documentary)
 1991 Hudson Hawk
 1990 Cold Dog Soup
 1990 Die Hard 2
 1990 The Krays
 1989 Renegades
 1989 Road House
 1989 Rooftops
 1988 Homeboy
 1988 Die Hard
 1988 Crusoe
 1987 Suspect
 1987 Lethal Weapon
 1986 Shoot for the Sun (TV Movie)
 1986 Mona Lisa
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mirror, Mirror (1986)
 1986 Highlander
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Fusion (1985)
- Northmoor (1985)
- Breakthrough (1985)
- Burden of Proof (1985)
- Into the Shadows (1985)
 1985 Brazil
 1983 The Dead Zone
 1981 Venom
 1981 Polyester
 1979 Boardwalk
 1977 Stunts
 1976 Liza's Pioneer Diary (TV Movie)
 1976 The Next Man
 1976 Rodin mis en vie (Short)
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Collaborated with Pink Floyd on their album, "The Wall". See more »

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Founded the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation which supports music education and its benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and individual students throughout the United States. See more »

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