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Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). See full bio »
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 2016/II L'odyssée (filming)
 2015 Suffragette
 2015 Tale of Tales
 2014/I Unbroken
 2014 Godzilla
 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Short)
 2013 Philomena
 2013 Fanny
 2013 Marius
 2013 Zulu
 2013 Venus in Fur
 2012 Argo
 2012 Renoir
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
 2012/II Reality
 2012 Rust and Bone
 2012 My Way
 2011 Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Documentary)
 2011 Carnage
 2011 A Better Life
 2011 Wild Kratts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2010 The Special Relationship (TV Movie)
 2010 Tamara Drewe
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (music by)
 2009 Julie & Julia
 2009 Army of Crime
 2009 A Prophet
 2009 Chéri
 2008 Afterwards
 2007 Lust, Caution
 2006 The Queen
 2006 The Valet
 2006 Firewall
 2006 Lies & Alibis
 2005 Syriana
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Une aventure
 2005 Hostage
 2004 Birth
 2004 Le pays des enfants perdus (TV Movie)
 2003 Les beaux jours (TV Movie) (as Alexandre Desplats)
 2003 Tristan
 2003 Eager Bodies
 2003 Virus au paradis (TV Movie)
 2003 Les baisers des autres (Short)
 2002 Sauveur Giordano (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Noces de papier (2002)
 2002 Paroles d'étoiles (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Another Woman (TV Movie)
 2002 The Nest
 2002 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie)
 2001 Campagnes (TV Movie)
 2001 Read My Lips
 2001 Transfixed
 2001 Home Sweet Home (Documentary)
 2000 Amazon
 2000 Vive nous!
 2000 Les ritaliens (TV Movie)
 1999 N'oublie pas que tu m'aimes (TV Movie)
 1999 Petits nuages d'été (TV Movie)
 1999 Empty Days
 1999 Juliette (TV Movie)
 1999 Brigade spéciale (TV Series)
 1999 Retour à Fonteyne (TV Movie)
 1999 Toni
 1997 Un petit grain de folie (TV Movie)
 1997 La voisine (TV Movie)
 1996 Tout ce qui brille (TV Movie)
 1996 Love, etc.
 1996 D'amour et d'eau salée (TV Movie)
 1996 Alla turca (TV Movie)
 1996 Lucky Punch
 1996 L'enfer vert (TV Movie)
 1996 Le poteau d'Aldo (TV Movie)
 1996 Échappée belle (TV Movie)
 1995 Bons baisers de Suzanne (Short)
 1995 Le fils de Paul (TV Movie)
 1995 Les Milles
 1995 Innocent Lies
 1994 Le paradis absolument (TV Movie)
 1994 La Vienne dynamique (Short)
 1993 Jour de fauche (Short)
 1993 J'aime pas qu'on m'aime (TV Movie)
 1993 The Advocate
 1993 Le tronc
 1993 Départ en vacances (Short)
 1992 Papa veut pas que je t'épouse (TV Movie)
 1991 Rossignol de mes amours (Short)
 1991 Simon courage (Short)
 1991 Le flic de Moscou (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Pif and Hercules (TV Series)
 1987 V.O. (Short)
 1985 Ki lo sa?
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Funnily enough, almost at the same time that the Hollywood career started to ascend, I received two major awards for Best Score in Europe: the Silver Bear in Berlin, and the Cesar in France. And suddenly it made sense that the stars were aligned at the same time here and there. I still have not gotten an award here, so I still have a long way to go! I think Maurice Jarre had three, and Michel ... See more »


In his early teens, he started collecting soundtrack albums. He became acquainted with the music of several composers including Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Maurice Jarre, and Georges Delerue. See more »

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