6' (1.83 m)
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It was the songs from 101 Dalmatians and The Jungle Book. But also I remember there was a beautiful melody which Alex North wrote for the Kubrick film Spartacus. When I was a kid I would always hum it. Later I heard Bill Evans do it as a jazz piano piece and I recognised it: it had stuck with me. [on his early love of music from films]
His Greek mother and French father met in the US while attending university. After the marriage, they moved to France where Desplat was born.