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Elliot Goldenthal

Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. Young Goldenthal was fond of music and theatre, he ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Elliot Goldenthal: O Mistress (Video short)
 2010/I The Tempest
 2005 The Making of 'Heat' (Video documentary)
 2003 S.W.A.T.
 2003 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2002/I The Good Thief
 2002 Frida
 2000 The Making of 'Titus' (Video documentary)
 1999 Titus
 1999 In Dreams
 1998 Sphere
 1995 Heat
 1995 Voices
 1994 Cobb
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
 1994 Golden Gate
 1992 Alien³
 1992/II Behind the Scenes (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
 1991 Grand Isle
 1990 Criminal Justice (TV Movie)
 1989 Pet Sematary
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Other Works:

"Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio" (1996) (commissioned by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam War) See more »

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Was introduced to Julie Taymor by a mutual friend in 1980 who felt they shared a similar sense of the grotesque. Although they have been together over 20 years, they have never married. See more »


Atonal and brutal in his action music, sometimes in underscore. Tends to use very fast French horn bending tones/whining.

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