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Alan Silvestri


In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Composer
(1994)
The Avengers
The Avengers Composer
(2012)
The Croods
The Croods Composer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Allied (music composed and conducted by)
 2015/II The Walk
 2014 Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game (Video documentary)
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) (13 episodes)
- The Immortals (2014)
- The Electric Boy (2014)
 2013 RED 2
 2013 The Croods
 2012/I Flight
 2012 The Avengers
 2012 WordGirl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 The Pointless Hunt (Short) (archival music)
 2010 The A-Team
 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (music composed by)
 2007 Beowulf
 2006 The Wild
 2004 Van Helsing
 2003 Two Soldiers (Short)
 2003 Identity
 2002 Lilo & Stitch
 2002 Showtime
 2001 If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (Video documentary short) (from "Predator")
 2001 Serendipity
 2001 The Mexican
 2000 Cast Away
 2000 HBO First Look (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1999 Stuart Little
 1999 Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (Documentary)
 1998 Holy Man
 1997 Mousehunt
 1997 Contact
 1997 Volcano
 1997 Fools Rush In
 1996 Eraser
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
 1995 Judge Dredd
 1989-1995 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- You, Murderer (1995)
- House of Horror (1993)
- Beauty Rest (1992)
- Yellow (1991)
 1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h
 1994 Blown Away
 1994 Forrest Gump
 1994 Clean Slate
 1993 In Search of the Obelisk (Short)
 1993 Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (Video documentary)
 1993 Cop & ½
 1992 Sidekicks
 1992 The Bodyguard
 1992 Diner (Short)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (segment "Yellow")
 1991 Ricochet
 1991 Dutch
 1991 Soapdish
 1991 Shattered
 1990 Predator 2
 1990 Young Guns II
 1990 Downtown
 1989 The Abyss
 1988 Mac and Me
 1987 Overboard
 1987 Predator
 1986 No Mercy
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 Summer Rental
 1985 Cat's Eye
 1985 Fandango
 1983 Manimal (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Scrimshaw (1983)
- High Stakes (1983)
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978-1983 CHiPs (TV Series) (74 episodes)
- Fast Company (1983)
- Fun House (1983)
- Firepower (1983)
- Brat Patrol (1983)
- Fox Trap (1983)
 1983 Tiger Man (as Alan Sylvestri)
 1978-1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sweet Revenge (1979)
- Deckwatch (1978)
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Other Works:

Unused score: Something's Gotta Give (2003). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alan Sylvestri

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I'm standing there in this Calvin Klein white sweater, and all of a sudden Bob walks in wearing the exact same sweater. Right then, we knew that we were connected for life." - about his first encounter with Robert Zemeckis during the production of Romancing the Stone (1984). See more »

Trivia:

He was originally hired to score Mission: Impossible (1996) and had written roughly twenty-three minutes of music before he was replaced by Danny Elfman. Bootleg copies of his Mission: Impossible (1996) score are in circulation. See more »

Trademark:

Often composes for films by director Robert Zemeckis

Star Sign:

Aries

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