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Talented, prolific and versatile film composer Charles Bernstein was born on February 28, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He conducted his own orchestral music at age sixteen and studied composition with Vitorio Giannini and Vincent Persichetti at Juilliard. Bernstein also attended the University of California; he received an Outstanding Graduate ... See full bio »

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 2015 Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (TV Movie)
 2014/I The Red House (Short) (music by)
 2014 Jesus Town, USA (Documentary)
 2013 Krueger: Another Tale from Elm Street (Short) (score composer)
 2011 To Beauty (Short)
 2010 Lt. Watada (Documentary short)
 2010 Charlotta-TS
 2010 Street Poet
 2009 Nova (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Half Kenneth (Short)
 2008 Shattered!
 2008 Luck of the Draw (Short)
 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie)
 2007 Dog Days: The Making of 'Cujo' (Video documentary short)
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
 2007 Cante Jondo (Short)
 2007 Refusenik (Documentary)
 2005 After Innocence (Documentary)
 2004 Family Sins (TV Movie)
 2003 Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
 2003 Profoundly Normal (TV Movie)
 2002 A Christmas Visitor (TV Movie)
 2002 Crossing the Line (TV Movie)
 2002 Alejo y Valentina (TV Series)
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie)
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
 1998 Return with Honor (Documentary)
 1998 The Long Island Incident (TV Movie)
 1998 The Hunted (TV Movie)
 1997 The Ticket (TV Movie)
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
 1996 Bloodhounds II (TV Movie)
 1996 Dead Ahead (TV Movie)
 1996 Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie)
 1995 Out of Annie's Past (Video)
 1994 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (Documentary)
 1994 My Name Is Kate (TV Movie)
 1993 Final Appeal (TV Movie)
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie)
 1993 Between Love and Hate (TV Movie)
 1992 Somebody's Daughter (TV Movie)
 1992 Trial: The Price of Passion (TV Movie)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie)
 1991 Guilty Until Proven Innocent (TV Movie)
 1991 Payoff (TV Movie)
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie)
 1990 Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember (Documentary short)
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
 1990 She Said No (TV Movie)
 1990 Ivory Hunters (TV Movie)
 1990 Caroline? (TV Movie)
 1990 Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
 1990 Too Young to Die? (TV Movie)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1990)
- Part 2 (1990)
- Part 1 (1990)
 1989 Love and Betrayal (TV Movie)
 1989 Desperate for Love (TV Movie)
 1988 A Whisper Kills (TV Movie)
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
 1987 Dudes
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
 1987 The Last Fling (TV Movie)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Deadly Friend
 1986 Rockabye (TV Movie)
 1985 Chase (TV Movie)
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
 1985 Covenant (TV Movie)
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1985 Secret Weapons (TV Movie)
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
 1983 Cujo
 1982 The Entity
 1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
 1980 Bogie (TV Movie)
 1980 Scruples (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1979 The House on Garibaldi Street (TV Movie)
 1979 Women at West Point (TV Movie)
 1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk (TV Movie)
 1978 Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie)
 1978 Fast Lane Blues (TV Movie)
 1978 Steel Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1978 Who's Watching the Kids (TV Series)
 1978 Cops and Robin (TV Movie)
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
 1978 Wild and Wooly (TV Movie)
 1977 Four Against the Desert (TV Movie)
 1977 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Escape from Bogen County (TV Movie)
 1977 Outlaw Blues
 1977 Viva Knievel!
 1977 Bravo Two (TV Movie)
 1977 Evil Town
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
 1976 Gator
 1976 Trackdown
 1976 The Zebra Force (as Charles Alden)
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
 1974 Mr. Majestyk
 1973 That Man Bolt
 1973 Hex
 1973 This Is a Hijack (as Charles Alden)
 1972 Pigs
 1972 Sweet Kill
 1969 Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (Documentary short)
 1969 Stoney
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Author of the book "Film Music and Everything Else - Volume II: Heartbreak, Greatness and Film Music" (2006/Turnstyle Music). See more »

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I think that listening to and loving music is a gift that we are all naturally born with. See more »


Elected Vice President of the Motion Picture Academy by the Academy's Board of Governors in 2007, a position he shares with actor Tom Hanks. He has also chaired the Academy Awards Rules Committee since 1998. See more »

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