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Cliff Martinez

Cliff Martinez was born on February 5, 1954 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a composer, known for Drive (2011), The Fifth Element (1997) and Traffic (2000). See full bio »

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Drive Composer
Traffic Composer
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 2016 War Dogs
 2014-2015 The Knick (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Not Well at All (2015)
- There Are Rules (2015)
 2014 Far Cry 4 (Video Game)
 2014 The Normal Heart (TV Movie)
 2014 Mea culpa
 2013/I Golem (Short)
 2012 Arbitrage
 2011 Contagion
 2011/I Drive
 2009 Severe Clear (Documentary)
 2009 Spy(ies) (original music composed by)
 2008 Vice
 2008/II Stiletto
 2006 First Snow
 2005 Havoc
 2004 Wicker Park
 2003 Wonderland
 2003 Narc: Shooting Up (Video documentary short)
 2002 Solaris
 2002 Narc
 2000 Traffic
 1999 The Limey
 1998 Wicked
 1996 Schizopolis (uncredited)
 1992 Black Magic (TV Movie)
 1991 Kafka
 1987 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Unused music: Out of Sight (1998)

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