Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, Didier Lockwood and Michel Murty at 15 years old.
In the beginning of the 80s Serra met Luc Besson who asked him to compose the score for his first short film titled L'Avant dernier (1981) and later his first feature film Le Dernier combat (1983). As he continues to contribute to every Besson movies, except Angel-A (2005), Serra played bass guitar for French singer Jacques Higelin in studio and on stage from 1980 to 1988.
In 1995s, Serra had opportunity to score James Bond's come back GoldenEye (1995) and to recorded his first rock album titled "RXRA" both in English and French Release also including spanish and Japanese tracks.
In 2000s, Serra distanced himself from Besson by scoring for French and America movies like L'Art (delicat) de la seduction (2000), Wasabi (2001), Decalage horaire (2002), Rollerball (2002), Bulletproof Monk (2003) and Bandidas (2006). He also scored Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel collaboration called Believe in Las Vegas.
Serra finally resumed his work with Besson for Arthur's trilogy (2006, 2009 and 2010), Adele Blanc-Sec (2010) and The Lady in late 2011.
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