Ennio Morricone (1928–2020)


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A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished, but he ... See full bio »

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(age 91) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 84 wins & 93 nominations. See more awards »

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(2015)
The Best Offer Composer
(2013)
The Untouchables Composer
(1987)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2020 On the Road (Short)
 2020 The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Short) (original music by)
 2020 Dedicando a Ennio Morricone (Video short) (co-composer)
 2020 Cine Chalom (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
 2019 Once Upon A Time in the West (Short) (music by)
 2019 K by Dolce & Gabbana (Short)
 2016 Las 7 Cuevas de Wai Lou (Gold of Wai Lou) (Short) (original music by)
 2016 Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa (TV Special short)
 2016 Il fascino dell'impossibile (Documentary)
 2015 The Sun Is Dark (Documentary)
 2015 The Hateful Eight (original music by)
 2015 Come What May
 2014 Boogie Nights vs. Taxi Driver (Video short)
 2013 Vengeance Rides A Horse (Documentary short)
 2013 Come un delfino - La serie (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2013)
- Episode #1.3 (2013)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2012-2013 L'isola (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013)
- Episode #1.11 (2013)
- Episode #1.10 (2013)
- Episode #1.9 (2013)
- Episode #1.8 (2013)
 2013 Ultimo 4 - L'occhio del falco (TV Movie)
 2012 Der Fall der vier Fliegen (Video documentary)
 2012 Paolo Borsellino: The 57 Days (TV Movie)
 2012 Sabato, domenica e lunedì (TV Movie)
 2011/I Labyrinth (Short)
 2011 Unexpected Hero (Short)
 2011 Questi fantasmi (TV Movie)
 2011/III Love Story (Documentary)
 2011 Napoli milionaria (TV Movie)
 2011/II Big Feet (Short)
 2011 Come un delfino (TV Movie)
 2010 The Greatness (Short)
 2010 Filumena Marturano (TV Movie)
 2010 The Earth: Our Home (Documentary) (music composed by)
 2009 Salvare Procida (Documentary short) (music by)
 2009 Memories of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
 2009 The Ear (Short)
 2009 Baaria
 2009 An Indian Named Joe (Video documentary short)
 2009 On Behalf of American Indians (Video documentary short)
 2009 Quatraro mysteriet (TV Series documentary)
 2009 A Greek Western Tragedy (Video documentary short)
 2009 Bread and Freedom (TV Movie)
 2008 A History of Dollars (Video documentary short)
 2008 They Called Him Ringo (Video documentary short)
 2008 Resolution 819 (TV Movie)
 2008 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show (TV Series short) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2008)
 2007 A come Argento (Documentary short)
 2007 Killfilm II (Short) (uncredited)
 2007 Men of Corleone (TV Movie)
 2002-2006 Alejo y Valentina (TV Series) (53 episodes)
- Garron Ball Z (2002)
- Floggerfield (2002)
 2006 La provinciale (TV Movie)
 2006 Play the Game (Short)
 2006 Karol - The Pope, the Man (TV Movie)
 2006 Bartali: The Iron Man (TV Movie)
 2005 Lucia (TV Movie)
 2005 The Order of Templates (Short)
 2005 Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (TV Movie)
 2005 Cefalonia (TV Movie)
 2005 Fateless
 2005 The Heart in the Well (TV Movie)
 2004 Suburban Symphony (Video short)
 2004 Tragic Laughter (Video short)
 2004 Ultimo 3 - L'infiltrato (TV Movie)
 2004 72 Meters
 2003 Ics (TV Movie)
 2003 Trick Saddle (Short)
 2003 Maria Goretti (TV Movie)
 2003 The Good Pope (TV Movie)
 2003 Musashi (TV Series)
 2002 Ripley's Game
 2002 I sogni nel mirino (Documentary) (music by)
 2002 Un difetto di famiglia (TV Movie)
 2002 Carlo Giuliani, Boy (Documentary)
 2002 Black Angel
 2002 Threnody (Short)
 2001 Another World Is Possible (Documentary)
 2001 Nanà (TV Series)
 1986-2001 La piovra (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- Episode #10.2 (2001)
- The Octopus 10 (2001)
- Episode #7.6 (1995)
- Episode #7.5 (1995)
- Episode #7.4 (1995)
 2000 Padre Pio: Tra cielo e terra (TV Movie)
 2000 Malena
 2000 Vatel
 2000 The Sands of Time (TV Movie)
 1999 Ultimo 2 - La sfida (TV Movie)
 1998 Ultimo (TV Movie)
 1998 Karl-May-Spiele: Unter Geiern - der Geist des Llano Estacado (TV Movie) (original music by)
 1998 La casa bruciata (TV Movie)
 1998 Bulworth
 1998 In fondo al cuore (TV Movie)
 1997 Solomon (TV Mini Series)
 1997 Lolita
 1997 U Turn
 1996-1997 Nostromo (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1997)
- Episode #1.4 (1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
 1996 Sanpellegrino Calze (Short)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini Series)
 1996 La lupa
 1996 We Free Kings
 1996 The Nymph
 1995 Ennio Morricone (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Lo schermo a tre punte (Video documentary)
 1995 Il barone (TV Mini Series)
 1994 Missus (TV Movie)
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
 1994 Disclosure
 1994 Love Affair
 1994 Wolf
 1993 Estasi (TV Movie)
 1993 La scorta
 1993 Una storia italiana (TV Movie)
 1992 City of Joy
 1992 Piazza di Spagna (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
- Episode #1.1 (1992)
 1991 Die Fussbroichs (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1991 Bugsy
 1991 La thune
 1991 Money
 1991 The Law of the Desert (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1990 Hamlet
 1990 Only One Survived (TV Movie)
 1990 The Bachelor
 1989 12 registi per 12 città (Documentary) (segments "Firenze", "Udine")
 1989 The Betrothed (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1989 Time to Kill
 1989 The Endless Game (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1988 Gli angeli del potere (TV Movie)
 1988 Gli indifferenti (TV Movie)
 1988 C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (TV Movie)
 1988 Frantic
 1988 Secret of the Sahara (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
- Episode #1.1 (1988)
 1987 Quartiere
 1987 Rampage
 1987 Control
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
 1986 The Mission
 1985 The Repenter
 1985 La gabbia
 1985 Via Mala (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1985 Red Sonja (music composed by)
 1985 Simplisties verbond (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wo ist der Bahnhof? (1985) ... (music by)
 1984 Don't Kill God (Documentary)
 1984 Die Försterbuben (TV Movie)
 1984 Wer war Edgar Allan? (TV Movie)
 1983 Tre donne (Short)
 1983 Sahara
 1983 Le Marginal
 1983 The Key
 1983 Pelota (Documentary)
 1983 Hundra
 1983 Nana (as Enio Morricone)
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
 1982-1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1983)
- Episode #1.6 (1983)
- Episode #1.4 (1982)
- Episode #1.3 (1982)
- Episode #1.2 (1982)
 1983 Treasure of the Four Crowns (music composed by)
 1983 Le ruffian
 1982 Giorno dopo giorno (TV Series) (1985)
 1982 Maja Plisetskaja (Documentary)
 1982 Blood Link (music composed by)
 1982 Porca vacca
 1982 White Dog
 1982 The Thing
 1981 Due donne (TV Movie)
 1981 So Fine
 1981 Butterfly
 1980 The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (Documentary)
 1980 The Island
 1980 Stark System
 1980 Orient-Express (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Wanda (1980)
- Hélène (1980)
- Jane (1980)
- Antonella (1980)
- Jenny (1980)
 1980 Windows
 1979 Good News
 1979 Venetian Lies
 1979 Ogro
 1979 Luna
 1979 Il prato
 1979 Bloodline
 1979 Invito allo sport (TV Series)
 1979 The Humanoid
 1979 Il giocattolo
 1978 Il prigioniero (TV Movie)
 1978 XI FIFA World Cup 1978 (TV Series) (music composed by, 1978)
 1978 Where Are You Going on Holiday? (segment "Sarò tutta per te")
 1978 Le mani sporche (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1978 Corleone
 1978 Noi lazzaroni (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1978 An Englishman's Castle (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1978 One Two Two
 1978 Forza Italia! (Documentary)
 1977 Il gatto
 1977 The Chosen
 1977 Il mostro
 1977 Pedro Páramo
 1977 Orca
 1977 Hitch-Hike
 1977 Rene the Cane
 1977 The Thruster
 1976 Ariel Limon (Documentary short)
 1976 Drammi gotici (TV Movie)
 1976 Per amore
 1976 A Sold Life
 1976 1900
 1976 Todo modo
 1975 A Escola Aberta (Documentary)
 1975 Macao (Documentary short)
 1975 Leonor
 1975 Weak Spot
 1975 Autopsy
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Part VI (1974)
- Part V (1974)
- Part IV (1974)
- Part III (1974)
- Part II (1974)
 1974 The Secret
 1974 Allonsanfan
 1974 Almost Human
 1974 The Cousin
 1974 Sesso in confessionale (Documentary)
 1974 Spasmo
 1974 De dief (TV Movie)
 1973 Sepolta viva
 1973 Revolver (music by)
 1973 The Serpent
 1973 Horace (TV Movie)
 1972 L'uomo e la magia (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 Lui per lei
 1972 Nessuno deve sapere (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1972)
- Episode #1.5 (1972)
- Episode #1.4 (1972)
- Episode #1.3 (1972)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
 1972 La cosa buffa
 1972 Bluebeard
 1972 Sonny and Jed
 1972 The Canterbury Tales (as Mº Ennio Morricone)
 1972 Winged Devils
 1972 1870 (TV Movie)
 1971 Maddalena
 1971 The Voyage of Tanai (Documentary)
 1971 Incontro
 1971 The Burglars
 1971 The Automobile (TV Movie)
 1971 Tre donne - 1943: Un incontro (TV Movie)
 1971 Tre donne - La sciantosa (TV Movie)
 1971 Lulu the Tool
 1971 The Decameron (as Mº Ennio Morricone)
 1971 Tre nel mille
 1970 La califfa
 1970 Compañeros
 1970 The Voyeur
 1970 Violent City
 1970 Hornets' Nest
 1970 Metello
 1970 Giovanni ed Elviruccia (TV Mini Series)
 1969 Giotto (Documentary short)
 1969 Burn!
 1969 Zenabel (music director)
 1969 Unknown Woman
 1969 He and She
 1969 H2S
 1969/I Ecce Homo
 1969 Love Circle
 1969 Eat It
 1969 Dirty Angels
 1969 Alibi
 1969 Tepepa
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (music composed by)
 1968 The Mercenary
 1968 A Fine Pair
 1968 Galileo
 1968 Partner
 1968 Teorema
 1968 Run, Man, Run (uncredited)
 1968 Appunti per un film sull'India (TV Movie documentary)
 1968/I Escalation
 1968 Danger: Diabolik (musical score)
 1967 Dirty Heroes
 1967 Arabella
 1967 Face to Face
 1967 Grand Slam
 1967 Her Harem
 1967 The Rover
 1967 China Is Near
 1967 Matchless
 1967 Long Days of Vengeance (uncredited)
 1967 The Witches (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La")
 1967 The Hellbenders (as Leo Nichols)
 1966 Lo squarciagola (TV Movie)
 1966 Navajo Joe (as Leo Nichols)
 1966 Sugar Colt (uncredited)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (uncredited)
 1966 The Hills Run Red (as Leo Nichols)
 1966 El Greco
 1965 Thrilling
 1965 Slalom
 1965 Nightmare Castle (as Maestro Ennio Morricone)
 1964 So in Love
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars (as Dan Savio)
 1964 Bullets Don't Argue (as Dan Savio)
 1964 Malamondo (Documentary)
 1964 I maniaci
 1963 Il successo
 1963 Gunfight in the Red Sands (as Dan Savio)
 1963 The Basilisks
 1962 Gli italiani e le vacanze (Documentary)
 1962 I motorizzati
 1962 La cuccagna
 1962 Crazy Desire
 1961 The Fascist
 1960 Death of a Friend (uncredited)
 1915/II La signora delle camelie (1992)
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Re-used score, originally composed for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) for "Wild Wild West" rap by Kool Moe Dee. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 10 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza | E. Morricone | Enio Morricone | Maestro Ennio Morricone | Mº Ennio Morricone | Morricone | Leo Nichols | Dan Savio

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Spouse:

Maria Travia  (his death)  (4 children)

Parents:

Morricone, Libera | Morricone, Mario
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Personal Quote:

You can't save a bad movie with a good score. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 49th Venice International Film Festival in 1992. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently used female voices as instruments blended with his lush orchestrations See more »

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