Carter Burwell


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Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and True Grit (2010). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Carol Music Department
(2015)
True Grit Music Department
(2010)
Fargo Music Department
(1996)

Filmography

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 2019 Missing Link (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 2017 Goodbye Christopher Robin (score conductor) / (score orchestrated by)
 2016 The Founder (conducted by)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (conductor)
 2016 The Finest Hours (conductor)
 2015 The Family Fang (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015 Anomalisa (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015/I Legend (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015 Carol (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015 Mr. Holmes (score orchestrated and conducted by)
 2013 The Fifth Estate (music programmer) / (orchestrator)
 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
  Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 5 episodes, 2011) (music producer - 5 episodes, 2011) (orchestrator - 5 episodes, 2011)
- Part Five (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Four (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Three (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Two (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part One (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2010 True Grit (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2010 The Kids Are All Right (conductor) / (music arranger) / (musician: keyboards)
 2010 Howl (musician: piano) / (orchestrator)
 2009 The Blind Side (orchestrator)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (orchestrator: Carter Burwell's score)
 2009 A Serious Man (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2008/I Twilight (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2008 Burn After Reading (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2008 In Bruges (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 The Hoax (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 Kinsey (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 The Alamo (conductor) / (music arranger: on-screen music) / (orchestrator)
 2004 The Ladykillers (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty (conductor) / (score orchestrator)
 2002 S1m0ne (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 A Knight's Tale (conductor)
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (music recordist) / (musician)
 2000 Before Night Falls (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (composer: additional music)
 2000 Hamlet (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 Mystery, Alaska (conductor)
 1999 Three Kings (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 The Corruptor (music programmer)
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country (conductor)
 1998 Mercury Rising (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (orchestrator)
 1998 Gods and Monsters (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Mr. Jealousy (musician: accordion)
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (conductor)
 1997 Picture Perfect (orchestra conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 The Chamber (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Fargo (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Rob Roy (conductor)
 1995 Bad Company (musician: piano)
 1994 The Rook (musician)
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 Kalifornia (musician: keyboards)
 1990 Clash! (TV Series) (theme song - 1990)
 1990 Framed (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
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If you ask film composers - and I have - whether they feel there's too much or too little music in the average film, they will all say too much. See more »

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Has scored all of the films directed by Spike Jonze - except Her (2013). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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