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Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) wanted her sons to have a musical education. Thomas ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 15 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 118 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Skyfall Music Department
(2012)
WALL·E Music Department
(2008)
1917 Composer
(2019)
The Help Music Department
(2011)

Filmography

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 2019 Tolkien (conductor)
 2018 Castle Rock (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Romans (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Henry Deaver (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Past Perfect (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Queen (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Filter (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
 2017 Five Came Back (TV Mini Series documentary) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- The Price of Victory (2017) ... (main and end title music by)
- Combat Zones (2017) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Mission Begins (2017) ... (main and end title music by)
 2016 Spectre: Take a 360º tour of Q's Workshop (Video short) (stock music: Spectre)
 2015/I Spectre (conductor)
 2015 Bridge of Spies (conductor - uncredited) / (score producer - uncredited)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (conductor)
 2013 Susanna (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
 2013 Paloma (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 4 episodes)
- Winter (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Summer (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Spring (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
- Fall (2013) ... (main and end title music by)
  Lauren (TV Series short) (main title music by - 12 episodes, 2013) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes, 2012)
- Episode #2.12 (2013) ... (main title music by)
- Episode #2.11 (2013) ... (main title music by)
- Episode #2.10 (2013) ... (main title music by)
- Episode #2.9 (2013) ... (main title music by)
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... (main title music by)
 2013 James Bond 007 Vs. The Joker (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 2013/I Side Effects (score producer - uncredited)
 2012 Ro (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- Go for What You Want (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Other Nickels (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Bottom of the Blender (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Elephant in the Room (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Full Disclosure (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012/I Mary (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Kendra (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 8 episodes)
- Memory (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Old Fashioned (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Driver's License (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Diceman Cometh (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Recovery (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Gumdrop (Short) (main title music)
 2012 Audrey (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- A Tart Finish (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- The Chocolate Climax (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Half Baked (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Sweet & Sour (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Black Gold (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Celia (Short) (main and end title music)
 2012 Skyfall (conductor)
 2012 Ruth & Erica (TV Series) (main and end title music by - 13 episodes)
- January (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- December (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- November (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- October (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- September (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Georgia (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- Hello, I'm Sunshine (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Hello, I'm Victor (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Hello, I'm Davinia (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Vanessa & Jan (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 6 episodes)
- Pas De Deux (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Playing Ball (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Extreme Prejudice (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Low Hanging Fruit (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Rocket Scientist (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Rochelle (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 3 episodes)
- Cry for Me (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Aren't You Gorgeous (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- I'm a Pro (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
  The Newsroom (TV Series) (main title theme by - 8 episodes, 2012) (composer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Greater Fool (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- 5/1 (2012) ... (main title theme by)
- Bullies (2012) ... (main title theme by)
 2012 Jennifer (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Leslie (TV Mini Series short) (main and end title music by - 2 episodes)
- New York, 1995 Part II (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- New York, 1995 Part I (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Christine (TV Series short) (main and end title arrangement - 12 episodes)
- Butterflies (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Boy Magnet (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Roy (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Lyle (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Oz (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Dakota (TV Mini Series short) (main and end title arrangement - 3 episodes)
- Almost Up $6,640 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Down $1,170 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Down $770 (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Allison (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Denise (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2012 Blue (TV Series) (main and end title arrangement - 12 episodes)
- Give an Old Man a Break (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- You Lie to Me Too (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- Star Student (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- That's My Drug (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
- A Decent Girl (2012) ... (main and end title arrangement)
 2012 Jan (TV Series short) (main and end title music by - 15 episodes)
- Wine Bar (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Afterglow (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Trust (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Fight??? (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
- Cass (2012) ... (main and end title music by)
 2012 Serena (Short) (main and end title music by)
 2011 The Iron Lady (conductor)
 2011 The Help (conductor - uncredited) / (score producer - uncredited)
 2010/I The Debt (conductor)
 2009/I Brothers (conductor - uncredited) / (score producer - uncredited)
 2009 A Son's War (Short) (music consultant)
 2008 WALL·E (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited)
 2007 Foxed Out (Video documentary short) (composer: extract of American Beauty theme by)
 2006 Little Children (conductor)
 2006 Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: title theme)
 2002-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Ecotone (2005) ... (composer: title theme)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- The Silence (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
- The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) ... (composer: main title theme)
 2005 Cinderella Man (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: instrumental soloist - uncredited)
 2003-2004 Boston Public (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- Chapter Eighty-One (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Eighty (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Nine (2004) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Eight (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
- Chapter Seventy-Seven (2004) ... (composer: main theme)
 2002 3.z (TV Movie documentary) (composer: song "Any Other Name")
 2002 Road to Perdition (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: piano - uncredited)
 2002 Ice Age (musician: keyboard - uncredited)
 2002 The Salton Sea (conductor) / (musician: piano)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (composer: additional music)
 2001 Pasadena (TV Series) (composer: promotions)
 2000 Erin Brockovich (music mixer - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1999 The Green Mile (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1999 American Beauty (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: piano/saxophone - uncredited)
 1996 Marvin's Room (composer: unused music - uncredited)
 1996 American Buffalo (musician) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Up Close & Personal (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (composer: themes)
 1992 Scent of a Woman (conductor - uncredited)
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (conductor)
 1991 JFK (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1987 Less Than Zero (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Musician, Composer, "Tokyo 77", Audio CD, In Tone Music 2004, Improvised sound pieces with ensemble. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tom Newman

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Ann Marie Zirbes  (3 children)


Relatives:

Emil Newman (aunt or uncle) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I feel like I know how to write in a similar style to my dad, but I prefer a score like 'Unstrung Heroes' just because it gives me more of a unique voice. If I were to do a movie about space, I bet just by virtue of musical and dramatic expectations, I would have less of a chance to be original. Music can only follow the movie that it's in. Robert Altman's 'The Player' allowed me a high sense of ... See more »

Trivia:

Scored 2/5 of the Best Picture nominees in 1999: American Beauty (1999) and The Green Mile (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Tuned percussion (e.g. marimba, chimes) often plays a part in his scores, figuring especially prominently in American Beauty (1999). See more »

Nickname:

Tommy

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