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Michael Kamen (1948–2003)


Michael Kamen was born on April 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Arnold Kamen. He is known for his work on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Don Juan DeMarco (1994) and X-Men (2000). He was married to Sandra Keenan. He died on November 18, 2003 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 55) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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(1991)
Don Juan DeMarco Music Department
(1994)
X-Men Music Department
(2000)
Lethal Weapon Music Department
(1987)

Filmography

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 2019-2020 Cine Chalom (TV Mini Series) (music by - 2 episodes)
 2018 BaseBoys (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Vi har en vild plan! (2018) ... (music)
 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard (composer: theme music)
 2012 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Forsvaret (2012) ... (music)
 2007 Ultrasordine (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard (composer: original themes)
 2004 First Daughter (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 2003 Concert for George (Video documentary) (conductor: orchestra) / (music arranger)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (composer: additional music)
 2003 Open Range (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) (conductor/orchestrator - 10 episodes)
- Points (2001) ... (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
- Why We Fight (2001) ... (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
- Bastogne (2001) ... (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (composer: unsued score)
 2000 X-Men (conductor) / (music score producer) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Frequency (conductor) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (orchestrator)
 2000 Metallica: S&M (TV Special documentary) (arranger) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 The Iron Giant (conductor) / (music score producer) / (orchestrations)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (conductor) / (musician: oboe solo) / (orchestrator)
 1998 The Avengers (composer: unused score)
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4 (conductor) / (music score producer) / (orchestrator)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (composer: main title theme)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (composer: main title theme)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (composer: main title theme)
 1997 Event Horizon (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Inventing the Abbotts (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1996 101 Dalmatians (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (executive music producer)
 1996 Jack (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Mr. Holland's Opus (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Fair Game (composer: unused music)
 1995 Assassins (composer: unused music)
 1995 Strange Days (composer: unused music)
 1995 Circle of Friends (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (music producer)
 1994 Free Willy (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- Ghost Ship (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Treasure of Misty Cove (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Catch (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Hope (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Shark Masters (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 1993 The Three Musketeers (conductor) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 1993 X-Men: The Animated Series (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 (1993) ... (composer: title theme)
 1993 Last Action Hero (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: oboe, keyboards - uncredited)
 1992 Love & Life (composer: additional music)
 1992 Blue Ice (orchestrator)
 1992 Sting Feat. Eric Clapton: It's Probably Me (Music Video) (songwriter)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1992 Shining Through (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1991 Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1991 Company Business (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (orchestra conductor)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (orchestrator)
 1990 Die Hard 2 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 The Krays (music producer)
 1989 Gladys Knight: Licence to Kill (Music Video) (orchestrator)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: kurzweil, synthesizers - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1989 Licence to Kill (conductor)
 1989 Renegades (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Road House (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1989 Dead Bang (composer: additional music) / (conductor: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator: additional music - uncredited)
 1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (conductor) / (music producer) / (musician: keyboards, oboe - uncredited) / (orchestrations)
 1988 Homeboy (music performer)
 1988 Die Hard (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1988 Crusoe (conductor: National Philharmonic Orchestra)
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1987 Lethal Weapon (music producer) / (musician) / (orchestra arranger) / (orchestra conductor)
  Amazing Stories (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1986) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 1986)
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1986 Highlander (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1985 Lifeforce (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1985 Brazil (arranger - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1984 Roger Waters: 5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes) (Music Video) (music producer)
 1984 Roger Waters: 4:41AM (Sexual Revolution) (Music Video) (music producer)
 1984 David Gilmour: Blue Light (Music Video) (conductor: orchestral arrangement)
 1983 The Dead Zone (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1983 Angelo My Love (musical director)
 1983 Pink Floyd: The Final Cut (Video short) (conductor)
 1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1982 Traveling Hopefully (Documentary) (conductor)
 1981 Venom (conductor)
 1981 Polyester (musician: keyboards and oboe)
 1977 Stunts (conductor)
 1976 The Next Man (conductor) / (music coordinator) / (orchestrator)
 1973 Godspell (musician: synthesizer "Alas for You" - uncredited)
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Unused score: Assassins (1995). Only did demos; no actual score for use in the final film was recorded. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Spouse:

Sandra Keenan  (his death)  (2 children)
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Children: daughters Sasha Kamen and Zoe Kamen. See more »

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