Elliot Goldenthal


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Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. Young Goldenthal was fond of music and theatre, he ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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(2001)
Demolition Man Music Department
(1993)
Frida Music Department
(2002)
Across the Universe Music Department
(2007)

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 2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (Documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2010/I The Tempest (music producer) / (musician: keyboards) / (orchestrator)
 2009 Public Enemies (orchestrator)
 2007 Across the Universe (additional musician) / (music producer) / (orchestrator) / (songs producer)
 2003 S.W.A.T. (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 2002 The Good Thief (orchestrator)
 2002 Frida (musican: piano - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Ultraviolet (TV Movie) (composer: stock music; from "Heat")
 2000 Por un beso (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Por un beso (2000) ... (composer: additional music)
 1999 Titus (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 1999 In Dreams (music co-producer) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Sphere (music score producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1997 The Butcher Boy (orchestrator)
 1996 The West (TV Series documentary) (additional music - 1 episode)
- The Geography of Hope (1996) ... (additional music)
 1996 Michael Collins (orchestrator)
 1996 A Time to Kill (orchestrator)
 1995 Heat (orchestrator)
 1995 Voices (orchestrator)
 1995 Batman Forever (orchestrator)
 1994 Cobb (musician: piano - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Golden Gate (orchestrator)
 1993 Demolition Man (orchestrator)
 1992 Alien³ (orchestrator)
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (musican: keyboards - uncredited)
 1989 Pet Sematary (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1986 The Tempest (Video) (music by)
 1980 Blank Generation (conductor: The Kramden Chamber Orchestra)
 1979 Cocaine Cowboys (score arranger)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Shadow Play Scherzo" (1988) (commissioned by ASCAP in honor of Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday) See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Was nearly killed on December 13, 2005 in an accident in his home. While leaning back in a chair at his kitchen table, he fell, smashing the back of his head on the floor and causing a double hematoma. He spent months in therapy regaining the ability to speak. See more »

Trademark:

Atonal and brutal in his action music, sometimes in underscore. Tends to use very fast French horn bending tones/whining.

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Taurus

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