Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat

Highest Rated: 97% Read My Lips (2001)

Lowest Rated: 9% Bad Genres (2001)

Birthday: Aug 23, 1961

Birthplace: Paris, France

Influenced by his classical European training and his passion for Hollywood movie scores, Alexandre Desplat rose to the most elite ranks of film composers. Dividing his time between A-list American and smaller European film projects, Desplat quietly became one of Hollywood's most prolific and decorated composers. Famed for his understated Gallic sensibility and deep reading of both character and theme which colored all his compositions, Desplat's music increased the richness and complexity of the films he scored rather than dominating them. His professional collaboration with the French director Jacques Audiard - including "Un héros très discret" ("A Self Made Hero") (1997), "Sur mes lèvres" ("Read My Lips") (2001), and "De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté" ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped") (2005) - brought him to international attention, and he broke into English-speaking film with his score for "Girl With a Pearl Earring" (2003). Showered with nominations and awards, he amassed an enviable filmography including among others, "The Painted Veil" (2006), "The Queen" (2006), "Lust, Caution" (2007), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009), "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009), "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010) and "The King's Speech" (2010). Lyrical, restrained and capable of wringing depths of emotion from every note, Desplat's music provided the filmgoing soundtrack for audiences worldwide, revealing his extensive range and showcasing a unique musical voice.

Highest rated movies

The Monuments Men

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Pinocchio Original Music - 2022
85% 92% The Outfit Original Music $3.3M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asteroid City Original Music - 2022
68% No Score Yet Final Cut Original Music - 2022
83% No Score Yet Tirailleurs Original Music - 2022
47% 89% Eiffel Original Music - 2021
75% 76% The French Dispatch Original Music $16.1M 2021
49% 26% The Midnight Sky Original Music - 2020
95% 92% Little Women Original Music $108.1M 2019
60% 90% The Secret Life of Pets 2 Original Music $158.2M 2019
50% 86% Adults in the Room Music - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Pets 2 Original Music - 2019
69% 56% The Command Original Music - 2018
87% 68% The Sisters Brothers Original Music $3.1M 2018
61% 64% Operation Finale Original Music $17.6M 2018
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Original Music $31.9M 2018
95% 67% 12 Days Original Music - 2017
92% 72% The Shape of Water Original Music $63.3M 2017
28% 26% Suburbicon Original Music $5.7M 2017
48% 53% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Original Music $40.4M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Endangered Species Original Music - 2017
63% 52% The Odyssey Original Music - 2016
91% 83% Score: A Film Music Documentary Self $97.3K 2016
92% 66% Heal the Living Original Music $3.2K 2016
59% 52% Alone in Berlin Original Music - 2016
62% 61% The Light Between Oceans Original Music $12.5M 2016
88% 68% Florence Foster Jenkins Original Music $27.4M 2016
72% 62% The Secret Life of Pets Original Music $368.3M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Pets Original Music - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet France Music - 2016
No Score Yet 71% Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad Original Music - 2015
83% 56% Tale of Tales Original Music $92.1K 2015
66% 72% The Danish Girl Original Music $11.1M 2015
28% 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine Original Music - 2015
73% 68% Suffragette Original Music $4.7M 2015
76% 69% Suite Française Original Music - 2014
90% 91% The Imitation Game Original Music $91.1M 2014
52% 70% Unbroken Original Music $115.6M 2014
76% 66% Godzilla Original Music $200.7M 2014
92% 86% The Grand Budapest Hotel Original Music $59.1M 2014
31% 44% The Monuments Men Emile (Character),
Original Music
$78.0M 2014
No Score Yet 60% Zulu Original Music - 2013
88% 72% Venus in Fur Original Music $342.2K 2013
50% 56% Marius Original Music - 2013
56% 52% Fanny Original Music - 2013
91% 89% Philomena Original Music $37.7M 2013
83% 65% My Way Original Music - 2012
71% 53% Renoir Original Music $2.3M 2012
80% 69% Reality Original Music - 2012
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty Original Music $95.7M 2012
82% 80% Rust and Bone Original Music $2.1M 2012
74% 80% Rise of the Guardians Original Music $103.4M 2012
96% 90% Argo Original Music $136.0M 2012
93% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Original Music $45.5M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rise of the Guardians Original Music - 2012
91% 75% Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir Original Music - 2011
88% 74% The Well Digger's Daughter Original Music $385.4K 2011
45% 61% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Original Music $31.8M 2011
70% 66% Carnage Original Music $2.5M 2011
83% 73% The Ides of March Original Music $41.0M 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Original Music $381.0M 2011
85% 79% A Better Life Original Music $1.8M 2011
84% 60% The Tree of Life Original Music $13.3M 2011
94% 92% The King's Speech Original Music $138.8M 2010
64% 42% Tamara Drewe Original Music $560.1K 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Original Music $295.0M 2010
88% 68% The Army of Crime Original Music $35.4K 2009
96% 89% A Prophet Original Music $2.1M 2009
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Original Music $21.0M 2009
29% 61% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Original Music $296.6M 2009
64% 57% Coco Before Chanel Original Music $6.1M 2009
78% 70% Julie & Julia Original Music $94.1M 2009
50% 39% Chéri Original Music $2.7M 2009
53% 49% Largo Winch Original Music $7.6K 2008
71% 80% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Original Music $127.5M 2008
43% 51% The Golden Compass Original Music $70.1M 2007
39% 55% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Original Music $32.1M 2007
72% 84% Lust, Caution Original Music $4.6M 2007
94% 53% The Singer Original Music - 2006
70% 68% The Valet Original Music $2.3M 2006
74% 85% The Painted Veil Original Music $8.0M 2006
57% 53% Lies & Alibis Original Music - 2006
97% 76% The Queen Original Music $56.4M 2006
18% 37% Firewall Original Music $48.7M 2006
44% 57% Casanova Original Music $11.3M 2005
86% 84% The Beat That My Heart Skipped Original Music $1.0M 2005
74% 63% The Upside of Anger Original Music $18.8M 2005
35% 62% Hostage Original Music $34.6M 2005
39% 43% Birth Original Music $5.0M 2004
No Score Yet 49% Laughter and Punishment Original Music - 2003
9% 67% Bad Genres Original Music - 2001
97% 82% Read My Lips Original Music $1.4M 2001
No Score Yet 58% Doors of Glory Original Music - 2001
57% 70% The Luzhin Defence Original Music $1.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazon Original Music - 2000
No Score Yet 31% Half a Chance Original Music - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death in Therapy Music - 1996
67% 79% A Self-Made Hero Original Music $119.5K 1996
No Score Yet 58% Love Etc. Original Music $6.4K 1996
No Score Yet 68% See How They Fall Music - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Milles: The Train of Liberty Music - 1994