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Bill Conti

Highest Rated: 100% The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971)

Lowest Rated: 11% Bushwhacked (1995)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1942

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

While Bill Conti may forever be associated with the rousing, infectious music he composed for the series of "Rocky" films, he has also proved the scores for countless TV programs and films. As a child in Rhode Island, he learned to play the piano from his father. By the time the family relocated to Miami, Conti was the front man for his own jazz band. After receiving degrees in music from Louisiana State and Juilliard, he moved to Italy to study opera composition. During his stay in Rome, he began to provide music for films such as "Candidate per un Assassino/Candidate for a Killing." At the 1971 Venice Film Festival, Conti met director Paul Mazursky who hired the musician to supervise the score of "Blume in Love" (1973). The two collaborated further on "Harry and Tonto" (1974) and "Next Stop, Greenwich Village" (1975). But it was his music for the Oscar-winning sleeper hit "Rocky" (1976), especially the Academy Award-nominated theme "Gonna Fly Now," that established Conti as an in-demand composer. He went on to score several films directed and/or starring Sylvester Stallone (including the "Rocky" sequels) as well as several for "Rocky" director John G Avildsen (most notably "The Karate Kid" films).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% 70% The Perfect Game Original Music $1.1M 2008
77% 76% Rocky Balboa Original Music $70.3M 2006
70% 77% The Thomas Crown Affair Music $69.3M 1999
83% 67% Winchell Original Music - 1998
11% 37% Bushwhacked Original Music $6.9M 1995
22% 22% The Scout Original Music $2.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellowstone Original Music - 1994
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Original Music $23.8M 1993
35% 52% Rookie of the Year Original Music $53.1M 1993
77% 70% Grand Canyon Original Music $32.3M 1991
31% 31% Rocky V Original Music $40.1M 1990
No Score Yet 50% Backstreet Dreams Original Music - 1990
23% 50% Lock Up Music $20.3M 1989
62% 93% The Big Blue Original Music $2.9M 1988
42% 52% Betrayed Original Music $24.6M 1988
55% 53% A Prayer for the Dying Music $1.4M 1987
98% 79% Broadcast News Original Music $49.2M 1987
17% 40% Masters of the Universe Original Music $16.3M 1987
76% 62% Baby Boom Original Music $25.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love N.Y. Original Music - 1987
45% 51% The Karate Kid Part II Original Music $112.1M 1986
88% 53% F/X Original Music $19.9M 1986
No Score Yet 62% Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic Original Music - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets Original Music - 1984
No Score Yet 70% The Bear Original Music - 1984
33% 46% Unfaithfully Yours Original Music - 1984
89% 82% The Karate Kid Original Music - 1984
89% 81% Bad Boys Original Music - 1983
96% 90% The Right Stuff Original Music - 1983
63% 74% Rocky III Original Music - 1982
71% 64% For Your Eyes Only Original Music - 1981
No Score Yet 70% Dreamer Original Music - 1979
71% 82% Rocky II Original Music - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Joe Shannon Original Music - 1978
40% 43% Paradise Alley Original Music - 1978
100% 67% Citizens Band Music - 1977
94% 69% Rocky Original Music - 1976
100% 79% The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Original Music $753.7K 1971

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