Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell

Highest Rated: 97% The Celluloid Closet (1996)

Lowest Rated: 14% Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1955

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though known primarily as the one-and-only composer to have worked with Joel and Ethan Coen, Carter Burwell amassed an impressive resume that included some of Hollywood's biggest films of the 1990s and 2000s. After launching his career with the haunting score for "Blood Simple" (1984) and the loopy banjo-laced compositions for "Raising Arizona" (1987), Burwell wrote music for a wide and varied slate of films that included everything from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992) and "Wayne's World 2" (1993) to "Conspiracy Theory" (1997) and "In Bruges" (2008). Though in demand by Hollywood studios, Burwell and his quirky sensibilities fit best with directors like the Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze. From Norwegian folk songs in "Fargo" (1996) to the off-kilter tones of "Being John Malkovich" (1999) to fusing Beethoven sonatas with his own piano work in "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2002), Burwell often delivered his finest work for the Coens and Jonze. But while the directors earned numerous awards and critical acclaim, Burwell was typically left uncounted when nominations came rolling in. That all changed in 2009 when he finally received the recognition he deserved by way of his first Golden Globe nomination for his music in "Where the Wild Things Are" (2009), which seemed to promise greater things to come.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 67% Missing Link Original Music $16.6M 2019
63% 85% The Good Liar Original Music $17.1M 2019
90% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Original Music - 2018
68% 55% Wonderstruck Original Music $1M 2017
63% 71% Goodbye Christopher Robin Original Music $1.7M 2017
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Original Music $54.1M 2017
85% 44% Hail, Caesar! Original Music $30M 2016
63% 66% The Finest Hours Original Music $27.6M 2016
80% 82% The Founder Original Music $12.8M 2016
61% 59% Legend Original Music $1.9M 2015
88% 70% Mr. Holmes Original Music $17.7M 2015
94% 74% Carol Original Music $12.7M 2015
92% 71% Anomalisa Original Music $3.4M 2015
83% 47% The Family Fang Original Music $240.1K 2015
36% 36% The Fifth Estate Original Music $3.3M 2013
49% 70% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Original Music $292.3M 2012
83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Original Music $15M 2012
25% 60% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Original Music $281.3M 2011
63% 58% Howl Original Music $617.3K 2010
96% 85% True Grit Original Music $171M 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Original Music $77.2M 2009
66% 85% The Blind Side Original Music $256M 2009
90% 68% A Serious Man Original Music $9.2M 2009
84% 87% In Bruges Original Music $7.8M 2008
49% 73% Twilight Original Music $191.4M 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Original Music $60.3M 2008
93% 86% No Country for Old Men Original Music $74.3M 2007
88% 71% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Original Music $7.1M 2007
86% 58% The Hoax Original Music $7.1M 2006
32% 63% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Original Music $220.9K 2006
82% 91% Serenity Original Music $25.3M 2005
29% 45% The Alamo Original Music $22.4M 2004
75% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Music $35.1M 2003
No Score Yet 33% Searching for Paradise Original Music - 2002
50% 35% Simone Composer $9.7M 2002
84% 70% The Rookie Original Music - 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Original Music $22.2M 2002
59% 79% A Knight's Tale Original Music $56.1M 2001
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Original Music $7.5M 2001
59% 46% Hamlet Original Music $1.6M 2000
77% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Additional Music $45.5M 2000
73% 84% Before Night Falls Original Music $4.2M 2000
14% 18% Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Original Music $26.4M 2000
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Original Music $6.3M 2000
48% 43% The Corruptor Original Music $15.2M 1999
93% 87% Being John Malkovich Original Music $22.9M 1999
94% 77% Three Kings Original Music $60.7M 1999
21% 46% The General's Daughter Original Music $102.7M 1999
37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Original Music $8.9M 1999
89% 80% The Spanish Prisoner Original Music $9.6K 1998
95% 83% Gods and Monsters Original Music $6.4M 1998
83% 93% The Big Lebowski Original Music $17.4M 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Original Music $163.8K 1998
57% 80% Velvet Goldmine Original Music $1M 1998
23% 52% The Jackal Original Music $54.9M 1997
57% 64% Conspiracy Theory Original Music $76.1M 1997
97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Original Music $1.4M 1996
46% 63% Fear Original Music $20.5M 1996
94% 93% Fargo Original Music $24.5M 1996
19% 42% Joe's Apartment Original Music $4.6M 1996
58% 70% A Goofy Movie Original Music $35.3M 1995
40% 39% Two Bits Original Music $11.6K 1995
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Original Music $2.1M 1994
60% 63% Wayne's World 2 Original Music $46.2M 1993
35% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Original Music $14.1M 1992
90% 89% Barton Fink Original Music $5.7M 1991
92% 90% Miller's Crossing Original Music $4.7M 1990
20% 18% Checking Out Original Music $12.7K 1989
91% 85% Raising Arizona Original Music $21.1M 1987
94% 88% Blood Simple Original Music $1.7M 1984

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