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      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
      97% 76% The Banshees of Inisherin Original Music $9.8M 2022
      88% 59% Catherine Called Birdy Original Music - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finestkind Original Music - 2022
      93% 74% The Tragedy of Macbeth Original Music - 2021
      63% 85% The Good Liar Original Music $17.1M 2019
      88% 67% Missing Link Original Music $16.6M 2019
      89% 78% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Original Music - 2018
      90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Original Music $54.1M 2017
      68% 55% Wonderstruck Original Music $1.0M 2017
      64% 71% Goodbye Christopher Robin Original Music $1.7M 2017
      81% 82% The Founder Original Music $12.8M 2016
      86% 44% Hail, Caesar! Original Music $30.0M 2016
      63% 66% The Finest Hours Original Music $27.6M 2016
      83% 47% The Family Fang Original Music $240.1K 2015
      91% 71% Anomalisa Original Music $3.4M 2015
      94% 74% Carol Original Music $12.7M 2015
      61% 59% Legend Original Music $1.9M 2015
      88% 70% Mr. Holmes Original Music $17.7M 2015
      35% 36% The Fifth Estate Original Music $3.3M 2013
      83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Original Music $15.0M 2012
      49% 70% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Original Music $292.3M 2012
      25% 60% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Original Music $281.3M 2011
      95% 85% True Grit Original Music $171.0M 2010
      63% 58% Howl Original Music $617.3K 2010
      66% 85% The Blind Side Original Music $256.0M 2009
      73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Original Music $77.2M 2009
      89% 68% A Serious Man Original Music $9.2M 2009
      49% 72% Twilight Original Music $191.4M 2008
      78% 65% Burn After Reading Original Music $60.3M 2008
      84% 87% In Bruges Original Music $7.8M 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
      91% 85% Adaptation Original Music $22.2M 2002
      51% 36% Simone Original Music $9.7M 2002
      71% 33% Searching for Paradise Original Music - 2002
      84% 70% The Rookie Original Music - 2002
      81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Original Music $7.5M 2001
      59% 79% A Knight's Tale Original Music $56.1M 2001
      58% 46% Hamlet Original Music $1.6M 2000
      74% 84% Before Night Falls Original Music $4.2M 2000
      79% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Additional Music $45.5M 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
      21% 46% The General's Daughter Original Music $102.7M 1999
      94% 87% Being John Malkovich Original Music $22.9M 1999
      94% 77% Three Kings Original Music $60.7M 1999
      37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Original Music $8.9M 1999
      48% 43% The Corruptor Original Music $15.2M 1999
      96% 83% Gods and Monsters Original Music $6.4M 1998
      54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Original Music $163.8K 1998
      60% 80% Velvet Goldmine Original Music $1.0M 1998
      89% 81% The Spanish Prisoner Original Music $9.6K 1998
      79% 93% The Big Lebowski Original Music $17.4M 1998
      57% 64% Conspiracy Theory Original Music $76.1M 1997
      24% 51% The Jackal Original Music $54.9M 1997
      45% 63% Fear Original Music $20.5M 1996
      97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Original Music $1.4M 1996
      19% 42% Joe's Apartment Original Music $4.6M 1996
      94% 92% Fargo Original Music $24.5M 1996
      61% 70% A Goofy Movie Original Music $35.3M 1995
      40% 39% Two Bits Original Music $11.6K 1995
      60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Original Music $2.1M 1994
      60% 63% Wayne's World 2 Original Music $46.2M 1993
      36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Original Music $14.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 68% Scorchers Original Music - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Transeltown Unknown (Character) - 1992
      89% 89% Barton Fink Original Music $5.7M 1991
      93% 90% Miller's Crossing Original Music $4.7M 1990
      20% 20% Checking Out Original Music $12.7K 1989
      90% 85% Raising Arizona Original Music $21.1M 1987
      93% 88% Blood Simple Original Music $1.7M 1984