David Mansfield

David Mansfield

Highest Rated: 100% Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (2019)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Guitar (2008)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1956

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Born into a family of classical musicians, the guitarist David Mansfield formed the band Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends when he was 16 years old. Two years later, he was touring the country with the legendary Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue; he even appeared in the little-seen "Renaldo and Clara," a cinéma vérité movie that Dylan made at the time. When that wrapped, Mansfield founded the Alpha Band with T-Bone Burnett and Steven Soles. Unfortunately, his debut as a film composer was not quite so auspicious. He wrote the music for Michael Cimino's notorious "Heaven's Gate" and even received a sarcastic Razzie award for his efforts. They worked together again--less infamously--on "Year of the Dragon," with Mickey Rourke, and on the adaptation of Mario Puzo's "The Sicilian," starring Christopher Lambert. Mansfield reconnected with his rustic roots, however, on projects like "Miss Firecracker," set in Mississippi, and Robert Duvall's pet project, "The Apostle." Mansfield also wrote music for a movie about music, "Songcatcher," and has worked extensively on TV: for a Michael Dinner episode of "Tales from the Crypt," the presidential biopic "Truman," again with Duvall in "Broken Trail," and an adaptation of Tennessee Williams's sweltering "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. His music has been put to use in quirky indies as well, like the LGBT drama "Transamerica."

Highest rated movies

Renaldo and Clara



100% No Score Yet Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Original Music - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil Between the Legs Music - 2019
89% 100% Left on Purpose Original Music - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet 44% The Last Keepers Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Killer Original Music - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reasons of the Heart Original Music - 2011
33% 55% The Guitar Original Music - 2008
50% 44% Then She Found Me Original Music $3.7M 2007
70% 57% Diggers Original Music - 2006
90% 59% Stephanie Daley Original Music $25.1K 2006
44% 65% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Original Music $69.6M 2002
74% 78% Songcatcher Original Music $3.1M 2001
No Score Yet 56% What Makes a Family Original Music - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Original Music - 2000
No Score Yet 62% No One Writes to the Colonel Original Music - 1999
No Score Yet 83% Floating Original Music $5.7K 1999
82% 65% Tumbleweeds Original Music $1.3M 1999
No Score Yet 53% Outrage Original Music - 1998
90% 79% The Apostle Original Music $20.8M 1998
80% 80% Deep Crimson Original Music $3.1K 1996
No Score Yet 62% David's Mother Original Music - 1994
36% 23% Desperate Hours Original Music $2.6M 1990
75% 51% Miss Firecracker Original Music $646.9K 1989
59% 54% Heaven's Gate Original Music - 1980
38% 67% Renaldo and Clara The Son (Character) - 1978