Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)

Lowest Rated: 12% Mr. Baseball (1992)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1929

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA

His scores for "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "The Omen" (1976), "Star Trek, the Motion Picture" (1979), "Alien" (1979), and "Poltergeist" (1982) made him the king of science fiction and horror movie music, but veteran film composer Jerry Goldsmith had more to offer than mere thrills and chills. A one-time student of acclaimed composer Miklós Rózsa, Goldsmith channeled his passion for classical composition into his work on such prestige pictures as "Lonely Are the Brave" (1962), "Lilies of the Field" (1963), and "Patton" (1970), the latter of which garnered him one of many Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. During his journeyman years as an in-house composer for the Columbia Broadcasting System, Goldsmith was an indispensable component of such long-running television series as "Playhouse 90," "Dr. Kildare," "The Twilight Zone" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." but his stock in the film industry rose via his associations with such A-list directors as John Huston, Otto Preminger, John Sturges, and Franklin J. Schaffner. In the bell lap of his long and distinguished career, Goldsmith became the composer of choice for such new talents as Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante and Curtis Hanson, while his scoring for the revived "Star Trek" franchise won him a new generation of followers. Cut down by cancer in 2004, Goldsmith had long since attained enshrinement as a top-flight Hollywood composer, able to bridge the distant past and the unforeseeable future with an infectious measure of wonder and optimism.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
39% 49% Star Trek: Nemesis Composer $500K 2002
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Composer $118.5M 2002
52% 74% The Last Castle Original Music $18.2M 2001
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Original Music $74.1M 2001
27% 28% Hollow Man Music $73.2M 2000
16% 28% The Haunting Original Music $91.2M 1999
33% 66% The 13th Warrior Original Music $32.7M 1999
61% 75% The Mummy Original Music - 1999
28% 43% Deep Rising Original Music $11.2M 1998
48% 45% Small Soldiers Original Music $55.1M 1998
25% 53% U.S. Marshals Original Music $57.8M 1998
54% 44% Star Trek: Insurrection Original Music $70.2M 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Original Music $64.6M 1997
78% 66% Air Force One Original Music $172.7M 1997
64% 70% The Edge Original Music $27.8M 1997
18% 27% Chain Reaction Original Music $20.6M 1996
49% 75% The Ghost and the Darkness Original Music $38.6M 1996
65% 53% Executive Decision Original Music $55.7M 1996
56% 37% City Hall Original Music $20M 1996
92% 89% Star Trek: First Contact Original Music $92M 1996
27% 38% Dennis the Menace Original Music $50.2M 1993
57% 46% Malice Original Music $46M 1993
78% 90% Rudy Original Music $20.7M 1993
88% 71% Six Degrees of Separation Original Music $6.3M 1993
12% 41% Mr. Baseball Original Music $20.3M 1992
54% 63% Basic Instinct Original Music - 1992
20% 61% Sleeping With the Enemy Original Music $100.3M 1991
82% 78% Total Recall Original Music $117.8M 1990
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Original Music $40.5M 1990
21% 24% Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Original Music $52.1M 1989
40% 45% Rambo III Original Music $53.7M 1988
33% 27% Criminal Law Original Music $9.1M 1988
91% 88% Hoosiers Original Music $25.8M 1986
33% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Original Music $150.2M 1985
74% 66% Explorers Original Music - 1985
45% 32% Runaway Music - 1984
85% 78% Gremlins Original Music - 1984
85% 85% First Blood Music - 1982
86% 79% Poltergeist Original Music $121.8M 1982
93% 85% The Secret of NIMH Original Music - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Salamander Original Music - 1981
83% 56% Raggedy Man Original Music - 1981
56% 54% Outland Original Music - 1981
98% 94% Alien Original Music $81.1M 1979
40% 42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Original Music - 1979
85% 64% Magic Original Music - 1978
62% 57% Capricorn One Original Music - 1978
44% 49% Damien: Omen II Original Music - 1978
50% 60% MacArthur Original Music - 1977
30% 52% The Cassandra Crossing Original Music - 1977
86% 80% The Omen Original Music - 1976
No Score Yet 26% Take a Hard Ride Original Music - 1975
40% 41% Breakout Original Music - 1975
63% 70% The Wind and the Lion Original Music - 1975
99% 93% Chinatown Original Music - 1974
79% 90% Papillon Original Music - 1973
77% 53% Escape From the Planet of the Apes Original Music - 1971
93% 82% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Original Music - 1970
94% 93% Patton Original Music - 1970
70% 71% Rio Lobo Original Music - 1970
43% 39% The Illustrated Man Original Music - 1969
100% 46% The Detective Original Music - 1968
86% 87% Planet of the Apes Original Music - 1968
No Score Yet 22% Warning Shot Original Music - 1967
89% 87% Seconds Original Music - 1966
No Score Yet 41% Stagecoach Original Music - 1966
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Original Music - 1966
No Score Yet 76% The Blue Max Original Music - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prologue: The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint Music - 1965
75% 71% Morituri Original Music - 1965
50% 44% The Satan Bug Original Music - 1965
43% 52% Rio Conchos Original Music - 1964
40% 62% Fate Is the Hunter Original Music - 1964
91% 89% Seven Days in May Original Music - 1964
67% 68% The List of Adrian Messenger Original Music - 1963
No Score Yet 43% The Stripper Original Music - 1963
No Score Yet 67% Take Her, She's Mine Original Music - 1963
93% 85% Lonely Are the Brave Original Music - 1962
60% No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Original Music - 1960

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