Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cookie (1989)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1955

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A member of the famed Newman dynasty of Hollywood composers and industry players, Thomas Newman provided memorable scores for several of the greatest films of his era. While early compositions for such 1980s offerings as "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) and "The Lost Boys" (1987) relied heavily on electronics, Newman's later efforts on projects like "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) embraced a more traditional, orchestral sound. Work with frequent collaborator, director Sam Mendes, on the dysfunctional family drama "American Beauty" (1999) earned him widespread critical praise. Though he dealt primarily with film, Newman often intermixed feature work like the score to director Steven Soderbergh's "Erin Brockovich" (2000) with crafting music for such highly regarded television programs as "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Other highlights of an already admirable career included the compositions for Mendes' gangster drama "Road to Perdition" (2002) and two of Pixar's most beloved animated features, "Finding Nemo" (2004) and "WALL-E" (2008). Another partnership with Mendes on the 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall" (2012) once again garnered the composer industry-wide accolades for his stirring score. Newman's signature sound brought together the past, present and future of film composition, gradually securing his status as one of Hollywood's most accomplished and innovative composers.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet White Bird: A Wonder Story Original Music - 2023
77% 89% Dog Original Music $61.8M 2022
44% 67% The Little Things Original Music $14.7M 2021
87% 50% Let Them All Talk Original Music - 2020
88% 88% 1917 Original Music $159.2M 2019
51% 71% Tolkien Original Music $4.5M 2019
58% 73% The Highwaymen Original Music - 2019
77% 72% Thank You for Your Service Original Music $9.4M 2017
66% 68% Victoria & Abdul Original Music $22.2M 2017
30% 63% Passengers Original Music $100.0M 2016
94% 84% Finding Dory Original Music $486.2M 2016
63% 61% Spectre Original Music $200.1M 2015
91% 87% Bridge of Spies Original Music $72.3M 2015
72% 72% He Named Me Malala Original Music $2.6M 2015
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Original Music $33.0M 2015
49% 72% The Judge Original Music $2.7M 2014
80% 68% Get On Up Original Music $30.5M 2014
79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Original Music $83.3M 2013
81% 70% Side Effects Original Music $32.2M 2013
92% 86% Skyfall Original Music $304.4M 2012
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Original Music $46.4M 2011
52% 51% The Iron Lady Original Music $30.0M 2011
76% 89% The Help Original Music $169.7M 2011
71% 67% The Adjustment Bureau Original Music $62.5M 2011
77% 66% The Debt Original Music $31.1M 2010
64% 62% Brothers Original Music $28.5M 2009
67% 71% Revolutionary Road Original Music $22.9M 2008
49% 58% Towelhead Original Music $371.4K 2007
34% 33% The Good German Original Music $1.3M 2006
80% 82% Little Children Original Music $5.5M 2006
61% 68% Jarhead Original Music $62.6M 2005
80% 91% Cinderella Man Original Music $61.6M 2005
72% 63% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Original Music $118.6M 2004
99% 86% Finding Nemo Music - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Nemo Music - 2003
69% 81% White Oleander Music $16.3M 2002
81% 86% Road to Perdition Original Music $104.1M 2002
93% 81% In the Bedroom Original Music $35.9M 2001
39% 77% Pay It Forward Original Music $33.5M 2000
85% 81% Erin Brockovich Original Music $125.5M 2000
79% 94% The Green Mile Original Music $136.8M 1999
87% 93% American Beauty Original Music $130.1M 1999
44% 81% Meet Joe Black Original Music $44.6M 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Original Music $75.4M 1998
30% 48% Red Corner Original Music $22.4M 1997
36% 42% Mad City Original Music $10.6M 1997
67% 65% Oscar and Lucinda Original Music $1.6M 1997
49% 59% Phenomenon Original Music $104.6M 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Original Music $51.1M 1996
74% 46% American Buffalo Original Music $632.1K 1996
88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Original Music $20.2M 1996
75% 61% Unstrung Heroes Original Music $7.9M 1995
93% 84% Little Women Original Music $48.8M 1994
91% 98% The Shawshank Redemption Original Music $27.3M 1994
21% 24% The Flintstones Original Music $130.5M 1994
98% 84% The Player Original Music $21.7M 1992
No Score Yet 66% Citizen Cohn Original Music - 1992
89% 92% Scent of a Woman Original Music $62.1M 1992
67% 62% The Rapture Original Music and Songs $1.3M 1991
13% 38% Cookie Original Music $1.4M 1989
77% 85% The Lost Boys Original Music $31.7M 1987
50% 63% Less Than Zero Original Music $10.8M 1987
27% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Original Music $24.5M 1986
76% 83% Real Genius Original Music $130.8K 1985
71% 73% Revenge of the Nerds Original Music - 1984