Tyler Bates

Tyler Bates

Highest Rated: 95% X (2022)

Lowest Rated: 3% Half Past Dead (2002)

Birthday: Jun 5, 1965

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Tyler Bates is a prolific film composer best known for his score to the Zack Snyder-directed action hit "300," which engendered some unwelcome publicity in the form of a plagiarism scandal. Bates, a Los Angeles native, began his professional career in the early 1990s, scoring low-budget thrillers and science-fiction films with titles like "Tammy and the T-Rex." During this period, he also performed as half of an alternative rock duo, Pet, with singer-songwriter Lisa Papineau, releasing a sole album on Atlantic Records in 1996. Moving full-time into film scoring, Bates continued working in low-budget and direct-to-video films before eventually rising to higher-profile films like "Baadasssss!," Mario Van Peebles's affectionate biopic of his father, independent filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, and a remake of George A. Romero's classic 1970s zombie flick "Dawn of the Dead." The director on the latter film was a young filmmaker named Zack Snyder, who worked again with Bates on his next two films, the graphic novel adaptations "300" and "Watchmen." The first of those films was at the center of a brief scandal when it was revealed that Bates had plagiarized several music cues in his score from Elliot Goldenthal's score for Julie Taymor's experimental Shakespeare adaptation, "Titus"; Warner Brothers Studios took the unusual step of acknowledging and apologizing for the intellectual property theft on its website. Bates has also worked closely with musician-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie, scoring all Zombie's films including his reboot of the slasher-flick staple "Halloween" and its sequel.

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95% 75% X Original Music $11.6M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Primal: Tales of Savagery Original Music - 2019
67% 88% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Original Music $173.8M 2019
89% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum Original Music $171.0M 2019
57% 55% Once Upon a Deadpool Original Music $322.5M 2018
49% 56% The Spy Who Dumped Me Original Music $33.5M 2018
84% 85% Deadpool 2 Original Music $324.3M 2018
79% 64% Atomic Blonde Original Music $51.5M 2017
85% 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Original Music $389.8M 2017
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 Original Music $92.0M 2017
86% 81% John Wick Original Music $43.0M 2014
92% 92% Guardians of the Galaxy Original Music $333.7M 2014
63% 47% The Sacrament Original Music $9.0K 2013
80% 61% Killer Joe Original Music $2.0M 2011
12% 25% The Darkest Hour Original Music $21.4M 2011
25% 30% Conan the Barbarian Original Music $21.3M 2011
22% 47% Sucker Punch Original Music $36.4M 2011
49% 56% Super Original Music $322.2K 2010
83% 83% The Way Original Music $44.7K 2010
22% 44% Halloween II Original Music $33.4M 2009
65% 71% Watchmen Original Music $107.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter Music - 2009
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Original Music $79.4M 2008
13% 22% Day of the Dead Original Music - 2008
51% 44% Doomsday Original Music $11.0M 2008
28% 59% Halloween Original Music $58.3M 2007
61% 89% 300 Original Music $210.6M 2006
9% 50% See No Evil Original Music $15.0M 2006
87% 63% Slither Original Music $7.8M 2006
55% 78% The Devil's Rejects Original Music $16.9M 2005
91% 84% Baadasssss! Original Music $365.2K 2003
47% 46% City of Ghosts Original Music $325.5K 2002
No Score Yet 81% Lone Star State of Mind Original Music - 2002
3% 37% Half Past Dead Original Music $15.4M 2002
10% 35% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Original Music $32.3M 2001
27% 72% Kingdom Come Original Music $23.2M 2001
14% 31% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Original Music - 2000
11% 28% Get Carter Original Music $15.0M 2000
No Score Yet 43% The Last Time I Committed Suicide Original Music $12.8K 1997
11% 40% The Crow: City of Angels Original Music $17.9M 1996