Thomas Newman.

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Biographie.

Thomas Newman, compositeur de bandes originales de films, est né le 20 octobre 1955 aux Etats-Unis. Issu d’une famille de célèbres musiciens (il est le cousin de Randy Newman, son père a remporté 9 Oscars et fut nommé 45 fois directeur musical de la 20th Century Fox, son oncle était chef d’orchestre et son frère compositeur), il suit tout naturellement la même voie que ses proches et obtient un diplôme en musique à l’Université de Yale.

Thomas Newman commence par jouer au clavier dans divers groupes, mais sa carrière est lancée lorsque John Williams lui confie l’orchestration de l’un des morceaux de Star Wars VI, qui n’est autre que celui accompagnant la mort de Dark Vador, puis lorsqu’il se voit remettre la supervision de la musique de Reckless.

Parmi ses compositions les plus célèbres, on peut retenir L’homme qui murmurait à l’oreille des chevaux, American Beauty, La Ligne Verte, la série Six feet Under ou encore Jarhead, la fin de l’innocence.

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BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Newman, a film score composer, was born on October 20th, 1955 in the United States. Born into a family of famous musicians (he is Randy Newman’s cousin, his father won 9 Academy Awards and was appointed Head of Music at 20th Century Fox 45 times, his uncle was a conductor and his brother a composer), he quite naturally followed the same path as his relatives and graduated from Yale University with a masters’ degree in music.

Thomas Newman started off by playing the keyboard in various bands, but his career was launched when John Williams put him in charge of scoring one of the tracks of Star Wars Episode VI – which was none other than the one accompanying the death of Darth Vader –, and then when he was entrusted with supervising the score featured in Reckless.

Among his most famous compositions, one can mention The Horse Whisperer, American Beauty, The Green Mile, the series Six Feet Under or Jarhead.

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