Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat



Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ dɛs.pla]; born 23 August 1961) is a French film composer. He has won two Academy Awards for his soundtracks to the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, eight César nominations (winning three), seven BAFTA nominations (winning three), seven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning two), and six Grammy nominations (winning two).

Desplat has worked on a variety of films, including independent and commercial successes The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 & Part 2, The King's Speech, The Danish Girl, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty, Godzilla, The Imitation Game, and Unbroken.


The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor.
The Shape Of Water
The Shape Of Water is a song by musical artist Alexandre Desplat, released on November 17, 2017.
You'll Never Know
You'll Never Know is a song by musical artist Alexandre Desplat, released on November 17, 2017.
Suburbicon is an album by musical artist Alexandre Desplat, released on October 27, 2017.

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Oscars 2018: Alexandre Desplat Takes Home Best Original Score For 'The Shape Of Water'
  –  March 5, 2018
Alexandre Desplat has just collected the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the music he created for the film The Shape of Water. The French musician also won the Golden Globe in this category for the same piece of music earlier this year.
Alexandre Desplat wins 2nd Oscar and thanks his Greek mother (video)
  –  March 5, 2018
LOS ANGELES – Composer Alexandre Desplat’s music for “The Shape of Water” has won the Academy Award for best original score. He thanked his mother, who he said turns 90 this year and “she’s Greek, by the way”, and “Shape of Water ...
Academy Awards For ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Gary Oldman & Composer Alexandre Desplat!
  –  March 5, 2018
Last night the 90th annual Academy Awards took place, and after receiving awards at festivals as well as the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and upon predictions of Oscar wins, Gary Oldman (Harry Potter‘s Sirius Black) took home the Oscar for Best Actor ...
Greek-French Composer Alexandre Desplat Wins His Second Oscar (Video)
  –  March 5, 2018
Talented Greek-French composer Alexandre Desplat just won his second Oscar for Best Original Score in “The Shape of Water”. Desplat had previously won an Academy Award for his work on “Grand Budapest Hotel” in 2015. In that year, he had actually ...
With ‘The Shape Of Water’ Alexandre Desplat Wins His Second Oscar For Best Original Score
  –  March 5, 2018
For eight years, French composer Alexandre Desplat was always a bridesmaid and never a bride at the Oscars with several nominations for scores to such pics like The Queen, King’s Speech and Argo. That is until 2015 when he finally won for The Grand ...
Oscars: Alexandre Desplat Wins Best Original Score for ‘The Shape of Water’
  –  March 5, 2018
Alexandre Desplat took home best original score at the 2018 Oscars for his warm and melodic music for “The Shape of Water.” It was the second Academy Award for the French composer. He previously won for 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Soundtrack Announced: Hear a Cue From Alexandre Desplat's Score (Exclusive)
  –  February 28, 2018
With Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs, out March 23, the director and composer Alexandre Desplat continue their fruitful collaboration. Isle of Dogs tells the story of 12-year-old Atari Korayashi, who, after all the dogs in Megasaki City are exiled ...
Will Alexandre Desplat Take Home Another Oscar? A History of Score Wins
  –  February 22, 2018
Will French composer Alexandre Desplat win best original score award for “The Shape of Water,” as most Oscar prognosticators are currently predicting? Interestingly, statistics don’t favor a second win for Desplat, who took home the gold three years ...
Composer Alexandre Desplat Speaks To The Shape of Water
  –  February 20, 2018
Composer Alexandre Desplat heard about the project three years ago and read the script for director Guillermo del Toro’s film, The Shape of Water before production began, but didn’t see the film until the cut was almost complete in January of 2017, and ...
2018 BAFTA Awards backstage: Alexandre Desplat (‘The Shape of Water’) on scoring an impossible love story
  –  February 19, 2018
The first of the three BAFTA Awards won by “The Shape of Water” went to composer Alexandre Desplat for his original score; the film also won Best Director (Guillermo del Toro) and Best Production Design. This marked the third win for the French ...
‘The Shape Of Water’ Composer Alexandre Desplat On The Sounds Of Love & Water
  –  December 30, 2017
While del Toro was examining water’s shape in this love story between a mute janitor and a fish-man, the French composer turned his attention to the way water sounds, and the way it feels. Spending time in the Caribbean in his teens, Desplat is well ...

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