Birthday: 10-10-1967
Age: 51
Star sign: Scorpio

Michael Giacchino is a music composer from America who has rendered his compositions for numerous movies, TV shows and video games. His most distinguished works have been for TV shows Lost, Alias; for the games Medal of Honor and Call of Duty franchises; and for movies like Mission Impossible 3, Star Trek, Jurassic World among many others. He has won innumerable awards for his works, which include an Academy Award, several Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Emmy as well. Giacchino was brought up in Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey, his birthplace being Riverside Township in New Jersey. His parents were of Italian descent, who were immigrants in America. He studied at Holy Cross High School, graduating in 1986. He had a special interest in music right from his childhood when he used to create animations using his compositions, just at the age of 10. He later enrolled at School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he obtained an internship with Universal Pictures. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 1990, he undertook classes to hone his musical talents in Juiliard School. After his internship at Universal, he got hired there. Later he shifted to Disney, where he produced music for games produced by Disney. He composed for the Sega Genesis game Gargoyles and various versions of The Lion King. However, his first breakout production was for the game version of the movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He won numerous awards for producing music for the first three Medal of Honor games and composed for many other games including Secret Weapons over Normandy and games of the Call of Duty franchise. His outstanding work in the video game industry paved his way into the film and television industry. Starting with the TV show Alias, he went on to produce the highly critically acclaimed score of the television series Lost.

He later worked in the film The Incredibles, which earned him two Grammy nominations. After his contributions to movies like Sky High and Mission: Impossible III, he also produced for Ratatouille, which earned him his first Academy Award nomination, and later for the 2009 Star Trek movie. He received his first Oscar for Best Original Score for his outstanding work in the Pixar movie Up, the first win for Pixar in that category. He is known to use amusing titles laden with puns on his music albums. Moreover, he was cast by J.J Abrams as First Order Stormtrooper FN-3181 in the recently released Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Apart from his huge list of soundtracks in films, he has also joined hands with Walt Disney Imagineering in creating two new soundtracks for the updated versions of Space Mountain at Disneyland. In 2009, conducted the orchestra for the 81st Academy Awards. Giacchino also produced for the fanfare at the 100th Anniversary logo reveal for Paramount Pictures. Giacchino was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011 by the International Film Music Critics Association, winning it just once in 2004. He was also one of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008. He is quite an old school in his musical compositions, and he prefers working with the same set of people for all his compositions. As he says— “I think my writing has an old-fashioned feel to it, for whatever reason. I'm just so influenced by the music that I listened to growing up, a lot of it out of the 60's, so it has a natural tendency to feel like it's from another era.”

Marco Beltrami English Actor

Marco Beltrami

Marco Beltrami is an American film composer. He is best known for his score music in horror movies like ‘Mimic,’ ‘The Woman in Black,’ ‘Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,’ ‘Resident Evil.’ He was a part of the movie ‘Scream’ and its franchise in collaboration with Wes Craven. He had been nominated twice for Academy Awards and had won the Satellite Award for Best Original Score. He was born in New York and went to Ward Melville High School. He did his graduation from Brown University. He did his learning in music from Yale School of Music. He later joined the USC Thornton School of Music which is in Los Angeles. Over there he studied under the famous composer Jerry Goldsmith. He did his first feature movie in 1994 which was Death Match and directed by Joe Coppolletta. He was very acclaimed for his work in the movie. His second project was in 1996 with ‘Scream.’ The movie was directed by Wes Craven and was a huge hit. After his two successful works, he had made up his name in the industry as a composer in thriller, horror and action genre. In 1997, he came up with ‘Mimic.’ His other movies include ‘The Faculty’ in 1998, ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ in 2001. In 2002, he worked with Marilyn Manson in ‘Resident Evil,’ in the same year he came up with ‘Blade II.’ ‘I, Robot’ in 2004 and ‘Red Eye’ in 2005. Besides thriller, horror and action genre movies he has also been a part of independent movies like ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,’ by Tommy Lee Jones and ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.’ His recent movies include ‘3:10 to Yuma’ by James Mangold. In 2011, he gave the score music for Soul Surfer. He composed the tracks for ‘November Man’ a spy movie with Pierce Brosnan in 2014. In 2015, he gave score for the movie ‘Fantastic Four.’ He is famous for his music composition with instruments like violins, and bass drums. He is known for his collaboration with the directors like Len Wiseman, Alex Proyas, Wes Craven, Guillermo del Toro, John Moore. He has worked with musicians like Marilyn Manson for the movie Resident Evil. He is known for his tracks "There Was a Time", "Street of Dreams", "This I Love", "Madagascar", "Prostitute". He was nominated for the Emmy Award for the movie David and Lisa in 1998. He had been nominated twice for Academy Awards. His first nomination was in 2007 for the movie ‘3:10 to Yuma.’ His second nomination was for the movie ‘The Hurt Locker’ in the category of Best Original Score. In 2011 he won the Satellite Award in the category of Best Original Score for the ‘Soul Surfer.’

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Dario Marianelli

Dario Marianelli is a popular Italian film music composer, known for his piano and orchestral works. He was born on June 21, 1963 in Pisa, Italy. At the age of 6, he studied piano and started singing as a chorister. But when he had a problem with his voice, he focused in playing piano and composing music. He later studied privately and became an external student around Florence, Livorno and Lucca and became a counterpoint student before shifting to England. Later, he attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama and studied for three years in England’s National Film and Television School. He started scoring for films in the year 1994, through Paddy Breathnach’s Alisa. For the past two decades, Dario composes soundtracks for several films including the adventure fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm and the romance film, Pride and Prejudice in 2005; the British romantic war film, Atonement in 2007; and the British epic romantic drama film, Anna Karenina in 2012. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, International Film Music Critics Award for Score of the Year and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, for his brilliant work in Atonement. He also earned several nominations for his wonderful score in Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina. Dario also scored for films like Pandaemonium, The Warrior, In this World, This Little Life, The Return, V for Vendetta, Goodbye Bafana, The Brave One, The Soloist, Agora (where he was nominated at the Goya Awards for Best Original Score in Spain), Eat Pray Love, Hummingbird, The Boxtrolls, Wild Card and 2015’s Everest. He collaborated with famous filmmaker, Joe Wright in Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist and Anna Karenina. In 2006, Dario was invited to join at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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