Alexandre Desplat

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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat
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Alexandre Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film composer.

At the age of five, Desplat began playing piano and also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif, Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the USA. He was also influenced by South American and African artists and teachers, among whom were Carlinhos Brown and Ray Lema.

Desplat has extensively composed for films, first in France and later in Hollywood, including scores and incidental music for some 100 films. He has also composed individual songs that have been sung in films. His most known works include the scores to "The Painted Veil", "The Queen", "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".

In addition, he has written music for the theater, including pieces performed at the Comédie Française. In addition to his composing and performing, Desplat has also given Master Classes at La Sorbonne in Paris and at London's Royal College of Music.

Husband of Dominique Lemonnier.
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LBS 110894 Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) La Bande Son LBS 110894 France 1994 Sell This Version
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480741 2 Marie-Louise Ou La Permission — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Marie-Louise Ou La Permission(CD, Album) La Bande Son 480741 2 France 1995 Sell This Version
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EPC 481106-2 Les Milles - Le Train De La Liberte (Musique Originale De) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Les Milles - Le Train De La Liberte (Musique Originale De)(CD, Album) Epic EPC 481106-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
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529 230-2 Musique Inspirée du Film Les Péchés Mortels — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Musique Inspirée du Film Les Péchés Mortels(CD, Album) Polydor 529 230-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
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852247 2 Un Héros Trés Discret — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Un Héros Trés Discret(CD, Album) Odeon Soundtracks, Ré Flexe Music 852247 2 France 1996 Sell This Version
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74321 53964-2 La Femme Du Cosmonaute (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat La Femme Du Cosmonaute (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Milan 74321 53964-2 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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RCA 545082 Sous Les Pieds Des Femmes (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Sous Les Pieds Des Femmes (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) RCA Victor RCA 545082 France 1997 Sell This Version
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74321 63979-2 Toni (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Toni (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) Milan 74321 63979-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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70422 1 Chance Sur 2 — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat 1 Chance Sur 2(CD, Album) BMG France 70422 France 1998 Sell This Version
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smc188052 Restons Groupés (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Restons Groupés (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD) Sergent Major Compagnie smc188052 France 1998 Sell This Version
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74321-67284-2 Le Château Des Singes (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Le Château Des Singes (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) BMG, Milan 74321-67284-2 France 1999 Sell This Version
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SSD 1127 The Luzhin Defence (Original Film Soundtrack) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat The Luzhin Defence (Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Silva Screen Records Ltd. SSD 1127 US 2000 Sell This Version
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549 051-2 Amazone — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Amazone(CD) Universal 549 051-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
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PL 210663 Les Portes De La Gloire (Original Soundtrack) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Les Portes De La Gloire (Original Soundtrack)(CD) Play Time PL 210663 France 2001 Sell This Version
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8114322 Reines D'un Jour (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Reines D'un Jour (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) Virgin 8114322 France 2001 Sell This Version
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724381223024 Nid De Guêpes — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Nid De Guêpes(CD, Album) Virgin 724381223024 France 2002 Sell This Version
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16281 Inquiétudes — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Inquiétudes(CD, Album) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 16281 France 2003 Sell This Version
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0927 49766 2 Rire Et Chatiment (Bande Originale Du Film) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Rire Et Chatiment (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) EastWest 0927 49766 2 France 2003 Sell This Version
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NLR39036 Birth — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Birth (Album) Silva Screen NLR39036 US 2004 Sell This Version
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LGR 008 Girl With A Pearl Earring (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Girl With A Pearl Earring (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Decca LGR 008 US 2004 Sell This Version
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none Four Extraordinary Films /  Four Extraordinary Scores — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman, Alejandro Amenábar, Andrew Dickson Alexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman, Alejandro Amenábar, Andrew Dickson - Four Extraordinary Films / Four Extraordinary Scores(2xCD, Album, Promo, For) New Line Cinema none US 2004 Sell This Version
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PL 04 10 90 L'enquête Corse — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat L'enquête Corse(CD, Album) Play Time PL 04 10 90 France 2004 Sell This Version
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82876761212 Syriana (Music From The Motion Picture) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Syriana (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) RCA Red Seal, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876761212 US 2005 Sell This Version
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72051-2 Hostage — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat Hostage (Album) Superb Records 72051-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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M2-36185 The Queen (Music From The Motion Picture) — Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat, The London Symphony Orchestra Alexandre Desplat, The London Symphony Orchestra - The Queen (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Milan M2-36185 US 2006 Sell This Version