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Born: October 18, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Music ...
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Went to summer camp with future comedy producer-writer Lorne Michaels at Camp Timberlane in Ontario
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Organized with Michaels, first as campers, later as counselors, camp productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Fantasticks"
1975:
Began career as music director of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
1979:
First feature as composer and first collaboration with David Cronenberg, "The Brood"
1980:
Began scoring films full-time
1980:
Credited as a cast member and music producer for Gilda Radner's performance film "Gilda Live"; first collaboration with director Mike Nichols
1981:
Provided music for a TV special "Steve Martin's Best Show Ever"
1984:
Briefly returned to series TV to provide music for Lorne Michael's short-lived sketch comedy series "The New Show"
1983:
Credited as music coordinator in Nichol's "Silkwood"
1988:
First credit as music conductor, Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" (also composed score)
1988:
Served as music director for the TV special "Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock"
1989:
Provided title song for "She-Devil" (also composed score)
1990:
Provided additional music for "Quick Change," actor Bill Murray's (co-)directorial debut
1990:
Served as musical supervisor on Nichol's "Postcards From the Edge"
1993:
First credit as music orchestrator, "Sliver" (also served as composer and conductor)
1994:
Composed the music for "Ed Wood," the biopic directed by Tim Burton
1997:
Composed the music for David Fincher's psychological thriller "The Game"
2001:
Composed the score for Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings"; earned Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
2004:
Scored the music for Martin Scorsese directed "The Aviator," based on the life of Howard Hughes
2005:
Composed the score for David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
2006:
Composed the music for "The Departed," directed by Scorsese
2007:
Once again worked with frequent collaborator David Cronenberg on "Eastern Promises"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
2008:
Composed music for John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"
2010:
Credited as composer, music conductor, and orchestrator for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed by David Slade
2011:
Re-teamed with director Cronenberg for "A Dangerous Method"
2011:
Composed music for Martin Scorsese's family adventure "Hugo"

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