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Template:Infobox musical artist Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American film composer and conductor who works primarily in film and television. He is best known for his frequent collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis, including composing major hit films such as the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and Cast Away.

Early lifeEdit

Silvestri grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey[1] and attended Teaneck High School there.[2]

CareerEdit

Silvestri started his film/television composing career in 1972 at age 21, composing the score for the low-budget action film The Doberman Gang.

Silvestri met director Robert Zemeckis when the two worked together on Zemeckis's 1984 film Romancing the Stone. Since then, Silvestri has composed the music for all of Zemeckis's movies, including the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009), and Flight (2012).

Silvestri is also known for his work on Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990), both of which are considered preeminent examples of action/science fiction film scores. Since 2001, has also collaborated regularly with director Stephen Sommers, scoring the films The Mummy Returns in 2001, Van Helsing in 2004, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009. His most recent work includes The Avengers in 2012.

Silvestri has also composed music for television shows, including T.J. Hooker (one episode), Starsky & Hutch (three episodes), CHiPs (around 101 episodes), Tales From The Crypt (seven episodes) and Manimal (seven episodes).

Personal lifeEdit

Silvestri owns a vineyard, Silvestri Vineyards, located in Carmel Valley, California.[3]

AwardsEdit

Silvestri has received two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Original Score for Forrest Gump (1994) and one for Best Original Song for "Believe" on The Polar Express soundtrack. He also received two Golden Globe nominations: Best Score for Forrest Gump and Best Song for The Polar Express.

He has also received four Grammy Award nominations, winning two awards – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for "Believe" from The Polar Express in 2004 and Best Instrumental Composition, for "Cast Away End Credits" from Cast Away in 2002. His other two nominations were for Best Soundtrack Album, for Back to the Future and Chicken Run. During the 2005 Grammys, Josh Groban performed "Believe." [4]

He has won the Saturn Award for Best Music three times, for his scores for Predator (1987), Back to the Future Part III (1989/90) and Van Helsing (2004).

On September 23, 2011 he was awarded with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award by the City of Vienna at the yearly film music gala concert Hollywood in Vienna.

DiscographyEdit

FilmsEdit

1970sEdit

Year Title Director Studio Notes
1972 The Doberman Gang Byron Chudnow Dimension Pictures With Bradford Craig
1975 Las Vegas Lady Noel Nosseck Template:N/A Template:N/A
1976 The Amazing Dobermans Byron Chudnow Template:N/A Template:N/A
1978 Tiger Man Matt Cimber Template:N/A Credited as Alan Sylvestri
1978 The Fifth Floor Howard Avedis Template:N/A Template:N/A

1980sEdit

Year Title Director Studio Notes
1984 Romancing the Stone Robert Zemeckis 20th Century Fox First collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
1984 Par Où T'es Rentré? On T'a Pas Vu Sortir Philippe Clair Gaumont Film Company Template:N/A
1985 Fandango Lewis Teague Warner Bros. Pictures Template:N/A
1985 Cat's Eye Lewis Teague Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Template:N/A
1985 Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis Universal Pictures Second collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
1985 Summer Rental Carl Reiner Paramount Pictures Template:N/A
1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear Michael Chapman Warner Bros. Pictures Template:N/A
1986 The Delta Force Menahem Golan The Cannon Group Template:N/A
1986 American Anthem Albert Magnoli Columbia Pictures Template:N/A
1986 Flight of the Navigator Randal Kleiser Walt Disney Pictures Template:N/A
1986 No Mercy Richard Pearce TriStar Pictures Template:N/A
1987 Critical Condition Michael Apted Paramount Pictures Template:N/A
1987 Outrageous Fortune Arthur Hiller Touchstone Pictures BMI Film Music Award
1987 Predator John McTiernan 20th Century Fox Saturn Award for Best Music
BMI Film Music Award
1987 Overboard Garry Marshall Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Template:N/A
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Robert Zemeckis Touchstone Pictures Third collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Also conductor
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
BMI Film Music Award
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
1988 Mac and Me Stewart Raffill Orion Pictures Template:N/A
1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Richard Benjamin Columbia Pictures Template:N/A
1988 She's Out of Control Stan Dragoti Columbia Pictures Template:N/A
1989 The Abyss James Cameron 20th Century Fox Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
1989 Back to the Future Part II Robert Zemeckis Universal Pictures Fourth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
BMI Film Music Award

1990sEdit

Year Title Director Studio Notes
1990 Downtown Richard Benjamin 20th Century Fox Template:N/A
1990 Back to the Future Part III Robert Zemeckis Universal Pictures Fifth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Saturn Award for Best Music
BMI Film Music Award
1990 Young Guns II Geoff Murphy 20th Century Fox Template:N/A
1990 Predator 2 Stephen Hopkins 20th Century Fox Template:N/A
1991 Shattered Wolfgang Petersen Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Also orchestrator
1991 Back to the Future: The Ride David De Vos
Douglas Trumbull
Universal Studios Florida Film in simulator ride
1991 Soapdish Michael Hoffman Paramount Pictures Also orchestrator
1991 Dutch Peter Faiman 20th Century Fox Also pianist
1991 Ricochet Russell Mulcahy Warner Bros. Pictures Also conductor
1991 Father of the Bride Charles Shyer Touchstone Pictures BMI Film Music Award
1992 Two-Fisted Tales Template:N/A Template:N/A Segment: Yellow
Segment was extracted to become an individual episode of Tales from the Crypt
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Roger Spottiswoode Universal Pictures Template:N/A
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest Bill Kroyer 20th Century Fox Template:N/A
1992 Death Becomes Her Robert Zemeckis Universal Pictures Sixth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
1992 Diner Graham Morris
Karen Peterson
Marvel Productions Short film
1992 The Bodyguard Mick Jackson Warner Bros. Pictures BMI Film Music Award
1992 Sidekicks Aaron Norris Triumph Films Template:N/A
1993 In Search of the Obelisk Douglas Trumbull
Arish Fyzee
Template:N/A IMAX film
1993 Cop and a Half Henry Winkler Universal Pictures Template:N/A
1993 Super Mario Bros. Rocky Morton
Annabel Jankel
Hollywood Pictures Template:N/A
1993 Judgment Night Stephen Hopkins Universal Pictures Template:N/A
1993 Grumpy Old Men Donald Petrie Warner Bros. Pictures BMI Film Music Award
1994 Clean Slate Mick Jackson Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Template:N/A
1994 Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis Paramount Pictures Seventh collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
BMI Film Music Award
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
1994 Blown Away Stephen Hopkins Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Template:N/A
1994 Richie Rich Donald Petrie Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Template:N/A
1995 The Quick and the Dead Sam Raimi TriStar Pictures Template:N/A
1995 The Perez Family Mira Nair The Samuel Goldwyn Company Template:N/A
1995 Judge Dredd Danny Cannon Hollywood Pictures Also conductor
1995 Father of the Bride Part II Charles Shyer Touchstone Pictures BMI Film Music Award
1995 Grumpier Old Men Howard Deutch Warner Bros. Pictures BMI Film Music Award
Also conductor
1996 Sgt. Bilko Jonathan Lynn Universal Pictures Also conductor
1996 Eraser Chuck Russell Warner Bros. Pictures BMI Film Music Award
Also conductor
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Renny Harlin New Line Cinema Also conductor
1997 Fools Rush In Andy Tennant Columbia Pictures Template:N/A
1997 Volcano Mick Jackson 20th Century Fox Also conductor
1997 Contact Robert Zemeckis Warner Bros. Pictures Eighth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
1997 MouseHunt Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures Template:N/A
1998 The Odd Couple II Howard Deutch Paramount Pictures Also conductor
1998 The Parent Trap Nancy Meyers Walt Disney Pictures Also conductor
1998 Holy Man Stephen Herek Touchstone Pictures Also conductor
1998 Practical Magic Griffin Dunne Warner Bros. Pictures Also conductor
1999 Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box Brett Leonard Template:N/A IMAX film
1999 Stuart Little Rob Minkoff Columbia Pictures ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Also conductor

2000sEdit

Year Title Director Studio Notes
2000 Reindeer Games John Frankenheimer Dimension Films Also conductor
2000 What Lies Beneath Robert Zemeckis DreamWorks Pictures
(United States)
20th Century Fox
(International)
Nineth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Also conductor and orchestrator (Uncredited)
2000 Cast Away Robert Zemeckis 20th Century Fox
(United States)
DreamWorks Pictures
(International)
Tenth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Also conductor
2000 What Women Want Nancy Meyers Paramount Pictures ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Also conductor
2001 The Mexican Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures Also conductor and orchestrator
2001 The Mummy Returns Stephen Sommers Universal Pictures ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
2001 Serendipity Peter Chelsom Miramax Films Also conductor
2002 Showtime Tom Dey Warner Bros. Pictures Also conductor and orchestrator
2002 Lilo & Stitch Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Walt Disney Pictures ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Nominated — Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
Also choir arranger and conductor
2002 Stuart Little 2 Rob Minkoff Columbia Pictures Also conductor
2002 Maid in Manhattan Wayne Wang Columbia Pictures Template:N/A
2003 Identity James Mangold Columbia Pictures Also conductor
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Jan de Bont Paramount Pictures Also conductor
2003 Two Soldiers Aaron Schneider Template:N/A Short film
Also conductor
2004 Van Helsing Stephen Sommers Universal Pictures ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
Also conductor
2004 The Polar Express Robert Zemeckis Warner Bros. Pictures Eleventh collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Also conductor
ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Song
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Song
Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
2006 The Wild Steve "Spaz" Williams Walt Disney Pictures Also conductor
2006 Night at the Museum Shawn Levy 20th Century Fox Also conductor
2007 Beowulf Robert Zemeckis Paramount Pictures
(United States)
Warner Bros. Pictures
(International)
Twelfth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Also conductor and orchestrator
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Shawn Levy 20th Century Fox Also conductor
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Stephen Sommers Paramount Pictures Also conductor and orchestrator
2009 G.I. Joe: The Invasion of Cobra Island Rupinder Malhotra Paramount Pictures Template:N/A
2009 A Christmas Carol Robert Zemeckis Walt Disney Pictures Thirteenth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
Also lyricist

2010sEdit

Year Title Director Studio Notes
2010 The A-Team Joe Carnahan 20th Century Fox Also conductor and orchestrator
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston Paramount Pictures Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
BMI Film Music Award
Also conductor and orchestrator
2012 The Avengers Joss Whedon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Known as Avengers Assemble in the UK
Also conductor and orchestrator
2012 Flight Robert Zemeckis Paramount Pictures Fourteenth collaboration with Robert Zemeckis
2013 The Croods Kirk DeMicco
Chris Sanders
20th Century Fox
DreamWorks Animation
First DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Channel Notes
1978–1979 Starsky and Hutch
ABC
3 episodes
1978–1983 CHiPs
NBC
109 episodes
1983 Manimal
NBC
7 episodes (except the pilot)
1983 T.J. Hooker
ABC - CBS
Season 3, episode 7: "A Child Is Missing"
1986 Amazing Stories
NBC
Season 2, Episode 8: "Go to the Head of Class"
1989–1995 Tales from the Crypt
HBO
7 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, ASCAP. Accessed October 21, 2007. "Manhattan-born and Teaneck, New Jersey-bred, Silvestri attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music before joining a Las Vegas band as a guitarist."
  2. Coutros, Evonne. "THE DRUMMER WHOM `GUMP' MARCHES TO", The Record (Bergen County), March 26, 1995. Accessed October 21, 2007. "Nearly three decades after Alan Silvestri drummed out beats for the Teaneck High School band, he's hoping to march to the podium Monday night to collect an Oscar."
  3. Home. Silvestrivineyards.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-02.
  4. TribLIVE: #(gSection.name)#. Pittsburghlive.com (2012-01-05). Retrieved on 2012-05-02.

External linksEdit

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