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Alexandre Desplat

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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born August 23, 1961) is a French film composer and conductor.

Early life[change | change source]

Desplat was born in Paris to Jacques Desplat and Katie Ladopoulou. His parents are of French and Greek ancestry.

Influences[change | change source]

Desplat stated composers like John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Georges Delerue, Lalo Schifrin, Buddy Baker, Alfred Newman, Alan Menken, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Howard Shore, Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Irwin Kostal, Mychael Danna, Richard Wagner, Michael Kamen, Joel McNeely and Randy Newman as influences.

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