Alan Silvestri

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Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American film score composer and conductor.

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Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American film score composer and conductor. He is best known for his collaborations with director Robert Zemeckis, having scored Romancing the Stone (1984), 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) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
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. He has also begun a collaboration 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. He has also composed music for television shows, including Starsky & Hutch, CHiPs, and Manimal..
Silvestri has received two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and three Grammy Award nominations, winning one award - Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for “Believe” from The Polar Express in 2004.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Silvestri

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