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Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American 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 and Forrest Gump, as well as the superhero films Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers.

Silvestri grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and attended Teaneck High School. He went to Berklee College of Music for 2 years and is of Italian descent.

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

From 1977 to 1983, Silvestri served as the main composer for the TV show CHiPs, writing music for 109 of the show’s 139 episodes.

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).


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  • olo_floof

    Intrada's Judge Dredd 2CD super-set is out - and it's amazing. Best package for best Silvestri. Majorly recommended for anybody who even remotely likes the original CD.

    30 Jun 4:50am Reply
  • Meliandros

    The Abyss and Cast Away ♥

    10 Jun 7:02pm Reply
  • Izhorian

    Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, Contact, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing, Beowulf, The Avengers. I have so many feels connected to his gorgeous soundtracks.

    23 May 12:52pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    Van Helsing = Still Better Than Twilight [2]

    15 Apr 3:08pm Reply
  • Clackers

    The Avengers has a great main theme, but the rest of the score is really boring.

    2 Mar 3:41pm Reply
  • Clackers

    11 years old now, but the Van Helsing score really excites me! One of Silvestri's best since the 80s.

    22 Feb 4:54pm Reply
  • Unknowny503

    Underrated? What does he has except Forrest Gump, Beowulf and a nice one composition in Van Helsing

    11 Jan 5:50am Reply
  • arcticweezer

    The end credits of BTTF 3 ♥

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bru-x3

    The Polar Express ♥

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Transzedentale

    He looks like Nicolas Cage!

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ryukao

    Back To The Future Trilogy Forever [7] >>>>>>>>>

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • arcticweezer

    Back To The Future Trilogy Forever [6] >>>>>>>>>

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Szymek888

    Predator! [3]

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • akumenon

    Cosmos wouldn't be as amazing as it is without your music. :')

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • cbarnhart

    The cosmos is yours...

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Rose-Amaranthe

    Van Helsing = Still Better Than Twilight

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Ayan-Ray

    Cosmos wouldn't have really felt the way it did without his beautiful score.

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    underrated .

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • Pedrodoon

    De volta para o futuro \\o/

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • Rob_209

    Back to the Future <3

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
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