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Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American film score composer and musician.

He worked as a drummer for Captain Beefheart, The Dickies, The Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984-1986) before turning to scoring Hollywood films in the early 1990s. Martinez has collaborated with director Steven Soderbergh on many projects, including Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002).

His collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn on the soundtrack for Drive (2011) sold very well and climbed as high as number four on the sales charts.


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  • rokrr16

    Only God Forgives OST is phenomenal.

    20 Mar 7:22am Reply
  • Ayan-Ray

    If you really give a damn about the man's work:

    18 Mar 7:03pm Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    ONLY GOD FORGIVES OST IS INSANE. real urban ambient

    9 Feb 2:07pm Reply
  • La-T

    Solaris score is superb

    19 Jan 11:23pm Reply
  • dus-tin

    please upvote a picture without this dude's face

    14 Jan 8:01pm Reply
  • pex

    Drive OST <3

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Janzu21

    'Big 'Ol Scardy Pants' from Spring Breakers soundtrack is great<3, also Drive, Only God Forgives and Contagion soundtracks are perfect.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • Givesmechills

    His Spring Breakers soundtrack is really underrated. I love it even more than drive

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • wilzilla

    wanna fight needs a sweet house beat behind it. nice kicks

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • deathnaked

    ah thanks. the way it's always tagged it has (proud) like its a translation of the title. rippers need to step up their game. it's not like anyone tagged Drive with "Martinez ft Lovefoxx"

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    @deathnaked, this song is not Cliff Martinez' one. This is 'You're my dream' by Proud.

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • deathnaked

    how the fuck is the last track on OGF really supposed to be tagged? the one i have has 2 listeners and on the album page it only has 10 there's some confusion here

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Salyutin

    While Spring Breakers is lacking pretty much everything Only God Forgives is again an extremly superficial story told with incredibly scored powerful imagery, I guess Cliff balanced himself out this time

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    Only God Forgives is my favorite movie of 2013 so far. The soundtrack is very impressive.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • chitat_po_gybam

    wanna fight?

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Uzara

    À L'origine - I don't know how good the movie is, but the soundtrack is very good.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Liteee

    Wanna Fight: arpeggio synth with powerful church organ! wowww fantastic!

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MusicxxAddicted

    How come people think Only God Forgives is so bad? Are they too accustomed to the Hollywood standard mix or are they just scared off by the vibrating intensity of this film?

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Uzara

    Only God Forgives is by far the best score since Drive. Cliff Martinez did it again.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
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