About Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat has written scores for more than 100 films, including The Queen, The King’s Speech, and Girl with a Pearl Earring.
∙ He has been nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two—for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water.
∙ His score for The Grand Budapest Hotel won the Oscar over his score for The Imitation Game, making him only the seventh composer to mark this achievement.
∙ Desplat has earned 11 Grammy nominations and won two awards—for The King’s Speech and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
∙ He has been decorated by the French government several times, receiving the honorifics Officer of the Ordre national du Mérite, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
∙ George Clooney has chosen Desplat to score four of the films he has directed, including 2020's The Midnight Sky, calling Desplat his "go-to music guy."
∙ Desplat has more César Awards nominations and wins than any other composer.
BORN23 August 1961