Ennio Morricone

  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: Composer, Conductor
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Fast Facts

  • Began composing music at the age of 6.
  • Received a diploma in trumpet in 1947 and a diploma in composition in '54.
  • Got his start writing background music for radio dramas in the 1950s.
  • Resigned on his first day of work as a music assistant for RAI (Italian Television) in 1958.
  • Best known for scoring the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone.
  • Composed the official theme for the 1978 FIFA World Cup.
  • Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and others saluted him on the 2007 tribute album We All Love Ennio Morricone.

Awards

  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Score for a Film: Winner
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Score for a Film: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Score for a Film: Winner
  • 1995, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Score: Winner
  • 1990, David di Donatello Awards — Best Song: Nominee
  • 1987, Grammy — Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television: Winner
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  • 2013, European Film Awards — European Composer: Winner
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
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  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Music: Winner
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1999, European Film Awards — European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1998, David di Donatello Awards — Best Music: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Music: Winner
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Winner
  • 2016, David di Donatello Awards — Best Music: Nominee
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  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Score: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Maria Travia — Wife
  • Andrea Morricone — Son
  • Giovanni Morricone — Son
  • Libera Morricone — Mother
  • Adriana — Sister
  • Franca — Sister
  • Marco Morricone — Son
  • Mario Morricone — Father
  • Aldo Morricone — Brother
  • Maria — Sister
  • Alessandra Morricone — Daughter
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