Maurice Jarre  

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Maurice Jarre (born in Lyon, France, September 13, 1924 - March 29, 2009) was a French composer and conductor, father of Jean-Michel Jarre. Although he has composed several concert works, he is best known for his film scores for motion pictures, particularly those of David Lean: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984). All three of these scores won Academy Awards. Other notable scores of his include The Message (1976), Dead Poets Society (1989) and Ghost (1990). Jarre has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His other notable scores include Head Against the Wall (1958), Eyes Without a Face (1960), Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962) and Judex (1963); all three directed by Georges Franju.

Filmography and awards

Year Title Role Awards
1958 Head Against the Wall
1959 Eyes Without a Face
1962 Sundays and Cybele Nominated for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment
1962 Lawrence of Arabia Won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Music, Score - Substantially Original
1963 Judex
1966 Is Paris Burning?
1966 Grand Prix
1967 Doctor Zhivago Grammy Award for Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Won 1967 Academy Award for Best Music, Score
1968 Isadora
1969 Topaz
1970 Ryan's Daughter
1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Nominated for Best Music, Song for the song "Marmalade, Molasses & Honey"
1974 The Island at the Top of the World
1976 The Last Tycoon
1977 Mohammad, Messenger of God Nominated for Best Music, Original Score
1980 Shōgun
1982 Firefox
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
1984 A Passage to India Won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Score
1984 Top Secret!
1985 Witness Nominated for Best Music, Original Score
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1986 The Mosquito Coast
1986 Solarbabies
1987 No Way Out
1988 Cocktail
1988 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Nominated for Best Music, Original Score
1989 Dead Poets Society British Academy Awards, 1989, Best Original Music Score
1989 Prancer
1990 Jacob's Ladder
1990 Ghost Nominated for Best Music Academy Award
1993 Fearless
1995 A Walk in the Clouds Golden Globe, 1995, Best Original Score
1996 The Sunchaser
1999 Sunshine
2000 I Dreamed of Africa




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