Alan Silvestri Bio - Biography

Name Alan Silvestri
Naionality American
Date of Birth 26 March 1950
Place of Birth New York, New York, USA
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Alan Silvestri (b. March 26, 1950, New York City) is an acclaimed American Academy Award nominated film score composer. He studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Silvestri is best known for his numerous collaborations with director Robert Zemeckis, having scored Forrest Gump (1994), the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), Romancing the Stone (1984) and The Polar Express (2004). He received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score for Forrest Gump, a Best Song for "Believe" on The Polar Express Soundtrack, and two Grammy Awards for the music from Cast Away and the song "Believe" from The Polar Express. Aside from his collaborations with Zemeckis, Silvestri is known for his work in Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990), both of which are considered to be preeminent examples of action/sci-fi film scores.

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