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Ennio Morricone

Composer

Born - 10 November 1928, Rome, Italy
Died - 6 July 2020

Bespectacled, influential, diminutive, meek-looking Italian composer who wrote more than 500 distinctive scores, mainly for films, but other media too. But he'll be best remembered for his haunting background music (often using trumpets and guitars) to spaghetti westerns, especially a trilogy starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone, a boyhood friend. After five unsuccessful Oscar nominations, he was given an honorary Academy Award in 2007, and finally won the award itself for his score to Tarantino's The Hateful Eight in 2015. His hundreds of film scores included those for Il Federale/Reluctant Enemies (1961), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Grand Slam (1967), Theorem (1968), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1969), Hornets' Nest (1970), Cat 'o Nine Tails (1971), Bluebeard (1972), The Serpent (1973), My Name is Nobody (1973), Arabian Nights (1974), The 'Human' Factor (1975), 1900 (1976), Orca (1977), La Cage aux Folles (1978), Days of Heaven (1978), La Luna (1979), The Island (1980), So Fine (1981), The Thing (1982), Sahara (1983), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Red Sonja (1985), The Mission (1986), Cinema Paradiso (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down (1989), Hamlet (1990), Bugsy (1991), City of Joy (1991), In the Line of Fire (1993), Wolf (1994), Lolita (1997), Mission to Mars (2000), Ripley's Game (2002), Fateless (2005), The Demons of St Petersburg (2008), Love Story (2011), Come What May (2015) and The Canterville Ghost (2020), his last. He died following a fall, with Maria, his wife of more than 60 years, surviving him. He had four children.