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Jerry Goldsmith

Biography

Prolific composer and conductor who received an Oscar for his focus on The Omen in 1976. His additional scores consist of soundtracks for The Mummy, which received a Saturn Award, and Mulan, that was nominated for any Golden World Award. He began playing the piano at age group six, but didn’t take a lot of an interest inside it until age group 11. He was nominated for 18 Academy Honours, four English Academy Film Honours, nine Golden Globes, and six Grammy Honours. He grew up by his parents Tessa and Morris Goldsmith. He and his oldest child, Joel, collaborated around the rating for Celebrity Trek: First Contact as well as the Untouchables, and his child attended senior high school with long term Celebrity Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Celebrity Trek III: The Seek out Spock, and Titanic composer Wayne Horner. He collaborated with many famous directors, including Robert Smart, Otto Preminger, Howard Hawks, and Ridley Scott. He became known, nevertheless, for his considerable and varied focus on Planet from the Apes, Patton, Papillon, as well as the Males from Brazil with movie director Franklin J. Schaffner.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerry Goldsmith
Date Of Birth February 10, 1929
Died July 21, 2004, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of Birth Pasadena, CA
Profession Composer
Education University of Southern California, Los Angeles City College
Nationality American
Spouse Carol Heather Goldsmith, Sharon Hennagin
Children Joel Goldsmith, Aaron Goldsmith, Jennifer Grossman, Ellen Edson Goldsmith, Carrie Goldsmith
Parents Tessa Goldsmith, Morris Goldsmith
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Saturn Award for Best Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score), Primetime Emmy Award for Best Music Composition - Special Program, BMI Film Music Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, Satellite Award for Best Original Score, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Musical Contribution For Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Music
Movies The Omen, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, Basic Instinct, Gremlins, Total Recall, Poltergeist, Patton, Chinatown, Hoosiers, Star Trek: First Contact, First Blood, Mulan, Rudy, Planet of the Apes, Papillon, Rambo: First Blood Part II, L.A. Confidential, The Sand Pebbles, The Blue Max, The 'Burbs, The Wind and the Lion, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Hollow Man, A Patch of Blue, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Mummy, Rambo III, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Air Force One, The Boys from Brazil, Star Trek: Insurrection, Lonely Are the Brave, The Russia House, Logan's Run, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, First Knight, Innerspace, Star Trek Nemesis, The Secret of NIMH, The Ghost and the Darkness, Explorers, Capricorn One, Mr. Baseball, Under Fire, In Harm's Way, Medicine Man, Our Man Flint, Rent-a-Cop, Lilies of the Field
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Wrote the current Universal Pictures logo theme used since 1997.
2When his score for The Omen (1976) was nominated for the Academy Award, he was so sure he would lose again after eight nominations that he almost did not attend the ceremony. The producer of "The Omen", Harvey Bernhard, talked him into it, positive that Goldsmith would win for sure. When it looked like the late Bernard Herrmann would win for either Taxi Driver (1976) or Obsession (1976), Goldsmith was surprised when he was announced as the winner, just like Bernhard promised.
3He considered Star Trek: First Contact (1996) the best Star Trek film he ever scored.
4His scores for Chinatown (1974) and Planet of the Apes (1968) are respectively ranked #9 and #18 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.
5When the first score for Chinatown (1974), composed by Phillip Lambro, was rejected by the studio, Goldsmith was hired to rewrite the film's music. He composed and recorded the new score in only three weeks, a now legendary accomplishment.
6In a speech during a tribute to him, fellow composer Henry Mancini noted Goldsmith's versatility, musical genius, and ability to completely change his style for each score he wrote. Mancini further stated, "frankly, he scares the hell out of the rest of us".
7He said during the DVD commentary track for Esminis instinkta (1992) that it was the most complex film score he had ever composed.
8Stated repeatedly that his score for the drama film Islands in the Stream (1977) is his favorite of anything he has done.
9First choice to compose Predator (1987), but was unavailable.
10The Secret of NIMH (1982) was his first music score for an animated film. He later said that it was among his personal favorites. He was instrumental in introducing the film to Steven Spielberg, who went on to work with Bluth on An American Tail (1986). According to Bluth and Goldman in their DVD commentary, Goldsmith so loved the film that he volunteered an extra three weeks to polish and refine the score, even though he was not contractually obligated to do so.
11Was offered the score for the first Superman (1978) film, which eventually went to John Williams. He later went on to score (and win acclaim for) Supergirl (1984) some six years later.
12First choice to compose The Thing (1982). When he passed, Ennio Morricone was hired.
13His opening theme for The Mummy (1999) was used in the opening for the trailer of The Road to El Dorado (2000).
14Buried at the beautiful Hillside Memorial Park - 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
15Studied under Miklós Rózsa.
16He considered Viska prisiminti (1990) one of his best scores.
17Son, Aaron, with second wife, Carol Heather Goldsmith.
18For most of his career, he chose the late Arthur Morton to orchestrate his scores. Later, as Morton aged, he also added in Alexander Courage. After Courage retired, he used Mark McKenzie as his primary orchestrator.
19Regularly conducts concerts of his music in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra.
20Composed the 1976 Paramount TV jingle used from the fall of 1976 to the fall of 1978.
21Frequently chose Alexander Courage as orchestrator for his scores.
22Children with Hennagin: Ellen, Carrie, Jennifer and composer Joel Goldsmith.
23Wore an ape mask when conducting the score for Planet of the Apes (1968).
24Wrote the current Universal Pictures logo theme used since 1997.
25When his score for The Omen (1976) was nominated for the Academy Award, he was so sure he would lose again after eight nominations that he almost did not attend the ceremony. The producer of "The Omen", Harvey Bernhard, talked him into it, positive that Goldsmith would win for sure. When it looked like the late Bernard Herrmann would win for either Taxi Driver (1976) or Obsession (1976), Goldsmith was surprised when he was announced as the winner, just like Bernhard promised.
26He considered Star Trek: First Contact (1996) the best Star Trek film he ever scored.
27His scores for Chinatown (1974) and Planet of the Apes (1968) are respectively ranked #9 and #18 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.
28When the first score for Chinatown (1974), composed by Phillip Lambro, was rejected by the studio, Goldsmith was hired to rewrite the film's music. He composed and recorded the new score in only three weeks, a now legendary accomplishment.
29In a speech during a tribute to him, fellow composer Henry Mancini noted Goldsmith's versatility, musical genius, and ability to completely change his style for each score he wrote. Mancini further stated, "frankly, he scares the hell out of the rest of us".
30He said during the DVD commentary track for Esminis instinkta (1992) that it was the most complex film score he had ever composed.
31Stated repeatedly that his score for the drama film Islands in the Stream (1977) is his favorite of anything he has done.
32First choice to compose Predator (1987), but was unavailable.
33The Secret of NIMH (1982) was his first music score for an animated film. He later said that it was among his personal favorites. He was instrumental in introducing the film to Steven Spielberg, who went on to work with Bluth on An American Tail (1986). According to Bluth and Goldman in their DVD commentary, Goldsmith so loved the film that he volunteered an extra three weeks to polish and refine the score, even though he was not contractually obligated to do so.
34Was offered the score for the first Superman (1978) film, which eventually went to John Williams. He later went on to score (and win acclaim for) Supergirl (1984) some six years later.
35First choice to compose The Thing (1982). When he passed, Ennio Morricone was hired.
36His opening theme for The Mummy (1999) was used in the opening for the trailer of The Road to El Dorado (2000).
37Buried at the beautiful Hillside Memorial Park - 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
38Studied under Miklós Rózsa.
39He considered Viska prisiminti (1990) one of his best scores.
40Son, Aaron, with second wife, Carol Heather Goldsmith.
41For most of his career, he chose the late Arthur Morton to orchestrate his scores. Later, as Morton aged, he also added in Alexander Courage. After Courage retired, he used Mark McKenzie as his primary orchestrator.
42Regularly conducts concerts of his music in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra.
43Composed the 1976 Paramount TV jingle used from the fall of 1976 to the fall of 1978.
44Frequently chose Alexander Courage as orchestrator for his scores.
45Children with Hennagin: Ellen, Carrie, Jennifer and composer Joel Goldsmith.
46Wore an ape mask when conducting the score for Planet of the Apes (1968).


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soarin' Around the World2016Short composer: original themes
Spoof Trek IV: The Parody Home2015Short composer: theme music
Starship Valiant: Legacy2014Video short
El tapón2011Short composer: stock music
What If...?2010TV Series music by - 1 episode
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010composer: theme "Universal Logo"
Survival2010/IShort composer: stock music
Stealing Time2009music by
Rambo2008composer: themes
They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists2007Video documentary short composer: original music themes - uncredited
Star Trek: Hidden Frontier2007TV Series short music by - 1 episode
Confessions of a Teenage Supergirl2006Video short stock music
The Ladiest Damn'd Lady: An Afternoon with Stella Stevens2006Video documentary short composer: stock music
The Fear (El Miedo)2006composer: stock music
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II2004TV Series composer - 1 episode
Mahal Kita2004Short composer: stock music
Afghanistan: Land in Crisis2002Video documentary short composer: stock music
Guts and Glory2002Video short composer: stock music
Selling a Hero2002Video short composer: music from "First Blood"
The Forging of Heroes: America's Green Berets2002Video short composer: stock music
The Real Nam: Voices from Within2002Video documentary short composer: stock music
Star Trek: Nemesis2002conductor
The Sum of All Fears2002conductor
Drawing First Blood2002Video documentary short composer: music from "First Blood"
We Get to Win This Time2002Video short documentary composer: stock music
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct'2001Video documentary short composer: music from "Basic Instinct"
Star Trek: Voyager1995-2001TV Series composer - 170 episodes
Along Came a Spider2001conductor: orchestra
Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man'2000Video documentary composer: music from "Hollow Man"
666: 'The Omen' Revealed2000Video documentary composer: music from "The Omen"
Hollow Man2000conductor
Troldspejlet1989-2000TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Building a Better Mummy1999Video documentary composer: from from "The Mummy"
Diamonds1999conductor
The Haunting1999conductor
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season1999conductor
The 13th Warrior1999conductor: orchestra
The Mummy1999conductor: score - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Star Trek: Insurrection1998conductor / music producer - uncredited
Small Soldiers1998conductor
Mulan1998conductor: score / score producer
U.S. Marshals1998conductor
Deep Rising1998conductor
The Edge1997conductor / orchestrator
Air Force One1997conductor
L.A. Confidential1997conductor - uncredited / score producer - uncredited
Fierce Creatures1997conductor
Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentary conductor
Star Trek: First Contact1996conductor / music producer
Shiloh1996conductor
Chain Reaction1996conductor
City Hall1996conductor
Powder1995conductor
Congo1995conductor
The Science of Star Trek1995TV Movie documentary composer: stock music
I.Q.1994conductor
The River Wild1994conductor
Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra1994TV Movie conductor
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1994TV Series composer - 176 episodes
Six Degrees of Separation1993conductor
Malice1993conductor
The Untouchables1993TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Dennis the Menace1993conductor
The Vanishing1993musician - uncredited
Forever Young1992conductor
Basic Instinct1992music conductor
Medicine Man1992conductor
Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition1991TV Special documentary composer: stock music
Brotherhood of the Gun1991TV Movie composer: theme music
Omen IV: The Awakening1991TV Movie composer: themes from The Omen and Omen III
Sleeping with the Enemy1991conductor
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Video Game composer: themes
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990score producer
Total Recall1990conductor / music producer / orchestrator
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989composer: theme music
Warlock1989conductor
Leviathan1989conductor
Alien Nation1988musician
Criminal Law1988musician - uncredited
Rambo III1988conductor
Police Story: The Freeway Killings1987TV Movie composer: theme music
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold1986composer: theme from "King Solomon's MInes" - uncredited
Hoosiers1986musician - uncredited
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986conductor - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Link1986conductor
Legend1985conductor - uncredited
Runaway1984/Imusician - uncredited
Supergirl1984conductor
Gremlins1984conductor - uncredited
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983conductor - uncredited / music producer / orchestrator
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair1983TV Movie composer: theme music
The Secret of NIMH1982conductor / music producer / orchestrator
Poltergeist1982conductor - uncredited
Night Crossing1982conductor - uncredited
Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam1982composer: "Planet of the Apes" themes - uncredited
The Waltons1972-1981TV Series composer - 210 episodes
Outland1981conductor - uncredited
Masada1981TV Mini-Series composer - 2 episodes
Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop1980TV Movie composer: theme music - uncredited
Barnaby Jones1973-1980TV Series composer - 178 episodes
Caboblanco1980conductor
Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979conductor
Police Story1973-1979TV Series composer - 95 episodes
Coma1978conductor - uncredited
Islands in the Stream1977conductor - uncredited
The Cassandra Crossing1976conductor: the Symphonic Orchestra UNIONE MUSICISTI DI ROMA / orchestrator - uncredited
Logan's Run1976conductor - uncredited
The Omen1976music producer - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
The Last Hard Men1976composer: stock music
Babe1975TV Movie conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Medical Story1975TV Series composer - 1 episode
Archer1975TV Series composer - 5 episodes
HawkinsTV Series composer - 7 episodes, 1973 - 1974 conductor - 1 episode, 1973
Room 2221969-1974TV Series composer - 113 episodes
The Screaming Woman1972TV Movie composer: stock music - uncredited
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV Series composer - 1 episode
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971TV Movie conductor
Crosscurrent1971TV Movie conductor - uncredited
Wild Rovers1971conductor - uncredited
Escape from the Planet of the Apes1971conductor - uncredited / score producer - uncredited
The Traveling Executioner1970conductor - uncredited
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970conductor - uncredited / music arranger - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Patton1970conductor - uncredited
Justine1969conductor - uncredited
The Chairman1969conductor
100 Rifles1969conductor - uncredited
Planet of the Apes1968conductor - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Sebastian1968conductor - uncredited
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1968TV Series composer - 100 episodes
The Helicopter Spies1968composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
The Flim-Flam Man1967conductor - uncredited
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.1967Short composer: theme music - uncredited
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966-1967TV Series composer - 29 episodes
The Karate Killers1967composer: theme music
The Spy in the Green Hat1967composer: theme music
JerichoTV Series theme music - 13 episodes, 1966 - 1967 composer - 1 episode, 1966
One of Our Spies Is Missing1966composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
The Blue Max1966conductor
Stagecoach1966conductor - uncredited
Dr. Kildare1961-1966TV Series composer - 191 episodes
The Loner1965-1966TV Series composer - 25 episodes
One Spy Too Many1966composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
The Spy with My Face1965composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
In Harm's Way1965musician - uncredited
The Satan Bug1965conductor / musical director - uncredited
Rio Conchos1964conductor - uncredited
Destry1964TV Series music score - 3 episodes
Seven Days in May1964conductor
The Prize1963conductor - uncredited
Take Her, She's Mine1963musical director - uncredited
The Stripper1963conductor - uncredited
The List of Adrian Messenger1963conductor - uncredited
Cain's Hundred1961-1962TV Series composer - 30 episodes
Thriller1960-1962TV Series composer - 18 episodes
87th Precinct1962TV Series music score - 1 episode
Alcoa Premiere1962TV Series theme music - 1 episode
The Twilight ZoneTV Series composer - 4 episodes, 1959 - 1961 conductor - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1961
Rawhide1961TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Flaming Star1960composer: additional music - uncredited
Gunsmoke1960TV Series conductor - 2 episodes
Black Saddle1959-1960TV Series composer - 37 episodes
Playhouse 901960TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Perry Mason1959TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Face of a Fugitive1959conductor - as Jerrald Goldsmith
The Lineup1954-1959TV Series composer - 41 episodes
City of Fear1959conductor
Studio One in HollywoodTV Series music - 2 episodes, 1958 music supervisor - 1 episode, 1958
Climax!TV Series conductor - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1957 musical director - 1 episode, 1957
Black Patch1957music conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Colorado Inside Out2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth WallTV Series 6 episodes, 2012 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.2015writer: "Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Theme Instrumental"
The Wedding Ringer2015writer: "The Final Game"
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Alien: Isolation2014Video Game writer: "The Passage", "Nothing to Say", "Alien Main Title", "Alien End Title"
Brows Held High2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV Special writer: "Main Title" - uncredited
Django Unchained2012performer: "Nicaragua" / writer: "Nicaragua"
Some Jerk with a Camera2011-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Hollywood in Vienna 20122012TV Special music: "Basic Instinct"
Prometheus2012/Iwriter: "Theme from Alien"
Hren' 2.02011TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Walton's Family Reunion2010TV Movie documentary "The Waltons Theme"
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010writer: "Universal Theme" - uncredited
Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Temple Grandin2010TV Movie writer: "Man from U.N.C.L.E." 1964
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV Special writer: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Música de cine2008TV Movie documentary writer: "Ave Satani"
Rambo2008writer: "Rambo: First Blood Theme"
A Dennis the Menace Christmas2007Video writer: "Dennis the Menace Theme"
The Omen2006writer: "AVE SATANI" 1976, "A DOCTOR, PLEASE" 1976, "KILLER STORM" 1976
Basic Instinct 22006writer: "Theme", "Orgy" uncredited, "Yuppie Chill" uncredited, "Atlantic Bar" uncredited
Inside Man2006writer: "Patton Theme"
Man About Town2006writer: "Basic Instinct"
Kingdom of Heaven2005performer: "VALHALLA" / writer: "VALHALLA"
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003writer: "Gremlin Rag"
Malcolm in the Middle2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Star Trek: Nemesis2002performer: "Main Title Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - uncredited / writer: "Main Title Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - uncredited
The Sum of All Fears2002"The Mission" / producer: "The Mission", "Nessun dorma" / writer: "If We Could Remember"
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary writer: "Love Theme from Chinatown", "The Captive"
Star Trek: Enterprise2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Star Trek: Voyager1995-2001TV Series writer - 170 episodes
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Valentine2001writer: "Breed"
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog2000writer: "Planet of the Apes Score"
The Low Down2000writer: "The Wind"
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Brokedown Palace1999writer: "The Wind"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999performer: "In Like Flint" / writer: "In Like Flint"
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Star Trek: Insurrection1998performer: "Ba'ku Village", "Out of Orbit/Take Us In", "Come Out", "In Custody", "Warp Capability/The Planet/Children's Story", "The Holodeck", "How Old Are You/New Sight", "Lost Ship/Prepare the Ship", "As Long as We Can", "Not Functioning/Send Your Ships", "Growing Up/Wild Flowers/Photon Torpedo", "The Drones Attack", "The Riker Maneuver", "Stay with Me", "The Same Race", "The Collector", "No Threat", "Tractor Beam", "The Healing Process Revised", "The Healing Process Original Version", "End C
Small Soldiers1998writer: "Patton Theme"
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV Special music: "Fanfare for Oscar"
Alien: Resurrection1997writer: "Ripley's Theme"
Star Trek: First Contact1996performer: "Main Title / Locutus", "Red Alert", "Temporal Wake", "Welcome Aboard", "Fully Functional", "Retreat", "Evacuate", "39.1 Degrees Celsius", "The Dish", "First Contact", "End Credits", "Main Title Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - uncredited / writer: "Main Title / Locutus", "Red Alert", "Temporal Wake", "Welcome Aboard", "Fully Functional", "Retreat", "Evacuate", "39.1 Degrees Celsius", "The Dish", "First Contact", "End Credits", "Main Title Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - uncredited
Congo1995music: "Spirit Of Africa" / producer: "Spirit Of Africa"
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1994TV Series writer - 175 episodes
The Beverly Hillbillies1993writer: "BARNABY JONES" Main Title
Hudson Hawk1991arranger: "HAIL TO THE CHIEF"
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989music: "The Moon's a Window to Heaven"
The 'Burbs1989arranger: "Se Sei Qualcuno è Colpa Mia" - uncredited
A Better Tomorrow II1987"The Set-Up"
Legend1985writer: "My True Love's Kiss" - uncredited
Rambo: First Blood Part II1985music: "Peace in Our Life"
Knight Rider1983-1985TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Lonely Guy1984music: "Love Comes Without Warning"
Mr. Mom1983writer: "Patton" - uncredited
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983music: "NIGHTS ARE FOREVER"
First Blood1982music: "It's a Long Road"
The Secret of NIMH1982writer: "Flying Dreams"
Poltergeist1982music: "Night of the Beast", "Night Visitor / No Complaints", "Rebirth", "Twisted Abduction", "Escape from Suburbia", "The Calling / The Neighborhood", "Carol Anne's Theme", "The Light / The Tree Outtakes", "It Knows What Scares You", "Contacting the Other Side", "The Clown / They're Here / Broken Glass / The Hole / TV People" - uncredited / performer: "Night of the Beast", "Night Visitor / No Complaints", "Rebirth", "Twisted Abduction", "Escape from Suburbia", "The Calling / The Neighborhood",
Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind1980writer: "The Cloud" - uncredited
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980TV Movie "The Walton's Theme"
Caboblanco1980music: "Heaven Knows"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Boys from Brazil1978music: "WE'RE HOME AGAIN"
Slave of Pleasure1978writer: "Love Theme Main Title" - uncredited
International Velvet1978arranger: "Semper Fidelis" - uncredited
Business as Usual1978writer: "Love Theme from Chinatown Main Title" - uncredited
The Last Sex Act1978writer: "Love Theme Main Title" - uncredited
The Fire in Francesca1977writer: "Love Theme Main Title" - uncredited
Kingdom of the Spiders1977"The Invaders", uncredited
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV Special writer: "Ave Satani"
The Cassandra Crossing1976music: "It's All a Game" - uncredited
The Omen1976lyrics: "Ave Satani" - uncredited / music: "Ave Satani", "The Piper Dreams" - uncredited
Satisfaction Guaranteed1976writer: "Theme" - uncredited
Pleasure Island1975writer: "The Wind and the Lion" - uncredited
China Doll1975writer: "The Last of Ida" from "Chinatown" - uncredited
The Don Is Dead1973music: "Our Last Night"
Monty Python's Flying Circus1970-1972TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fireball Forward1972TV Movie music: "Patton March" - uncredited
Wild Rovers1971music: "Wild Rover" / writer: "Ballad of the Wild Rovers" - uncredited
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970arranger: "Wait for Me, Sunrise", "Butterfly Mornin's", "Wait for Me, Sunrise End Title" / music: "Tomorrow is the Song I Sing Main Title", "Waiting"
Sebastian1968writer: "Here Comes The Night"
In Like Flint1967arranger: "Hail To The Chief" - uncredited / music: "Your Zowie Face"
The Glass Bottom Boat1966writer: "Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E." - uncredited
Stagecoach1966music: "Stagecoach Theme I Will Follow" - uncredited
The Trouble with Angels1966music: "The Trouble With Angels", "The Trouble With Angels" reprise
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1965TV Series writer - 40 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fate Is the Hunter1964music: "Fate Is the Hunter"
Murder Most Foul1964music: "Theme From Dr. Kildare" - uncredited
Dr. Kildare1961TV Series "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight"
Alien: Covenant2017writer: "Theme"
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2017 music - 1 episode, 1990
Goliath2016TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio Lobo1970
Bracken's World1970TV Series 1 episode
The Traveling Executioner1970
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970
The Brotherhood of the Bell1970TV Movie
Prudence and the Chief1970TV Movie
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970
Patton1970
Room 2221969TV Series 2 episodes
Justine1969
The Chairman1969
100 Rifles1969
The Illustrated Man1969
Nick Quarry1968TV Short
CBS Playhouse1968TV Series 1 episode
Bandolero!1968
The Detective1968
Planet of the Apes1968
Sebastian1968
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1967TV Series 15 episodes
Hour of the Gun1967
The Flim-Flam Man1967
In Like Flint1967
Warning Shot1967
The Sand Pebbles1966
Gunsmoke1960-1966TV Series 6 episodes
Jericho1966TV Series 2 episodes
The Blue Max1966
Seconds1966
Stagecoach1966
The Trouble with Angels1966
Our Man Flint1966
A Patch of Blue1965
The Loner1965TV Series 2 episodes
Prologue: The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint1965Documentary short
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1965TV Series 1 episode
The Legend of Jesse James1965TV Series
Morituri1965
Von Ryan's Express1965
In Harm's Way1965
The Satan Bug1965
Rio Conchos1964
Fate Is the Hunter1964
Shock Treatment1964
Breaking Point1964TV Series 2 episodes
Seven Days in May1964
The Twilight Zone1960-1964TV Series 8 episodes
The General with the Cockeyed Id1964Documentary
To Trap a Spy1964
The Prize1963
Take Her, She's Mine1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963TV Series
Ben Casey1963TV Series 1 episode
A Gathering of Eagles1963
Kraft Mystery Theater1963TV Series 1 episode
The Stripper1963
Lilies of the Field1963
The List of Adrian Messenger1963
The Expendables1962TV Movie
Freud1962
Wagon Train1961-1962TV Series 2 episodes
The Spiral Road1962
Dr. Kildare1961-1962TV Series 2 episodes
Lonely Are the Brave1962
The Crimebusters1962
Cain's Hundred1961-1962TV Series 11 episodes
General Electric Theater1959-1962TV Series 5 episodes
Thriller1960-1962TV Series 17 episodes
Alcoa Premiere1962TV Series 1 episode
Man on the Beach1961TV Movie
Rawhide1961TV Series 1 episode
Have Gun - Will Travel1960TV Series 2 episodes
Pete and Gladys1960TV Series
Studs Lonigan1960as Jerrald Goldsmith
Full Circle1960TV Series
The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio1960TV Movie
Playhouse 901959-1960TV Series 10 episodes
The Lineup1959TV Series 3 episodes
Perry Mason1959TV Series 2 episodes
For Better or Worse1959TV Series
Peck's Bad Girl1959TV Series
Face of a Fugitive1959as Jerrald Goldsmith
City of Fear1959
The Sergeant and the Lady1958TV Movie
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV Series 4 episodes
Climax!1954-1958TV Series 10 episodes
World in White1957TV Movie
Black Patch1957
The Wanderer1956TV Movie as Jerrald K. Goldsmith
The Clay of Kings1953TV Movie
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003
Star Trek: Nemesis2002
The Sum of All Fears2002
The Last Castle2001
Along Came a Spider2001
Soarin'2001Documentary short
Hollow Man2000
The Haunting1999
The 13th Warrior1999
The Mummy1999
Star Trek: Insurrection1998
Small Soldiers1998
Mulan1998
U.S. Marshals1998
Deep Rising1998
The Edge1997
Air Force One1997
L.A. Confidential1997
Fierce Creatures1997
Star Trek: First Contact1996
The Ghost and the Darkness1996
Chain Reaction1996
Executive Decision1996
City Hall1996
Powder1995
First Knight1995
Congo1995
I.Q.1994
The River Wild1994
The Shadow1994
Bad Girls1994
Angie1994
Six Degrees of Separation1993
Malice1993
Rudy1993
Dennis the Menace1993
The Vanishing1993
Matinee1993
The Bogie Man1992TV Movie
Forever Young1992
Love Field1992
Mr. Baseball1992
Mom and Dad Save the World1992
Basic Instinct1992
Medicine Man1992original music
Sleeping with the Enemy1991
Not Without My Daughter1991
The Russia House1990
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990
Total Recall1990
H.E.L.P.1990TV Series
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989
Warlock1989
Leviathan1989
The 'Burbs1989
Criminal Law1988
Rambo III1988
Rent-a-Cop1987
Lionheart1987
Innerspace1987
Extreme Prejudice1987
Hoosiers1986
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986
Amazing Stories1986TV Series 1 episode
Link1986
King Solomon's Mines1985
Legend1985director's cut
Explorers1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II1985
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend1985
Supergirl: The Making of the Movie1984TV Movie documentary
Runaway1984/I
Supergirl1984
Gremlins1984
The Lonely Guy1984
Under Fire1983
Dusty1983TV Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983
Psycho II1983
First Blood1982
The Challenge1982
The Secret of NIMH1982
Poltergeist1982
Night Crossing1982
Raggedy Man1981
Outland1981music by
Inchon1981
Masada1981TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
The Final Conflict1981
The Salamander1981
Caboblanco1980
Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979
Players1979
Alien1979
The Great Train Robbery1979
Magic1978
The Boys from Brazil1978
The Swarm1978
Damien: Omen II1978
Coma1978
Capricorn One1977
Contract on Cherry Street1977TV Movie
Damnation Alley1977
MacArthur1977
Islands in the Stream1977
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977
The Cassandra Crossing1976
High Velocity1976
Logan's Run1976
The Omen1976
The Last Hard Men1976
The Hemingway Play1976TV Movie
Breakheart Pass1975
Babe1975TV Movie
Take a Hard Ride1975
Medical Story1975TV Movie
Medical Story1975TV Series
A Girl Named Sooner1975TV Movie
The Wind and the Lion1975
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud1975
The Terrorists1975
Breakout1975
Archer1975TV Series 1 episode
Adams of Eagle Lake1975TV Series
The Best of Times1974TV Movie
Police Story1973-1974TV Series 16 episodes
S*P*Y*S1974
Chinatown1974
QB VII1974TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Winter Kill1974TV Movie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1974TV Movie
Indict and Convict1974TV Movie
Papillon1973
The Don Is Dead1973
One Little Indian1973
The Going Up of David Lev1973TV Movie
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies1973
The Red Pony1973TV Movie
Hawkins1973TV Series 1 episode
The Waltons1971-1973TV Series 8 episodes
Shamus1973
Barnaby Jones1973TV Series 1 episode
Anna and the King1972TV Series 8 episodes
Pursuit1972TV Movie
The Man1972
The Other1972
The Culpepper Cattle Co.1972
Crawlspace1972TV Movie
Lights Out1972TV Movie
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971TV Movie
Crosscurrent1971TV Movie
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate1971TV Movie
The Last Run1971
Wild Rovers1971
Escape from the Planet of the Apes1971
The Mephisto Waltz1971
A Step Out of Line1971TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Yogurt Customer
Gremlins1984Man in Telephone Booth Glancing at Camera (uncredited)
In Harm's Way1965Piano Player (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jacqueline Hyde2005Video in remembrance of
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary additional interviewee
Don't Bother to Knock1952scoring tasks - uncredited

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rambo: The Video Game2014Video Game stock music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012-2014TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 19792014Documentary in memory of
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003dedicatee
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct'2001Video documentary short special thanks
666: 'The Omen' Revealed2000Video documentary special thanks
Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien'2003Video documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct'2001Video documentary shortHimself - Composer
Imagining 'Total Recall'2001Video documentary shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
666: 'The Omen' Revealed2000Video documentaryHimself - Composer
Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentaryHimself
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith1995Video documentaryHimself
Der Klang der Bilder1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
King Kong 60th Anniversary Special: 'It Was Beauty Killed the Beast'1992Video documentary shortHimself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score
Filmharmonic '751975TV MovieHimself - Conductor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man-Eaters of TsavoDocumentary filmingHimself
Score: A Film Music Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialMemorial Tribute
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Release of an Existing ScoreStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)· Didier Deutsch, Michael Matessino, Bruce Botnick, M.V. Gerhard, Matt Verboys, David C. Fein, Jeff Bond, Jim Titus
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts, Luis Bacalov, Ennio Morricone, Edda Dell'Orso, Jim Croce, John Legend, James Brown, RZA, Rick Ross
2007IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreAlien (1979)· Douglass Fake, Michael Matessino, Nick Redman, Joe Sikoryak
2003BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Sum of All Fears (2002)
2002BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsAlong Came a Spider (2001)
2000BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Haunting (1999)
2000BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Mummy (1999)
1999BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsMulan (1998)
1999Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music in Film
1999FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearThe Mummy (1999)
1999FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Composer of the Year
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature ProductionMulan (1998)· Matthew Wilder, David Zippel
1998BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsAir Force One (1997)
1998BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearMulan (1998)
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Composer of the Year
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction FilmStar Trek: Insurrection (1998)
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for an Action FilmSmall Soldiers (1998)
1998Frederick Loewe Award for Film ComposingPalm Springs International Film Festival
1998Best Original SoundtrackSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalSmall Soldiers (1998)
1997BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsStar Trek: First Contact (1996)
1996BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsCongo (1995)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme MusicStar Trek: Voyager (1995)
1993BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsBasic Instinct (1992)
1992BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsSleeping with the Enemy (1991)
1991BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTotal Recall (1990)
1989BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsRambo III (1988)
1987BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsPoltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongRambo: First Blood Part II (1985)· Frank Stallone, Peter Schless
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicGremlins (1984)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)Masada (1981)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Omen (1976)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a SpecialBabe (1975)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a SpecialQB VII (1974)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Special ProgramThe Red Pony (1973)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest ComposerPatton (1970)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Release of an Existing ScoreGremlins (1984)· Michael Matessino, Bruce Botnick, Jeff Bond, Joe Sikoryak
2011IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Release of an Existing ScoreMasada (1981)· Morton Stevens, Douglass Fake, Jon Burlingame, Joe Sikoryak
2009IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release of an Existing ScoreInnerspace (1987)· M.V. Gerhard, Michael Matessino
2009IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release of an Existing ScoreTwilight Zone: The Movie (1983)· Bruce Botnick, Lukas Kendall, Michael Matessino
2007IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing ScoreThe Wind and the Lion (1975)· Douglass Fake, Lukas Kendall, Jeff Bond, Joe Sikoryak
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicLooney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio CommentaryStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)· Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Stephen Collins
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicHollow Man (2000)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Mummy (1999)
1999FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Score of the YearThe 13th Warrior (1999)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original Family ScoreMulan (1998)· Matthew Wilder, David Zippel
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Musical or Comedy ScoreMulan (1998)· Matthew Wilder, David Zippel
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureMulan (1998)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller FilmDeep Rising (1998)
1998FMCJ AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for an Adventure FilmMulan (1998)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original Dramatic ScoreL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Original ScoreL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Dramatic ScoreL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureL.A. Confidential (1997)
1998Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsL.A. Confidential (1997)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicStar Trek: First Contact (1996)
1996Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongCongo (1995)· Lebo M.
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Shadow (1994)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreBasic Instinct (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureBasic Instinct (1992)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicBasic Instinct (1992)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicSleeping with the Enemy (1991)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicWarlock (1989)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicGremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicTotal Recall (1990)
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicLink (1986)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreHoosiers (1986)
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreUnder Fire (1983)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureUnder Fire (1983)
1983Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicPoltergeist (1982)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScorePoltergeist (1982)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicOutland (1981)
1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
1980GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialAlien (1979)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureAlien (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureStar Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
1980Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsAlien (1979)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicThe Boys from Brazil (1978)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicMagic (1978)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Boys from Brazil (1978)
1977GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialThe Omen (1976)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Omen (1976)
1976GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialThe Wind and the Lion (1975)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Dramatic ScoreThe Wind and the Lion (1975)
1976Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsThe Wind and the Lion (1975)
1975GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of Best Original Score Written for a Motion PictureQB VII (1974)
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Dramatic ScoreChinatown (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original ScoreChinatown (1974)
1975Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsChinatown (1974)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Dramatic ScorePapillon (1973)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScorePatton (1970)
1969OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)Planet of the Apes (1968)
1967OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Music ScoreThe Sand Pebbles (1966)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original ScoreThe Sand Pebbles (1966)
1966GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television ShowThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)· Lalo Schifrin, Morton Stevens, Walter Scharf
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Score - Substantially OriginalA Patch of Blue (1965)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Music - CompositionThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original ScoreSeven Days in May (1964)
1963OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Score - Substantially OriginalFreud (1962)
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in the Field of Music for TelevisionThriller (1960)· Pete Rugolo

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScoreL.A. Confidential (1997)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMusic Man

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMusic ManJustine (1969)

TitleSalary
The Omen (1976)$25,000
The Omen (1976)$25,000

#Quote
1When I get a fantasy film job, the first thing I look for is the non-fantasy element to build the music upon. The human side of the film is what's important, not the hardware. My work on 'Poltergeist' is a perfect example. Most people saw it as a ghost story and a horror story. I saw it as a love story and wrote the music with that emotion in mind. There is no formula to finding what musically fits a science fiction film. I just look for the emotion. When I don't find those, it makes things more difficult.
2I would have burned out a long time ago if I just took a job, the money and ran with it. There's still a challenge for me in scoring films. I'm willing to tackle an interesting project if it offers me a chance to do something I haven't done before. When I'm excited about something, the creativity just flows. I like a good creative fight. The soundtrack will always get done. But I'm not happy until it gets done well.
3A good string section and an orchestra are the first things I think of when I start a project. The strings are particularly important to me. With them I can do any kind of picture. After the human voice, they are the most expressive instrument I know.
4[lecturing film school students about writing music for a scene] "If you are scoring a scene for a man on a horse galloping away - you don't score the gallop but you score the fear of the rider."
5(On the Planet of the Apes (1968) commentary track, he explains why he didn't score the final scene) "Charlton Heston was a bit over the top by himself, and didn't need any score to accompany him."
6If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will be because it is good.
7When I get a fantasy film job, the first thing I look for is the non-fantasy element to build the music upon. The human side of the film is what's important, not the hardware. My work on 'Poltergeist' is a perfect example. Most people saw it as a ghost story and a horror story. I saw it as a love story and wrote the music with that emotion in mind. There is no formula to finding what musically fits a science fiction film. I just look for the emotion. When I don't find those, it makes things more difficult.
8I would have burned out a long time ago if I just took a job, the money and ran with it. There's still a challenge for me in scoring films. I'm willing to tackle an interesting project if it offers me a chance to do something I haven't done before. When I'm excited about something, the creativity just flows. I like a good creative fight. The soundtrack will always get done. But I'm not happy until it gets done well.
9A good string section and an orchestra are the first things I think of when I start a project. The strings are particularly important to me. With them I can do any kind of picture. After the human voice, they are the most expressive instrument I know.
10[lecturing film school students about writing music for a scene] "If you are scoring a scene for a man on a horse galloping away - you don't score the gallop but you score the fear of the rider."
11(On the Planet of the Apes (1968) commentary track, he explains why he didn't score the final scene) "Charlton Heston was a bit over the top by himself, and didn't need any score to accompany him."
12If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will be because it is good.

#Trademark
1His famous ponytail
2Epic, thunderous scores
3Best known for composing the music for the Star Trek franchise
4His famous ponytail
5Epic, thunderous scores
6Best known for composing the music for the Star Trek franchise

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