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Carter Burwell


Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Fargo (1996), In Bruges (2008) and Twilight (2008). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fargo
Fargo Music Department
(1996)
In Bruges
In Bruges Music Department
(2008)
Twilight
Twilight Music Department
(2008)
Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich Music Department
(1999)

Filmography

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 2016 The Founder (conductor)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (conductor)
 2016 The Finest Hours (conductor)
 2015 Anomalisa (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015/I Legend (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015 Carol (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2013 The Fifth Estate (music programmer) / (orchestrator)
 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
  Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 5 episodes, 2011) (music producer - 5 episodes, 2011) (orchestrator - 5 episodes, 2011)
- Part Five (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Four (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Three (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part Two (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
- Part One (2011) ... (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2010 True Grit (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2010 The Kids Are All Right (conductor) / (music arranger) / (musician: keyboards)
 2010 Howl (musician: piano) / (orchestrator)
 2009 The Blind Side (orchestrator)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (orchestrator: Carter Burwell's score)
 2009 A Serious Man (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2008/I Twilight (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2008 Burn After Reading (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2008 In Bruges (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 The Hoax (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 Kinsey (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 The Alamo (conductor) / (music arranger: on-screen music) / (orchestrator)
 2004 The Ladykillers (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty (conductor) / (score orchestrator)
 2002 S1m0ne (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 A Knight's Tale (conductor)
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (music recordist) / (musician)
 2000 Before Night Falls (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (composer: additional music)
 2000 Hamlet (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 Mystery, Alaska (conductor)
 1999 Three Kings (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 The Corruptor (music programmer)
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country (conductor)
 1998 Mercury Rising (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (orchestrator)
 1998 Gods and Monsters (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Mr. Jealousy (musician: accordion)
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (conductor)
 1997 Picture Perfect (orchestra conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 The Chamber (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Fargo (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Rob Roy (conductor)
 1995 Bad Company (musician: piano)
 1994 The Rook (musician)
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 Kalifornia (musician: keyboards)
 1990 Framed (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1990 Clash! (TV Series) (theme song - 1990)
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Personal Quote:

There's just too much music in movies, almost always more than I think there should be. It's either lack of confidence on the part of filmmakers or a tradition of scoring things. It's always better to have less than to have more. See more »

Trivia:

One of 115 peopled invited to join AMPAS in 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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