Alan Silvestri

Composer, Guitarist
With his vibrant musical scores, Alan Silvestri added impact, emotion and momentum to dozens of hit feature films in a career that spanned more than 30 years. Following his journeyman years composing music for a number ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (162)

The Walk 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

("Back To The Future Theme") (Song)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Music/Score Conductor (Music)

Two Soldiers 2014 (Movie)

(Composer)

Red 2 2013 (Movie)

Music Composer And Conducter (Music)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

Music Composer And Conductor (Composer)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

("Shine Your Way") (Song)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Music)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

("Tusk") (Song Performer)

Flight 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

"Wilson…I'm Sorry" (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

"Wilson…I'm Sorry" (Song Performer)

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

Music Composer and Conductor (Music)

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

("Make Way For Tomorrow Today") (Song Performer)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

("American Anthem") (Song)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Music Composer and Conductor (Composer)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

("God Bless Us Everyone") (Song)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Butterfly Fly Away") (Song)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 2007 (Movie)

("The Chopper") (Composer)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Music and Original Songs (Original Music)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Score Composer (Original Score)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

("Hrothgar Song") (Song)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("End Credits") (Song)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

(Original Score)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

Original Songs (Original Music)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

Music Score (Original Score)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

(The Polar Express) (Song)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

(Spirit of the Season) (Song Performer)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

Music Composer (Composer)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

Choir Arrangements (Music Arranger)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

("He Mele No Lilo") (Music Producer)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

("He Mele No Nilo") (Song)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

Music Composer (Music)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

("Black Eyed Dog") (Song Performer)

The Mexican 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

song producer("If I Had You") (Song)

Cincinnati Pops Holiday: Love Is in the Air 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Siegfried & Roy: the Magic Box 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 (Movie)

("Makeover Mambo") (Song)

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Sgt. Bilko 1996 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Sgt. Bilko 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

score conductor and orchestrator (Original Music)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Quick and the Dead 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

You, Murderer 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Blown Away 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Clean Slate 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Jesus on the Mainline") (Music Arranger)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Richie Rich 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Cop and A Half 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Sidekicks 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Death Becomes Her 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

songs("Love Ballad" "The Spirit of the Trees" "A Dream Worth Keeping") (Song)

Gahan Wilson's Diner 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

song composer (Composer)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

song producer("Theme From The Bodyguard") (Song)

Abra Cadaver 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Dutch 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Ricochet 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Shattered 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Shattered 1991 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Yellow 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Downtown 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Predator 2 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

And All Through the House 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Abyss 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Tummy Trouble 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Mac and Me 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Mac and Me 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Outrageous Fortune 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

American Anthem 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Delta Force 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Manimal 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Romancing the Stone 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Mitchell and Woods 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

The Amazing Dobermans 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Las Vegas Lady 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

CHiPs (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his vibrant musical scores, Alan Silvestri added impact, emotion and momentum to dozens of hit feature films in a career that spanned more than 30 years. Following his journeyman years composing music for a number of television series in the late-1970s, Silvestri began his movie career proper with "Romancing the Stone" (1984), the first in a series of ongoing collaborations with director-producer Robert Zemeckis. Teaming with the filmmaker on each of his consecutive projects from there on out, including the smash hits "Back to the Future" (1985) and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988), the prolific composer also lent his talents to other directors on films like "The Abyss" (1989) and "The Bodyguard" (1992). Silvestri continued to add resonance to more Zemeckis projects, including a trio of memorable Tom Hanks vehicles - "Forrest Gump" (1994), "Cast Away" (2000) and "The Polar Express" (2004), the latter of which earned him a Grammy Award. Revered for his sweeping scores of heroic proportions, it came as little surprise when the composer was tapped to provide pulse-pounding soundtracks to the superhero blockbusters "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) and "The Avengers" (2012). Known as one of the fastest, hardest working and most congenial composer-conductors in Hollywood, it was no wonder Silvestri had long held the position of "go-to guy" when it came to providing the appropriate score for movies of virtually every genre.

EDUCATION

Berklee College of Music

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1972

First film score, "The Doberman Gang"

Worked on TV series "CHiPS" (1977-83) for five years

Moved to Los Angeles

Toured as guitarist with several bands including "Wayne Cochran and the C C Riders" of Las Vegas

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