Elliot Goldenthal

Composer, Arranger
Composer and conductor Elliot Goldenthal is best known to film audiences for his stirring work on such action and suspense films as "Alien3" (1992), "Interview with the Vampire" (1994) and both "Batman Forever" (1995) ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1954 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (61)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

Music Composer (Composer)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

("Hanna Shoots Neil") (Song)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

("Hanna Shoots Neil") (Song Performer)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

Additional Off-Camera Musician (Music)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

Song Producer (Song)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

("Fate Scrapes" from the Motion Picture Heat") (Music)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

Music Performer("Fate Scrapes" from the Motion Picture Heat") (Performer)

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

("Steel Cello Lament (from 'Heat')") (Performer)

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

("Steel Cello Lament (from 'Heat')") (Song)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Good Thief 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The Good Thief 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

(Original Rank: Music) (Composer)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

("Alcoba Azul (Tango)") (Music)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Titus 1999 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Titus 1999 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Titus 1999 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song Performer)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Voices From a Locked Room 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

orchestrator(US crew) (Music Arranger)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

song arranger("She Moved Through the Fair") (Song)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Heat 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Heat 1995 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Cobb 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Golden Gate 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

orchestration (Music Arranger)

Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Pet Sematary 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Cocaine Cowboys 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Criminal Justice (TV Show)

Music

Fool's Fire (TV Show)

Original Music

Grand Isle (TV Show)

Music

Roswell (TV Show)

Music
Actor (2)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

Newsreel Reporter (Actor)

Copland's America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Composer and conductor Elliot Goldenthal is best known to film audiences for his stirring work on such action and suspense films as "Alien3" (1992), "Interview with the Vampire" (1994) and both "Batman Forever" (1995) and "Batman & Robin" (1997). Theater critics, however, have long acclaimed him as one the best composers of oratorios, concertos, and background music for stage productions. Something of a prodigy, Goldenthal had his first ballet ("Variations on Early Glimpses") performed at his high school when he was only 14. He demonstrated his versatility by playing in rock bands during the 1970s while also studying with John Corigliano in the 1970s and Aaron Copland in the 80s.

Relationships

Father
Jewish

Mother
Roman Catholic

Brother
older

Julie Taymor Director

Companion
First met c. 1980 have worked together on a number of productions, including "Frida" (2002) which Taymor directed

EDUCATION

studied with Aaron Copeland in the 1980s

studied under John Corigliano in the 1970s

John Dewey High School

Brooklyn , New York

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York

Milestones

2002

Scored independent feature "Frida"

1999

Wrote the eclectic but dramatically effective score for "Titus", directed by Taymor

1998

Scored Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy"

1997

Wrote full-length ballet, "Othello," for American Ballet Theater

1996

"Juan Darien, A Carnival Mass" revived on Broadway; earned four Tony Award nominations, including one for Goldenthal's score

1995

Premiere of oratorio "Fire Paper Water," commemorating end of Vietnam war (released in 1996)

1995

Did music for first of two Joel Schumacher Batman films, "Batman Forever"

1994

Did music and orchestrations for Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire"; received Oscar nomination

1992

First music and orchestration credit, "Alien3"

1992

Composed theme music for children's series pilot "Behind the Scenes" (PBS)

1992

Composed original score for Poe adaptation "Fool's Fire" (PBS)

1990

First TV-movie credit, "Criminal Justice" (HBO)

1989

First film credit, "Pet Sematary"

1988

Composed "Shadow Play Scherzo," in commemoration of Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday

1988

Breakthrough stage collaboration with Julie Taymor, "Juan Darien--A Carnival Mass"

1968

First ballet, "Variations on Early Glimpses," performed at his high school when he was 14 (date approximate)

Played in rock band in late 1960s and early 70s; attended Woodstack in 1969

First screen collaborations, scoring films for Andy Warhol

Bonus Trivia

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Goldenthal has received the Arturo Toscanini Award for musical composition, the New Music for Young Ensembles compostition prize, the Stephen Sondheim Award in Music Theater (1988), the Edinburgh Festival Critic's Choice Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.

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