Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Garnered fifth career Oscar nomination for the score to "Malena"
Earned fine notices for his music for the Italian film "Canone Inverso/Making Love"
Penned the lovely score for "Vatel", Roland Joffe's 18th-century romance
Reteamed with De Palma for the score to "Mission from Mars"
Wrote the music for Dario Argento's remake of "The Phantom of the Opera"
Scored the political satire "Bulworth", directed by Warren Beatty
Created the sweeping music for "The Legend of 1900/The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean"
Composed and orchestrated the music for the controversial remake "Lolita" and Oliver Stone's "U-Turn"
Wrote score for "Who Killed Pasolini?", a provocative feature film investigation into the murder of the famed director
Scored "Wolf", a modernized werewolf film starring Jack Nicholson; also composed the music for "Disclosure" and the remake of "Love Affair", produced by and starring Warren Beatty
Contributed the music to the Clint Eastwood action blockbuster vehicle "In the Line of Fire"
Scored the Roland Joffe-directed drama "City of Joy"
Composed and conducted the score for Barry Levinson's early mob tale "Bugsy"; picked up fourth Oscar nomination
Was the subject of an Italian TV documentary entitled "La Musica Negli Occhi"
Scored "Casualties of War" (helmed by De Palma) and "Old Gringo"
Composed and orchestrated the atmospheric music for "The Untouchables", directed by Brian De Palma; received third Academy Academy Award nomination
Wrote the score to "The Mission", directed by Roland Joffe; garnered second Oscar nomination
Conducted a series of concerts of his work throughout Europe
Scored Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America"
Had more television success with the score for "Marco Polo" (NBC)
Provided uncredited opera music adaptations for Bertolucci's "La Luna"
Received first Academy Award nomination for his haunting musical score for "Days of Heaven", directed by Terrence Malick
US TV debut, scored and served as music director on the six-hour CBS miniseries "Moses -- the Lawgiver" (also TV acting debut of Burt Lancaster)
Scored Damiano Damiani's "Il Sorriso de Grande Tentatore/The Tempter"
Worked on the score for Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet"
Scored Pasolini's "The Decameron"
First US feature credit, Don Siegel's "Two Mules For Sister Sara" (starring Eastwood)
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage"
Collaborated again with Leone on "Once Upon a Time in the West"
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Elio Petri, "A Quiet Place in the Country"
Scored Pasolini's "Teorema"
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Hawks and Sparrows"
Composed his most well-known piece of film music, the theme to Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (film released in the USA in 1968)
Reteamed with Leone and Eastwood with "For a Few Dollars More" (released in the United States in 1967)
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, "The Battle of Algiers"
Scored ballet "Requiem per un Destino"
Became member of experimental music group Nuova Consonanza (date approximate)
First collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, "Fists in the Pocket"
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, "Before the Revolution"
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone, "A Fistful of Dollars" starring Clint Eastwood
Contributed songs to the revue "La Manfrina"
First film score, "Il Federale/The Fascist", an Italian feature
Worked for RCA record company through the mid-1960s arranged songs by the likes of Mario Lanza, Renato Rascel and Rita Pavone
At age 12, enrolled in a a four-year harmony program at a music conservatory; variously reported as completing it in two years or six months (date approximate)
Began composing at age six
Began composing and arranging scores for RAI television in the mid-1950s
Performed as a trumpet player in nightclubs
Became protege of composer Goffredo Petrassi
Composed incidental music for various Italian plays including "La Pappa Reale" (1959), "Il Lieto Fine" (1960) and "Enrico 61" (1961)