Lalo Schifrin

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
With over 100 film scores and countless TV themes to his credit, Lalo Schifrin ranks as one of the most prolific active contemporary composers. Born and raised in Argentina, he was a child prodigy who first studied with ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1932 in Buenos Aires, AR

Filmography

Music (228)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 (Movie)

("The Plot (From Mission: Impossible TV Series)") (Song)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

("Mission: Impossible Theme") (Song)

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible Theme") (Song)

Love and Virtue 2013 (Movie)

(Composer)

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible Theme") (Song)

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

("Mission: Impossible Theme") (Composer)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Harry's Juke Box" From "Dirty Harry") (Song)

Drag Me to Hell 2009 (Movie)

("Rock Ballad (Unused Theme From The Exorcist)") (Song Performer)

Drag Me to Hell 2009 (Movie)

("Rock Ballad (Unused Theme From The Exorcist)") (Song)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

("Tiger Tank") (Song)

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("Less Than An Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)") (Song)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Abominable 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Main Title Theme (Theme Music)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

("The Plot") (Music)

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible") (Song)

Bringing Down the House 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

From Broadway: Fosse 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

("Jim On the Move (from 'Mission Impossible')") (Song Performer)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

("Ooh La La (contains 'Jim On the Move from 'Mission Impossible')") (Song)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Enter The Dragon" Cues) (Music)

Long Shot 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("Ooh La La") (Song)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

("Mission: Impossible Theme" "song "Take a Look Around (theme from 'M:1-2')") (Composer)

Snow Day 2000 (Movie)

song/song performer("Jim on the Move") (Song)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Tango 1998 (Movie)

songs("Los Inmigrantes" "Tango Barbaro" "Tango Para Percusion" "Tango del Atarceder" "Tango Lunaire" "La Represion") (Song)

Tango 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Manhattan Merengue 1997 (Movie)

(Composer)

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Scorpion Spring 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

piano performer("Love Poem for Donna") (Performer)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Mission: Impossible 1996 (Movie)

("Mission: Impossible Theme") (Composer)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

music composer("Mission: Impossible") (Composer)

Danger Theatre 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey 1993 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible Theme") (Song)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

("'Mission: Impossible' Theme") (Song)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Mission: Impossible Theme") (Music)

FX2 - The Deadly Art of Illusion 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Face to Face 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Mission: Impossible 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Berlin Blues 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Berlin Blues 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Original Sin 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Return to the River Kwai 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Silence at Bethany 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Sweetheart 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Out on a Limb 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Dead Pool 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Jake's M.O. 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Black Moon Rising 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Glitter 1984 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Ripley's Believe It or Not 1982 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

The Ladies Club 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

A.D. 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

Bad Medicine 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Tank 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The New Kids 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

("This Side of Forever") (Song)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Wait Until Dark 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Music

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible") (Song)

Amityville II: The Possession 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Class of 1984 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Class of 1984 1982 (Movie)

songs("I Am the Future" "Suburbanite" "You Better Not Step Out of Line") (Song)

Buddy Buddy 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Chicago Story 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Music

Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Fast Walking 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

A Stranger Is Watching 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Brubaker 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Los Viernes de la Eternidad 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Serial 1980 (Movie)

("A Changing World") (Song)

Serial 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Seduction 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Boulevard Nights 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Boulevard Nights 1979 (Movie)

("Street Tattoo") (Song)

Escape to Athena 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Love and Bullets 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Starsky and Hutch 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

The Amityville Horror 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Brawl 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Competition 1979 (Movie)

("People Alone") (Song)

The Competition 1979 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

("You're Always There") (Song)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Return From Witch Mountain 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Manitou 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Most Wanted 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Brenda Starr 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Medical Center 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Petrocelli 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Sky Riders 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Day of the Animals 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

("Mission Impossible Theme") (Music)

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Planet of the Apes 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Starsky and Hutch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

The Eagle Has Landed 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Master Gunfighter 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Egan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Golden Needles 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Man on a Swing 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Night Games 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Nunzio 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

The Four Musketeers 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Enter the Dragon 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Hit! 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Hunter 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Mission: Impossible 1966 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Harry in Your Pocket 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Joe Kidd 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Prime Cut 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Rage 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Neptune Factor 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Partners 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Escape 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

Mrs. Pollifax - Spy 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wrath of God 1971 (Movie)

(Original Score)

The Wrath of God 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young Lawyers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

To Be Free 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Kelly's Heroes 1970 (Movie)

songs("Burning Bridges" "Si Tu Me Dis") (Song)

Kelly's Heroes 1970 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Beguiled 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hellstrom Chronicle 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young Lawyers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Music

Wusa 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Che! 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

I Love My Wife 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Music

U.M.C. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Music

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

("Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel") (Song)

Hell in the Pacific 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Mission Impossible Vs. the Mob 1968 (Movie)

(theme) (Music)

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Brotherhood 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows 1968 (Movie)

(Theme Song)

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

The Fox 1967 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Fox 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

I Deal in Danger 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Sullivan's Empire 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

The Liquidator 1966 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Liquidator 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

The Venetian Affair 1966 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Venetian Affair 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Who's Minding the Mint? 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Blindfold 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Murderers' Row 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

See How They Run 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Cincinnati Kid 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Dark Intruder 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Way... Way Out 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Once a Thief 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Rhino! 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

A Woman Named Jackie (TV Show)

Music

Beverly Hills Madam (TV Show)

Music

Blue Light (TV Show)

Music

Bridge Across Time (TV Show)

Music

Bronk (TV Show)

Music

Command 5 (TV Show)

Music

Earth II (TV Show)

Music

Earth Star Voyager (TV Show)

Music

Escape (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Falcon's Gold (TV Show)

Music

Foster and Laurie (TV Show)

Music

Good Against Evil (TV Show)

Music

Institute For Revenge (TV Show)

Music

Kung Fu: The Movie (TV Show)

Music

Little White Lies (TV Show)

Music

Princess Daisy (TV Show)

Music

Private Sessions (TV Show)

Music

Spraggue (TV Show)

Music

Starflight One (TV Show)

Music

The Aquarians (TV Show)

Music

The Doomsday Flight (TV Show)

Music

The Hunter (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Mask of Sheba (TV Show)

Music

The Nativity (TV Show)

Music

The Neon Empire (TV Show)

Music

The President's Mistress (TV Show)

Music

Triplecross (TV Show)

Music

Victims (TV Show)

Music
Actor (5)

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

Biography

With over 100 film scores and countless TV themes to his credit, Lalo Schifrin ranks as one of the most prolific active contemporary composers. Born and raised in Argentina, he was a child prodigy who first studied with his father, the conductor at the Tetro Colon. In the early 1950s, Schifrin moved to France to attend the Paris Conservatoire, where he study both jazz and classical music. He returned to Argentina and landed his first credit providing the score for "El Jefe" (1954). The following year, Schifrin represented his homeland at the 1955 International Jazz Festival. By the end of the 50s, he had settled in the US and landed a gig as an arranger for bandleader Xavier Cugat.

Relationships

Donna Schifrin

Wife

Will Schifrin

Son

Ryan Schifrin

Son

EDUCATION

studied under Juan Carlos Paz

Paris Conservatoire

Paris

Milestones

1998

Scored "Tango" directed by Carlos Saura

1980

Received first Oscar nomination for Best Song for "People Alone" from "The Competition"

1967

Received first Oscar nomination for scoring "Cool Hand Luke"

1967

Appointed director and conductor, Paris Philharmonic

1965

Composed first US film score, "The Cincinatti Kid"

1964

Moved to Hollywood

1962

Joined Dizzy Gillespie's band as pianist and composer

1958

Moved to US

1957

Composed first film score for Argentine feature "El Jefe"

1955

Represented Argentina at the INternational Jazz Festival

1950

Moved to Paris to stdy classical music

Worked for stage and TV in Argentina

Studied music under his father

Guest conducted at orchestral symphonies around the world

Taught music composition at UCLA

Worked as arranger for Xavier Cugat

Bonus Trivia

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Schifrin has received a total of six career Oscar nominations: four for Best Original Music Score, ("Cool Hand Luke" 1967, "The Fox" 1968, "Voyage of the Damned" 1976, "The Amityville Horror" 1979); one for Best Song ("People Alone" from "The Competition" 1980); and one for Best Song Score or Adaptation Score ("The Sting II" 1983).

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