Maurice Jarre

Composer, Conductor, Musical director
One of the most prolific film composers of the late 20th Century, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre had been crafting film underscores for a decade when he came to international prominence in 1962 with his Oscar-winning score for ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1924 in France

Filmography

Music (170)

Airborn 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Uschyck 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Something Borrowed 2011 (Movie)

("Madness") (Song)

Something Borrowed 2011 (Movie)

("Madness") (Song Performer)

Ocean's Thirteen 2007 (Movie)

"Lara's Theme" (Song)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

("Lara's Theme") (Music)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

music excerpts (Music)

Le Jour et la nuit 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

("Lawrence of Arabia End Credits") (Song)

The Tin Drum 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Fearless 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

("Somewhere My Love") (Song)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Solar Crisis 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Setting Sun 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Fires Within 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

After Dark, My Sweet 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Enemies, A Love Story 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Prancer 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Prancer 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

("Theme From Lawrence of Arabia") (Music)

Distant Thunder 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Julia and Julia 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Le Palanquin des larmes 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Wildfire 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Gaby-A True Story 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Gaby-A True Story 1987 (Movie)

(Electronic Ensemble) (Music Supervisor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Apology 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Shuto Shoshitsu 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Enemy Mine 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Enemy Mine 1985 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

music conducter (Music Conductor)

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Witness 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

A Passage to India 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

A Passage to India 1984 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Dreamscape 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Samson and Delilah 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Au nom de tous les Miens 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Circle of Deceit 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Firefox 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Enola Gay 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Music

Lion of the Desert 1981 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Resurrection 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Black Marble 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

American Success Company 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Crossed Swords 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Magician of Lublin 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Magician of Lublin 1978 (Movie)

("The Magician") (Song)

Two Solitudes 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Winter Kills 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

March Or Die 1977 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Mon Royaume Pour un Cheval 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Great Expectations 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Mandingo 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Mohammad Messenger of God 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Posse 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Shout at the Devil 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Man Who Would Be King 1975 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Grandeur Nature 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Ash Wednesday 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Sycamore 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Island at the Top of the World 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Pope Joan 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Pope Joan 1972 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Music Composed and Conducted by (Music)

The Mackintosh Man 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Plaza Suite 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

El Condor 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Ryan's Daughter 1970 (Movie)

Music Composed & Conducted by (Music)

Soleil Rouge 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Only Game in Town 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Only Game in Town 1970 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Una Stagione all'inferno 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Damned 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Topaz 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Isadora 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Extraordinary Seaman 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Villa Rides 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

("I'm Gonna Spread My Wings") (Song)

Le Temps du Ghetto 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

The Night of the Generals 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Grand Prix 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Collector 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Professionals 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Train 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Train 1965 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

To Die In Madrid 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Behold a Pale Horse 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Behold a Pale Horse 1964 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Week-End a Zuydcoote 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Sundays and Cybele 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Eyes Without a Face 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Spotlight On Murder 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Gamble 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Gamble 1961 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Therese Desqueyroux 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Crack in the Mirror 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Le President 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Sun In your Eyes 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Chasers 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

The Keepers 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Toute la Memoire du Monde 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

A Season in Hell (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Coming Out of the Ice (TV Show)

Music

Guys and Dolls Off the Record (TV Show)

Theme Music

Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Show)

Music

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Music

One of a Kind (TV Show)

Music

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Shogun (TV Show)

Music

The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Show)

Music

The Sky's No Limit (TV Show)

Music

The Users (TV Show)

Music

Uprising (TV Show)

Music

Verna: USO Girl (TV Show)

Theme Music
Actor (2)

Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lean By Jarre (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most prolific film composers of the late 20th Century, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre had been crafting film underscores for a decade when he came to international prominence in 1962 with his Oscar-winning score for the sweeping David Lean-directed epic "Lawrence of Arabia. "

Relationships

Laura Devon

Wife

Khong Fong

Wife
Married from 1984 until his death in 2009

Kevin Jarre Screenplay

Son
Mother, Laura Devon

Andre Jarre

Father

Stephanie Jarre

Daughter
Mother, Dany Saval

Jean-Michel Jarre

Son
Born August 24, 1948 mother, Francette Pejot a pioneer in the electronic music field

France Pejot

Wife

Dany Saval

Wife

EDUCATION

Conservatoire de Paris

Paris
Studied with Jacques de la Presle, Louis Aubert and Arthur Honneger(composition and percussion)

Sorbonne

Paris ,

University of Lyon

Milestones

2001

Final film, Jon Avnet's holocaust drama, "Uprising"

2000

Wrote the music for "I Dreamed of Africa"

1999

Composed the score for the historical drama, "Sunshine" (released in the US in 2000)

1995

Garnered praise for his musical compositions for "A Walk in the Clouds"

1994

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1993

Headlined the PBS special tribute to David Lean, "Lean by Jarre"

1993

Re-teamed with Weir for "Fearless"

1992

Penned the music for "School Ties"

1990

Earned ninth career Academy Award nomination for the score for "Ghost"

1989

Again collaborated with Weir on "Dead Poets Society"

1988

Crafted the score for the NBC miniseries, "The Murder of Mary Phagan"

1988

Received an Oscar nomination for scoring "Gorillas in the Mist"

1987

Wrote the background music for the box-office hits "No Way Out" and "Fatal Attraction"

1986

Hired by Weir to score "The Mosquito Coast"

1986

Penned the score for "Tai-Pan," based on a James Clavell novel

1985

Scored "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"

1985

Received an Oscar nomination for scoring Peter Weir's "Witness"

1984

Final collaboration with Lean, "A Passage to India"

1984

Returned to the small screen with the music for the ABC remake of "Samson and Delilah"

1982

Initial film with Peter Weir, "The Year of Living Dangerously"

1980

Wrote the underscore for the NBC miniseries, "Shogun"

1980

Created the background music for the film, "Resurrection"

1979

Composed the score for the award-winning, "The Tin Drum"

1977

Earned an Oscar nomination for scoring, "Mohammad Messenger of God"

1977

Provided the music for the NBC biblical miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth"

1977

Penned the music for the James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me"

1976

Wrote the score for Elia Kazan's "The Last Tycoon"

1975

Final film with Huston, "The Man Who Would Be King"

1974

Composed the music for the NBC TV-movie, "Great Expectations"

1973

Scored the John Huston directed, "The Mackintosh Man"

1972

First of three collaborations with director John Huston, "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"; received only Oscar nomination to date for the Best Original Song category for "Marmalade, Molasses and Honey"

1969

Third film with Lean, "Ryan's Daughter"

1968

Collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to provide the underscore for "Topaz"

1968

Scored the Isadora Duncan biopic, "Isadora" starring Vanessa Redgrave in the title role

1966

Wrote the music for the race film, "Grand Prix"

1965

Second collaboration with Lean, "Doctor Zhivago"; produced the haunting "Lara's Theme"

1963

Picked up second Oscar nomination for the music for "Sundays and Cybele"

1962

Composed the dramatic underscore for "The Longest Day"

1962

First collaboration with director David Lean, "Lawrence of Arabia"; received first Academy Award

1959

Penned the score for the horror film, "Eyes Without a Face"

1958

First full-length feature score, "The Keepers/La Tete contre les murs"

1952

Made motion picture debut as a composer with the short film "Hotel des Invalides"

1946

Served as a musician with Radiodiffusion Francaise

Became the Théâtre National Populaire director

Bonus Trivia

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Over the years, Jarre has conducted numerous renowned orchestras ranging from the London Philharmonic Orchestra to the Osaka Symphonic Orchestra to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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