Vangelis

Composer, Conductor
Specializing in synthesizer-driven, yet atmospheric scores Vangelis enjoyed his biggest popular success to date with "Chariots of Fire" (1981). The rousing, richly orchestrated score perfectly suited the film. In the ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1943 in Greece

Filmography

Music (28)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

("Chariots Of Fire") (Song Performer)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

("Chariots Of Fire") (Song)

Swiadectwo 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("Chariots Of Fire") (Song Performer)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("Chariots Of Fire") (Song)

El Greco 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Stranger Than Fiction 2006 (Movie)

("La Petite Fille De La Mer") (Song Performer)

Stranger Than Fiction 2006 (Movie)

("La Petite Fille De La Mer") (Song)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song Performer)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song Performer)

Millions 2005 (Movie)

("La Petite Fille de la Mer") (Song Performer)

Millions 2005 (Movie)

("La Petite Fille de la Mer") (Song)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

Music Performer (Performer)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Original Rank: Music) (Composer)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

("Moxica & His Horse (from '1492: Conquest of Paradise')") (Song)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

("Chariots Of Fire") (Song Performer)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song)

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song Performer)

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

My Life 1993 (Movie)

("Chariots of Fire") (Song Performer)

My Life 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

("State of Independence") (Song)

Russicum 1989 (Movie)

songs("40 Braves" "Menousis" "Moiroloi") (Song)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

("Memories of Green") (Song)
Actor (1)

Angelos 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Specializing in synthesizer-driven, yet atmospheric scores Vangelis enjoyed his biggest popular success to date with "Chariots of Fire" (1981). The rousing, richly orchestrated score perfectly suited the film. In the watershed year of 1982, he collaborated with Ridley Scott on "Blade Runner" and Costa-Gavras on "Missing". Other scores includes Roger Donaldson's "The Bounty" (1984), Liliana Cavani's "Francesco" (1989) and Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon" (1992).

EDUCATION

studied music in Athens, Greece

Milestones

1997

Arranged the opening ceremony for the World Athletics Championships held in Athens

1992

Wrote the underscore for "1492: The Conquest of Paradise", helmed by Scott

1989

Returned to Greece

1982

Scored the sci-fi film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott

1981

Breakthrough musical score, "Chariots of Fire"

1972

Composed first film score "Salut Jerusalem"

Left Greece for Paris in late 1960s

Composed and recorded first symphonic poem, "Faire que ton reve soit plus long que la nuit" and first album, "Terra"

Collaborated with filmmaker Frederic Rossif on "a Cantique des Creatures"

Moved to London

Began composing at age four and performing his own compositions in public at age six

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