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Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American composer best known for his many film scores.

Newman has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, and has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys and an Emmy Award. Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. His achievements have contributed to the Newmans being the most nominated Academy Award extended family, with a collective 92 nominations in various music categories.

Newman composed the music for the 2004 film adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

Main article: [[Thomas Newman]]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Main article: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (soundtrack)

Filmography

Film

1980s

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1984 Reckless James Foley Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Revenge of the Nerds Jeff Kanew Interscope Communications
20th Century Fox
Grandview, U.S.A. Randal Kleiser CBS Entertainment Production
Warner Bros. (theatrical)
CBS/Fox Video (VHS release)
Paramount Home Entertainment (DVD release)
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Susan Seidelman Orion Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande. Album shared with Making Mr. Right
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Alan Metter New World Pictures
The Man with One Red Shoe Stan Dragoti 20th Century Fox An album of Newman's score released by La-La Land Records in 2018.
Real Genius Martha Coolidge TriStar Pictures
1986 Gung Ho Ron Howard Paramount Pictures First collaboration with Ron Howard
One track released by Milan on the compilation album Ron Howard – Passions & Achievements
Jumpin' Jack Flash Penny Marshall Largo Entertainment
Silver Pictures
20th Century Fox
Song album with two Newman tracks
1987 Light of Day Paul Schrader TriStar Pictures Song album with one Newman track
The Lost Boys Joel Schumacher Warner Bros. Song album with one Newman track
Less Than Zero Marek Kanievska 20th Century Fox Song album; no Newman score; score album released by La-La Land Records in September 2016.
1988 The Great Outdoors Howard Deutch Hughes Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Song album with one Newman track
The Prince of Pennsylvania Ron Nyswaner Fine Line Features
New Line Cinema
1989 Cookie Susan Seidelman Lorimar Film Entertainment
Warner Bros.

1990s

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1990 Men Don't Leave Paul Brickman Geffen Pictures
Warner Bros.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Jim Abrahams Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1991 Career Opportunities Bryan Gordon Hughes Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Song album with three Newman tracks released by Curb
The Linguini Incident Richard Shepard Academy Entertainment Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Naked Tango Leonard Schrader New Line Cinema
The Rapture Michael Tolkin Fine Line Features
New Line Cinema
Song album with ten Newman tracks
Deceived Damian Harris Touchstone Pictures
Fried Green Tomatoes Jon Avnet Act III Communications
Universal Pictures
Song album with three Newman tracks and separate score album, both released by MCA
1992 The Player Robert Altman Avenue Pictures
Spelling Films
Fine Line Features (US)
Pathé (International)
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Whispers in the Dark Christopher Crowe Paramount Pictures Varèse Sarabande album release cancelled; released by Intrada in 2012
Scent of a Woman Martin Brest City Light Films
Universal Pictures
Soundtrack released by MCA
1993 Flesh and Bone Steve Kloves Paramount Pictures Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Josh and S.A.M. Billy Weber Castle Rock Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Columbia Pictures
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1994 Threesome Andrew Fleming Motion Picture Corporation of America
TriStar Pictures
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande. Twinned with American Buffalo
The Favor Donald Petrie Orion Pictures
The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont Castle Rock Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
First collaboration with Frank Darabont
Soundtrack released by Sony BMG
The War Jon Avnet Universal Pictures Song album with 12 Newman tracks released by MCA
Little Women Gillian Armstrong Columbia Pictures Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
1995 Unstrung Heroes Diane Keaton Hollywood Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
How to Make an American Quilt Jocelyn Moorhouse Amblin Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Soundtrack released by MCA
1996 Up Close & Personal Jon Avnet Cinergi Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Phenomenon Jon Turteltaub Touchstone Pictures Song album with one Newman track released by Reprise
American Buffalo Michael Corrente Capitol Films
Channel Four Films
The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande. Twinned with Threesome
The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman Phoenix Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Soundtrack released by Angel Records
1997 Red Corner Jon Avnet Avnet-Kerner Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Soundtrack released by EAR
Mad City Costa Gavras Warner Bros. Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Oscar and Lucinda Gillian Armstrong Australian Film Finance Corporation
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
1998 The Horse Whisperer Robert Redford Touchstone Pictures Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Meet Joe Black Martin Brest City Light Filmsw
Universal Pictures
Soundtrack released by Universal Records
1999 American Beauty Sam Mendes DreamWorks Pictures First collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by DreamWorks Records
The Green Mile Frank Darabont Castle Rock Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Second collaboration with Frank Darabont
Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records.

2000s

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2000 Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh Jersey Films
Universal Pictures (US)
Columbia Pictures (International)
First collaboration with Steven Soderbergh
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Pay It Forward Mimi Leder Bel Air Entertainment
Tapestry Films
Pathé
Warner Bros.
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2001 In the Bedroom Todd Field Good Machine
Miramax Films
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2002 The Salton Sea D. J. Caruso Castle Rock Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Road to Perdition Sam Mendes The Zanuck Company
DreamWorks Pictures (US)
20th Century Fox (International)
Second collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by Decca Records
White Oleander Peter Kosminsky Umbrella Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2003 Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton Pixar Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
First collaboration with Andrew Stanton, and Newman's first score for an animated film
Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Brad Silberling Nickelodeon Movies
DreamWorks Pictures (International)
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
2005 Cinderella Man Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Miramax Films
Universal Pictures (North America)
[Buena Vista Pictures (International)
Second collaboration with Ron Howard
Soundtrack released by Decca Records
Jarhead Sam Mendes Universal Pictures Third collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by Decca Records
2006 Little Children Todd Field New Line Cinema Soundtrack released by Silva Screen Records
The Good German Steven Soderbergh Virtual Studios
Section Eight Productions
Warner Bros.
Second collaboration with Steven Soderbergh
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2007 Towelhead Alan Ball Scott Rudin Productions
This is that Corporation
Warner Independent Pictures
Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records
2008 WALL-E Andrew Stanton Pixar Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
Second collaboration with Andrew Stanton
Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
Revolutionary Road Sam Mendes BBC Films
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Vantage (US)
United International Pictures (International)
Fourth collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by Nonesuch
2009 Brothers Jim Sheridan Relativity Media
Lionsgate
Soundtrack released by Relativity Music Group

2010s

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2011 The Adjustment Bureau George Nolfi Media Rights Capital
Universal Pictures
Soundtrack released by Relativity Music Group
The Help Tate Taylor Reliance Entertainment
Participant Media
Image Nation
1492 Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
Score album released by Varèse Sarabande
The Debt John Madden Marv Films
Miramax Films
Focus Features (US)
Universal Pictures (International)
Soundtrack released by Relativity Music Group, Silva Screen Music
The Iron Lady Phyllida Lloyd Pathé
Film4
UK Film Council
Canal+
Goldcrest Films
The Weinstein Company (US)
20th Century Fox (UK)
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden Participant Media
Blueprint Pictures
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Skyfall Sam Mendes Eon Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Columbia Pictures
Fifth collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
2013 Side Effects Steven Soderbergh FilmNation Entertainment
Open Road Films
Third collaboration with Steven Soderbergh
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Saving Mr. Banks John Lee Hancock Walt Disney Pictures
BBC Films
Essential Media Entertainment
Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
First collaboration with John Lee Hancock
2014 Get on Up Tate Taylor Imagine Entertainment
Universal Pictures
The Judge David Dobkin Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros.
Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden Participant Media
Blueprint Pictures
Fox Searchlight Pictures
He Named Me Malala Davis Guggenheim Image Nation Abu Dhabi FZ
Participant Media
Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
Bridge of Spies Steven Spielberg Touchstone Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
20th Century Fox
First Steven Spielberg theatrical film without his long-time composer John Williams since The Color Purple (1985), and Newman's first collaboration with Steven Spielberg
Spectre Sam Mendes Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Columbia Pictures
Sixth collaboration with Sam Mendes
Soundtrack released by Decca Records
2016 Finding Dory Andrew Stanton Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Third collaboration with Andrew Stanton
Passengers Morten Tyldum Columbia Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
2017 Victoria & Abdul Stephen Frears Focus Features
Working Title Films
Thank You for Your Service Jason Hall Universal Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
2019 The Highwaymen John Lee Hancock Casey Silver Productions
Netflix
Second collaboration with John Lee Hancock
Tolkien Dome Karukoski Chernin Entertainment
Fox Searchlight Pictures
1917 Sam Mendes Amblin Partners
Universal Pictures
Seventh collaboration with Sam Mendes

Television

Year Title Director(s) Notes
1985 Amazing Stories Various Episode "Santa '85." Soundtrack released by Intrada
1990 Heat Wave Kevin Hooks
1992 Those Secrets David Manson Soundtrack released by Masters Film Music
Citizen Cohn Frank Pierson
2000 Boston Public Various Main title theme
2001 Six Feet Under Various Main title theme
2003 Angels in America Mike Nichols Soundtrack released by Nonesuch
2012 The Newsroom Various Main theme and pilot
2017 Five Came Back Various Main theme
2018 Castle Rock Various Main theme and six episodes
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