Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning film “Frozen.” The “Frozen” soundtrack certified Platinum 11 weeks after its release, selling more than 1 million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returns to the Muppets after scoring Disney’s “The Muppets” in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster “Hangover” trilogy, “Tower Heist,” “Due Date,” “Date Night” and “Pitch Perfect.” He staged the drama for such films as “We Are Marshall,” “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Elektra,” “The Sentinel,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” and indie films “Year of the Dog,” “Phoebe in Wonderland,” “Saved!”, and the award-winning documentary “Waiting for Superman.”
In addition to “Frozen”—which earned Beck an Annie Award for best score—recent work includes “The Internship,” directed by Shawn Levy and starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and “Runner Runner,” directed by Brad Furman and starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Beck also composed the music for “Edge of Tomorrow,” the sci-fi thriller directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise, and Shana Feste’s romantic drama “Endless Love.”
The Canadian composer began playing piano at the age of five, studied music at Yale and attended the USC film scoring program under the tutelage of composers like Jerry Goldsmith. He started composing in television at the personal recommendation of Disney music legend Buddy Baker, and was soon writing for the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” earning an Emmy® Award.