Christophe Beck is an Emmy-winning composer who recently scored such comedic hits as The Muppets (Parts I and II), The Hangover (Parts I, II and III), Tower Heist, The Watch and Pitch Perfect. In addition to big comedies—like Crazy, Stupid, Love, RED, Due Date, Date Night —Beck has staged the drama for films like We Are Marshall, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Elektra, The Sentinel, Under the Tuscan Sun, and indie films including Year of the Dog, Phoebe in Wonderland, Saved! and the award-winning documentary Waiting for Superman. Beck’s most recent scores include The Guilt Trip directed by Anne Fletcher starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, the Disney short entitled Paperman and the indie drama The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman starring Shia LaBeouf. Chris’ most recent work is featured in the Fox film The Internship directed by Shawn Levy and starring Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson. Coming up for Beck is Disney’s animated feature Frozen and The Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted.
The Canadian composer played piano from the age of five, studied music at Yale, and attended the USC film scoring program under composers like Jerry Goldsmith. He started composing in television, at the personal recommendation of Buddy Baker, and was soon writing for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which led to an Emmy nomination). “I don’t tend to look under the hood too much,” Beck says about his process. “It’s really very instinctual, from-the-hip and, from an actual process point of view, improvisational.”