Marco Beltrami received Academy Award nominations for his iconic scores to 3:10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker. He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, and the Scream series. His other scores include the zombie comedy Warm Bodies for Summit Entertainment, the latest installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Joon-ho Bong, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, James Mangold’s The Wolverine and the remake of the classic horror hit Carrie. His most recent works include The Homesman directed and starring Tommy Lee Jones, AMC’s drama Turn, Fox Searchlight’s The Drop starring Tom Hardy, New Regency’s True Story starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, The Weinstein Company’s action thriller No Escape starring Owen Wilson, Twentieth Century Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47, The Fantastic Four reboot directed by Josh Trank, Columbia Pictures’ holiday comedy The Night Before starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt, the new Fox television series Lucifer, and The Shallows starring Jack Huston and the Blake Lively. Up next for Beltrami is the highly anticipated remake of Ben-Hur directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and Matilda the Russian biographical drama directed by Aleksey Uchitel.
Born in New York, Beltrami studied music at the Yale School of Music, then in Italy, before apprenticing with legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith in L.A. “Maybe it’s because I’m partly schizophrenic to begin with,” he says, “but it seems to be refreshing to work on something for a while, then…take a break and work on something that’s the complete opposite. It’s fun.”