Ennio Morricone

1928 - 2020

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Ennio Morricone, OMRI (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; 10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020) was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player who wrote music in a wide range of styles. With more than 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as more than 100 classical works, Morricone is widely considered as one of the most prolific and greatest film composers of all time. His filmography includes more than 70 award-winning films, all Sergio Leone's films since A Fistful of Dollars, all Giuseppe Tornatore's films since Cinema Paradiso, The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game, and The Hateful Eight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ennio Morricone has received more than 4,806,271 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Ennio Morricone is the 16th most popular composer (up from 29th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Italy (up from 100th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Composer.

Ennio Morricone is most famous for his work as a composer for film scores. He has composed music for more than 500 films, including Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in America, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Among composers, Ennio Morricone ranks 16 out of 1,228. Before him are Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Edvard Grieg. After him are Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Gioachino Rossini, and Felix Mendelssohn.

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Among people born in 1928, Ennio Morricone ranks 2Before him is Che Guevara. After him are Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Hosni Mubarak, John Forbes Nash Jr., Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, and Chinghiz Aitmatov. Among people deceased in 2020, Ennio Morricone ranks 1After him are Sean Connery, Hosni Mubarak, Kirk Douglas, Diego Maradona, Max von Sydow, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Olivia de Havilland, Albert Uderzo, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Ian Holm.

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Among people born in Italy, Ennio Morricone ranks 36 out of 4,088. Before him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Horace (-65), Alessandro Volta (1745), Donatello (1386), and Niccolò Paganini (1782). After him are Tiberius (-42), Titian (1488), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Florence Nightingale (1820), Pope John Paul I (1912), and Catherine de' Medici (1519).

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Among composers born in Italy, Ennio Morricone ranks 3Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678) and Giuseppe Verdi (1813). After him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Antonio Salieri (1750), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), and Guido of Arezzo (991).

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