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Ennio Morricone

1928 - 2020

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Ennio Morricone (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; 10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020) was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpeter 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 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 6,232,871 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Ennio Morricone is the 26th most popular composer (down from 16th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Italy (down from 36th in 2019) and the 6th 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 26 out of 1,216Before him are Felix Mendelssohn, Claudio Monteverdi, Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, and Bedřich Smetana. After him are Antonio Salieri, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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Among people born in 1928, Ennio Morricone ranks 5Before him are Che Guevara, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, and John Forbes Nash Jr.. After him are Hosni Mubarak, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Serge Gainsbourg. Among people deceased in 2020, Ennio Morricone ranks 2Before him is Sean Connery. After him are Diego Maradona, Hosni Mubarak, Kirk Douglas, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Pierre Cardin, Olivia de Havilland, Max von Sydow, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Katherine Johnson.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ennio Morricone ranks 79 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Livy (-59), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Pope Julius II (1443), and Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115). After him are Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Titus (41), Michael Collins (1930), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Giotto (1267).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ennio Morricone ranks 6Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), and Claudio Monteverdi (1567). After him are Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).

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