Marco Beltrami is an American composer best known for his stirring orchestral horror, action, and science fiction film scores, which include multiple collaborations with director/producer Wes Craven.
A Long Island, New York native, Beltrami attended Brown University and the Yale School of Music, eventually studying with Luigi Nono
in Italy and Jerry Goldsmith
in Los Angeles. He got his professional start in film and television in 1994, with his breakthrough coming on the 1996 Wes Craven blockbuster Scream. He went on to compose music for the Guillermo de Toro film Mimic (1997), Scream 2, and The Faculty (1998), The Crow: Salvation and Scream 3 (2000), Joy Ride (2001), Resident Evil (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and Hellboy (2004) (again with del Toro), among other regular work such as on TV's The Practice. In 2007, he earned his first Academy Award nomination for the western remake 3:10 to Yuma, with another nomination the following year for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker. The next decade brought continued success in Hollywood, including Scream 4 (2011), The Woman in Black (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), The Giver (2014), Fantastic Four (with Philip Glass
) and Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Ben-Hur (2016), and Logan (2017). ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi