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Bill Conti is a Actor and Sound American born on 13 april 1942 at Providence (USA)

Bill Conti

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Birth name William Conti
Nationality USA
Birth 13 april 1942 (82 years) at Providence (USA)

William "Bill" Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American film music composer who is frequently the conductor at the Academy Awards ceremony.


Chef d'orchestre à l'âge de 15 ans, Conti commença à composer pour le cinéma en 1973.

Son premier succès fut, en 1976, la musique du film Rocky, dont le thème Gonna Fly Now deviendra un tube mondialement connu. La saga sera ensuite déclinée en 5 suites, dont Conti signera la musique (à l'exception de Rocky IV).

Souvent associé aux films de Sylvester Stallone, il devient également le collaborateur régulier du réalisateur, John G. Avildsen, notamment avec la saga des Karaté Kid.

Artiste éclectique, Bill Conti privilégie souvent une écriture symphonique tout en retenue, avec des thèmes au piano d'une redoutable efficacité. Il agrémente parfois certaines de ses partitions de touches plus contemporaines (le Disco pour Rocky 2, la Pop américaine pour Karaté Kid) qui peuvent, avec le temps, en faire des œuvres un peu datées mais qui ont le mérite de correspondre à leurs époques.

Il sait également utiliser avec harmonie des instrumentations plus exotiques, telle la flûte de pan sur la série des Karaté Kid, qui en font des partitions immédiatement identifiables.

En 1980, il signe la partition du film de John Cassavetes, Gloria et se voit confier le soin de moderniser la musique de la série des James Bond, avec Rien que pour vos yeux en 1981.

En 1983, il compose la musique de L'Étoffe des héros (œuvre symphonique fortement inspirée des Planètes de Gustav Holst), pour laquelle il remporte l'Oscar de la meilleure musique.*

Pour le film Les Maîtres de l'univers en 1987, il signe une partition symphonique épique très influencée par le style de John Williams, qui n'est pas sans rappeler les sonorités de Superman et de Star Wars.

En 1988, il est choisi par le distributeur américain du film Le Grand Bleu pour remplacer la musique d'Eric Serra sur la version américaine du film de Luc Besson.

Parallèlement, il travaille pour la télévision, notamment sur le feuilleton Dynastie, et la mini-série Nord et Sud.

Compositeur prolifique au cours des années 1980, les décennies suivantes ne lui donnent guère l'occasion de composer pour le cinéma et, à l'exception de Thomas Crown en 1999, il n'œuvre plus que pour des films la plupart médiocres, ou pour la télévision.

Il a été pendant de nombreuses années, le directeur musical de la cérémonie des Oscars.

Best films

Rocky III (1982)
(Original Music Composer)
Rocky (1976)
(Original Music Composer)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
(Original Music Composer)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
(Original Music Composer)
The Karate Kid (1984)
(Theme Song Performance)
Rocky V (1990)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(7 films)
Burt Young
Burt Young
(8 films)
Bruce Surtees
Bruce Surtees
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Conti (100 films)

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Slow Dancing In The Big City, 1h50
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Paul Sorvino, Nicolas Coster, Danielle Brisebois, Bill Conti, Thaao Penghlis, Lloyd Kaufman
Roles Rehearsal Pianist
Rating54% 2.714022.714022.714022.714022.71402
Lou Friedlander (Paul Sorvino) is a popular columnist for the New York Daily News, writing about the little people of bustling New York City while befriending a street boy named Marty (Adam Gifford). His life changes dramatically upon falling in love with neighbor Sarah Gantz (Anne Ditchburn), a young ballerina who had just discovered she is stricken with a debilitating condition that will eventually force her to quit dancing.


The Perfect Game, 1h58
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Clifton Collins, Jr., Moisés Arias, Cheech Marin, Jake Toranzo Austin, Ryan Ochoa, Jansen Panettiere
Roles Music
Rating69% 3.4502953.4502953.4502953.4502953.450295
César Faz (Clifton Collins, Jr.), moves to Monterrey, Mexico after he is let go by the St. Louis Cardinals from his job as a clubhouse attendant. There he meets local children being led by Padre Esteban (Cheech Marin), enjoying baseball; he takes pitcher Ángel Macías (Jake T. Austin), under his wing and brags about his own pitching skills and how he used to coach the Cardinals. Ángel convinces César to help recruit and coach Monterrey's first-ever Little League team. With César's skills and Padre Esteban's support, the boys hone themselves into a competitive team worthy of international competition. At the final game of the World Series of Little League, Monterrey defeated the team of West La Mesa, California 4-0. Enrique Suárez (Jansen Panettiere), hit a grand slam home run, and Ángel Macías pitched a perfect game, a feat that has not since been repeated in Little League World Series history.
Rocky Balboa, 1h42
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Tony Burton, Geraldine Hughes
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating70% 3.548313.548313.548313.548313.54831
In 2006, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has been retired from boxing for twenty years and lives a quiet life as a widower. His wife Adrian Pennino Balboa (Talia Shire) had died from cancer four years earlier. He runs a small but very successful Italian restaurant named after her, where he regales his patrons with stories of his past. He also battles personal demons involving his grief over Adrian's death, the changing times, and his eroding relationship with his son Robert (Milo Ventimiglia), a struggling corporate employee. Paul "Paulie" Pennino (Burt Young), Rocky's brother-in-law and best friend, continues to keep by his side, but is tired of reliving the past.
Origin USA
Actors Burt Young, Ernest Mingione, Jon Jacobs, Kumar Pallana
Rating60% 3.003633.003633.003633.003633.00363
RevoLOUtion is the fictional story of Lou, a stuttering ex-boxer who can only speak normally when starting trouble protecting the Brooklyn neighborhood in which he lives. Lou transforms from violent, extreme stutterer into a great, powerful communicator.
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, 1h30
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Actors Pamela Reed, Melora Hardin, Rachael Taylor, Rel Hunt, Ritchie Singer, Bartholomew John
Rating57% 2.8575952.8575952.8575952.8575952.857595
In 1980, ABC development executive Vince Peterson (John Terry) meets with producer Aaron Spelling (Nicholas Hammond), looking for a series featuring "greed and manipulation and sex and power and vanity" to battle against CBS' hit nighttime serial Dallas and make it "look like Sesame Street." Writers Richard and Esther Shapiro (Pamela Reed and Ritchie Singer) are already developing their own modern take on I, Claudius, and Dynasty is conceived. From the beginning, Esther's intent to explore "real social issues" and not have the show be an "inane soap with beautiful people and beautiful clothes" clashes with the network and advertisers' squeamishness with homosexual character Steven, "the first openly gay character on a prime time drama series." John Forsythe (Bartholomew John) — the voice of Charlie's Angels '​ Charlie — and Linda Evans (Melora Hardin) are cast as Blake and Krystle Carrington. With the new series at #40 in the ratings, ABC pushes for Steven to be "cured," and Richard conceives a female J. R. Ewing: Blake's bitter ex-wife Alexis. Soon Dynasty welcomes Heather Locklear (Holly Brisley) as sexpot Sammy Jo, and Joan Collins (Alice Krige) as villainess Alexis. Ratings rise as Alexis tears her way through Dynasty and Sammy Jo makes Steven reconsider same-sex romance. Steven's portrayer Al Corley (Rel Hunt), annoyed at the direction his character is taking, asks "Hey, I'm not gay ... but correct me if I'm wrong, is homosexuality a disease that can be cured by a blonde bimbo in Daisy Duke shorts?" ... and is soon replaced. Stuck at #2 — despite the tease of an affair by Krystle with guest star Rock Hudson (Robert Coleby) — Dynasty becomes "the most expensive show in history" and spawns a spin-off series. The Moldavian wedding massacre finally drives the show to #1 as the world learns that Rock Hudson has AIDS. Collins wants more money for "putting the 'nasty' in Dynasty," but Esther plays hardball to prove that everyone is replaceable. Ratings begin to slide in the aftermath of the Moldavia storyline, and by the seventh season ABC is talking about cancellation. Esther files a profit-seeking lawsuit when news surfaces of Aaron's plans for Spelling Entertainment to go public. Long unhappy with storyline quality, John finally explodes; Joan faces the public spectacle over her divorce. Realizing that the important things in life are passing her by, Linda decides she needs to leave Dynasty, and a supportive Joan wishes her well. Season nine ends with Blake and Alexis in mortal peril, but few viewers. ABC unceremoniously cancels the show — "the '80s are over."
Coast to Coast, 1h48
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair, Maximilian Schell, David Julian Hirsh, Kate Lynch
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating63% 3.198343.198343.198343.198343.19834
With equal parts humor and vitriol, Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss and Emmy Award-winner Judy Davis portray Barnaby and Maxine Pierce, a middle-aged couple exploring the ups and downs of a marriage that has spun out of control. They have decided to divorce, but take one last cross country road trip from Connecticut to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of their son and give him their vintage Thunderbird as a gift. By reflecting on the life they’ve shared together, the couple begins to re-evaluate their marriage and discover the possibility of rekindling their relationship.
Judas (2004)
, 1h30
Directed by Charles Robert Carner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Johnathon Schaech, Tim Matheson, Jonathan Scarfe, Fiona Glascott, Owen Teale, Bob Gunton
Roles Music
Rating48% 2.418812.418812.418812.418812.41881
Judas meets Jesus and at first does not know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Rating58% 2.9100152.9100152.9100152.9100152.910015
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.
Tortilla Soup, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Jacqueline Obradors, Héctor Elizondo, Tamara Mello, Elizabeth Peña, Nikolai Kinski, Raquel Welch
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating66% 3.347073.347073.347073.347073.34707
Semi-retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo (Héctor Elizondo) shares a suburban Los Angeles home with his three adult daughters. Although he has lost the senses of smell and taste since his wife's death, he still cooks elaborate, multi-course meals for his family and friends. The women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, but each is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle.
Avenging Angelo, 1h36
Directed by Martyn Burke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn, Tobey Maguire, Raoul Bova, Billy Gardell
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating51% 2.554152.554152.554152.554152.55415
Years ago, a mob boss named Lucio Malatesta (George Touliatos) pinned the murder of rival Sammy Carboni (Gino Marrocco) on another rival named Angelo Allieghieri (Anthony Quinn), which led to Sammy's son Gianni vowing revenge.
G (2002)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Richard T. Jones, Blair Underwood, Chenoa Maxwell, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Laz Alonso
Rating51% 2.598212.598212.598212.598212.59821
Après avoir construit une entreprise prospère dans le monde du Hip Hop, le magnat de la musique, Summer G, rencontre à nouveau Sky, un amour de jeunesse qui l'avait autrefois délaissé. La passion les embrase à nouveau, mais Sky est mariée...
Inferno (1999)
, 1h35
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny Trejo, Pat Morita, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Larry Drake, Vincent Schiavelli
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating51% 2.5639352.5639352.5639352.5639352.563935
The film opens as Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) drives an Indian motorcycle in an open desert plain (referred to as the Dry Lake). Soon enough, the motorcycle breaks down and Eddie dismounts, carrying nothing but his jacket, his .45 pistol, and a bottle of tequilla. As he lies in the desert drinking, he eventually sees his friend Johnny Sixtoes (Danny Trejo), a Mexican Indian, whom he had sent a postcard notifying him of his arrival.
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1h53
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Fritz Weaver, Frankie Faison
Roles Conductor
Rating67% 3.3996053.3996053.3996053.3996053.399605
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an attempted robbery of precious paintings fails when museum employees discover imposters posing as staff. In all the confusion of locking down the museum and capturing the robbers, Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) slips into an adjacent room and steals the painting of San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Monet. The insurers of the $100 million artwork send investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) to assist NYPD Detective Michael McCann (Denis Leary) in solving the crime.
The Real Macaw, 1h31
Directed by Mario Andreacchio
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds
Actors Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Waters, Jason Robards, John Goodman, Robert Coleby
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating54% 2.709612.709612.709612.709612.70961
An ancient talking macaw named Mac, a blue and gold macaw becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried treasure from its day with a pirate. His grandson decides to go off on the hunt only to discover that a resort now exists where the treasure is buried.