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List of notable or famous film score composers from France, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in France and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from France is included when available.

List ranges from Yann Tiersen to Yo-Yo Ma and more.

This historic film score composers from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from France?" These prominent film score composers of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French film score composers.

Use this list of renowned French film score composers to discover some new film score composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (140 items)
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
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Philippe Fragione, better known by his stage name Akhenaton, is a French rapper and producer of French hip hop. He has also worked under the aliases Chill, AKH, Sentenza, and Spectre. He became famous as a member of the group IAM, and has since made a number of records, both with IAM and as a solo ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Marseille, France

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper

Credits: Taxi, Comme un aimant, Conte de la frustration

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Alain Jomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
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Alain Jomy


Alain Jomy is a film score composer and an actor. ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Nice, France

Profession: Film Score Composer, Actor

Credits: Haine, An Impudent Girl, This Sweet Sickness, The Best Way to Walk, La Petite Sirène, + more

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Alexandre Azaria


Alexandre Azaria also known by his alias Replicant is a French composer, songwriter and musician. He presently signs only by his own name. ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer

Credits: Transporter 2, Transporter 3, Lockout, Asterix and the Vikings, Fanfan la Tulipe, + more

Alexandre Desplat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat is a French film composer. He has won one Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTA nominations, seven Golden Globe Award nominations, and six Grammy nominations. Desplat ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The King's Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Argo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, + more

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#20 on The Best Modern Composers, Ranked

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