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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.

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Akhenaton age 49 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 ...more

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Alain Jomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Alain Jomy age 76 Alain Jomy is a film score composer and an actor.

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Alexandre Azaria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Alexandre Azaria age 50 Alexandre Azaria also known by his alias Replicant is a French composer, songwriter and musician. He presently signs only by his own name.

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Alexandre Desplat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Alexandre Desplat age 56 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 ...more

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Alexis Rault is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Alexis Rault age 36 Alexis Rault is a film score composer and actor.

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André Popp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
André Popp Died at 90 (1924-2014) André Charles Jean Popp was a French composer, arranger and screenwriter. Popp was born into a family of German-Dutch background, in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée. He started his ...more

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André Roubaud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
André Roubaud Died at 73 (1907-1980) André Roubaud is a film score composer and director.

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Antoine Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Antoine Duhamel Died at 89 (1925-2014) Antoine Duhamel was a French composer, orchestra conductor and music teacher.

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Armand Amar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Armand Amar age 65 Armand Amar is an Israeli-born French composer, who grew up in Morocco. He won the 2010 César Award for Best Music Written for a Film for Le Concert.

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Armand Bernard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Armand Bernard Died at 75 (1893-1968) Armand Bernard was a French comic actor known mainly for his work in film.

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Beatrice Thiriet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Beatrice Thiriet age 57 Béatrice Thiriet is a film score composer.

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Bernard Gérard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Bernard Gérard Died at 70 (1930-2000) Bernard Gérard was a French film score composer.

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Bernard Parmegiani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Bernard Parmegiani Died at 86 (1927-2013) Bernard Parmegiani was a French composer best known for his electronic or acousmatic music.

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Bertrand Bonello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Bertrand Bonello age 49 Bertrand Bonello is a French film director, screenwriter, producer and composer. His background is in classical music, and he lives between Paris and Montreal. His work has also been associated ...more

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Bertrand Burgalat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Bertrand Burgalat age 54 Bertrand Burgalat is a French musician, composer and producer.

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Bruno Coulais is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Bruno Coulais age 64 Bruno Coulais is a French composer, most widely known for his music on film soundtracks. He composed the score for the animated film, The Secret of Kells, released 12 March 2010.

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Camille Bazbaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Camille Bazbaz age 51 Camille Bazbaz is a film score composer and actor.

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Camille Rocailleux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Camille Rocailleux age 41 Camille Rocailleux is a film score composer.

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Caroline Chaspoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Caroline Chaspoul Caroline Chaspoul is a film score composer.

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Charles Aznavour age 93 Charles Aznavour is a Franco-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly ...more

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Charles-Henri Avelange is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Charles-Henri Avelange age 35 Charles-Henri Avelange is a film score composer.

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Christian Chevallier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Christian Chevallier Died at 78 (1930-2008) Christian Chevallier is a film score composer.

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Christophe Héral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Christophe Héral age 57 Christophe Héral is a French film and video game composer. He has composed music for video games such as Beyond Good & Evil, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, ...more

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Claude Bolling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Claude Bolling age 88 Claude Bolling, is a renowned French jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and occasional actor. He was born in Cannes, studied at the Nice Conservatory, then in Paris. A child prodigy, by age 14 he ...more

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Claude Luter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Claude Luter Died at 83 (1923-2006) Claude Luter was a jazz clarinetist who doubled on soprano saxophone. Luter was born and died in Paris. He began on trumpet, but switched to clarinet. He might be best known for being an ...more

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Clive Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Clive Richardson Died at 89 (1909-1998) Clive Richardson was a film score composer.

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Cyril Morin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Cyril Morin age 55 Cyril Morin is a film score composer and musician.

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Daniel White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Daniel White Died at 85 (1912-1997) Daniel White was a film score composer, interpreter, musician, pianist and actor.

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Darry Cowl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Darry Cowl Died at 81 (1925-2006) Darry Cowl was a French actor and musician. He won a César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2004 for his role as a concierge in Pas sur la bouche, which proved to be his last ...more

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David Bergeaud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
David Bergeaud age 50 David Bergeaud also known as "KOR", is a film, television, and video game composer, as well as a record producer and multi instrumentalist. Bergeaud has composed scores for such ...more

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Dominique Probst is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Dominique Probst age 64 Dominique Probst is a percussionist, composer, film score composer and actor.

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Eddie Barclay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Eddie Barclay Died at 84 (1921-2005) Eddie Barclay was a French music producer whose singers included Jacques Brel, Dalida and Charles Aznavour. He founded Barclay Records.

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Eduardo Henriquez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Eduardo Henriquez Eduardo Henriquez is a film score composer.

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Éric Neveux is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Éric Neveux age 46 Éric Neveux is a film score composer.

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Éric Serra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Éric Serra age 58 Éric Serra is a French composer. He has often worked on films by Luc Besson.

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Even de Tissot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Even de Tissot Even de Tissot is a film score composer.

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Fabien Hameline is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Fabien Hameline Fabien Hameline is a film director.

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Francis Casadesus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Francis Casadesus Died at 84 (1870-1954) Francis Casadesus is a film score composer, a composer and a conductor.

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Francis Lai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Francis Lai age 85 Francis Lai is a French accordionist, and composer noted for his film scores. While in his twenties, Francis Lai left home and went to Paris where he became part of the lively Montmartre music ...more

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François Béranger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
François Béranger Died at 66 (1937-2003) François Béranger was a French singer.

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François de Roubaix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
François de Roubaix Died at 36 (1939-1975) François de Roubaix was a French film score composer. Roubaix did not receive any formal education in music, but began studying jazz on his own at age 15, forming a band and learning ...more

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Francois Eudes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Francois Eudes age 43 François-Eudes Chanfrault, also credited as François Eudes and Francois Eudes, is a French composer and laptop musician. Chanfrault's film music composition work in 2003 included ...more

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François Rauber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
François Rauber Died at 70 (1933-2003) François Rauber was a French pianist, composer, arranger and conductor known for his works with chansonnier Jacques Brel. He served as the music director for the 1975 film Jacques Brel Is ...more

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François-Bernard Mâche is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
François-Bernard Mâche age 83 François-Bernard Mâche is a French composer of contemporary music. Born into a family of musicians, he is a former student of Émile Passani and Olivier Messiaen and has also ...more

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Frank Sforza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Frank Sforza age 49 Frank Sforza is a film score composer

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Georges Auric is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Georges Auric Died at 84 (1899-1983) Georges Auric was a French composer, born in Lodève, Hérault. He was considered one of Les Six, a group of artists informally associated with Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie. Before he ...more

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Georges Delerue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Georges Delerue Died at 67 (1925-1992) Georges Delerue was a French composer who composed over 350 scores for cinema and television. Delerue won numerous important film music awards, including an Academy Award for A Little Romance, ...more

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Georges Garvarentz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Georges Garvarentz Died at 61 (1932-1993) Georges Diran Garvarentz was an Armenian-French composer, noted for his music for films and Charles Aznavour's songs.

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Georges Van Parys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Georges Van Parys Died at 69 (1902-1971) Georges Van Parys was a French composer of film music and operettas. Among his musical influences were the group Les Six, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy. Later in his career he served as ...more

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Grégoire Hetzel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from France
Grégoire Hetzel age 46 Grégoire Hetzel is a composer, film score composer and writer.