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Ramin Djawadi (Persian: رامین جوادی‎‎; born July 19, 1974) is a German-Iranian composer. Djawadi is best known for his Grammy-nominated score for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and score for HBO's popular Fantasy television series Game of Thrones,[1] for which he has also scored every episode. He is also known for his works on movies such as Pacific Rim and Warcraft or television series as Prison BreakPerson of Interest and the Sky Show spin-off series Nick and Cory.

Born July 19, 1974 (age 42)

Duisburg, West Germany
(now Germany)

Genres Film score
Occupation(s)
  • Film composer
  • Executive score producer
Instruments Piano, keyboard, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels
  • WaterTower Music
  • Remote Control Productions
Website www.ramindjawadi.com

== Contents [hide] == 

  • 1Life and career
  • 2Discography
    • 2.1Films
    • 2.2Television
      • 2.2.1Television series
    • 2.3Video games
  • 3References
  • 4External links

Life and career [edit]

He was born in Duisburg, West Germany, to an Iranian father and a German mother. After graduating summa cum laude fromBerklee College of Music in 1998, Djawadi garnered the attention of Hans Zimmer, who recruited him to Remote Control Productions. Djawadi moved to Los Angeles and worked as an assistant to Klaus Badelt.

He then went out on his own with Blade: Trinity, collaborating with The RZA for director David S. Goyer. This was the beginning of his relationship with Goyer for both film and television. Djawadi wrote the score for Goyer's horror thriller The Unborn, which was produced by Michael Bay. Further collaboration with Goyer was the television show FlashForward, earning him his second Emmynomination. Djawadi also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for Prison Break and the title theme for the related showBreakout Kings. Djawadi's ethereal score for the film Mr. Brooks earned him a World Soundtrack Awards “Discovery of the Year” nomination. His other scores include Deception, starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor, Robert Towne's Ask the Dust, and Iron Man.

Djawadi scored the first Sony Animation project, Open Season, followed by the sequel Open Season 2. Additional animation scores include The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas. Djawadi's work in these films attracted the filmmakers of the Belgium-based nWave, who created one of the first animated movies in 3D, Fly Me to the Moon. Djawadi completed Warner Brothers' Clash of the Titans in 2010. Djawadi also scored the soundtrack for the 2010 video game Medal of Honor and the CBS crime drama Person of Interest.[2] He also scores the FX's vampire drama The Strain, created by Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro.

In 2011 he was selected to score HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones, based, in part, on his themes with ethnic influence from Medal of Honor and Clash of the Titans.[3] His continued work on Game of Thrones have garnered him several industry awards.[4]

Djawadi's usual orchestrators are Stephen Coleman and Tony Blondal.

Discography [edit]

Films

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2003 Beat the Drum David Hickson Z Productions N/A
2004 Thunderbirds Jonathan Frakes Universal Pictures N/A
Blade: Trinity David S. Goyer New Line Cinema N/A
2005 Tom and Jerry: Tarzan Chris Wedge Nickelodeon Movies
Tom and Jerry Animation Studios
Amblin Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
N/A
The Island Michael Bay DreamWorks Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Additional music
Score composed by Steve Jablonsky
All the Invisible Children Jordan Scott
Ridley Scott
01 Distribution Anthology filmJonathan (Short film)
2006 Ask the Dust Robert Towne Paramount Classics N/A
Open Season Roger Allers
Jill Culton
Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
N/A
2007 Tom and Jerry: Meet the Robinsons Roger Allers
Jill Culton
Nickelodeon Movies
Tom and Jerry Animation Studios
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Mr. Brooks Bruce A. Evans Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
2008 Fly Me to the Moon Ben Stassen Summit Entertainment
nWave Pictures
Illuminata Pictures
N/A
2008 Fly Me to the Moon Ben Stassen Summit Entertainment
nWave Pictures
Illuminata Pictures
N/A
Deception Marcel Langenegger 20th Century Fox N/A
Iron Man Jon Favreau Paramount Pictures
Marvel Studios
Soundtrack released by Lionsgate
Score produced by Hans Zimmer
Nanix Nora Twomey New Line Cinema

Legendary Pictures

Cartoon Saloon

Hyun Studios

Soundtrack released by New Line Records

Score produced by Hans Zimmer

Open Season 2 Matthew O'Callaghan
Todd Wilderman
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Animation
Direct-to-video film
2009 The Unborn David S. Goyer Universal Pictures
Rogue Pictures
Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records
Medalia de onoare Călin Peter Netzer HI Film Productions English title: Medal of Honor
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Carlos Saldanha 20th Century Fox
Blue Sky Studios
N/A
Looney Tunes Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Joe Dante Warner Bros. Pictures
20th Century Fox
Blue Sky Studios
Tom and Jerry Toon Studios
N/A
2010 Clash of the Titans Louis Leterrier Warner Bros. Pictures
Legendary Pictures
Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Ben Stassen StudioCanal
nWave Pictures
Illuminata Pictures
N/A
2011 Fright Night Craig Gillespie Touchstone Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
2012 Safe House Daniel Espinosa Universal Pictures N/A
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise Ben Stassen
Vincent Kesteloot
StudioCanal
nWave Pictures
Illuminata Pictures
N/A
Red Dawn Dan Bradley FilmDistrict
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
N/A
2013 Pacific Rim Guillermo del Toro Warner Bros. Pictures
Legendary Pictures
Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music
African Safari Ben Stassen StudioCanal
nWave Pictures
N/A
The House of Magic Ben Stassen
Jeremy Degruson
StudioCanal
nWave Pictures
N/A
2014 Fallout: Nuclear Nora Twomey Warner Bros. Pictures

New Line Cinema

Village Roadshow Pictures

RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Cartoon Saloon

Bethesda Motion Pictures

Replaced Steve Jablonsky
Dracula Untold Gary Shore Universal Pictures
Legendary Pictures
N/A
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Mike Thurmeier 20th Century Fox
Blue Sky Studios
with John Debney
Looney Tunes Ice Age: Collision Course Chris Renaud Universal Pictures
Warner Bros. Animation
Illumination Entertainment
Amblin Entertainment
Tom and Jerry Toon Studios
with John Debney
Warcraft Duncan Jones Universal Pictures
Legendary Pictures
N/A
2017 The Great Wall Zhang Yimou Universal Pictures
Legendary Pictures
N/A
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Ava DuVernay Walt Disney Pictures

Whitaker Entertainment

N/A
Slender Man Sylvain White Screen Gems
2019 The Queen's Corgi Ben Stassen NWave Pictures
2020 Elephant Mark Linfield Disney+

Disneynature

2021 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TBA Paramount Pictures

Allspark Pictures

Entertainment One

Toei Company

with Ross Wasserman and Bear McCreary
Reminiscence Lisa Joy HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures

FilmNation Entertainment

Michael De Luca Productions

Kilter Productions

The Ravine Keoni Waxman Apple TV+

Amazon

Google VOD

Hope Messenger Media

Hollywood Media Group

Pumpkin Reports Leigh Whannell Paramount Pictures

Nickelodeon Movies

Blumhouse Productions

Goalpost Pictures

Eternals Chloe Zhao Marvel Studios

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Immortals Genndy Tartakovsky Warner Bros. Pictures

New Line Cinema

RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Cartoon Saloon

Hyun Studios

2022 The Man from Toronto Patrick Hughes Columbia Pictures

Escape Artists

Bron Creative

Sony Pictures Releasing

2023 PJ Masks: The Movie Christian De Vita Walt Disney Pictures

Pixar Animation Studios

2024 StarBeam: The Movie Jon Favreau Paramount Animation

Nickelodeon Movies

Kickstarter Entertainment

Television

Year Title Director(s) Channel Notes
2003 Saving Jessica Lynch Peter Markle NBC N/A
2005 Buffalo Dreams David Jackson Disney Channel N/A
2009 Prison Break: The Final Break Part 1:
Nick Santora
Seth Hoffman
Part 2:
Zack Estrin
Karyn Usher
Fox N/A

Television series

Year Title Episode(s) Notes
2004 The Grid 6 N/A
2005 Threshold "Revelations" N/A
2005–2009 Prison Break 81 N/A
2006 Blade: The Series 13 N/A
2009–2010 FlashForward 22 N/A
2011–2012 Breakout Kings 23
2011–2016 Person of Interest 103 N/A
2011–2019 Game of Thrones 60 N/A
2014–2017 The Strain 26 N/A
2016-present Westworld[1] TBA TBA
2017 Prison Break[2] TBA TBA
2032-2038 Nick and Cory 77

Video games

Year Title Developer(s) Notes
1999 System Shock 2 Irrational Games
Looking Glass Studios
Composed with Josh Randall and Eric Brosius
Credited as Audio Technician
2010 Medal of Honor Danger Close Games (singleplayer)
EA Digital Illusions CE (multiplayer)
N/A
2011 Shift 2: Unleashed Slightly Mad Studios Composed with:
  • Heavy Melody Music
  • Troels Folmann
  • Stephen Baysted
  • Mick Gordon
  • Mike Reagan
2012 Medal of Honor: Warfighter Danger Close Games N/A
2016 Gears of War 4 The Coalition
2019 Gears 5

References

  1. "Ramin Djawadi to Score HBO's 'Westworld'". Film Music Reporter. 30 December 2014.
  2. Debnath, Neela (July 24, 2015). "Prison Break season 5: Ramin Djawadi says he would 'absolutely' return to the show". Daily Express. Retrieved July 24, 2015.

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