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Born in 1950, Alan Silvestri is an American composer and conductor wrking for films and television since the mid 1970's. He is best known for his work with Creator/RobertZemeckis, having composed the scores to everything directed by him (with the exception of the pilot to 1993's short-lived ''Johnny Bago'') since ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' in 1984.

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!!Films scored by Alan Silvestri include:
* ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' (1984)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and its sequels (1985, 1989, 1990)
* ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' (1986)
* ''Film/FlightOfTheNavigator'' (1986)
* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' and [[Franchise/{{Predator}} its first sequel]] (1987, 1990; score for the first films adapted by John Debney for 2010's ''Film/{{Predators}}'')
* ''Film/{{Overboard}}'' (1987)
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (1988)
* ''Film/MacAndMe'' (1988)
* ''Film/TheAbyss'' (1989)
* ''[[Film/YoungGuns Young Guns II]]'' (1990)
* ''Film/FatherOfTheBride'' and its sequel (1991, 1995)
* ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' (1992)
* ''Film/TheBodyguard'' (1992)
* ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'' (1992)
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' (1993)
* ''Film/BlownAway'' (1994)
* ''Film/ForrestGump'' (1994) (also his only Academy Award nomination to date)
* ''Film/RichieRich'' (1994)
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'' (1995)
* ''Film/{{Eraser}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Contact}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/MouseHunt'' (1997)
* ''Film/TheParentTrap'' (1998)
* ''Literature/StuartLittle'' and its sequel (1999, 2002)
* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (2000)
* ''Film/CastAway'' (2000)
* ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' (2000)
* ''Film/TheMexican'' (2001)
* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]'' (2001)
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' (2002)
* ''Film/MaidInManhattan'' (2002)
* ''[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life]]'' (2003)
* ''Film/VanHelsing'' (2004)
* ''ThePolarExpress'' (2004)
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' and its sequel (2006, 2009)
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' (2009)
* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheATeam'' (2010)
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheAvengers'' (2012) - making him the first composer since {{Marvel}} began to produce [[MarvelCinematicUniverse their own movies]] to score two entries for them.
* ''Film/{{Flight}}'' (2012)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' (2013)
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!!His TV work includes:
* ''Series/AmazingStories'' ("Go To The Head Of The Class," directed by Creator/RobertZemeckis)
* ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' (many episode scores in seasons two through five[[note]] three albums of his work on the show were released[[/note]], and rearrangement of John Parker's theme from season two onwards)
* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' (three episodes)
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' (seven episodes, including three directed by Zemeckis)
* ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' (although he was initially signed to just write the theme music, he wound up scoring all 13 episodes; Silvestri received his first Emmy nominations for the theme and his score for the first episode, winning both)
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