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Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone will be honored with the 2,574th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 26.
He will be recognized in the category of live performance/theatre.
Among those helping to unveil Morricone‘s star at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. will be The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino, producer Harvey Weinstein and Pascal Vicedomini, founder of the Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest. The festival, to be held Feb. 21-27, also will honor the composer.
Morricone, who doesn’t often travel from Europe, is expected to stay for the Oscars ceremony, where he is nominated in the best score category for Hateful Eight. Morricone has already won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for the film’s score.
The 87-year-old is one of the most prolific composers of our time, selling over 70 million records over his 70-year career. He has composed 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over a hundred classical works.
Morricone has worked with such directors as Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone and Pedro Almodovar. Some of his best-known scores apart from Leone’s Dollars Trilogy include The Battle of Algiers, Sacco and Vanzetti, Cinema Paradiso; The Legend of 1900, Malena, The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and The Mission.
The soundtrack from the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. Over his career, Morricone has been nominated for seven Oscars and received one honorary Oscar, three Golden Globes, eight Nastri D’Argentos, one Grammy, five BAFTAs and seven David Di Donatello awards.
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