Marco Beltrami has received two Academy Award nominations for his iconic scores to 3:10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker, a Golden Globe nomination for A Quiet Place, and an Emmy for his score to the Academy Award winning National Geographic documentary Free Solo. He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, and the Scream series. His other scores include The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the zombie comedy Warm Bodies for Summit Entertainment, the latest installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Joon-ho Bong, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, and James Mangold’s The Wolverine.
Marco’s other credits include Twentieth Century Fox’s Logan, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, The Shallows starring Blake Lively, Netflix’s First They Killed My Father directed by Angelina Jolie, Bluegrass Films’ Little Evil directed by Eli Craig, and Universal Pictures’ crime drama The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender. Marco’s most recent works include the CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone, narrated by Jordan Peele, the Lionsgate Comedy Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, the Netflix feature Velvet Buzzsaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Lionsgate horror feature Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark directed by André Øvredal. Upcoming for Marco is Twentieth Century Fox’s Underwater directed by William Eubank starring Kristen Stewart and Twentieth Century Fox’s action drama Ford v. Ferrari directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
Born in New York, Beltrami studied music at the Yale School of Music, then in Italy, before apprenticing with legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith in L.A. “Maybe it’s because I’m partly schizophrenic to begin with,” he says, “but it seems to be refreshing to work on something for a while, then…take a break and work on something that’s the complete opposite. It’s fun.”