Marco Beltrami is an American film composer. He is best known for his score music in horror movies like ‘Mimic,’ ‘ The Woman in Black,’ ‘Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,’ ‘ Resident Evil.’ He was a part of the movie ‘Scream’ and its franchise in collaboration with Wes Craven. He had been nominated twice for Academy Awards and had won the Satellite Award for Best Original Score. He was born in New York and went to Ward Melville High School. He did his graduation from Brown University. He did his learning in music from Yale School of Music. He later joined the USC Thornton School of Music which is in Los Angeles. Over there he studied under the famous composer Jerry Goldsmith. He did his first feature movie in 1994 which was Death Match and directed by Joe Coppolletta. He was very acclaimed for his work in the movie. His second project was in 1996 with ‘Scream.’ The movie was directed by Wes Craven and was a huge hit. After his two successful works, he had made up his name in the industry as a composer in thriller, horror and action genre. In 1997, he came up with ‘Mimic.’ His other movies include ‘The Faculty’ in 1998, ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ in 2001. In 2002, he worked with Marilyn Manson in ‘Resident Evil,’ in the same year he came up with ‘Blade II.’ ‘I, Robot’ in 2004 and ‘Red Eye’ in 2005.
Besides thriller, horror and action genre movies he has also been a part of independent movies like ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,’ by Tommy Lee Jones and ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.’ His recent movies include ‘3:10 to Yuma’ by James Mangold. In 2011, he gave the score music for Soul Surfer. He composed the tracks for ‘November Man’ a spy movie with Pierce Brosnan in 2014. In 2015, he gave score for the movie ‘ Fantastic Four.’ He is famous for his music composition with instruments like violins, and bass drums. He is known for his collaboration with the directors like Len Wiseman, Alex Proyas, Wes Craven, Guillermo del Toro, John Moore. He has worked with musicians like Marilyn Manson for the movie Resident Evil. He is known for his tracks "There Was a Time", "Street of Dreams", "This I Love", "Madagascar", "Prostitute". He was nominated for the Emmy Award for the movie David and Lisa in 1998. He had been nominated twice for Academy Awards. His first nomination was in 2007 for the movie ‘3:10 to Yuma.’ His second nomination was for the movie ‘ The Hurt Locker’ in the category of Best Original Score. In 2011 he won the Satellite Award in the category of Best Original Score for the ‘Soul Surfer.’