Alexandre Desplat, the Greek-French award-winning composer who scored the music for Ben Affleck’s film Argo, talks about his Greek roots and admits his love for Greek music. In an exclusive interview with Greek Reporter, Desplat says that he has used Greek sounds in many of the soundtracks he has composed for several Hollywood movies, including the one for Argo.
Watch the interview below:
Desplat was born in Paris, to a French father and a Greek mother who met at the University of California, Berkeley. He never misses a chance to visit Greece, something that he has been doing from his childhood years.
Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat – as his full name is – has received five Academy Award nominations, six BAFTA nominations, six Golden Globe nominations, and two Grammy nominations. Desplat won his first Golden Globe for The Painted Veil in 2006 and his first British Academy Film Award in 2011. Among various projects, Desplat has worked on a variety of Hollywood films including independent and commercial successes like The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, The King’s Speech and Argo.