Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film score composer. Notably, he has received eight Academy Award nominations winning one for the The Grand Budapest Hotel, winning two out of seven BAFTA nominations, one out of eight Golden Globe nominations,two out of six Grammy nominations and winning three out of eight César nominations.
Desplat was born in Paris to a French father and a Greek mother. At the age of five, he began playing piano. He also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the U.S. Desplat's musical interests were wide, and he was also influenced