Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Italian Movie Composer, Dies At 91

The Italian maestro Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer and one of the most prolific and admired composers in film history, has died at 91.  The well-known and well-acclaimed composer has movies like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “The Mission” as his title works. The Italian composer has the credit to give movies a new touch with his incredible compositions.

Ennio Morricone Lawyer Told ANSA

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, Dies at 91 early Monday in a Rome clinic. He was taken here after suffering a fall that caused a hip fracture, his lawyer Giorgio Asumma told Italian news agency ANSA.


The man and soul behind the tension-filled scores of spaghetti Westerns is no more. He won Oscar for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016. Before this achievement, Ennio Morricone had five nominations and an Honorary Award in 2007. The 2007 Award recognized his lifetime’s achievement.

One of the best music composers of the Hollywood film industry, Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, dies at 91. His lawyer told the national news agency.

Ennio Morricone Works, Nominations, and Academy Award

The Rome- Born Italian Composer, Ennio Morricone shared his magic with more than 500 films and was a winner and nominee for numerous BAFTA awards and Golden Globe. This massive score also won him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Italian composer has his best works with Western. Along with this massive production, Ennio Morricone also developed soundtracks for marvelous cinematic classics like “The Mission” and “Cinema Paradiso.”

Dozens of his works from the last two decades of the 20th century rose to the film-score classics. This includes “Once Upon a Time in the West” and the widely acclaimed “The Mission” and “Cinema Paradiso” of the 1980s.

He was nominated six times for Academy for his works “Days of Heaven,” “The Mission,” “The Untouchables,” “Bugsy,” “Malena” and “The Hateful Eight,” respectively. Ennio Morricone won his Academy Award for the latter. An interesting fact is that the Italian composer is the only second composer to receive an honorary award for his body of work, in a long history of Oscars.

Morricone generally preferred working in Rome. He loved his national identity and famously refused to speak any language other than Italian. Despite his preferences about work, he worked with a wide range of filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

He created masterpieces with Bernardo Bertolucci (“1900”), Barry Levinson (“Disclosure”), Terence Malick (“Days of Heaven”), William Friedkin (“Rampage”), Roman Polanski (“Frantic”), Gillo Pontecorvo (“The Battle of Algiers”), Giuseppe Tornatore (“Cinema Paradiso”), Brian De Palma (“The Untouchables”), and Mike Nichols (“Wolf”).

Italian PM paid Tribute to the Ocsar winning composer of Film Scores

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute “We will always remember,” the Italian maestro “with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”

Talking about Morricone’s marvelous composition works, Italian PM further added: “It made us dream, move, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain unforgettable in the history of music and cinema”.

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