Javier Navarrete

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Javier Navarrete
Born (1956-05-09) 9 May 1956 (age 67)
Teruel, Spain
OccupationFilm composer

Javier Navarrete (born May 9, 1956) is a Spanish film score composer.[1] His best known score, for which he received an Oscar nomination, was for Pan's Labyrinth (his second collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, the first being The Devil's Backbone).[1]

Navarrete was born in Teruel. His scores include Whore, Tras el cristal, Dot the i, and other Spanish films. In addition, he scored 2009's Cracks (directed by Jordan Scott), 2012's Byzantium (directed by Neil Jordan) and the U.S. productions, Mirrors, Wrath of the Titans and Inkheart. His score for the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn won him an Emmy Award.[2] He also produced in 2015 the soundtrack for the Hong Kong-based film Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal.



Year Title Director Notes
1986 In a Glass Cage Agustí Villaronga
1989 La banyera Jesús Garay
Una ombra en el jardí Antonio Chavarrías


Year Title Director Notes
1991 Manila Antonio Chavarrías
1995 Atolladero Óscar Aibar
1996 Susanna Antonio Chavarrías
Andrea Sergi Casamitjana
Atapuerca: El misterio de la evolución humana Javier Trueba Documentary film
1997 99.9 Agustí Villaronga
1998 Em dic Sara Dolores Payás


Year Title Director Notes
2000 The Sea Agusti Villaronga
The Devil's Backbone Guillermo del Toro
2001 Stranded María Lidón
2002 The Impatient Alchemist Patricia Ferreira Co-composed with José Nieto
Volverás Antonio Chavarrías
Thirteen Chimes Xavier Villaverde
2003 Dot the i Matthew Parkhill
Flying Saucers Óscar Aibar
2004 Whore María Lidón
2006 Moscow Zero
Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro
Dance Machine Óscar Aibar
2007 His Majesty Minor Jean-Jacques Annaud
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Dennis Lee
Mirrors Alexandre Aja
Inkheart Iain Softley
2009 The Hole Joe Dante
Cracks Jordan Scott
The New Daughter Luis Berdejo


Year Title Director Notes
2010 The Warrior's Way Sngmoo Lee
2011 The Last Death David Ruiz
2012 Wrath of the Titans Jonathan Liebesman
Hemingway & Gellhorn Philip Kaufman Television film
Byzantium Neil Jordan
2015 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal
2018 Greta Neil Jordan
Raoul Taburin Pierre Godeau


Year Title Director Notes
2020 Emperor Mark Amin
2021 Antlers Scott Cooper
2022 Mr. Harrigan's Phone John Lee Hancock
2023 Sound of Freedom Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

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  1. ^ a b Scott, A.O. (November 21, 2001). The New York Times. The Devil's Backbone (review overview).
  2. ^ "Javier Navarrete to Score 'Wrath of the Titans'". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved 2011-11-21.

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