Theodore Shapiro

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Theodore Shapiro
Birth name Theodore Michael Shapiro
Born September 29, 1971 (1971-09-29) (age 46)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer

Theodore Michael Shapiro (born September 29, 1971) is an American composer best known for his film scores.

Life and career[edit]

Shapiro was born in Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Brown University in 1993, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in music composition from the Juilliard School[1] in 1995.

He is best known for his film scores, particularly for the comedies State and Main, 13 Going on 30, Along Came Polly, The Devil Wears Prada, Fun with Dick and Jane, Idiocracy, You, Me and Dupree, Wet Hot American Summer, Marley & Me, Tropic Thunder, the Jay Roach film Dinner for Schmucks and was one of the composers for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In 2012, Shapiro has composed his first animated film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. He has also written other orchestral works.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Notes
1995 The State's Annual All-Star Halloween Special Television film
1996 Tick Short film
1997 Hurricane Streets Morgan J. Freeman
Six Ways to Sunday Adam Bernstein
1998 Restaurant Eric Bross
Safe Men John Hamburg
1999 The Kinsey 3 Television film
On the Ropes Nanette Burstein
Brett Morgen
Documentary film
2000 Girlfight Karyn Kusama
State and Main David Mamet
Prince of Central Park John Leekley
2001 Wet Hot American Summer David Wain
Heist David Mamet
Not Another Teen Movie Joe Gallen
2002 Love in the Time of Money
Bug Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi
2003 Old School Todd Phillips
View from the Top Bruno Barreto
Girlhood Documentary film
2004 Fashion Fa Shizzle Wit Huggie Bizzle Short film
Along Came Polly John Hamburg
Starsky & Hutch Todd Phillips
13 Going on 30 Gary Winick
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Rawson Marshall Thurber
2005 The Baxter Michael Showalter
Fun with Dick and Jane Dean Parisot
2006 The Devil Wears Prada David Frankel
You, Me and Dupree Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
Idiocracy Mike Judge
2007 Blades of Glory Josh Gordon & Will Speck
The Girl in the Park David Auburn
Mr. Woodcock Craig Gillespie
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Rawson Marshall Thurber
Semi-Pro Kent Alterman
Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller
Marley & Me David Frankel
2009 I Love You, Man John Hamburg
Year One Harold Ramis
Jennifer's Body Karyn Kusama
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Marc Lawrence
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Thor Freudenthal
Dinner for Schmucks Jay Roach
2011 Arthur Jason Winer with Mark Ronson
The Big Year David Frankel
The Change-Up David Dobkin
2012 Game Change Jay Roach Television film
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Peter Lord
Hope Springs David Frankel
The Campaign Jay Roach
2013 We're the Millers Rawson Marshall Thurber with Ludwig Göransson
One Chance David Frankel
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Ben Stiller
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear Maya Forbes
St. Vincent Theodore Melfi
2015 Spy Paul Feig
Trumbo Jay Roach
The Intern Nancy Meyers
The Invitation Karyn Kusama
2016 Zoolander 2 Ben Stiller
Central Intelligence Rawson Marshall Thurber with Ludwig Göransson
Ghostbusters[2] Paul Feig
Office Christmas Party Josh Gordon & Will Speck
Collateral Beauty David Frankel
Why Him?[3] John Hamburg
2017 Snatched Jonathan Levine with Chris Bacon
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie David Soren Also songwriter for "Saturday"

TV series[edit]

Year Title Notes
1993–1995 The State
2007 HBO Voyeur Project Miniseries

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Theodore Shapiro". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Theodore Shapiro to Score 'Ghostbusters' Reboot". Film Music Reporter. September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Krakower, Beth; Barkan, Angela; Slezak, Larissa. "GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Now Digitally and On CD July 15". Sony. Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 

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