Theodore Shapiro

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Theodore Shapiro
Birth name Theodore Michael Shapiro
Born September 29, 1971 (1971-09-29) (age 45)
Washington, D.C., United States
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.



Year Title Notes
1995 The State's Annual All-Star Halloween Special Television film
1996 Tick Short film
1997 Hurricane Streets
Six Ways to Sunday
1998 Restaurant
Safe Men
1999 The Kinsey 3 Television film
On the Ropes Documentary film
2000 Girlfight
State and Main
Prince of Central Park
2001 Wet Hot American Summer
Not Another Teen Movie
2002 Love in the Time of Money
2003 Old School
View from the Top
Girlhood Documentary film
2004 Fashion Fa Shizzle Wit Huggie Bizzle Short film
Along Came Polly
Starsky & Hutch
13 Going on 30
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
2005 The Baxter
Fun with Dick and Jane
2006 The Devil Wears Prada
You, Me and Dupree
2007 Blades of Glory
The Girl in the Park
Mr. Woodcock
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Tropic Thunder
Marley & Me
2009 I Love You, Man
Year One
Jennifer's Body
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Dinner for Schmucks
2011 Arthur with Mark Ronson
The Big Year
2012 Game Change Television film
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Hope Springs
The Campaign
2013 We're the Millers with Ludwig Göransson
One Chance
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear
St. Vincent
2015 Spy
The Intern
The Invitation
2016 Zoolander 2
Central Intelligence with Ludwig Göransson
Office Christmas Party
Collateral Beauty
Why Him?[3]
2017 Snatched with Chris Bacon
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie with John Debney

TV series[edit]

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


  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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