Four-Time nominee Thomas Newman was born on October 20, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. He comes from a family of musicians and composers: he is the son of the great Alfred Newman and grandson of Lionel Newman. Among the younger generation of Newmans, his brother David and cousin Randy are well known in the film industry.
After studying at Yale and initially trying to approach the theater, Thomas, like the rest of the family, entered the film world in the 80s. Thus, began a long and prestigious career full of awards and nominations, composing the soundtracks of film masterpieces. Among the best known are The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Little Women (1994), Meet Joe Black (1998), The Green Mile (1999), American Beauty (1999), Finding Nemo (2003), Revolutionary Road (2008), Wall-E (2008), The Help (2012), Skyfall (2013), Bridge of Spies (2015), 1917 (2019).
Over his career he earned four Golden Globe Nominations, for American Beauty, Wall-E, The Help and 1917.