Lebanon-born Gabriel Yared started his career as a pop composer and musical arranger for the likes of Michel Jonasz and Fran+ºoise Hardy. His first encounter with films occurred in 1973 with Samy Pavel's [RoviLink="VW"]Miss O'Gynie et les Hommes Fleurs. Six years later, he was invited by Jean-Luc Godard to score [RoviLink="VW"]Every Man for Himself. From there, Yared went on to compose up to seven scores a year. Unlike other prolific film composers, such productivity did not result in simple repetition; Yared sought his inspiration in various genres and styles, ranging from classics to folk, rock, and jazz. His moody saxophone compositions in [RoviLink="VW"]Betty Blue and his score for [RoviLink="VW"]The Lover, in which he experimented with Oriental instruments, were awarded Cesars (French Oscars). In 1996, he enjoyed another success with [RoviLink="VW"]The English Patient, for which he was awarded an Oscar. ~ Yuri GermanPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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