Randy Newman , born Randall Stuart Newman on November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, is a pianist, songwriter and American singer. He is known to have contributed to many music movies and TV series generics. He is recognized as a composer and an interpreter of songs, sometimes satirical and biting.
Growing success in the 1970s, Randy Newman does not hesitate to add autobiographical touches and themes involved in the lyrics of his songs. One of his most famous ballads, Sail Away, even goes so far as to criticize American mores, as does Short People, another hit by Randy Newman, who denounces mockery of small people. In the 1980s, he decided to take a turn in his musical career and chose to work with sound and image. Then begins a great collaboration with the cinema. Credited credits such as Ragtime, The Best, The Awakening, My father-in-law and me, Thoroughbred, the legend of Seabiscuit (Seabiscuit) or Fool's Games, Randy Newman is especially important as a film composer to full share through the relationship that binds the studios Disney-Pixar and him. To date, eight of their feature films have their musical signature: Toy Story, 1001 Paws, Toy Story 2, Monsters and C>, Cars, Toy Story 3, Monsters Academy and Toy Story 4.
Awarded multiple times, including two Oscars, three Emmy Awards and five Grammy Awards, his talents even led him to be inducted into the 2002 Songwriters Hall of Fame, proving a great success for a composer. In parallel, his work with Disney-Pixar Studios has allowed him to be part of the Disney Legends since 2007>.
Randall Newman was born in 1943 in Los Angeles. Son of Adele (née Fox), secretary, and Irving George Newman, physician, he spends most of his youth in New Orleans. He acquires a Southerner accent and returns to live in Los Angeles. There, he graduated from University High School and took a close interest in music. However, this choice is not trivial because his family is immersed in music since always. Three of his paternal uncles are already great composers for Hollywood: Alfred Newman, partly known for signing the famous hymn of 20th Century Fox, Lionel Newman, winner of the Oscar for best film music in 1970 for Hello , Dolly!>, And Emil Newman, who designed more than 100 film scores between the 1930s and 1960s. Then follow his cousins Thomas and David, then his nephew Joey, also composers for animation.