American Beauty: Original Motion Picture Score

American Beauty: Original Motion Picture Score
Film score by Thomas Newman
Released January 11, 2000
Genre Film score
Ambient music
Length 37:24
Label DreamWorks Records
Producer Bill Bernstein
Professional ratings
Review scores

American Beauty: Original Motion Picture Score is the original score for the 1999 film composed by Thomas Newman.


The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Original Music Score (lost to the score of The Red Violin) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (lost to the score of The Legend of 1900), and won the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music in the BAFTA Awards.

The score album won the Grammy Award for the Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media in 2001 which was awarded to producer Bill Bernstein, engineer Dennis Sands, and Newman.

A soundtrack album for the film was also released on October 5, 1999, entitled American Beauty: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. That album includes songs by various artists and two excerpts from the film's score: "Dead Already" and "Any Other Name."

The tracks 'Any Other Name', 'Dead Already' and 'American Beauty' are widely used in film trailers, and are among the most recognized pieces of film music.

Track listing

Track listing
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Dead Already"  Thomas Newman 3:17
2. "Arose"  Thomas Newman 1:05
3. "Power of Denial"  Thomas Newman 1:43
4. "Lunch with the King"  Thomas Newman 2:26
5. "Mental Boy"  Thomas Newman 1:43
6. "Mr. Smarty Man"  Thomas Newman 1:10
7. "Root Beer"  Thomas Newman 1:07
8. "American Beauty"  Thomas Newman 3:06
9. "Bloodless Freak"  Thomas Newman 1:38
10. "Choking the Bishop"  Thomas Newman 1:53
11. "Weirdest Home Videos"  Thomas Newman 2:03
12. "Structure and Discipline"  Thomas Newman 3:06
13. "Spartanette"  Thomas Newman 0:59
14. "Angela Undress"  Thomas Newman 1:43
15. "Marine"  Thomas Newman 1:34
16. "Walk Home"  Thomas Newman 1:19
17. "Blood Red"  Thomas Newman 0:37
18. "Any Other Name"  Thomas Newman 4:09
19. "Still Dead"  Thomas Newman 2:46

See also


Preceded by
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Succeeded by
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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