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Clinton Darryl "Clint" Mansell (/ˈmænsəl/; born 7 January 1963) is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself. He has written film scores for several films and television episodes.

Clint Mansell
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Mansell with the Sonus Quartet, playing in Union Chapel, London, 20 July 2009
Background information
Birth nameClinton Darryl Mansell
Born (1963-01-07) 7 January 1963 (age 55)
OriginCoventry, England
GenresFilm score, alternative rock, electronic, industrial rock, classical
Occupation(s)Musician, film score composer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
Years active1981–present
Associated actsPop Will Eat Itself



Pop careerEdit

Mansell was the lead singer and guitarist of Pop Will Eat Itself. When PWEI signed to Nothing Records, Mansell became friends with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails[1] and performed backing vocals on the band's 1999 album The Fragile.

Soundtrack composerEdit

Mansell started composing film soundtracks when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, Pi, in 1996.[2] He also wrote the score for Aronofsky's next film, Requiem for a Dream, which became a cult hit.[2][3] The film's primary composition "Lux Aeterna" was popular, appearing in adverts, film trailers[4][5][6] and YouTube videos labelled as Epic Music. Mansell has composed the music to every subsequent Aronofsky film.[7]

Film trailersEdit

The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers used an orchestral and choral arrangement of "Lux Aeterna", [4] called "Requiem for a Tower".[4] This orchestration was arranged by Simone Benyacar, Dan Nielsen and Veigar Margeirsson.[4]

The original "Lux Aeterna" and "Requiem for a Tower" arrangements have been used in advertisements for the Red SoxYankees, Zathura: A Space Adventure, The Da Vinci Code,[5] Sunshine, Babylon A.D. , Lost, Top Gear, Soccer Saturday, EuroSport LIVE, and America's Got Talent.

Mansell's theme from the film Moon appears on the trailer for The Iron Lady[8] and the computer game Aliens: Colonial Marines.[9]


Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
1998 Pi Darren Aronofsky Protozoa Pictures
2000 Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky Online Film Critics Society Award Winner
2001 World Traveler Bart Freundlich
2001 The Hole Nick Hamm
  • Canal+
  • Cowboy Films
  • Film Council
  • Granada Film Productions
  • Impact Pictures
  • Pathé
2001 Knockaround Guys New Line Cinema
2001 Rain Katherine Lindberg
2002 Abandon Stephen Gaghan Spyglass Entertainment
2002 Murder by Numbers Barbet Schroeder Warner Bros. Pictures
Castle Rock Entertainment
2002 Sonny Nicolas Cage
2002 The Hire: Ticker Joe Carnahan BMW films Short film
2003 11:14 Greg Marcks Media 8 Entertainment DVD Exclusive Awards Nominated
2004 Suspect Zero E. Elias Merhige
2005 Sahara Breck Eisner
2006 BMI Film Music Award Winner
2005 Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak
2006 The Fountain Darren Aronofsky Golden Globe Award Nomination
Critics' Choice Movie Award Nomination
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Winner
Online Film Critics Society Award Winner
World Soundtrack Awards Winner (2)
2006 Trust the Man Bart Freundlich Fox Searchlight Pictures
2006 Smokin' Aces Joe Carnahan
2006 The Big Forever
  • Robert Glassford
  • Timo Langer
Short film
2007 Wind Chill Gregory Jacobs
2007 In the Wall Mike Williamson Short film
2007 The Healing Syndrome Michael Sheehan High Tyde Productions Short film
2007 My Mother Elaine Wickham Medb Films Short film
2008 Definitely, Maybe Adam Brooks
2008 The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky
2008 Dream from Leaving
wonderwheel, llc
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire Chris Nahon
2009 Moon Duncan Jones Stage 6 Films British Independent Film Awards Nomination
2009 Farewell Christian Carion
2009 The Rebound Bart Freundlich The Film Department
2009 The Odds Paloma Baeza
  • Abbot Vision
  • Slate 9
Short film
2009 Blue Knight Mark Anthony Man of Mistery Films Short film
2010 Black Swan Darren Aronofsky Grammy Awards Nomination
Critics' Choice Movie Award Nomination
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award Nomination
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Winner
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Nomination
San Diego Film Critics Society Award Nomination
Satellite Award Nomination
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award Nomination
World Soundtrack Awards Nomination
2010 Last Night Massy Tadjedin
2010 Faster George Tillman, Jr.
2010 Fragged Devon Avery Short film
2011 United James Strong
TV film
2012 Mass Effect 3 Casey Hudson Electronic Arts Video game
2013 Stoker Park Chan-wook
2013 Filth Jon S. Baird
2014 Noah Darren Aronofsky
2014 A Rose Reborn Park Chan-wook Short film
2015 Gaslighting Elaine Wickham Short film
2015 Deathly Mike Williamson Short film
2015 Man Down Dito Montiel Mpower Pictures
2015 High-Rise Ben Wheatley Recorded Picture Company
2016 Black Mirror Owen Harris
TV Episode: San Junipero
2017 Ghost in the Shell Rupert Sanders with Lorne Balfe
2017 Loving Vincent
  • Dorota Kobiela
  • Hugh Welchman
  • BreakThru Productions
  • Silver Reel
  • Trademark Films
2018 Mute Duncan Jones Liberty Films UK
2018 Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Ben Wheatley

Awards and nominationsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Clint Mansell: Aronofsky, Reznor and Me, Part One
  2. ^ a b Pete Paphides Clint Mansell: pop ate itself, and out popped Hollywood The Times Retrieved 14 May 2010
  3. ^ Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell AllMusic Retrieved 31 January 2011
  4. ^ a b c d "Requiem for a Tower Dream by Various Artists on Apple Music". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b The Da Vinci Code Trailer Retrieved 31 January 2011
  6. ^ Sundance 2009 Composers – Clint Mansell BMI Retrieved 31 January 2011
  7. ^ Bray, Elisa (28 January 2011) Duo Darren Aronofsky and Clint Mansell score on pointes The Independent Retrieved 31 January 2011
  8. ^ "Streama Film - Allt Om Laglig Streaming TV & Film Online". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ IGN (27 January 2012). "Exclusive Aliens: Colonial Marines Cinematic Trailer". Retrieved 30 November 2016 – via YouTube.

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