The Academy Award-nominated composer will be honored with the 2,574th star on the Hollywood Boulevard on February 26. Ennio Morricone is probably best known to mainstream audience for scoring the Dollars Trilogy, and his frequent collaboration with Sergio Leone. The theme tune to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has become one of the most recognized movie score of all time and the film's soundtrack itself has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. Morricone has been nominated for 7 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy and 5 BAFTA Awards. He has received an honorary Oscar for his contribution in the film industry.
Quentin Tarantino, director of The Hateful Eight, along with producer Harvey Weinstein and Pascal Vicedomini, founder of the Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest will attend the unveiling ceremony. The Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest will be held on February 21-27 and it will also honor the acclaimed composer.
Morricone has been predicted that he won't attend the Academy Awards since he doesn't travel outside Europe so much. He has been nominated for the best score category for his work on The Hateful Eight. The 87-year-old composer has won a BAFTA and Golden Globe for his score and has sold over 70 million records over a span of 70 years in his career. He has composed 500 scores for TV and films, also over a hundred of classical compositions.