Klaus Badelt


Miami Vice Composer
June 12, 1967, Frankfurt, Germany

Klaus Badelt (born June 12, 1967) is a German musician who composed background music for the Miami Vice film, along with King Britt and John Murphy.


Badelt began his career under the wing of celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer, and contributed to his scores for The Thin Red Line, The Prince Of Egypt (both of which were nominated for an Oscar), Gladiator (featuring Tomas Arana and Giannina Facio), Mission: Impossible 2 and Pearl Harbour. At the same time he worked on his own scores, including Equilibrium and K-19: The Widowmaker. Towards the mid-2000s, Badelt began to focus on composing scores himself, including Pirate's Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl in 2003, arguably his best-received work, The Recruit, Miami Vice and Poseidon. In more recent years he has also begun composing for video games (following the current trend of hiring famous film composers to provide games with cinematic scores), although he continues to compose for movies as well.

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