BiographyMarc Shaiman was nominated five times for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on the films Sleepless In Seattle, The American President, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. He actually lost every time, but in 2002 he was bestowed the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Music In Film" award at the 69th annual Hollywood Film Festival. Shaiman has worked with music scores and soundtracks for over 40 films including a project he teamed up with Eric Clapton on for the score for Rob Reiner's The Story of Us. He got his start working with Bette Midler and is largely responsible (or to blame, depending on how you look at it) for her success with "Wind Beneath My Wings."
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