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George S. Clinton
Born 17 June 1947
Chattanooga, Tennessee

George S. Clinton, born 17 June 1947, is an American professional songwriter, arranger, composer, and session musician.

Clinton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and began his musical career in Nashville while earning degrees in music and drama at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, Clinton moved to Los Angeles and became a staff writer for Warner Brothers Music, while arranging and performing session work. He later recorded four albums for MCA, Elektra Records, ABC, and Arista Records.

The critically acclaimed George Clinton Band attracted the attention of a movie producer, giving George the opportunity to score his first film, Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin', and later, another Cheech and Chong film, Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers. His success scoring music for films continued as he composed scores for ninja movies for Cannon Films, television movies and miniseries, writing for a wide range of genres and musical styles, including Showtime's Red Shoe Diaries and HBO's 1st & Ten.

His most recognizable scores are probably Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (and its sequels) and the martial arts fantasy Mortal Kombat and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. His awards include a 2002 Grammy nomination and four BMI Film Music Awards.

Clinton has also written several concert works and three musicals. He serves as an adviser at the Sundance Institute. He scored the 2008 film Code Name: The Cleaner, The Love Guru starring Mike Myers and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

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