Ennio Morricone, (born November 10, 1928), is an Italian Academy Award–winning composer. He has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions. Morricone is considered one of the most influential film composers since the 1960s. He wrote the characteristic soundtracks of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Great Silence (1968), and My Name Is Nobody (1973). His more recent compositions include the scores for The Thing (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Cinema Paradiso (1988), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Malèna (2000), Mission to Mars (2000), Fateless (2005), and Baaria - La porta del vento (2009). Ennio Morricone has won five Anthony Asquith Awards for Film Music by BAFTA in 1979–1992. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score in 1979–2001. Morricone received the Honorary Academy Award in 2007 "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music". He was the second composer to receive this award after its introduction.