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David Byrne

composer, musician, director, actor
Born: 5/14/1952
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Scotland

A video and performance artist and the leader of the influential '80s rock group the Talking Heads, he turned to feature filmmaking with True Stories (1986), a satirical look at a fictional midwestern town. In 1987 he shared a Best Music Oscar for the score of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor.


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