Mark Mothersbaugh’s career spans five decades, starting with the formation of new wave bad Devo in 1973. Since then, Mothersbaugh has made the jump to Hollywood composing, lending his musical talents to blockbuster films like Thor: Ragnarok, and the upcoming The Lego Movie 2. He also composed Wes Anderson’s first four films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou—making him one of Anderson’s most frequent collaborators. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Mothersbaugh to talk about working with the acclaimed director and finding out why he believes Anderson is “a true artist.”

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