01/27/2012 06:33 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2012

Mozart At The Movies (PHOTOS)

Today marks the would-be 256th birthday of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Throughout his life, Mozart created more than 600 classical pieces. Though antiquated, his epic compositions continue to impact modern culture — namely cinema. Mozart's work has made appearances in a number of movies, from the 1998 cult comedy “The Big Lebowski” to the 1994 drama "The Shawshank Redemption." In honor of the great composer’s birthday and lasting impression on the Hollywood circuit, here are a handful of the movies his work appeared in. Follow the link in each slide to catch a glimpse of cinematic and classical genius.