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James Newton Howard


James Newton Howard

Birthday:

06/09/1951

Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:

Biography:

American composer, orchestrator, and music producer James Newton Howard is an eight-time Academy Award nominee.  He is best known for his frequent collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan. He is well known for his highly emotional and powerfully subtle music, supplying his talent to an array of films such as The Fugitive, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, the two Christopher Nolan Batman films; Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Hans After Howard left the University of Southern California, he toured with Elton John as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", as well as playing additional keyboards and synthesizers on several of Elton's studio albums, including "Rock of The Westies" (1975), "Blue Moves" (1976), "21 At 33" (1980), and "The Fox" (1981). After his tenure with John, Howard toured briefly with Crosby, Stills and Nash before moving into film music in the mid-1980s. Howard scored the blockbuster Pretty Woman (1990). He received his first Academy Award nomination for his score for Barbra Streisand's drama The Prince of Tides (1991). Howard achieved four more best original score Oscar nominations, for the Harrison Ford action feature The Fugitive (1993), the Julia Roberts romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) and most recently, Michael Clayton (2007). In addition, Howard received Best Song nods for scoring the Western epic Wyatt Earp (1994), Kevin Costner's Waterworld (1995), and Primal Fear (1996).   Howard scored Space Jam (1996), Dante's Peak (1997) (theme only - score was composed by John Frizzell), and Collateral (2004). Howard has  scored three Disney films which are Dinosaur (2000), Treasure Planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Howard also earned an Emmy nomination in 1995 the theme and pilot to the television drama, ER. He also won an Emmy for the them to Gideon's Crossing.  He went on to win a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for the feature King Kong. He went on to receive Oscar nominations for the features Michael Clayton (2007) and Defiace (2008).



Credits

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Original Music Composer
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Music
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Music
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Music Score Producer
Red Sparrow (2018)
Music
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Music
Detroit (2017)
Original Music Composer
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Original Music Composer
All the Way (2016)
Music
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Music
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Original Music Composer
Concussion (2015)
Original Music Composer
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Original Music Composer
Nightcrawler (2014)
Original Music Composer
Cut Bank (2014)
Original Music Composer
Maleficent (2014)
Original Music Composer
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Original Music Composer
Parkland (2013)
Original Music Composer
After Earth (2013)
Original Music Composer
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Original Music Composer
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Original Music Composer
Darling Companion (2012)
Original Music Composer
The Hunger Games (2012)
Original Music Composer
Larry Crowne (2011)
Original Music Composer
Green Lantern (2011)
Original Music Composer
Water for Elephants (2011)
Original Music Composer
The Green Hornet (2011)
Original Music Composer
The Tourist (2010)
Original Music Composer
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Original Music Composer
Inhale (2010)
Original Music Composer
Salt (2010)
Original Music Composer
The Last Airbender (2010)
Original Music Composer
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Original Music Composer
Duplicity (2009)
Original Music Composer
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Original Music Composer
Defiance (2008)
Original Music Composer
The Dark Knight (2008)
Original Music Composer
The Happening (2008)
Original Music Composer
Mad Money (2008)
Original Music Composer
The Great Debaters (2007)
Original Music Composer
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Original Music Composer
I Am Legend (2007)
Original Music Composer
Michael Clayton (2007)
Original Music Composer
The Lookout (2007)
Original Music Composer
Blood Diamond (2006)
Original Music Composer
Lady in the Water (2006)
Original Music Composer
RV (2006)
Original Music Composer
Freedomland (2006)
Original Music Composer
King Kong (2005)
Original Music Composer
Batman Begins (2005)
Original Music Composer
The Interpreter (2005)
Original Music Composer
Collateral (2004)
Original Music Composer
The Village (2004)
Original Music Composer
Hidalgo (2004)
Original Music Composer
Peter Pan (2003)
Original Music Composer
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Original Music Composer
Treasure Planet (2002)
Original Music Composer
De entre los zapatos (2002)
Original Music Composer
Unconditional Love (2002)
Original Music Composer
Signs (2002)
Original Music Composer
Big Trouble (2002)
Original Music Composer
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Original Music Composer
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Original Music Composer
Vertical Limit (2000)
Original Music Composer
Unbreakable (2000)
Orchestrator
Unbreakable (2000)
Original Music Composer
Dinosaur (2000)
Original Music Composer
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Original Music Composer
Mumford (1999)
Music
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Original Music Composer
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Original Music Composer
Runaway Bride (1999)
Original Music Composer
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Original Music Composer
The Postman (1997)
Original Music Composer
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Original Music Composer
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Original Music Composer
Fathers' Day (1997)
Original Music Composer
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Original Music Composer
One Fine Day (1996)
Original Music Composer
Space Jam (1996)
Original Music Composer
The Trigger Effect (1996)
Original Music Composer
Primal Fear (1996)
Original Music Composer
The Juror (1996)
Original Music Composer
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Music
Waterworld (1995)
Original Music Composer
French Kiss (1995)
Original Music Composer
Outbreak (1995)
Original Music Composer
Just Cause (1995)
Original Music Composer
Junior (1994)
Original Music Composer
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Original Music Composer
Intersection (1994)
Original Music Composer
The Fugitive (1993)
Original Music Composer
Dave (1993)
Original Music Composer
Falling Down (1993)
Music
Alive (1993)
Original Music Composer
Night and the City (1992)
Original Music Composer
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Original Music Composer
American Heart (1992)
Original Music Composer
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Original Music Composer
Grand Canyon (1991)
Original Music Composer
My Girl (1991)
Original Music Composer
Dying Young (1991)
Original Music Composer
King Ralph (1991)
Original Music Composer
Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Original Music Composer
Marked for Death (1990)
Original Music Composer
Flatliners (1990)
Original Music Composer
Pretty Woman (1990)
Original Music Composer
The Package (1989)
Music
Major League (1989)
Original Music Composer
Some Girls (1988)
Original Music Composer
Off Limits (1988)
Original Music Composer
Russkies (1987)
Original Music Composer
Five Corners (1987)
Original Music Composer
Campus Man (1987)
Original Music Composer
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Music
Tough Guys (1986)
Original Music Composer
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Original Music Composer
Wildcats (1986)
Original Music Composer