James Newton Howard

American composer and music producer (born 1951)

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American composer. He is best known for his scores to movies. A score is the music that is heard during a movie. He has written the music for over 100 movies. He is now one of the most well-known composers for movies.[1]

James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard at premiere of The Dark Knight.
James Newton Howard at premiere of The Dark Knight.
Background information
Born (1951-06-09) June 9, 1951 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresMovie scores
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, songwriter
Years active1983–present

He has eight Academy Award nominations. Some of Howard's best known movie scores include The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), Dinosaur (2000), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins, I Am Legend (2007) The Dark Knight (2008). Recent movies include Green Lantern (2011), The Hunger Games (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), and The Bourne Legacy (2012).

Howard is also known for working with director M. Night Shyamalan. He has scored all Shyamalan's movies since The Sixth Sense (1999).

From 1986 to 1987, Howard was married to actress Rosanna Arquette.

Influences change

Howard stated composers like John Williams, Reginald Stewart, Eric Coates, Marty Paich, Max Steiner, Elmer Bernstein, Jimmy Van Heusen, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin and John Barry as influences.

References change

  1. "James Newton Howard - film composer". Mfiles.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-02.

Other websites change

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