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James Horner


James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D. in Music Composition and ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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I had no idea who Jerry Goldsmith or John Williams were before I did The Hand (1981). I'm sure that I was influenced by Goldsmith's large orchestral scores when I started out, and that was because the people who employed me wanted that kind of sound. I wasn't in a position to say, 'Go to Hell!'

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His end-title themes for Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and Glory (1989) have been heavily reused for various movie trailers. See more »

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Frequently represents bad guys with a distinctive four-note motif. See more »

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