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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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 2004-2012 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Going Boldly (2012) ... (composer: additional music)
- In Harms Way (2004) ... (composer: stock music)
 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2011/II Day of the Falcon (musician: piano solos) / (orchestrator)
 2010 The Making of Humanoids from the Deep (Video documentary short) (background music)
 2010 The Karate Kid (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006-2010 CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (TV Series) (composer - 101 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 May 2010 (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 8 May 2010 (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 7 May 2010 (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 21 April 2010 (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 20 April 2010 (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
 2009 Avatar (orchestrator) / (score conductor)
 2008 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: piano) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (conductor)
 2007 The Life Before Her Eyes (musician: piano)
 2006 All the King's Men (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2005 The New World (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator) / (score producer - uncredited)
 2005 The Legend of Zorro (orchestrator)
 2005 Flightplan (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2005 The Chumscrubber (musician: piano/synthesizer)
 2004 The Forgotten (orchestrator)
 2004 Field of Dreams: A Diamond in the Husks (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2004 Troy (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 A Stuntman for All Seasons: A Tribute to Bennie Dobbins (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2004 East Meets West: 'Red Heat' and the Kings of Carolco (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2004 I'm Not Russian, But I Play One on TV (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2003 House of Sand and Fog (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2003 Beyond Borders (orchestrator)
 2003 Radio (orchestrator)
 2003 The Making of 'Sneakers' (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2002 The Four Feathers (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2002 Windtalkers (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001/I Iris (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2001 A Beautiful Mind (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2001 From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 2001 Enemy at the Gates (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Krull: Marvel Comics Video Adaptation (Video) (composer: stock music)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (conductor - uncredited)
 2000 The Perfect Storm (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie) (music producer)
 1999 Lions and Monkeys and Pods... Oh My!: The Special Effects of 'Jumanji' (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (Video) (composer: "An American Tail")
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1998 The Mask of Zorro (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Deep Impact (conductor) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Titanic (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer) / (musician: instrumental solo) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Ransom (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 Courage Under Fire (orchestrator)
 1996 The Spitfire Grill (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Balto (conductor)
 1995 Jumanji (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1995 Apollo 13 (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Casper (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Braveheart (conductor - uncredited) / (instrumental soloist: keyboards, London Symphony Orchestra) / (orchestrations)
 1994 Legends of the Fall (conductor - uncredited)
 1994 The Pagemaster (conductor - uncredited)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (conductor)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (conductor)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (conductor) / (songs: music by)
 1993 Bopha! (musician)
 1993 The Man Without a Face (conductor - uncredited)
 1993 House of Cards (musician)
 1993 Once Upon a Forest (conductor - uncredited)
 1993 Jack the Bear (musician)
 1993 A Far Off Place (conductor - uncredited)
 1993 Swing Kids (conductor - uncredited)
 1992 Crossroads (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1992 Sneakers (conductor - uncredited) / (musician)
 1992 Patriot Games (conductor - uncredited)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Two Gils (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Codfather (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Way to Treat a Fillet-dy (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
 1991 Norman and the Killer (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1991 Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (TV Special documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1991 The Rocketeer (conductor - uncredited)
 1991 Class Action (musician)
 1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (musician: instrumental solo)
 1991 Once Around (conductor - uncredited)
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1990 Another 48 Hrs. (conductor - uncredited)
 1990 I Love You to Death (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Glory (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Dad (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 In Country (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Tummy Trouble (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Field of Dreams (musician: instrumental solo)
 1988 Cocoon: The Return (conductor - uncredited)
 1988 Vibes (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1988 Red Heat (conductor - uncredited)
 1988 Willow (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 *batteries not included (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 Project X (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 P.K. and the Kid (conductor - uncredited)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1986 Where the River Runs Black (conductor - uncredited)
 1986 Off Beat (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Let's Go (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 In Her Own Time (Documentary) (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Alamo Jobe (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Commando (music producer)
 1985 The Journey of Natty Gann (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Volunteers (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Cocoon (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Heaven Help Us (conductor - uncredited)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (conductor - uncredited)
 1984 The Stone Boy (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Uncommon Valor (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Gorky Park (conductor)
 1983 The Dresser (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Testament (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Brainstorm (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Between Friends (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1983 Krull (conductor)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (conductor - uncredited)
 1982 48 Hrs. (conductor - uncredited)
 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (conductor - uncredited)
 1982 Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 A Few Days in Weasel Creek (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 Deadly Blessing (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 Wolfen (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 The Hand (conductor - uncredited)
 1979 The Lady in Red (music adaptor)
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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 score for Titanic (1997) is reportedly the biggest-selling orchestral soundtrack in history. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses a chorus or soloist (e.g. Glory (1989), Titanic (1997), A Beautiful Mind (2001)). See more »

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