Jóhann Jóhannsson (I) (1969–2018)


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Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is known for his work on Last and First Men (2020), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Sicario (2015). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. See full bio »

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(age 48) in Berlin, Germany

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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(2020)
(2014)
Sicario Composer
(2015)
Arrival Composer
(2016)

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 2018 The Mercy (original score by)
 2018/I Mandy
 2016 In the Dark Room (Short)
 2016 In the Blood
 2016/II Arrival (music by)
 2015-2016 Trapped (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2016)
- Episode #1.9 (2016)
- Episode #1.8 (2016)
- Episode #1.7 (2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2016)
 2016 A Man Returned (Documentary short)
 2016 Lovesong
 2015 Sicario
 2014 End of Summer (Documentary short)
 2014/I The 11th Hour
 2014 Good Things Await (Documentary)
 2014 Blind Massage
 2013 McCanick
 2013 Prisoners
 2012 White Black Boy (Documentary)
 2012 Free the Mind (Documentary)
 2012 Mystery (as Johann Johannsson)
 2012 For Ellen (as Johann Johannsson)
 2011/III Closure (Short) (as Johann Johannsson)
 2011 Junk Love (Short)
 2010/II The Good Life (Documentary)
 2010 The Miners' Hymns (Documentary)
 2009 Dreams in Copenhagen (Documentary)
 2008 Svartir englar (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2008)
- Episode #1.5 (2008)
- Episode #1.4 (2008)
- Episode #1.3 (2008)
- Episode #1.2 (2008)
 2008 Varmints (Short) (original music by)
 2007 Wrestling (Short)
 2006 Mist of Mists (Documentary short)
 2006 The Sea of Perdition (Short)
 2006 The Sun's Gone Dim (Video short)
 2005 Lake (Short)
 2005 Ashes and Snow (Documentary)
 2004 Dís
 2002 A Man Like Me
 2001 Marc Almond: Glorious (Video short)
 2000 Plan B
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Alternate Names:

Johann Johannsson

Parents:

Gunnarsson, Jóhann
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[on influences] I tend to use references and influences from outside of film music, and I think for this one [Sicario (2015)], there's the percussive approach and the power of the percussion and this kind of relentless pulse, and also this kind of slow, mournful beat. For example, in this cue, which is called "The Beast," - and all throughout the score, really - I was influenced by industrial ... See more »

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Denied suffering from depression; he called his condition 'melancholia', but didn't necessarily regard this as a bad thing, comparing it to purposely watching a sad movie. See more »

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Virgo

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