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Also Known As: Died: June 22, 2015
Born: August 14, 1953 Cause of Death: plane crash
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Music ...
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1978:
Recorded "Spectral Shimmers" with the Indianpolis Symphony Orchestra
1978:
Composed several student projects at the American Film Institute
1978:
Hired by Roger Corman's New World Pictures to write film scores
1979:
Composed first film score, "The Lady in Red"
1980:
Composed for B movie director Roger Corman's big-budget, "Battle Beyond the Stars"
1981:
Provided the score for Oliver Stone's "The Hand"
1982:
Received critical attention with his score for Walter Hill's "48 Hrs."
1983:
Composed the score for the fantasy film, "Krull"
1984:
Returned to compose the music for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"
1988:
Provided the music for Ron Howard's "Willow"
1988:
First collaboration with lyricist Will Jennings, co-wrote the song "If We Hold on Together" for the animated film, "The Land Before Time"
1989:
Composed the music for Edward Zwick's civil war drama, "Glory"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score
1991:
Re-teamed with Will Jennings to write the songs for the animated sequel, "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West"
1992:
Scored the music for Phil Alden Robinson's "Sneakers"
1993:
First collaboration with Mel Gibson, "The Man Without a Face"
1993:
Re-teamed with Will Jennings for the animated feature, "Once Upon a Forest"
1994:
Provided the score for Edward Zwick's "Legends of the Fall"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score
1995:
Re-teamed with Ron Howard for "Apollo 13"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score
1996:
Composed the music for the Ron Howard directed, "Ransom"
1999:
Served as music composer and song composer for "Then You Look at Me" from the film, "Bicentennial Man"; lyrics for song penned by Will Jennings
2000:
Again collaborated with Ron Howard for "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
2002:
Composed the score for John Woo's war film, "Windtalkers"
2003:
Scored the music for "House of Sand and Fog"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score
2004:
Wrote the music for the epic film, "Troy," which was loosely based on Homer's <i>Iliad</i>
2006:
Re-teamed with Mel Gibson to compose the music for "Apocalypto"
2006:
Composed the theme music for the "CBS Evening News," which was introduced as part of the debut of Katie Couric as anchor
2008:
Scored the Holocaust drama, "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
2011:
Scored Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Day of the Falcon."
2012:
Scored "The Amazing Spider-Man."
2015:
Scored Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw."

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