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James Horner

James Horner

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Born: August 14, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Music ...
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Taught music theory at UCLA while working on his PhD
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:
Breakthrough film, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
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"
1985:
First collaboration with Ron Howard, "Cocoon"
1986:
First collaboration with director James Cameron, "Aliens"; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Original Score
1986:
Co-wrote the song "Somewhere Out There" for the animated feature, "An American Tail"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song
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
1989:
Composed the music for Phil Alden Robinson's "Field of Dreams"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score
1990:
Composed the music for Universal's 75th Anniversary logo
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 Mel Gibson to score "Braveheart"; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations 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"
1997:
Re-teamed with James Cameron to score the Oscar-winning blockbuster, "Titanic"; also co-wrote the film's theme song "My Heart Will Go On" with Will Jennings
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"
2001:
Composed the score for Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind"; also wrote the theme song "All Love Can Be" with Will Jennings; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Original Score
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 current 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"
2009:
Scored the music for James Cameron's "Avatar"; earned Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "I Will See You"

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