James Horner

James Horner

  • Birthday: 1953-08-14
  • Deathday: 2015-06-22
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: James Roy Horner

Biography

James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music. Horner was an accomplished concert hall composer before he moved into writing film scores. His first major film score was for the 1979 film The Lady in Red, but did not establish himself as a mainstream composer until he worked on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Horner's score for Titanic is the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time while Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, are the two highest-grossing films of all time. Horner collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Don Bluth, James Cameron, Walter Hill and Ron Howard; producers including David Kirschner, Jon Landau, Brian Grazer and Steven Spielberg; and songwriters including Will Jennings, Barry Mann andCynthia Weil. Horner composed music for over 100 films; he won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. Horner died when his single-engine Tucano aircraft crashed in the Los Padres National Forest. He was 61.

Filmography

Production

Hacksaw Ridge

2016

As Thanks

48 Hrs.

1982

As Original Music Composer

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1982

As Original Music Composer

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

1984

As Original Music Composer

The Name of the Rose

1986

As Original Music Composer

Braveheart

1995

As Original Music Composer

A Beautiful Mind

2001

As Original Music Composer

Apollo 13

1995

As Original Music Composer

Titanic

1997

As Original Music Composer

Troy

2004

As Original Music Composer

Aliens

1986

As Original Music Composer

Willow

1988

As Original Music Composer

Enemy at the Gates

2001

As Original Music Composer

Krull

1983

As Original Music Composer

Apocalypto

2006

As Original Music Composer

The Legend of Zorro

2005

As Original Music Composer

The Amazing Spider-Man

2012

As Original Music Composer

The Forgotten

2004

As Original Music Composer

The Perfect Storm

2000

As Original Music Composer

The Rocketeer

1991

As Original Music Composer

Bicentennial Man

1999

As Original Music Composer

Sneakers

1992

As Original Music Composer

Field of Dreams

1989

As Original Music Composer

Cocoon

1985

As Original Music Composer

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

1991

As Original Music Composer

Swing Kids

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Man Without a Face

1993

As Original Music Composer

Courage Under Fire

1996

As Original Music Composer

Ransom

1996

As Original Music Composer

Wolfen

1981

As Original Music Composer

The Devil's Own

1997

As Original Music Composer

Legends of the Fall

1994

As Original Music Composer

Commando

1985

As Original Music Composer

An American Tail

1986

As Original Music Composer

House of Sand and Fog

2003

As Original Music Composer

Cocoon: The Return

1988

As Original Music Composer

The New World

2005

As Original Music Composer

*batteries not included

1987

As Original Music Composer

Another 48 Hrs.

1990

As Original Music Composer

Space Raiders

1983

As Original Music Composer

The Spiderwick Chronicles

2008

As Original Music Composer

Jade

1995

As Original Music Composer

Gorky Park

1983

As Original Music Composer

Iris

2001

As Original Music Composer

Deep Impact

1998

As Original Music Composer

Casper

1995

As Original Music Composer

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2000

As Original Music Composer

Jumanji

1995

As Original Music Composer

Thunderheart

1992

As Original Music Composer

The Four Feathers

2002

As Original Music Composer

Flightplan

2005

As Original Music Composer

The Mask of Zorro

1998

As Original Music Composer

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

1989

As Original Music Composer

Deadly Blessing

1981

As Original Music Composer

Red Heat

1988

As Original Music Composer

Beyond Borders

2003

As Original Music Composer

Patriot Games

1992

As Original Music Composer

Uncommon Valor

1983

As Original Music Composer

Humanoids from the Deep

1980

As Original Music Composer

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2008

As Original Music Composer

Barbarian Queen

1985

As Original Music Composer

Tummy Trouble

1989

As Original Music Composer

Angel Dusted

1981

As Original Music Composer

The Land Before Time

1988

As Original Music Composer

The Hand

1981

As Original Music Composer

Jack the Bear

1993

As Original Music Composer

A Far Off Place

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Chumscrubber

2005

As Original Music Composer

Avatar

2009

As Original Music Composer

All the King's Men

2006

As Original Music Composer

Wolf Totem

2015

As Original Music Composer

Up from the Depths

1979

As Original Music Composer

Battle Beyond the Stars

1980

As Original Music Composer

Freedom Song

2000

As Original Music Composer

Southpaw

2015

As Original Music Composer

Clear and Present Danger

1994

As Original Music Composer

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

1993

As Original Music Composer

House of Cards

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Karate Kid

2010

As Original Music Composer

The Pelican Brief

1993

As Original Music Composer

Windtalkers

2002

As Original Music Composer

The 33

2015

As Original Music Composer

Surviving

1985

As Original Music Composer

Black Gold

2011

As Original Music Composer

Mighty Joe Young

1998

As Original Music Composer

I Love You to Death

1990

As Original Music Composer

Radio

2003

As Original Music Composer

Glory

1989

As Original Music Composer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Missing

2003

As Original Music Composer

Heaven Help Us

1985

As Original Music Composer

Vibes

1988

As Original Music Composer

The Magnificent Seven

2016

As Original Music Composer

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

2004

As Original Music Composer

Something Wicked This Way Comes

1983

As Original Music Composer

Project X

1987

As Original Music Composer

The Pagemaster

1994

As Original Music Composer

Class Action

1991

As Original Music Composer

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

1996

As Original Music Composer

Dad

1989

As Original Music Composer

Braveheart

1995

As Musician

Braveheart

1995

As Orchestrator

The Spitfire Grill

1996

As Original Music Composer

Apollo 13

1995

As Orchestrator

The Perfect Storm

2000

As Orchestrator

Unlawful Entry

1992

As Music

Troy

2004

As Conductor

Deep Impact

1998

As Conductor

Clear and Present Danger

1994

As Conductor

Flightplan

2005

As Conductor

Jumanji

1995

As Conductor

Enemy at the Gates

2001

As Conductor

The New World

2005

As Conductor

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

2012

As Original Music Composer

Raptor

2001

As Music

Brainstorm

1983

As Original Music Composer

Sorceress

1982

As Music

The Dresser

1983

As Original Music Composer

Captain EO

1986

As Music

Volunteers

1985

As Music

In Country

1989

As Music

Commando

1985

As Music Producer

The Journey of Natty Gann

1985

As Original Music Composer

Reflections on Titanic

2012

As Original Music Composer

Horner

2021

As Music

Testament

1983

As Original Music Composer

The Stone Boy

1984

As Original Music Composer

Once Around

1991

As Original Music Composer

Flightplan

2005

As Orchestrator

A Few Days in Weasel Creek

1981

As Original Music Composer

A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

1982

As Original Music Composer

A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

1982

As Conductor

The Lady in Red

1979

As Original Music Composer

Off Beat

1986

As Music

Between Friends

1983

As Music

Balto

1995

As Original Music Composer

Once Upon a Forest

1993

As Original Music Composer

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