John Ottman

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John Ottman (born July 6, 1964) is an American film composer and editor. He is best known for his collaborations with film director Bryan Singer, acting as editor and composer for his films The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns (including adapting themes originally composed by John Williams), Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Other notable films he worked on as composer are Snow White: A Tale of Terror, the 2005 remake of House of Wax, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Invasion, and Astro Boy.

He also directed (in addition to editing and scoring) the 2000 horror film Urban Legends: Final Cut. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing for The Usual Suspects, as well as two Saturn Awards for Best Music for The Usual Suspects and Superman Returns.

Ottman graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California in 1988. One of his first assignments was to provide original music for the computer game I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. In 2007, Ottman appeared in the documentary Finding Kraftland for his agent Richard Kraft.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Projects John Ottman 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 The Usual Suspects John Ottman 3
1996 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Official Soundtrack John Ottman 1
1998 Incognito John Ottman 1
1998 Snow White: A Tale of Terror John Ottman 1
1998 Apt Pupil John Ottman 1
1998 Portrait of Terror John Ottman 1
1998 Goodbye Lover John Ottman 2
1999 Lake Placid John Ottman 2
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut John Ottman 2
2000 Music Inspired by the Film "Cruel Intentions" John Ottman 2
2001 Bubble Boy John Ottman 1
2002 Arac Attack John Ottman 1
2002 Eight Legged Freaks John Ottman 2
2002 Trapped John Ottman 2
2002 My Brother's Keeper John Ottman 1
2002 Pumpkin John Ottman 1
2003 X2 (X-Men 2) John Ottman 4 4
2003 Point of Origin John Ottman 1
2003 Gothika John Ottman 2
2004 Cellular John Ottman 2
2005 Hide and Seek John Ottman 1
2005 House of Wax John Ottman 2
2005 Fantastic Four John Ottman 3
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang John Ottman 1
2006 Superman Returns John Ottman 4.5 5
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer John Ottman 3 3
2007 The Invasion John Ottman 1
2008 Valkyrie John Ottman 2
2009 Orphan John Ottman 3
2009 Astro Boy John Ottman 2
2010 The Losers John Ottman 1
2011 Unknown John Ottman & Alexander Rudd 2
2012 The Resident John Ottman 2
2013 Jack The Giant Slayer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack John Ottman 1
2014 Non-Stop John Ottman 2
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past John Ottman 3.5 3
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse John Ottman 2
2016 Nice Guys John Ottman & David Buckley 4 2
The Cable Guy / Fantasy Island John Ottman 1

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