James Horner (American score composer)

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Legal name: James Roy Horner


James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American film composer. He worked on more than 160 film and television productions between 1978 and 2015. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements alongside traditional orchestrations, and for his use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

Horner won two Academy Awards for James Cameron's Titanic (1997), which became the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time. He also wrote the score for the highest-grossing film of all time, Cameron's Avatar (2009). Horner's other Oscar-nominated scores were for Aliens (1986), An American Tail (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Apollo 13 (1995), Braveheart (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and House of Sand and Fog (2003). Horner's other notable scores include Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Willow (1988), The Land Before Time (1988), Glory (1989), The Rocketeer (1991), Legends of the Fall (1994), Jumanji (1995), Casper (1995), Balto (1995), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Deep Impact (1998), The Perfect Storm (2000), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Troy (2004), The New World (2005), The Legend of Zorro (2005), Apocalypto (2006), The Karate Kid (2010), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Horner collaborated on multiple projects with directors including James Cameron, Don Bluth, Ron Howard, Joe Johnston, Edward Zwick, Walter Hill, Mel Gibson, Vadim Perelman, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Nicholas Meyer, Wolfgang Petersen, Martin Campbell, Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells; producers including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Kirschner, Brian Grazer, Jon Landau, and Lawrence Gordon; and songwriters including Will Jennings, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Adding to his two Academy Awards win, Horner also won six Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and was nominated for three BAFTA Awards.

Horner, who was an avid pilot, was killed in a single-fatality crash while flying his Short Tucano turboprop aircraft. He was 61 years old. The scores for his final three films, Southpaw (2015), The 33 (2015) and The Magnificent Seven (2016), were all completed and released posthumously.

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2015Pas de deuxJames Horner; Mari & Håkon Samuelsen3

Album + Compilation

1998Heart of the OceanJames Horner41
1998Titanic: The Essential James Horner Film Music CollectionJames Horner2
1998Titanic and Other Film Scores of James HornerJames Horner4
2011The Music of James HornerJames Horner1
2016Collage: The Last WorkJames Horner1
2018The ClassicsJames Horner2

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

2000Battle Beyond the Stars / Humanoids From the DeepJames Horner2
2011The Homecoming: A Christmas Story / Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck FinnJerry Goldsmith / James Horner1

Album + Soundtrack

1980Battle Beyond the StarsJames Horner35
1981Humanoids from the Deep: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner & Christopher Lennertz4
1982Star Trek II the Wrath of KhanJames Horner513
1982KrullJames Horner10
1983BrainstormJames Horner3
1983Gorky ParkJames Horner6
1984Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner49
1985Cocoon: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner5
1986AliensJames Horner49
1986An American TailJames Horner5
1986The Name of the RoseJames Horner45
1986Where the River Runs BlackJames Horner3
1987*batteries not includedJames Horner3
1988Red HeatJames Horner4
1988The Land Before Time: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner3
1988Cocoon: The ReturnJames Horner3
1988WillowJames Horner3
1989Field of DreamsJames Horner4
1989Dad: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner3
1989GloryJames Horner3.52
1990VibesJames Horner2
1990Another 48 hrsJames Horner4
1990Once Around: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner3
1991Class Action: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner2
1991The RocketeerJames Horner5
1991An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestJames Horner3
1992ThunderheartJames Horner1
1992Sneakers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack AlbumJames Horner44
1992Patriot GamesJames Horner6
1992Unlawful EntryJames Horner2
1993The Man Without a FaceJames Horner2
1993Bopha!James Horner1
1993A Far Off PlaceJames Horner2
1993Once Upon a ForestJames Horner1
1993Searching for Bobby Fischer: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner2
1993We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s StoryJames Horner1
1994The Pelican Brief: Music From the Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner1
1994Clear and Present DangerJames Horner4
1994The PagemasterJames Horner3
1994Legends of the FallJames Horner35
1995Braveheart: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner; London Symphony Orchestra3.3510
1995CasperJames Horner2
1995Apollo 13James Horner11
1995JumanjiJames Horner34
1995BaltoJames Horner2
1996Courage Under FireJames Horner1
1996The Spitfire GrillJames Horner1
1996RansomJames Horner23
1996To Gillian on Her 37th BirthdayJames Horner1
1997Project X: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (score of the 1987 movie)James Horner3
1997Titanic: Music From the Motion PictureJames Horner4.2531
1997More Music From BraveheartJames Horner3.53
1997The Devil's OwnJames Horner1
1998Deep ImpactJames Horner2
1998Back to TitanicJames Horner2.55
1998Mighty Joe YoungJames Horner1
1998Something Wicked This Way ComesJames Horner4
1998The Mask of ZorroJames Horner3.55
1999Bicentennial ManJames Horner54
2000The Perfect Storm: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner42
2000Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner34
2000Freedom SongJames Horner2
2000Uncommon ValorJames Horner2
2001Enemy at the GatesJames Horner1
2001Jack the BearJames Horner2
2001A Beautiful Mind: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner4
2002IrisJames Horner2
2002WindtalkersJames Horner2
2002The Four FeathersJames Horner1
2003Beyond BordersJames Horner1
2003The Missing: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner2
2003Commando: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner53
2003House of Sand and FogJames Horner2
2003Radio: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Horner1
2004Bobby Jones: Stroke of GeniusJames Horner2
2004Troy: Music From the Motion PictureJames Horner33
2004The ForgottenJames Horner2
2004TestamentJames Horner2
2005FlightplanJames Horner2
2005The ChumscrubberJames Horner2
2005The Legend of ZorroJames Horner3
2006The New WorldJames Horner2
2006All the King's MenJames Horner3
2006ApocalyptoJames Horner4
2008The Spiderwick Chronicles: Original Motion Picture ScoreJames Horner1
2008The Life Before Her EyesJames Horner1
2008The Boy in the Striped PajamasJames Horner2
2009Honey, I Shrunk the KidsJames Horner3
2009The Journey of Natty GannJames Horner1
2009House of CardsJames Horner1
2009Extreme Close-UpJames Horner1

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