James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard

American composer
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James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American composer, conductor, music producer and musician. Throughout his career, he has scored over 100 films of all scales and genres, earning multiple award nominations for his work. He is the recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and eight Academy Award nominations. His best known film scores include Pretty Woman (1990), The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999), Treasure Planet (2002), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins (2005), I Am Legend (2007), Blood Diamond (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Hunger Games (2012), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. He has frequently collaborated with director M. Night Shyamalan, having scored nine of his films since The Sixth Sense. He is renowned for being a fast composer due to his work on large-scale films such as King Kong and The Hunger Games, both of which were composed in approximately one month.

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Full name at birth
James Newton Howard
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Claim to fame
Pretty Woman (1990)
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Date of birth
9 June 1951
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Place of birth
Los Angeles, California
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Age
70
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Composer, Songwriter, Musician
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$25,000,000 USD
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High school
Thacher School in Ojai, California
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  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California
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The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc.
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