James Horner

James Horner

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 11% Black Gold (2011)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1953

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Having written the music for major Hollywood films over the course of several decades, composer James Horner amassed an impressive resume that included repeated collaborations with directors Mel Gibson, Ron Howard and James Cameron. In fact, it was with the latter that Horner composed his finest work, the sweeping score for "Titanic" (1997), which netted him two Academy Awards and associated him with the most successful movie of all time. Prior to that, he had made a name for himself composing such popular films as "48 Hrs." (1982), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) and "Cocoon" (1985). Horner received his first serious acclaim working with Cameron on "Aliens" (1986), though the two failed to reach a harmonious working relationship that delayed any further collaborations for over a decade. Meanwhile, he went on to score "Field of Dreams" (1989), "Glory" (1989), "Apollo 13" (1995), "Braveheart" (1995) and "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), all of which earned him award recognition at the Golden Globes, Grammys and Academy Awards. Though often accused by critics for recycling hooks and motifs from his previous films, Horner remained one of the preeminent composers working in Hollywood, a fact made clearer when his score for Cameron's stunning "Avatar" (2009) earned him further recognition and acclaim. Horner's death in the crash of his private plane near Santa Barbara on June 22, 2015 stunned friends and fans alike.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 71% The Magnificent Seven Original Music $93.4M 2016
57% 73% Living in the Age of Airplanes Original Music - 2015
48% 59% The 33 Original Music $12.0M 2015
67% 50% Wolf Totem Original Music - 2015
60% 75% Southpaw Original Music $52.4M 2015
72% 77% The Amazing Spider-Man Original Music $262.0M 2012
20% 77% For Greater Glory Original Music $5.7M 2012
11% 52% Black Gold Original Music - 2011
No Score Yet 76% Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Original Music - 2011
66% 67% The Karate Kid Original Music - 2010
81% 82% Avatar Original Music $760.5M 2009
64% 85% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Original Music $9.0M 2008
81% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Original Music $71.1M 2008
24% 51% The Life Before Her Eyes Original Music $303.4K 2007
66% 79% Apocalypto Original Music $50.9M 2006
11% 40% All the King's Men Original Music $7.2M 2006
26% 48% The Legend of Zorro Original Music $45.4M 2005
26% 61% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Composer $2.7M 2004
32% 36% The Forgotten Music $66.6M 2004
54% 73% Troy Composer $133.2M 2004
74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Composer $13.0M 2003
35% 79% Radio Music $52.3M 2003
41% 65% The Four Feathers Composer $18.3M 2002
33% 50% Windtalkers Original Music $40.9M 2002
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Original Music $170.7M 2001
79% 73% Iris Original Music $5.6M 2001
49% 56% How the Grinch Stole Christmas Original Music $260.4M 2000
47% 64% The Perfect Storm Original Music $182.6M 2000
83% 73% The Mask of Zorro Original Music $93.8M 1998
35% 41% The Devil's Own Original Music - 1997
89% 69% Titanic Original Music $656.5K 1997
75% 62% Ransom Original Music $136.5M 1996
85% 66% Courage Under Fire Original Music $59.0M 1996
13% 27% Jade Original Music $9.2M 1995
54% 70% Balto Original Music $11.2M 1995
50% 49% Casper Original Music $100.3M 1995
96% 87% Apollo 13 Original Music $173.8M 1995
79% 85% Braveheart Original Music $75.5M 1995
55% 62% Jumanji Original Music $100.3M 1995
21% 48% The Pagemaster Original Music $12.0M 1994
80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Original Music $121.5M 1994
58% 87% Legends of the Fall Original Music $63.2M 1994
65% 64% The Man Without a Face Original Music $23.1M 1993
38% 49% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Original Music $8.6M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Original Music $7.9M 1993
22% 69% Once Upon a Forest Original Music $6.1M 1993
45% 69% A Far Off Place Original Music $12.9M 1993
79% 80% Sneakers Original Music $50.6M 1992
73% 72% Patriot Games Original Music $82.7M 1992
74% 48% Unlawful Entry Original Music $55.9M 1992
33% 81% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Original Music $3.6M 1991
76% 51% Class Action Original Music $23.9M 1991
70% 73% Once Around Original Music $14.3M 1991
66% 65% The Rocketeer Original Music $46.5M 1991
57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Original Music $20.2M 1991
56% 63% I Love You to Death Original Music $14.9M 1990
21% 35% Another 48 HRS. Original Music $78.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andy Colby's Incredibly Awesome Adventure Original Music - 1989
77% 54% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Original Music $130.2M 1989
87% 86% Field of Dreams Original Music $61.8M 1989
93% 93% Glory Original Music $25.5M 1989
14% 62% Vibes Original Music $1.7M 1988
70% 79% The Land Before Time Original Music $45.8M 1988
67% 37% Red Heat Original Music $35.0M 1988
52% 79% Willow Original Music $55.6M 1988
60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Original Music $582.0K 1986
97% 94% Aliens Original Music $77.6M 1986
91% 78% The Journey of Natty Gann Original Music $8.5M 1985
69% 67% Commando Original Music $34.9M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Her Own Time Original Music - 1985
67% 42% The Stone Boy Original Music - 1984
79% 60% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Original Music - 1984
89% 74% Testament Original Music - 1983
60% 62% Uncommon Valor Original Music - 1983
78% 60% Gorky Park Original Music - 1983
32% 51% Krull Original Music - 1983
86% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Original Music - 1982