Johnny Green

Johnny Green

Highest Rated: 96% Back to the Future (1985)

Lowest Rated: 22% Eight Days a Week (1997)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

After a stab at studying economics at Harvard, 21-year-old New Yorker Johnny Green was hired as a rehearsal pianist at Paramount Pictures. Entering the movies at the dawn of the musical-comedy era, Green swiftly gained in experience and expertise; throughout the '30s he was a top musical arranger and bandleader, taking time out to compose such song hits as "Body and Soul." In 1949, Green was appointed musical director at MGM, where during his nine-year stay he won Oscars for his orchestrations of Easter Parade (1948) and An American in Paris (1951). He also supervised MGM's Concert Hall Technicolor short subjects series, picking up an additional Oscar for his efforts. An outspoken liberal, Green was in danger of being blacklisted in the politically delicate early '50s; he avoided this fate with a carefully worded "patriotic" public statement which caused him embarrassment to his dying day. Free-lancing upon the completion of his MGM contract, Green collected two more Academy Awards for orchestrating West Side Story (1961) and Oliver! Perhaps it was his familiarity with the Oscar podium that led Green to produce several of the Academy Awards ceremonies. Johnny Green's final movie assignment was likewise as producer: 1969's They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Clash: Tory Crimes and Other Tales Actor 2012
60% 100 Girls Crick 2000
92% Gia Gia's Brother, Joey 1998
22% Eight Days a Week Nick 1997
No Score Yet Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets Duke 1995
No Score Yet Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights Duke 1995
No Score Yet The Face on the Milk Carton Reeve Shields 1995
No Score Yet Double Obsession Bum 1993
96% Back to the Future Scooter Kid $3M 1985
92% West Side Story Actor 1961
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy Usher 1938


No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
John 1998
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
Frat Guy 1997
82% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Way Cool Guy 1997
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
Richard 1996


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