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Birth Name:
James Roy Horner

Born:
James Horner

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






James Horner

Biography

Famed for his lush, sweeping scores for films including Braveheart, Apollo 13, and Titanic, the prolific composer James Horner was born in Los Angeles on August 14, 1953. Educated at London's Royal College of Music as well as local universities USC and UCLA, he landed his first motion picture assignments during the 1970s, scoring B-movies like The Lady in Red, Humanoids of the Deep, and Battle Beyond the Stars for producer Roger Corman's New World organization. By 1982, Horner had moved on to major studio fare including 48 Hrs. and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and four years later he notched his first Academy Award nominations for his score to the science fiction classic Aliens as well as for the song "Somewhere out There", from the animated picture An American Tail. In 1989, Horner earned a second Oscar nomination for his score to Field of Dreams, that same year winning a Grammy for his work on the Civil War drama Glory; in 1995 he was honored with two more Academy Award noms, for Braveheart and Apollo 13. Horner finally struck Oscar gold in 1997, taking home statuettes for his score to the blockbuster Titanic as well as the film's original song "My Heart Will Go On", a hit for Celine Dion. After writing scores for movies like Commando and New World, Film Music Masterworks: Original Soundtracks, which contained pieces from some of Horner's best-known work (Apollo 13, Braveheart, Willow, and of course, Titanic, among others), was issued in 2006. Horner's output in the 2000s was not nearly so prolific as in the 1990s, but he continued to produce sterling work, earning three further Oscar nominations for A Beautiful Mind (2001), House of Sand and Fog (2003), and Avatar (2009), the colossal success of which almost rivaled that of Titanic. He also wrote the theme to the CBS Evening News program, heard daily by millions of Americans. He continued to be an in-demand presence in film well into the 21st century, scoring big-budget box office smashes like The Amazing Spider-Man and Ender's Game. 2012 saw the release of a lavish, four-disc, 25th anniversary edition of his most popular work, Titanic — the most successful orchestral score album in history.

Top Albums

Aliens: The Deluxe Edition (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
1. Aliens: The ..
Avatar (Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
2. Avatar (Musi..
Braveheart (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), James Horner
3. Braveheart (..
Avatar (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition], James Horner
4. Avatar (Musi..
Legends of the Fall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
5. Legends of t..
Troy (Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
6. Troy (Music ..
More Music from Braveheart (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), James Horner
7. More Music f..
Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [The Deluxe Edition], James Horner
8. Aliens (Orig..
Titanic (Music from the Motion Picture) [Anniversary Edition], James Horner
9. Titanic (Mus..
Back to Titanic (More Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
10. Back to Tita..
The Amazing Spider-Man (Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
11. The Amazing ..
The Karate Kid (Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
12. The Karate K..
Apocalypto (Score from the Motion Picture), Apocalypto
13. Apocalypto (..
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
14. Dr. Seuss' H..
The Mask of Zorro (Music from the Motion Picture), James Horner
15. The Mask of ..
Titanic (Music from the Motion Picture) [Collector's Anniversary Edition], James Horner
16. Titanic (Mus..
The Perfect Storm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
17. The Perfect ..
A Beautiful Mind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
18. A Beautiful ..
Bicentennial Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
19. Bicentennial..
An American Tail (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), James Horner
20. An American ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from..Titanic (Music from the Mot..5:10$1.29
2.
Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?Dr. Seuss' How the Grin..2:09$1.29
3.
RoseTitanic (Music from the Mot..2:52$0.99
4.
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from..Titanic (Music from the Mot..5:10$1.29
5.
LudlowsLegends of the Fall (Origin..5:40$0.99
6.
Gift of a ThistleBraveheart (Soundtrack from..1:37$1.29
7.
For the Love of a PrincessBraveheart (Soundtrack from..4:07$0.99
8.
Wallace Courts MurronBraveheart (Soundtrack from..4:25$1.29
9.
RoseTitanic (Music from the Mot..2:52$0.99
10.
Hymn to the Sea (Stereo)Titanic (Music from the Mot..6:25$0.99
11.
Apollo 13Film Music By James Horner3:04$0.99
12.
Apollo 13: The LaunchTitanic and Other Film Scor..9:56$0.99
13.
Main TitleBraveheart (Soundtrack from..2:50$0.99
14.
He Carves the Roast Beast (Includes ..Dr. Seuss' How the Grin..3:10$1.29
15.
Battle In the Mutara NebulaStar Trek II: The Wrath of ..8:09$0.99
16.
Rooftop KissAmazing Spider-Man (Music f..2:34$0.99
17.
Hymn to the Sea (Stereo)Titanic (Music from the Mot..6:25$0.99
18.
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from..Paramount Pictures 90th Ann..5:08$0.99
19.
Legend SpreadsBraveheart (Soundtrack from..1:08$1.29
20.
Secret WeddingBraveheart (Soundtrack from..6:32$1.29
21.
Memories of a Green ChildhoodDr. Seuss' How the Grin..3:28$1.29
22.
Bad Dreams (Alternate)Aliens: The Deluxe Edition ..1:25$1.29
23.
Bishop's CountdownAliens: The Deluxe Edition ..2:50$1.29
24.
Futile EscapeAliens: The Deluxe Edition ..8:26$1.29
25.
Ripley's RescueAliens: The Deluxe Edition ..3:19$1.29

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