Howard Shore

1946 - Today

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Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer and conductor noted for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. He won three Academy Awards for his work on The Lord of the Rings, with one being for the song "Into the West", an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox and writer/producer Fran Walsh, who wrote the lyrics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Shore has received more than 1,608,684 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Howard Shore is the 228th most popular composer (up from 265th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Canada (up from 46th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Composer.

Howard Shore is most famous for composing the score for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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Among composers, Howard Shore ranks 228 out of 1,228Before him are François-Joseph Gossec, Henryk Górecki, Cole Porter, Karol Szymanowski, Albert Roussel, and Umberto Giordano. After him are James Horner, Benedetto Marcello, John Dunstaple, John Field, Friedrich Kuhlau, and Josef Suk.

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Among people born in 1946, Howard Shore ranks 73Before him are Deepak Chopra, Philip Pullman, Lasse Hallström, Tansu Çiller, Ilie Năstase, and Boris Berezovsky. After him are Jean Todt, Julian Barnes, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Dragan Džajić, John Paul Jones, and Rade Šerbedžija.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Howard Shore ranks 40 out of 1,130Before him are Bryan Adams (1959), Oscar Peterson (1925), Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), Pamela Anderson (1967), and John Charles Fields (1863). After him are Oswald Avery (1877), Robert Mundell (1932), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), and Bertram Brockhouse (1918).

Among COMPOSERS In Canada

Among composers born in Canada, Howard Shore ranks 1After him are Percy Faith (1908), Mychael Danna (1958), Erik Mongrain (1980), Christophe Beck (1972), and Venetian Snares (1975).