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James Horner

1953 - 2015

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James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer. He worked on over 160 film and television productions between 1978 and 2015, and was the winner of two Academy Awards, among many other accolades. Musically, he was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements alongside traditional orchestrations, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.Horner's first full score was in 1979 for The Lady in Red, but he did not establish himself as an eminent film composer until his work on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Horner has received more than 5,400,533 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). James Horner is the 215th most popular composer (up from 229th in 2019), the 975th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,025th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Composer.

James Horner is most famous for his work on films such as Titanic, Braveheart, and Avatar.

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Among composers, James Horner ranks 215 out of 1,216Before him are Henri Vieuxtemps, Carl Friedrich Abel, Benedetto Marcello, Johann Adolph Hasse, Ernest Chausson, and Josef Suk. After him are Niccolò Piccinni, Charles-Marie Widor, François-Joseph Gossec, Ambroise Thomas, Jacob Obrecht, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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Among people born in 1953, James Horner ranks 37Before him are Paul Allen, Malcolm Young, Manuel Pellegrini, Paulo Roberto Falcão, Andrew Wiles, and Armen Sarkissian. After him are Cyndi Lauper, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Daniel Passarella, Kitarō, Ron Jeremy, and Bill Pullman. Among people deceased in 2015, James Horner ranks 47Before him are Colleen McCullough, Benedict Anderson, Zito, Alcides Ghiggia, Faten Hamama, and Pierre Brice. After him are René Girard, Michele Ferrero, Fatema Mernissi, Ben E. King, Frei Otto, and Marshall Rosenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Horner ranks 975 out of 18,182Before him are Richard E. Byrd (1888), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Virginia Apgar (1909), Thomas Pynchon (1937), and Sam Shepard (1943). After him are Gena Rowlands (1930), Barbara Bush (1925), Paul Berg (1926), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Blake Edwards (1922).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, James Horner ranks 11Before him are Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), Samuel Barber (1910), and Jerry Goldsmith (1929). After him are Cole Porter (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), Charles Ives (1874), Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Angelo Badalamenti (1937).