James Newton Howard

1951 - Today

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James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American film composer and music producer. He has scored over 100 films and is the recipient of a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and nine nominations for Academy Awards. His film scores include Pretty Woman (1990), The Fugitive (1993), Space Jam (1996), Peter Pan (2003), King Kong (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) which he composed with Hans Zimmer, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). He has collaborated extensively with directors M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Newton Howard has received more than 2,039,696 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. James Newton Howard is the 472nd most popular composer (down from 454th in 2019), the 2,235th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,135th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Composer.

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  • 43

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  • 4.38

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Among composers, James Newton Howard ranks 472 out of 1,216Before him are Erwin Schulhoff, Bill Conti, Peter Cornelius, Paul Bowles, Pavel Haas, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. After him are Vicente Martín y Soler, Henri Duparc, Antonio Sacchini, Luigi Rossi, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and Ferdinando Paer.

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Among people born in 1951, James Newton Howard ranks 82Before him are Fernando Lugo, Ben Feringa, Thomas Boni Yayi, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Edward Witten, and Mamoru Oshii. After him are Joe Lynn Turner, Šaban Šaulić, Isabel Preysler, Horst Hrubesch, Jack Unterweger, and Zdravko Čolić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Newton Howard ranks 2,235 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Ricky Nelson (1940), Richard Sennett (1943), Chet Atkins (1924), and Eva Longoria (1975). After him are Russ Meyer (1922), Anastacia (1968), Vera Farmiga (1973), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Henry L. Stimson (1867), and Myrna Loy (1905).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, James Newton Howard ranks 28Before him are Terry Riley (1935), Michael Kamen (1948), Richard Rodgers (1902), George Crumb (1929), Bill Conti (1942), and Paul Bowles (1910). After him are Danny Elfman (1953), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), Morton Feldman (1926), and Carmine Coppola (1910).