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Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthday 1951-06-09
Also Known As James Howard Newton
James Newton-Howard

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American composer, orchestrator, and music producer James Newton Howard is an eight-time Academy Award nominee.  He is best known for his frequent collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan. He is well known for his highly emotional and powerfully subtle music, supplying his talent to an array of films such as The Fugitive, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, the two Christopher Nolan Batman films; Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Hans After Howard left the University of Southern California, he toured with Elton John as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", as well as playing additional keyboards and synthesizers on several of Elton's studio albums, including "Rock of The Westies" (1975), "Blue Moves" (1976), "21 At 33" (1980), and "The Fox" (1981). After his tenure with John, Howard toured briefly with Crosby, Stills and Nash before moving into film music in the mid-1980s. Howard scored the blockbuster Pretty Woman (1990). He received his first Academy Award nomination for his score for Barbra Streisand's drama The Prince of Tides (1991). Howard achieved four more best original score Oscar nominations, for the Harrison Ford action feature The Fugitive (1993), the Julia Roberts romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) and most recently, Michael Clayton (2007). In addition, Howard received Best Song nods for scoring the Western epic Wyatt Earp (1994), Kevin Costner's Waterworld (1995), and Primal Fear (1996).   Howard scored Space Jam (1996), Dante's Peak (1997) (theme only - score was composed by John Frizzell), and Collateral (2004). Howard has  scored three Disney films which are Dinosaur (2000), Treasure Planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Howard also earned an Emmy nomination in 1995 the theme and pilot to the television drama, ER. He also won an Emmy for the them to Gideon's Crossing.  He went on to win a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for the feature King Kong. He went on to receive Oscar nominations for the features Michael Clayton (2007) and Defiace (2008).

Acting

2009Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil as Himself


Other Roles

2018Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Music
2018Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Music Score Producer
2018The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Music
2018Red Sparrow - Music
2017Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Music
2017Detroit - Original Music Composer
2016Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Original Music Composer
2016All the Way - Music
2016The Huntsman: Winter's War - Music
2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - Original Music Composer
2015Concussion - Original Music Composer
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - Original Music Composer
2014Nightcrawler - Original Music Composer
2014Cut Bank - Original Music Composer
2014Maleficent - Original Music Composer
2013The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Original Music Composer
2013Parkland - Original Music Composer
2013After Earth - Original Music Composer
2012The Bourne Legacy - Original Music Composer
2012Snow White and the Huntsman - Original Music Composer
2012Darling Companion - Original Music Composer
2012The Hunger Games - Original Music Composer
2011Larry Crowne - Original Music Composer
2011Green Lantern - Original Music Composer
2011Water for Elephants - Original Music Composer
2011The Green Hornet - Original Music Composer
2010The Tourist - Original Music Composer
2010Love & Other Drugs - Original Music Composer
2010Inhale - Original Music Composer
2010Salt - Original Music Composer
2010The Last Airbender - Original Music Composer
2010Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang - Original Music Composer
2009Duplicity - Original Music Composer
2009Confessions of a Shopaholic - Original Music Composer
2008Defiance - Original Music Composer
2008The Dark Knight - Original Music Composer
2008The Happening - Original Music Composer
2008Mad Money - Original Music Composer
2007The Great Debaters - Original Music Composer
2007Charlie Wilson's War - Original Music Composer
2007I Am Legend - Original Music Composer
2007Michael Clayton - Original Music Composer
2007The Lookout - Original Music Composer
2006Blood Diamond - Original Music Composer
2006Lady in the Water - Original Music Composer
2006RV - Original Music Composer
2006Freedomland - Original Music Composer
2005King Kong - Original Music Composer
2005Batman Begins - Original Music Composer
2005The Interpreter - Original Music Composer
2004Collateral - Original Music Composer
2004The Village - Original Music Composer
2004Hidalgo - Original Music Composer
2003Peter Pan - Original Music Composer
2003Dreamcatcher - Original Music Composer
2002Treasure Planet - Original Music Composer
2002Amongst the Shoes - Original Music Composer
2002Unconditional Love - Original Music Composer
2002Signs - Original Music Composer
2002Big Trouble - Original Music Composer
2001America's Sweethearts - Original Music Composer
2001Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Original Music Composer
2000Vertical Limit - Original Music Composer
2000Unbreakable - Orchestrator
2000Unbreakable - Original Music Composer
2000Dinosaur - Original Music Composer
1999Snow Falling on Cedars - Original Music Composer
1999Mumford - Music
1999Stir of Echoes - Original Music Composer
1999The Sixth Sense - Original Music Composer
1999Runaway Bride - Original Music Composer
1998A Perfect Murder - Original Music Composer
1997The Postman - Original Music Composer
1997The Devil's Advocate - Original Music Composer
1997My Best Friend's Wedding - Original Music Composer
1997Fathers' Day - Original Music Composer
1997Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - Original Music Composer
1996One Fine Day - Original Music Composer
1996Space Jam - Original Music Composer
1996The Trigger Effect - Original Music Composer
1996Primal Fear - Original Music Composer
1996The Juror - Original Music Composer
1996Eye for an Eye - Music
1995Waterworld - Original Music Composer
1995French Kiss - Original Music Composer
1995Outbreak - Original Music Composer
1995Just Cause - Original Music Composer
1994Junior - Original Music Composer
1994Wyatt Earp - Original Music Composer
1994Intersection - Original Music Composer
1993The Fugitive - Original Music Composer
1993Dave - Original Music Composer
1993Falling Down - Music
1993Alive - Original Music Composer
1992Night and the City - Original Music Composer
1992Glengarry Glen Ross - Original Music Composer
1992American Heart - Original Music Composer
1991Grand Canyon - Original Music Composer
1991The Prince of Tides - Original Music Composer
1991My Girl - Original Music Composer
1991Dying Young - Original Music Composer
1991King Ralph - Original Music Composer
1990Three Men and a Little Lady - Original Music Composer
1990Marked for Death - Original Music Composer
1990Flatliners - Original Music Composer
1990Pretty Woman - Original Music Composer
1989The Package - Music
1989Major League - Original Music Composer
1988Some Girls - Original Music Composer
1988Off Limits - Original Music Composer
1987Russkies - Original Music Composer
1987Five Corners - Original Music Composer
1987Campus Man - Original Music Composer
1986Nobody's Fool - Music
1986Tough Guys - Original Music Composer
19868 Million Ways to Die - Original Music Composer
1986Wildcats - Original Music Composer


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