James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American film composer, music producer and keyboardist. 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. Night Shyamalan and Francis Lawrence, having scored eight of Shyamalan's films since The Sixth Sense (1999) and all of Lawrence's films since I Am Legend (2007).

James Newton Howard
Howard at the premiere of The Dark Knight, 2008
Background information
Born (1951-06-09) June 9, 1951 (age 71)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Composer
  • music producer
  • musician
  • arranger
Years active1975–present
Formerly of

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