Let’s all wish film composer James Newton Howard a Happy Birthday as he turns 65 today! To date, Howard has scored over 100 films and earned multiple award nominations along the way. His work includes (but is not limited to):
Pretty Woman (1990); Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001); Blood Diamond (2006); The Hunger Games Trilogy (2012-2015); The Dark Knight (2008) and Dinosaur (2000). He is well noted for his collaborations with directors M. Night Shyamalan (having scored nine of his films) and Francis Lawrence (having scored all of his films since I Am Legend (2007)).
Howard is also noted for being able to score films in a relatively short amount of time: for example, the score for King Kong (2005) was assembled in about a month.
Happy Birthday Mr. Howard, here’s to many more years of wonderful film music 🙂