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This is the full obituary story where you can express condolences and share memories. For the song "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Céline Dion. James Roy Horner, American film composer (born Aug. 14, 1953, Los Angeles, Calif.—died June 22, 2015, Los Padres National Forest, California), provided the sound palette and emotional underpinning for dozens of motion pictures, most notably in his soaring score for James Cameron’s 1997 drama Titanic, for which Horner won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). During the late 1970s he scored student projects for the American Film Institute and moved on to composing music for low-budget horror films. James Horner. The consummate film composer James Horner will always be revered for his excellent body of work spanning multiple film genres. Academy Awards, USA. In 1986 alone he scored The Name of the Rose, Aliens (for which he received an Oscar nomination), and the animation An American Tail (from which the song “Somewhere Out There” was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe and was awarded two Grammys). Horner’s father was a set designer and two-time Oscar winner. Assistant Editor, Encyclopaedia Britannica. In addition, he scored five films that were released in 2015 and composed music for a remake of The Magnificent Seven that was scheduled for release in 2016. 2010 Nominee Oscar: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Avatar (2009) 2004 Nominee Oscar: Best Music, Original Score House of Sand and Fog (2003) 2002 Nominee Oscar: Best Music, Original Score A Beautiful Mind (2001) Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Horner drew on traditional Celtic and classical sources in writing music that was sensitive to the settings and themes of the films that it enhanced, and his services were much in demand. For the song "My Heart Will Go On" artist: Celine Dion, (James Horner & The Boys Choir of Harlem), For "Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)", Prominent People in Big-budget '80s Action Films, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures, Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television, Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release or Re-Recording, Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film, Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release, Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film, Best New Release or Re-Release of an Existing Score, Best Original Score for an Adventure Film, Best Re-Release of a Previously Existing Score, Best Music, Original Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Score. Top 10 Facts About James Horner … 1. James Horner Biography by John D. Buchanan + Follow Artist. Corrections? He also provided the music for the children’s movies Willow and Land Before Time (both 1988) and for the blockbusters Field of Dreams (1989), Glory (1989), Braveheart (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Avatar (2009), for each of which he received a nomination for a Golden Globe, an Oscar, or both. He was 61 when he died in a plane crash on June 22, 2015. Read Full Biography. Horner studied at the Royal College of Music in London, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Horner, Jewish Virtual Library - Biography of James Horner, Turner Classic Movies - Biography of James Horner. She previously worked on the Britannica Book of the Year and was a member... Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. A prolific composer and arranger for films from the late '70s into the new millennium. with a double major in Spanish and in theatre arts from Ripon College. James Horner passed away 2020-7-24 in The Villages, Florida.