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James Horner
Background information
Birth name James Roy Horner
Born (1953-08-14)August 14, 1953
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died June 22, 2015(2015-06-22) (aged 61)
Los Padres National Forest, California, U.S.
Genres Film score
  • Composer
  • conductor
  • orchestrator
Years active 1978–2015

James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American music director. He scored the music for the 1997 movie Titanic. He won two Academy Awards in 1998. Horner was born on August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.

Horner was killed in an airplane crash near Los Padres National Forest, California, aged 61.

Awards and nominations

Horner won two Academy Awards, both in 1998:

Horner also won two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards. He was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.

In October 2013, Horner received the Max Steiner Award at the Hollywood in Vienna Gala. That award is given for extraordinary achievements in the music for movies.

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