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James Newton Howard

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James Newton Howard has more than 70 films to his credit, including Michael Mann's Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, Unbreakable, and Signs, Disney's CG animated Dinosaur, Atlantis: The Lost Continent and Treasure Planet, as well as Snow Falling On Cedars, Runaway Bride, and The Sixth Sense, which was one of the top ten grossing films of all time.

In addition to his five Oscar nominations, including three for Best Original Score -- The Fugitive, The Prince Of Tides and My Best Friend's Wedding, James Newton Howard has been rewarded for his diversity with numerous Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2000, he was honored with ASCAP's prestigious Henry Mancini Award.

The song "Look What Love Has Done" from 1994's Junior earned him the Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Song. His theme to Dying Young, performed by Kenny G. garnered a Grammy nomination, and the song "For The First Time" from the film One Fine Day earned him nominations for both Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Among his Emmy nominations is the groundbreaking theme from the acclaimed television series "E.R."

His other wide-ranging credits include A Perfect Murder, Glengarry Glen Ross, Space Jam, Restoration, Waterworld, Wyatt Earp, Grand Canyon, Junior and Pretty Woman. His upcoming projects, due for release in 2005, include Batman Begins and The Interpreter.

After joining Elton John's band in 1975 as a keyboardist, Howard has maintained a long musical collaboration with the legendary rock artist as an arranger and performer, including joining John on his recent tour.

Having become one of the most sought-after musicians in the industry, he has racked up a string of collaborations in the studio with some of pop's biggest names including Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Toto, Glenn Frey, Olivia Newton-John, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, Cher and Chaka Khan.

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