Howard Shore

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor
Howard Shore always made sure he had an emotional response to each film before he agreed to write a score for it. It was this type of passion for music and connecting it to the audience that made the Canadian one of the ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1946 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Music (145)

Maps to the Stars 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Music/Music Orchestrator & Conductor (Music)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Music Composer, Orchestrator & Conductor (Music)

A Dangerous Method 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

A Dangerous Method 2011 (Movie)

Music Orchestrator & Conductor (Music Conductor)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

("Coeur Volant") (Song)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

Music Orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

("Eclipse (All Yours)") (Song)

Edge of Darkness 2010 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Edge of Darkness 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

("Eclipse(All Yours)") (Song)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

(Composer)

Doubt 2008 (Movie)

Music Orchestrator (Original Music)

Doubt 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Doubt 2008 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Betrayal 2008 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Betrayal 2008 (Movie)

Music Composer and Conductor (Composer)

The Betrayal 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

("Hello (I Love You)") (Song)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Score Recording)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

Score Orchestrator (Original Music)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

Composer (Music)

Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Score Orchestration (Original Music)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

("Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony") (Music Arranger)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Esther Kahn 2002 (Movie)

music conductor & orchestrations (Music Conductor)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

("Brooklyn Heights") (Song)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Panic Room 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Spider 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Spider 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Spider 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Shadow Magic 2001 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

("In Dreams") (Song)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

The Score 2001 (Movie)

song producer("You're About to Give In") (Song)

The Score 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

score conductor & arranger (Music Arranger)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

orchestrator & conductor (Original Music)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

conductor("Saturn (from 'The Planets')") (Music Conductor)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Camera 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Last Night 1999 (Movie)

("Piano Four") (Song)

Coma 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Game 1997 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Looking for Richard 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

The Truth About Cats and Dogs 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

(Composer)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

music orchestrator & conductor (Music)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Nobody's Fool 1994 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Nobody's Fool 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Guilty As Sin 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Sliver 1993 (Movie)

music orchestrator (Music)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

A Kiss Before Dying 1991 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

A Kiss Before Dying 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

musical supervisor (Music)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Signs of Life 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Big 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Dead Ringers 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Dead Ringers 1988 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Moving 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Nadine 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Belizaire the Cajun 1986 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Big Shots in America 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

Music Adaptor (Music)

The New Show 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

(Music Coordinator)

Videodrome 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Scanners 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Gilda Live 1980 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Brood 1979 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (3)

Gilda Live 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Howard Shore always made sure he had an emotional response to each film before he agreed to write a score for it. It was this type of passion for music and connecting it to the audience that made the Canadian one of the most respected and honored composers in the film industry, with over 100 films to his credit. He began as the music director for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) and went on to compose several of the most memorable movie scores, including Oscar Best Picture winners "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003). Shore won his first Academy Award, along with a Grammy award, for his score of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), a landmark achievement not only for the classically trained and rock-and-roll-inspired composer, but also for the history of Hollywood.

Relationships

May Shore

Daughter

Elizabeth Shore

Wife
Married c. 1990

EDUCATION

Berklee College of Music

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

2011

Re-teamed with director Cronenberg for "A Dangerous Method"

2011

Composed music for Martin Scorsese's family adventure "Hugo"

2010

Credited as composer, music conductor, and orchestrator for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed by David Slade

2008

Composed music for John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

2007

Once again worked with frequent collaborator David Cronenberg on "Eastern Promises"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture

2006

Composed the music for "The Departed," directed by Scorsese

2005

Composed the score for David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"

2004

Scored the music for Martin Scorsese directed "The Aviator," based on the life of Howard Hughes

2001

Composed the score for Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings"; earned Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture

1997

Composed the music for David Fincher's psychological thriller "The Game"

1994

Composed the music for "Ed Wood," the biopic directed by Tim Burton

1993

First credit as music orchestrator, "Sliver" (also served as composer and conductor)

1990

Served as musical supervisor on Nichol's "Postcards From the Edge"

1990

Provided additional music for "Quick Change," actor Bill Murray's (co-)directorial debut

1989

Provided title song for "She-Devil" (also composed score)

1988

Served as music director for the TV special "Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock"

1988

First credit as music conductor, Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" (also composed score)

1984

Briefly returned to series TV to provide music for Lorne Michael's short-lived sketch comedy series "The New Show"

1983

Credited as music coordinator in Nichol's "Silkwood"

1981

Provided music for a TV special "Steve Martin's Best Show Ever"

1980

Began scoring films full-time

1980

Credited as a cast member and music producer for Gilda Radner's performance film "Gilda Live"; first collaboration with director Mike Nichols

1979

First feature as composer and first collaboration with David Cronenberg, "The Brood"

1975

Began career as music director of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Went to summer camp with future comedy producer-writer Lorne Michaels at Camp Timberlane in Ontario

Organized with Michaels, first as campers, later as counselors, camp productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Fantasticks"

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