Howard Shore

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  • Birth Name: Howard Leslie Shore
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Composer, Music director
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up with director David Cronenberg and has scored all of his films since 1979's The Brood except for one, 1983's The Dead Zone.
  • Went to summer camp and high school with Lorne Michaels and was the first musical director for Saturday Night Live.
  • Joined the horn section of the Canadian band Lighthouse in 1969; left the band in 1971 after becoming tired of touring.
  • Wrote the theme song to Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
  • Tours as a conductor, leading local orchestras in a symphonic arrangement of his Lord of the Rings scores.

Awards

  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Music: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Winner
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2007, Genie Awards — Best Achievement in Music - Original Score: Winner
  • 1992, Genie Awards — Best Music Score: Nominee
  • 1989, Genie Awards — Best Music Score: Winner
  • 2003, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2011, Genie Awards — Best Achievement in Music - Original Score: Winner
  • 2013, Canadian Screen Awards — Achievement in Music - Original Song: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Canadian Screen Awards — Achievement in Music - Original Score: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 1980, Genie Awards — Best Music Score: Nominee
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Achievement in Music - Original Score: Winner
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Winner
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Winner
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2003, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ryan Shore — Nephew
  • Elizabeth Cotnoir — Wife
  • Mae Shore — Daughter

College

  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1969)

Details

  • Birth Name: Howard Leslie Shore
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Composer, Music director

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