John Powell (I)

Composer | Soundtrack | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) | Rio (2011) | The Bourne Identity (2002)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 58 nominations More »
BORN 
Sep 18, 1963 (age 54)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (93 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Jason BourneJason Bourne Composer  Less 2016 $120MM $162MM
  • Primary photo for Ice Age: Collision CourseIce Age: Collision Course Writer ("End Credits")  Less 2016 $105MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda 3Kung Fu Panda 3 Composer (theme music)  Less 2016 $145MM $144MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the ScrollKung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (Short) Stock Music By  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for PanPan Composer, Producer ("Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Something's Not Right")  Less 2015 $150MM $35MM
  • Primary photo for How to Train Your Dragon 2How to Train Your Dragon 2 Composer, Music ("Where No One Goes", "For the Dancing and the Dreaming"), Producer ("Where No One Goes", "For the Dancing and the Dreaming")  Less 2014 $145MM $177MM
  • Primary photo for Rio 2Rio 2 Composer (music by), Music ("Real in Rio", "Poisonous Love", "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia"), Producer ("What Is Love (Cast)", "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Poisonous Love", "Welcome Back", "Beautiful Creatures", "Don't Go Away", "Look at Me Now", "Memory", "It's a Jungle Out Here (Brazilian)", "I Will Survive", "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia"), Writer ("Welcome Back")  Less 2014 $103MM $132MM
  • Primary photo for Captain PhillipsCaptain Phillips Performer ("The End"), Writer ("The End")  Less 2013 $55MM $107MM
  • Primary photo for SerenadeSerenade (Video) Composer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Ice Age: Continental DriftIce Age: Continental Drift Composer (music by)  Less 2012 $95MM $161MM
  • Primary photo for The Board GameThe Board Game (Short) Soundtrack ("Memory Game")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Lucky OneThe Lucky One Writer ("Step Up (from Gigli)")  Less 2012 $25MM $60MM
  • Primary photo for The LoraxThe Lorax Composer (music by), Musician (guitar), Songs (music by), Writer ("Thneedville", "Everybody Needs a Thneed", "How Bad Can I Be", "Let It Grow", "These Trees", "Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)", "This Is the Place (Tricky Version)", "You Need a Thneed")  Less 2012 $70MM $214MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the MastersKung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video) Composer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Happy Feet TwoHappy Feet Two Composer, Music ("The Mighty Sven"), Producer ("Rhythm Nation", "(Dance and Shout) Shake Your Body down to the Ground", "Mama Said Knock You Out", "Seymour's Rap", "Sexyback", "Shake It Fast", "Ain't Nobody", "Do Your Thing", "I Want to Know What Love Is", "The Mighty Sven", "Papa Oom Mow Mow", "Bridge of Light", "Erik's Opera", "Dragostea Din Tei", "Under Pressure", "Rawhide")  Less 2011 $135MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (Short) Writer ("Big Smelly Crack", "Herd Crossing", "Playground")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Book of DragonsBook of Dragons (Video) Composer (music score)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Dragons: Gift of the Night FuryDragons: Gift of the Night Fury (Video) Composer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda 2Kung Fu Panda 2 Composer  Less 2011 $150MM $165MM
  • Primary photo for RioRio Composer (music by), Musician (whistler), Arranger ("Sapo Cai"), Music ("Real In Rio", "Copacabana Dreams", "Pretty Bird", "Real in Rio (New Home)"), Producer ("Real In Rio", "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Copacabana Dreams", "Pretty Bird", "Funky Monkey", "Mas Que Nada", "Forro Da Fruta", "Fly Love", "Real in Rio (New Home)")  Less 2011 $90MM $144MM
  • Primary photo for Mars Needs MomsMars Needs Moms Composer  Less 2011 $150MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Land of Higher PeaceLand of Higher Peace Special Thanks  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Pointless HuntThe Pointless Hunt (Short) Composer (archival music)  Less 2011 €50
  • Primary photo for Fair GameFair Game Composer  Less 2010 $22MM $9.5MM
  • Primary photo for The Last Shot 2The Last Shot 2 (Short) Composer  Less 2010 $125K
  • Primary photo for REDRED Writer ("Emergency")  Less 2010 $58MM $90MM
  • Primary photo for Knight and DayKnight and Day Composer  Less 2010 $117MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for How to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon Composer  Less 2010 $165MM $218MM
  • Primary photo for Green ZoneGreen Zone Composer  Less 2010 $100MM $35MM
  • Primary photo for Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Composer (music by), Performer ("You'll Never Tango"), Writer ("You'll Never Tango")  Less 2009 $90MM $197MM
  • Primary photo for Public EnemiesPublic Enemies Performer ("Beam"), Writer ("Beam")  Less 2009 $100MM $97MM
  • Primary photo for Super RhinoSuper Rhino (Video) Composer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for BoltBolt Composer (original score composed by)  Less 2008 $150MM $114MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious FiveKung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video) Composer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for HancockHancock Composer  Less 2008 $150MM $228MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu PandaKung Fu Panda Composer  Less 2008 $130MM $215MM
  • Primary photo for Street KingsStreet Kings Performer ("Victory Quest"), Writer ("Victory Quest")  Less 2008 $20MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for Stop-LossStop-Loss Composer, Conductor, Musician (solo guitar)  Less 2008 $25MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Horton Hears a Who!Horton Hears a Who! Composer (music by)  Less 2008 $85MM $155MM
  • Primary photo for JumperJumper Composer  Less 2008 $85MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for P.S. I Love YouP.S. I Love You Composer, Musician (guitar)  Less 2007 $30MM $54MM
  • Primary photo for I Am LegendI Am Legend Writer ("Flying Talking Donkey")  Less 2007 $150MM $256MM
  • Primary photo for 3 Américas3 Américas Special Thanks  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Bourne UltimatumThe Bourne Ultimatum Composer  Less 2007 $110MM $227MM
  • Primary photo for SickoSicko Writer ("Beam")  Less 2007 $9MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for Knocked UpKnocked Up Performer ("Helicopter"), Writer ("Helicopter")  Less 2007 $30MM $149MM
  • Primary photo for Happy FeetHappy Feet Composer, Music Arranger (songs), Music Producer (songs), Producer ("Tell Me Something Good", "Somebody To Love", "I Wish", "My Way", "Kiss", "Boogie Wonderland", "Heartbreak Hotel", "The Message", "No Scrubs"), Writer ("Adelie Rap/Adelie Bridge")  Less 2006 $100MM $198MM
  • Primary photo for X-Men: The Last StandX-Men: The Last Stand Composer  Less 2006 $210MM $234MM
  • Primary photo for United 93United 93 Composer  Less 2006 $15MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Ice Age: The MeltdownIce Age: The Meltdown Composer  Less 2006 $80MM $195MM
  • Primary photo for Aunt Fanny's Tour of BootyAunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (Video) Composer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Mr. & Mrs. SmithMr. & Mrs. Smith Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Soundtrack ("Mondo Bongo")  Less 2005 $120MM $186MM
  • Primary photo for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and FabulousMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Writer ("George's Speech", "Emergency", Excerpts from tt0120630 Score, "Rita")  Less 2005 $45MM $48MM
  • Primary photo for RobotsRobots Composer (music by)  Less 2005 $75MM $128MM
  • Primary photo for Be CoolBe Cool Composer, Arranger ("Moving On", "Heistus Interruptus"), Music ("Moving On", "Heistus Interruptus"), Producer ("Moving On", "Heistus Interruptus"), Writer ("Moving On", "Heistus Interruptus")  Less 2005 $53MM $56MM
  • Primary photo for HitchHitch Performer ("Emergency"), Writer ("Emergency") (as John James Powell)  Less 2005 $70MM $179MM
  • Primary photo for AlfieAlfie Composer  Less 2004 $60MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for Mr 3000Mr 3000 Composer  Less 2004 $30MM $22MM
  • Primary photo for The Bourne SupremacyThe Bourne Supremacy Composer, Conductor  Less 2004 $75MM $176MM
  • Primary photo for Shrek 2Shrek 2 Composer (original themes from Shrek)  Less 2004 $150MM $436MM
  • Primary photo for Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination LondonAgent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Composer (original Cody Banks themes)  Less 2004 $26MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for PaycheckPaycheck Composer  Less 2003 $60MM $54MM
  • Primary photo for GigliGigli Composer, Producer ("The Beach Song"), Writer ("The Beach Song")  Less 2003 $54MM $6.1MM
  • Primary photo for The Italian JobThe Italian Job Composer  Less 2003 $60MM $106MM
  • Primary photo for The In-LawsThe In-Laws Writer ("Thunder Struck")  Less 2003 $40MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for Agent Cody BanksAgent Cody Banks Composer  Less 2003 $26MM $48MM
  • Primary photo for Stealing SinatraStealing Sinatra Composer  Less 2003 $10MM
  • Primary photo for Two Weeks NoticeTwo Weeks Notice Composer  Less 2002 $60MM $93MM
  • Primary photo for DrumlineDrumline Composer  Less 2002 $20MM $56MM
  • Primary photo for Eye See YouEye See You Composer  Less 2002 $55MM $79K
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Pluto NashThe Adventures of Pluto Nash Composer, Arranger ("They're Moving Father's Grave"), Writer ("Safe in My Arms")  Less 2002 $100MM $4.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Bourne IdentityThe Bourne Identity Composer  Less 2002 $60MM $122MM
  • Primary photo for I Am SamI Am Sam Composer  Less 2001 $22MM $40MM
  • Primary photo for Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance PartyShrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (Video) Composer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Rat RaceRat Race Composer, Producer ("Rat Race (Choir Version)")  Less 2001 $48MM $57MM
  • Primary photo for Cats & DogsCats & Dogs Writer ("Rocky And The Circus")  Less 2001 $60MM $93MM
  • Primary photo for EvolutionEvolution Composer  Less 2001 $80MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for ShrekShrek Composer, Music ("It Is You (I Have Loved)" (2001))  Less 2001 $60MM $268MM
  • Primary photo for Just VisitingJust Visiting Composer (music composed by), Writer ("Your Time Will Come")  Less 2001 $35MM $4.8MM
  • Primary photo for Chicken RunChicken Run Composer  Less 2000 $45MM $107MM
  • Primary photo for The Road to El DoradoThe Road to El Dorado Composer  Less 2000 $95MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for Kaho Naa... Pyaar HaiKaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 2000 INR 140MM $356K
  • Primary photo for Chill FactorChill Factor Composer  Less 1999 $70MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Forces of NatureForces of Nature Composer  Less 1999 $75MM $53MM
  • Primary photo for EnduranceEndurance Composer, Music Producer  Less 1998 $229K
  • Primary photo for The Thin Red LineThe Thin Red Line Composer (additional music)  Less 1998 $52MM $36MM
  • Primary photo for The Prince of EgyptThe Prince of Egypt Producer ("Playing with the Big Boys")  Less 1998 $70MM $101MM
  • Primary photo for AntzAntz Composer (music by)  Less 1998 $105MM $91MM
  • Primary photo for With Friends Like These...With Friends Like These... Composer, Conductor  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Face/OffFace/Off Composer  Less 1997 $80MM $112MM
  • Primary photo for Je suis ton châtimentJe suis ton châtiment (Short) Composer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Wild HeelsThe Wild Heels (Short) Composer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes ManhattanFriday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Writer ("Strike")  Less 1989 $5MM $14MM
Past Television (15 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Dragons: Race to the EdgeDragons: Race to the Edge (TV Series) Original Theme ( 26 episodes, 2015–2016 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015–2016 27
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  • Primary photo for Reel IconicReel Iconic (TV Mini-series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • The Battle for Hollywood (Jul 6, 2015) Soundtrack ("Two New Alphas", "Where No One Goes")  Less
  • Primary photo for How I Met Your MotherHow I Met Your Mother (TV Series) Writer ("Victory Quest") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Trilogy Time (Apr 9, 2012) Writer ("Victory Quest") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Writer ("It Is You (I Have Loved)") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer ("Assassin's Tango") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009–2011 3
    • Round Ten: The Finals (Nov 21, 2011) Writer ("It Is You (I Have Loved)")  Less
    • Round Ten: Final Results (May 19, 2009) Writer ("Assassin's Tango") (uncredited)  Less
    • Round Three (Mar 30, 2009) Soundtrack ("Assassin's Tango") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hollywood in Vienna 2011Hollywood in Vienna 2011 (TV Special) Himself, Music ("HOW TO TRAIN YOU DRAGON Suite")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Assassin's Tango") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer ("It Is You (I Have Loved)") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 2
    • Episode #11.7 (Jun 19, 2011) Writer ("Assassin's Tango") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #11.3 (May 22, 2011) Writer ("It Is You (I Have Loved)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Panda HolidayKung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short) Composer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Legend of the Boneknapper DragonLegend of the Boneknapper Dragon (TV Short) Composer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Real In Rio / Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Top 10 Results (Mar 31, 2010) Writer ("Real In Rio / Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Music ("Assassin's Tango") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for BBC PromsBBC Proms (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for JerichoJericho (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
    • Pilot (Sep 20, 2006) Soundtrack ("Nach Deutschland") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Human BombHuman Bomb (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for High IncidentHigh Incident (TV Series) Composer ( 5 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996 5
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  • Primary photo for Stay LuckyStay Lucky (TV Series) Composer ( 10 episodes, 1993 )  Less 1993 10
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Self (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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