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John Powell is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Sound and Compositors British born on 18 september 1963 at London (United-kingdom)

John Powell

John Powell
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Birth 18 september 1963 (59 years) at London (United-kingdom)

John Powell (born 18 September 1963) is an English composer and conductor, best known for his scores to motion pictures. After studying at London's Trinity College of Music, Powell rose to fame in the late 1990s and 2000s, scoring numerous animated films, in addition to his live-action collaborations with directors Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. He has been based in Los Angeles since 1997 and has composed the scores to over fifty feature films. His 2010 score for the film How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards. He was a member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and collaborated frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams and Zimmer himself.

Biography

Né en Grande-Bretagne le 18 septembre 1963, Powell s’intéresse dès l’âge de treize ans aux formes musicales les plus variées, du rock au jazz. En 1986, il entame des études de composition au Trinity College of Music de Londres, où il remporte ses premiers prix. Il collabore ensuite à de nombreuses séries anglaises et européennes, dont "Stay Lucky", "Vanishing Rembrandts" et "Les Escarpins Sauvages", pour laquelle il est primé au Festival de Villeurbanne. Il travaille au studio Media Ventures, qu'il a intégré en 1997 avec son ami Gavin Greenaway.

Depuis son arrivée aux États-Unis, John Powell a contribué à des succès aussi divers que Volte-face de John Woo, Sam, je suis Sam de Jessie Nelson, La Mémoire dans la peau de Doug Liman, et les films d'animation Fourmiz, Shrek, Chicken Run, La Route d'Eldorado et Dragons ainsi qu'à L'Amour sans préavis de Marc Lawrence et Cody Banks, agent secret de Harald Zwart.

En 1995, il fonde avec son ancien condisciple Garvin Greenaway le studio de création musicale Thinking Music (ITM) où tous deux composeront les musiques d’une bonne centaine de spots publicitaires, pour Coca-Cola, Ford, Sega, BMW, ainsi qu'un opéra : "An Englishman, Irishman and Frenchman". ITM collaborera également avec le studio parisien Vol de Nuit à des spots publicitaires et à des films indépendants.

Powell a aussi travaillé avec certains des plus grands noms de l’industrie musicale contemporaine, dont Hans Zimmer (à partir de 1998 au sein d’Air-Edel Music, puis en tant que programmeur de la musique électronique de Croc-blanc et compositeur additionnel sur La Ligne rouge de Terrence Malick) et Patrick Doyle (comme assistant compositeur sur Le Cheval venu de la mer) avant de composer la musique de Volte-face.

Il a également signé la musique de la série DreamWorks/ABC High Incident et du documentaire Endurance, consacré au champion olympique Haile Gebreselassie, et dans lequel il mélangeait les sonorités africaines, arabes et européennes ; arrangé les chansons de Stephen Schwartz pour Le Prince d'Égypte ; composé la musique du pilote "For the People" pour la chaîne ABC.

John Powell est aussi un habitué des studios Blue Sky pour lequel il a composé la musique de la série l'Age de Glace (2,3,4) ainsi que Rio 1 et 2.

Outre les films cités, Powell a travaillé sur Evolution d’Ivan Reitman, Un vent de folie, la comédie romantique de Bronwen Hughes, Les Visiteurs en Amérique de Jean-Marie Poiré, Rat Race de Jerry Zucker, Compte à rebours mortel de Jim Gillespie, Dragons (How To Train Your Dragon) de Chris Sanders et Pluto Nash de Ron Underwood.

En 2008 il compose la musique du film Hancock de Peter Berg.

Best films

Zootopia (2016)
(Original Music Composer)
Shrek 2 (2004)
(Original Music Composer)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
(Original Music Composer)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
(Original Music Composer)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
(Original Music Composer)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
(Actor)

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Filmography of John Powell (80 films)

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Actor

Ice Age: The Meltdown, 1h31
Directed by John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott, Carlos Saldanha, John Powell, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Jay Leno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Powell, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary
Rating67% 3.398133.398133.398133.398133.39813
In the opening scene, Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel climbs a glacier to bury his acorn, but accidentally opens a hole in it, causing water to spurt out. The world of ice is slowly melting. The creatures of the Ice Age are all shown enjoying themselves on slides and pools made by the melting ice; among them the three protagonists of the first film: Manny, Sid, and Diego. Sid opens a small day camp, where none of the younger creatures take him seriously, nor do Manny and Diego, which leaves Sid seeking a daring deed. Fast Tony, a local con artist is claiming that the earth will flood and that the bark and reeds which he sells are needed to stay alive. Manny dismisses the idea, but is distracted when he sees that Sid will try to high dive from a giant waterfall; as Manny goes with Diego to the top of the waterfall to save Sid from his act of daredevilry, suddenly the ice under Diego's feet was breaking, causing him to bolt in fear, this also made Sid figure that Diego is afraid of the water. The herd figure that the pleasant weather has caused the ice shelves to melt, and it is kept from destroying the valley only by the glaciers, which have formed a dam.

Director

Ice Age: The Meltdown, 1h31
Directed by John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott, Carlos Saldanha, John Powell, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Jay Leno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Powell, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary
Rating67% 3.398133.398133.398133.398133.39813
In the opening scene, Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel climbs a glacier to bury his acorn, but accidentally opens a hole in it, causing water to spurt out. The world of ice is slowly melting. The creatures of the Ice Age are all shown enjoying themselves on slides and pools made by the melting ice; among them the three protagonists of the first film: Manny, Sid, and Diego. Sid opens a small day camp, where none of the younger creatures take him seriously, nor do Manny and Diego, which leaves Sid seeking a daring deed. Fast Tony, a local con artist is claiming that the earth will flood and that the bark and reeds which he sells are needed to stay alive. Manny dismisses the idea, but is distracted when he sees that Sid will try to high dive from a giant waterfall; as Manny goes with Diego to the top of the waterfall to save Sid from his act of daredevilry, suddenly the ice under Diego's feet was breaking, causing him to bolt in fear, this also made Sid figure that Diego is afraid of the water. The herd figure that the pleasant weather has caused the ice shelves to melt, and it is kept from destroying the valley only by the glaciers, which have formed a dam.

Scriptwriter

Ice Age: The Meltdown, 1h31
Directed by John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott, Carlos Saldanha, John Powell, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Jay Leno
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, John Powell, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary
Rating67% 3.398133.398133.398133.398133.39813
In the opening scene, Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel climbs a glacier to bury his acorn, but accidentally opens a hole in it, causing water to spurt out. The world of ice is slowly melting. The creatures of the Ice Age are all shown enjoying themselves on slides and pools made by the melting ice; among them the three protagonists of the first film: Manny, Sid, and Diego. Sid opens a small day camp, where none of the younger creatures take him seriously, nor do Manny and Diego, which leaves Sid seeking a daring deed. Fast Tony, a local con artist is claiming that the earth will flood and that the bark and reeds which he sells are needed to stay alive. Manny dismisses the idea, but is distracted when he sees that Sid will try to high dive from a giant waterfall; as Manny goes with Diego to the top of the waterfall to save Sid from his act of daredevilry, suddenly the ice under Diego's feet was breaking, causing him to bolt in fear, this also made Sid figure that Diego is afraid of the water. The herd figure that the pleasant weather has caused the ice shelves to melt, and it is kept from destroying the valley only by the glaciers, which have formed a dam.

Sound

The Call of the Wild
Directed by Chris Sanders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating67% 3.3749653.3749653.3749653.3749653.374965
John Thornton, un chercheur d'or, perd tout son argent au jeu. Un ancien ami, Hal, lui propose alors de partir à la recherche d'un trésor, en suivant le chemin d'une carte qu'il a mémorisée. Pour ce voyage, Thornton se procure un chien incontrôlable, Buck, qu'il parvient à dresser. Au cours de leur voyage, les deux hommes découvrent une femme, Mercedes, dont le mari a disparu...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, 1h44
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Music
Rating74% 3.7073453.7073453.7073453.7073453.707345
Un an après la mort de Stoïck la Brute et la défaite de Drago. Harold Horrib'Haddock III est devenu chef de Beurk, conseillé par sa mère et ses amis avec qui il lance des raids pour libérer les dragons des chasseurs et les mener à son village où ils vivent libres. Mais alors que la petite île devient surpeuplée, Harold pense à quitter le village pour le Monde caché, une terre légendaire d'où viennent les dragons et que Stoïck a recherchée, pour pouvoir mieux les protéger des multiples attaques de chasseurs. Au même moment, les seigneurs de guerre, qui étaient les généraux de Drago, engagent Grimmel le Grave, un tueur de dragons connu pour haïr les Furies nocturnes et pour les avoir éradiqués depuis son enfance, afin de capturer Krokmou, considéré comme l'Alpha, le roi parmi les dragons, et lui laissent une Furie Éclair femelle pour l'appâter, les Furie étant monogames.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2h15
Directed by Ron Howard, Phil Lord
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Roles Music
Rating68% 3.446543.446543.446543.446543.44654
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Ferdinand
Ferdinand (2017)
, 1h48
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Bullfighting films
Actors John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez-LoCicero, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating67% 3.3601653.3601653.3601653.3601653.360165
Dans la campagne espagnole, Ferdinand, un jeune taurillon, prend soin en secret d’ une fleur qui a poussé dans l’arène pendant que Valiente, Guapo et Bones, d’autres veaux, s’entrainent et s’affrontent comme le font leurs pères respectifs. L’arrivée du matador met le troupeau en émoi et les adultes rivalisent de force pour être sélectionnés. Raf, le père de Ferdinand, est choisi et part dans l’arène, convaincu qu’il reviendra bientôt mais le lendemain soir, Ferdinand comprend que son père est mort en voyant le camion revenir à vide. Il s’échappe alors, poursuivi par le propriétaire et parvient à monter dans un train de marchandises. Il en sort lors d’un arrêt et tombe dans une rivière escarpée ou il est recueilli par Nina, la fille d’un horticulteur. Celui-ci adopte Ferdinand qui grandit pendant deux ans dans un cadre idyllique, intégré à la famille.
Jason Bourne, 2h3
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating65% 3.296733.296733.296733.296733.29673
La traque de Jason Bourne par les services secrets américains se poursuit. Des îles Canaries à Londres en passant par Las Vegas...
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll, 23minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, James Hong, Kari Wahlgren, Randall Duk Kim
Roles Music
Rating69% 3.4896953.4896953.4896953.4896953.489695
10 ans auparavant, Tigresse, Vipère, Singe, Grue et Mante passent d'inconnus aux légendaires Cinq Cyclones, Guerriers du Kung Fu.
Zootopia
Zootopia (2016)
, 1h48
Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about racism, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about lions, Films about foxes, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J. K. Simmons, Nate Torrence
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating79% 3.996383.996383.996383.996383.99638
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Composed of habitat neighborhoods such as ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. They have less than 48 hours to find a missing mammal.
Pan
Pan (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating57% 2.855012.855012.855012.855012.85501
Peter (Levi Miller) is a young boy who is left as a baby on the steps of an orphanage in London by his mother Mary (Amanda Seyfried), an establishment under the care of Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke). Several years later, during World War II,The Cold War, upon learning that she is hoarding food for herself, Peter and his best friend Nibs try to steal it to distribute amongst themselves and the other orphans but they get caught. In the process, Peter finds a letter written by his mother, declaring her love and assuring Peter they will meet again "in this world or another".
How to Train Your Dragon 2, 1h42
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating77% 3.8983853.8983853.8983853.8983853.898385
Five years after the Viking village of Berk made peace with the dragons, they now live among the villagers as helpful companions. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands. Now 20 years old, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.
Rio 2
Rio 2 (2014)
, 1h41
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about families, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Jamie Foxx
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating63% 3.1527853.1527853.1527853.1527853.152785
Blue macaws Blu and Jewel, and their three children, are living happily in the city until Jewel realises that her children are becoming more like humans. Meanwhile, Blu's former owner, Linda Gunderson and her ornithologist husband, Tulio are on an expedition in the Amazon and eventually discover a quick-flying spix's macaw that loses one of its feathers. When word gets out about this through television, Jewel believes that they should go to the Amazon to help find the blue macaws. While the kids are ecstatic, Blu is uncertain, but is pressured into going along. Rafael, Nico and Pedro decide to come along. Luiz attempts to follow, but fails. Blu brings a fanny pack full of supplies, one of which he uses mostly is a GPS, much to Jewel's displeasure.
Captain Phillips, 2h14
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Pirate films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, David Warshofsky, Yul Vazquez, Barkhad Abdi
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating77% 3.8984053.8984053.8984053.8984053.898405
Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama, an unarmed container ship from the Port of Salalah in Oman, with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa, Kenya. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of the Horn of Africa, he and First Officer Shane Murphy (Michael Chernus) order strict security precautions on the vessel and carry out practice drills. During a drill, the vessel is chased by Somali pirates in two skiffs, and Phillips calls for help. Knowing that the pirates are listening to radio traffic, he pretends to call a warship, requesting immediate air support. One skiff turns around in response, and the other – manned by four heavily armed pirates led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) – loses engine power trying to steer through the Maersk Alabama‍ '​s wake.