John Powell

John Powell catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice with his oft-referenced scores to the Matt Damon Bourne trilogy. He’s become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as ShrekChicken RunIce Age (2 & 3), Bolt, Rio, Happy Feet (1 & 2) and Kung Fu Panda (1 & 2). His pulsating action music has provided the fuel for Hancock, Green Zone, Stop Loss, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and The Italian Job. His music also sweetened the romance of Two Weeks Notice and P.S. I Love You, empowered X-Men: The Last Stand, lent tenderness to I Am Sam and gripping drama to United 93.  His infectious score for How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Powell also lent his voice to the score of Dr. Seuss’ The LoraxIce Age 4: Continental Drift, Rio 2, directed by Carlos Saldanha, and the critically acclaimed DreamWorks’ film How To Train Your Dragon 2. His work can be found in Fox’s Oscar-nominated animated feature Ferdinand and Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard. Powell’s recent work includes DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World directed by Dean DeBlois, 20th Century Studios’ family adventure feature The Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford, Doug Liman’s heist feature Locked Down, Olivia Wilde’s second directorial feature, Don’t Worry Darling, which was nominated for an SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film, and Davis Guggenheim’s Still: A Michael J Fox Movie.