John Debney

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John Debney
Debney at ComicCon 2013
Debney at ComicCon 2013
Background information
Birth nameJohn Cardon Debney
Born (1956-08-18) August 18, 1956 (age 66)
Glendale, California, United States
GenresMovie score
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor, musician
Years active1978-present

John Cardon Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American composer, conductor and musician. He received an Academy Award nomination for the music for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). He is also known for writing the music for Cutthroat Island (1995).[1][2][3][4]

Life and career[change | change source]

Debney was born in Glendale, California to Louis Debney and Edith Manhunt. His father is of English, French-Canadian, German, Greek, Irish, Northern Irish (Scotch-Irish) and Welsh descent and His mother is of Cherokee Native American and Russian Jewish descent.

Influences[change | change source]

Debney stated composers like Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Maurice Jarre, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Duke Ellington, Alan Silvestri, Henry Mancini, Howard Shore, Richard Strauss and Carter Burwell as influences.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cutthroat Island (John Debney)". Filmtracks. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  2. "Cutthroat Island (John Debney) soundtrack review". ScoreReviews.com. 2009-02-28. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  3. Other reviews by Mike Brennan (2005-05-12). "Soundtrack: CutThroat Island (2005)". Soundtrack.Net. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  4. "Movie Music UK - Cutthroat Island – John Debney". MovieMusicUK.us. 2010-01-13. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2012-06-23.