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John Ottman
(1964-)
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Filmtracks Statistics:
Average Filmtracks Rating: 3.17
Average Viewer Rating: 2.97
Number of Reviews: 35
Number of Votes: 19,024
Number of Comments: 435
Filmtracks Editor's Recommendations:
Incognito
Superman Returns
Jack the Giant Slayer
Related Pages of Interest:
Cruel Intentions
(2000, rejected score and compilation)
Fantasy Island (TV)
(1998, on dual album)
Decorative Nonsense
Primary Composer Picture
John Ottman in 2003

"I put more hours in than President Bush, and I have no personal life to speak of. It's difficult. I just want to think about Hawaii, laying around doing nothing for a while."
- John Ottman in 2003, on juggling editing and composing duties

Born on July 6th, 1964 in San Diego, California, John Ottman was raised up the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area. From an early age in San Jose, Ottman began writing and recording radio plays on cassette tapes with his neighborhood friends serving as extra cast members. Film music would always play a dominating role in the projects, as many of the stories were often written to accommodate his favorite film scores. By the fourth grade, Ottman was playing the clarinet, and he continued doing so throughout high school. But his real concentration turned from his audio productions to film, and his films evolved to hour-long productions complete with large casts, big sets, and lavish scores edited together from his favorite soundtracks. Once again, much of his favorite film music often inspired the scenes he shot.

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FILMOGRAPHY & REVIEWS AT FILMTRACKS
(see legend below for abbreviations and codes)
 TitleFR VRVTCT RD TRDates Notes
2016:
X-Men: Apocalypse****3.491818|||1,53806/16
The Nice Guys (co-wrote)**
2015:
(none)
2014:
X-Men: Days of Future Past**2.512506||1,21608/14
Non-Stop (co-wrote)**2.481224||1,50804/14
2013:
Jack the Giant Slayer*****3.754666||||74202/13
2012:
(none)
2011:
The Resident*2.49660||1,79401/12
Unknown (co-wrote)**2.541620||1,61704/11
2010:
The Losers***2.861392||1,79106/10
2009:
Astro Boy****3.372921||1,29610/09
Orphan***2.702111||1,47308/09
2008:
Valkyrie***3.225028||89512/08
2007:
The Invasion**2.521020||1,78909/09
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer***2.728004||82806/07
2006:
Superman Returns*****3.961,84596|||19906/06 - 01/14all albums
2005:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang***2.501480|1,21111/05
Fantastic Four***2.9746627|96611/05
House of Wax***2.7322811||70105/05 - 10/11
Hide and Seek***2.861832||1,19704/05 - 10/11
2004:
Cellular***2.912651||88901/05 - 10/11
Imaginary Heroes (co-wrote)
2003:
Gothika***2.7946722||35511/03 - 03/09
X2: X-Men United****3.196,517156|||14504/03 - 08/12multiple albums
2002:
Trapped**2.461071||1,49010/03 - 02/09
Point of Origin (TV)***3.121220||1,48501/04 - 03/09
Eight Legged Freaks***2.941842||1,07509/03 - 03/09
Brother's Keeper (TV)
Pumpkin***2.9125265|69506/03 - 02/09
2001:
Bubble Boy***2.744342||81510/01 - 02/09
2000:
Urban Legends: Final Cut***2.641310||1,37909/03 - 04/09
1999:
Lake Placid**2.614181||1,24108/99 - 05/08
Goodbye Lover****3.132300||1,08307/99 - 05/08
1998:
Apt Pupil****3.082114|1,16009/03 - 04/09
Halloween H20 (Portrait of Terror)***3.081900||88510/98 - 03/08rejected score
1997:
Incognito*****3.941,5350||78307/98 - 07/07
Snow White: Tale of Terror (TV)***3.344861|65907/98 - 04/07
1996:
The Cable Guy****2.922060||87003/99 - 10/07promotional
1995:
The Usual Suspects****3.529004||76109/03 - 04/09
1994:
Another First Step**
1993:
Public Access***
(reviews listed with a "co-wrote" indicate that either the composer wrote the score with another person or that more than one composer worked separately to provide a score for the production)
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