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John Debney's Swing Vote
5-Aug-2008 -

Two movies in the Top Ten for
Academy Award Nominee.
Academy Award nominated composer
John Debney scores Touchstone Pictures' Swing Vote,
directed by Joshua Michael Stern, produced by
Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner. The heartfelt
comedy stars Kevin Costner as Bud Johnson, an
apathetic, lovable loser, who becomes the deciding
vote for the presidential election. Debney sets the
tone for “Swing Vote” with an upbeat, patriotic
score; along with guitar laden music. In addition
to “Swing Vote,” Debney also contributed over
30 minutes of the score for Universal Pictures'
directed by Rob Cohen and starring Brendan Fraser.
John Debney has built a solid reputation scoring
films in all genres. His credits include “The Passion
of the Christ,” for which he received an Oscar nomination;
“Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo
Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval;
animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little,” comic-book
inspired “Sin City,” and comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.”
In addition to an Academy Award nomination, Debney
has received numerous Emmy nominations, a Dove
award for The Passion of The Christ, A CUE award for
the videogame score for “Lair,” and the youngest
recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Henry Mancini Award
for Career Achievement. Other film music awards include
the Ubeda Spain International Film Music Conference,
Turks & Caicos International Film Festival and the Ischia
Italy Film Festival. Debney has also conducted concerts
of his music with orchestras throughout the United States
and Europe.
John Debney’s ability to deliver the perfect score has
allowed him repeat performances with many directors.
For Garry Marshall, Debney scored the black comedy,
“Georgia Rule,” “Princess Diaries 1 & 2” and “Raising Helen;”
for Tom Shadyac, he scored “Evan Almighty,” and
“Bruce Almighty.” Upcoming, Debney returns to work
with Robert Rodriguez, for whom he scored “Spy Kids 1 & 2,”
“The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl” and “Sin City,”
to score “Sin City 2 & 3.” Next month Debney’s score to
Liongate's “My Best Friend’s Girl” can be heard in theaters
on September 19th; which marks his third collaboration
with Howie Deutsch for whom he scored “The Whole Ten
Yards” and “The Replacements.”
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