September 19, 1969 – February 9, 2018 (age 48)
Cause of Death: Currently unknown

Easily one of the most promising composers in the last few decades, Jóhann Jóhannsson was growing more synonymous with awards worthy original score with every new film that he composed for. Originally from Iceland, the first stretch of his career is working in Icelandic and then UK films. He would reach the U.S. with the film “Personal Effects,” directed by David Hollander. But his big breakthrough wouldn’t come until his ventures with director James Marsh, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe award for his score in “The Theory Of Everything” and director Denis Villeneuve, to whom he provided scores for “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and “Arrival,” to which “Sicario” was nominated for another Academy Award. His “Arrival” score, although loved, was ineligible that year. Jóhann Jóhannsson and the music he provided to some amazing films will greatly be missed.


2014 “The Theory Of Everything” Nominated Best Original Score
2015 “Sicario” Nominated Best Original Score


2000 Íslenski draumurinn Robert Ingi Douglas
2000 Óskabörn þjóðarinnar Jóhann Sigmarsson
2002 A Man Like Me Robert Ingi Douglas
2003 Keepsake (short) Tim Shore
2004 Dís Silja Hauksdóttir
2006 Blóðbönd AKA Thicker than Water Árni Óli Ásgeirsson
2008 Varmints (short) Marc Craste
2009 Personal Effects David Hollander
2010 By Day and By Night Alejandro Molina
2010 Dreams in Copenhagen Max Kestner
2011 The Miners’ Hymns Bill Morrison
2011 The Good Life Eva Mulvad
2011 Junk Love (short) Nikolaj Feifer
2012 For Ellen
So Yong Kim
2012 Free The Mind Phie Ambo
2012 White Black Boy Camilla Magid
2012 Mystery Lou Ye
2013 McCanick John C. Waller
2013 Prisoners Denis Villeneuve
2014 I Am Here
Anders Morgenthaler
2014 The Theory of Everything James Marsh
2015 Sicario Denis Villeneuve
2015 Nerve Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
2016 Lovesong So Yong Kim
2016 Arrival Denis Villeneuve
2016 End Of Summer (short)
Jóhann Jóhannsson
2017 mother! *unused* Darren Aronofsky
2017 Blade Runner 2049 *unused* Denis Villeneuve
2018 Mandy Panos Cosmatos
2018 The Mercy
James Marsh
2018 Mary Magdalene Garth Davis


1999 Corpus Camera
2000 Leyndardómar Íslenskra Skrímsla
2000 Erró- Norður, suður, austur, vestur
2007 Svartir Englar
2015 Trapped
2016 The OA

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