Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Composer/editor/director and California native John Ottman's passion for music and film began at a young age in San Jose. Years spent making short films in his parent's garage eventually lead the young auteur to USC, where he graduated from the university's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. It was there where he met future collaborator Bryan Singer, with whom he would go on to compose the music for and edit The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X-Men 2, and Superman Returns. He has also scored films for other directors including Ben Stiller's Cable Guy, Joel Silver's Gothika, John Badham's Incognito, and Jaume Sera's House of Wax, as well as edited, composed, and even directed the film Urban Legends: Final Cut.