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Biography

John Ottman (born July 6, 1964 in San Diego, California) is an American film editor, composer and director.

He is best known for his collaborations with film director Bryan Singer, editing and composing the scores for The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns, and most recently, X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also directed (in addition to editing and scoring) the 2000 horror film Urban Legends: Final Cut. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing for The Usual Suspects, as well as two Saturn Awards for Best Music for The Usual Suspects and Superman Returns.
Ottman graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California in 1988. One of his first assignments was to provide original music for the computer game I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. In 2007, Ottman appeared in the documentary Finding Kraftland for his agent Richard Kraft.

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