B: November 5, 1959 in Kingston, Ontario
Bryan Adams is not so much a film composer in the traditional sense, but a pop music singer/songwriter who either contributes songs to movies or has his songs licensed for use in movies. In 1990 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. In 1998 he was promoted to an Officer of the Order of Canada. This list includes movies in which he has composed music specifically for the soundtrack, or in which just 1 of his songs may have been used. Adams was the 2015 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award – bestowed to the singer-songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes – was presented at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala during Canadian Music Week 2015.
Oct. 31, 2021: Bryan Adams cancelled a scheduled performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after testing positive for COVID-19. His management team stated Adams is fully vaccinated against the virus and was not experiencing any symptoms.
Features & TV Movies:
A Night in Heaven (1983)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
What Could Have Been (aka Don’t Look Back, 2011)