Hans Zimmer

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Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer 2010.jpg
Hans Zimmer receiving his star at the
Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010)
Background information
Birth nameHans Florian Zimmer
Born (1957-09-12) 12 September 1957 (age 63)
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
GenresMovie score, Video game music
InstrumentsPiano, Keyboard, MIDI Master Keyboard, Synthesizer, Guitar
Years active1977–present

Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German movie score composer and music producer. He has written music for over 100 movies.

His works include The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), Rango (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Man of Steel (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Dunkirk (2017), Widows (2018) and The Lion King (2019).

His next projects are No Time to Die (2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) and Top Gun: Maverick (2020).

Career[change | change source]

Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is in charge of the movie music division at DreamWorks studios. He also works with other composers through the company he founded, Remote Control Productions.[1]

Zimmer's works are notable for combining electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has been given four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph.[2]

In 2000, Zimmer's score for Gladiator became one of the best selling movie score albums of all time.[3] He also composed video game scores such as Call of Duty and Fortnite.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hans Zimmer". Filmtracks. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  2. "Top 100 living geniuses". Telegraph.co.uk. 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  3. "Filmtracks: Hans Zimmer". Filmtracks.com. Retrieved September 22, 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Hans Zimmer at Wikimedia Commons