Hans Zimmer vs John Williams

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Music Composer
Composer
$92 Million
Net worth 2018
$100 Million
Musicians
Industry
Pianists
Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Residence
Floral Park
German
Country
United States
12/09/1957
BirthDay
08/02/1932
1.78 m
Height
1.82 m
Hurtwood House
Education
University of California, Los Angeles, 1950 - North Hollywood High School, Juilliard School
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2006

Recently, Zimmer composed the score for BBC documentary ‘Planet Earth 2’ and for the 2006 Netflix production ‘The Crown’, he composed the theme music

2000

His other projects in early 2000s include ‘The Last Samurai’ and ‘Madagascar’ and later, he worked on ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Angels and Demons’

1992

For Ridley Scott directed film ‘Thelma and Louise’, Zimmer made alterations in his music by introducing Slide Guitar and in 1992, for the film ‘The Power of One’; he travelled to Africa to introduce himself to African choirs and drums

1987

After scoring for a few more films came the first turning point of his professional career, when he got the chance to provide score to the film ‘The Last Emperor’, a 1987 film which went on to receive the Academy Award for Original Score

1980

In 1980, he received mild fame through an LP he did with the Buggles, titled ‘The Age of Plastic’

1957

Hans Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, on 12th September 1957, to an engineer father and housewife mother

2016

In 2016, he composed the score for Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure film 'The BFG'

2015

In 2015, he gave the music score for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

2013

He scored the music for the film ‘The Book Thief’ in 2013, working with a director other than Spielberg after 2005

2008

In 2008, he scored the music for ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, which received a Grammy nomination

1982

the Extra-Terrestrial’ (1982), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), ‘Schindler's List’ (1993), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), and ‘Munich’ (2005)

1981

In 1981, Spielberg and Williams got together for the film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

1980

In 1980, he succeeded Arthur Fiedler as the Boston Pops Orchestra's Principal conductor

1978

In 1978 he worked with director Richard Donner for the film 'Superman'

1974

In 1974, he composed the music for Steven Spielberg's directorial debut 'The Sugarland Express'

1970

He gained reputation and made a name for himself with the musical scores for the films ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Images’, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘Earthquake’, and ‘The Cowboys’ during the early 1970s

1958

After his first film composition for ‘Daddy-O’ in 1958, John Williams composed music for films like ‘Peter Gunn’, ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ and TV programs such as ‘Bachelor Father’, the ‘Kraft Suspense Theatre’, ‘Lost in Space’, etc

1956

John Williams married American actress and singer, Barbara Ruick in 1956

1955

In 1955, he enrolled at The Julliard School in New York City and studied piano with Rosina Lhevinne

1950

The movie earned him his 50th Academy Award nomination

1948

After moving to Los Angeles in 1948, he attended North Hollywood High School and the University of California, LA

1932

John Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, to Esther and Johnny Williams