In 2016, he composed the score for Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure film 'The BFG'
In 2015, he gave the music score for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
He scored the music for the film ‘The Book Thief’ in 2013, working with a director other than Spielberg after 2005
In 2008, he scored the music for ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, which received a Grammy nomination
the Extra-Terrestrial’ (1982), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), ‘Schindler's List’ (1993), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), and ‘Munich’ (2005)
In 1981, Spielberg and Williams got together for the film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
In 1980, he succeeded Arthur Fiedler as the Boston Pops Orchestra's Principal conductor
In 1978 he worked with director Richard Donner for the film 'Superman'
In 1974, he composed the music for Steven Spielberg's directorial debut 'The Sugarland Express'
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
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
John Williams married American actress and singer, Barbara Ruick in 1956
In 1955, he enrolled at The Julliard School in New York City and studied piano with Rosina Lhevinne
The movie earned him his 50th Academy Award nomination
After moving to Los Angeles in 1948, he attended North Hollywood High School and the University of California, LA
John Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, to Esther and Johnny Williams
Recently, Zimmer composed the score for BBC documentary ‘Planet Earth 2’ and for the 2006 Netflix production ‘The Crown’, he composed the theme music
His other projects in early 2000s include ‘The Last Samurai’ and ‘Madagascar’ and later, he worked on ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Angels and Demons’
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
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
In 1980, he received mild fame through an LP he did with the Buggles, titled ‘The Age of Plastic’
Hans Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, on 12th September 1957, to an engineer father and housewife mother