Hans Zimmer was bornon 12 September 1957 in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, German, is Music Composer. There are only a few musicians working in Hollywood today who deserve as much respect and fame that Hans Zimmer has earned. Hans Zimmer is a German film composer and record producer who has been dominating Hollywood with his sharp musical talent since the late 80s until now. To this date, the music maestro has provided music to more than 150 films and having done scores for acclaimed films like ‘The Gladiator’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’, he still continues to be at the prime of his career. Having worked with some of the greatest filmmakers in Hollywood, Hans has made movies feel epic with his score full of orchestral operatic sounds. He moved from Germany to the UK, then to the USA and brought his unique style in his music to create the mood and environment in films. He integrates electronic music with the classic orchestral arrangements and creates magic out of it. His association with many big Hollywood filmmakers, especially Christopher Nolan, the ace film director, has been a mega success. Over the course of his illustrious career, Zimmer has been conferred upon with many honours such as four Grammy Awards, One Academy Award and two Golden Globe awards. He presently works at the DreamWorks studios as the head of film music division and works in collaboration with other musicians as well to nurture them.
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