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Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film and music producer. Having won a wide variety of honors and commendations, he has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). A recipient of a star on the star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He’s also the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and additionally works with other composers through the company that he founded: Remote Control Productions.

Zimmer’s works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has received four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, 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.

Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 12th September 1957, and moved to London as a teenager. While he lived in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesisers. In 1980 he worked with The Buggles, a New Wave band formed in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downs, and Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be briefly seen in The Buggles music video for “Video Killed the Radio Star” (1979).


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  • n4ckskott

    Genius! [7]

    19 Aug 10:05am Reply
  • Szymek888

    Genius! [6]

    11 Aug 12:07pm Reply
  • arqaa


    9 Aug 1:58pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    The Last Samurai :3

    7 Aug 6:48pm Reply
  • SunNeverDies

    soundtrack for superman monotonous, but epic!

    2 Aug 5:54pm Reply
  • athbass

    10/10 playing it all day long

    15 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • Hard-mage


    10 Jul 7:57pm Reply
  • Rose-Amaranthe

    ♥ Batman The Dark Knight ♥ Batman The Dark Knight Rises ♥ The Lone Ranger ♥

    7 Jul 7:47pm Reply
  • bl1nk0rz


    5 Jul 7:50am Reply
  • yakkowarner

    Seems a little unfair that "Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard" is autocorrected here!

    30 Jun 5:50pm Reply
  • iSui

    Just discovered after years that he did the soundtrack for The Holiday.. but well, it does not sound so much like Zimmer, imo. It's so lovely though.♥

    27 Jun 1:04pm Reply
  • BloodyCorvus

    Genius! [5]

    22 Jun 11:43pm Reply
  • AJ-Brito

    Gladiator is his best work ever. #NoArguing

    20 Jun 7:31am Reply
  • anouarxyz

    Genius! [4]

    19 Jun 12:10am Reply
  • MatiasR-

    Genius! [3]

    18 Jun 12:23am Reply
  • w0lficia


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  • Herzo

    Hi guys! I've been tormented by this instrumental which I cannot find: slow-paced, elevated, with sort of African vibe(due to drums i guess) to it. Very soothing at the beginning and later string section hits higher notes, giving it more of a dramatic feel. Mix as a whole sounds very clear and spatial. Does this sound familiar to anyone? No idea if it's Zimmer, but this shoutbox seems like a good place to ask.

    4 Jun 8:07am Reply
  • rejakest

    Man Of Steel soundtrack is AMAZING! Genius.

    3 Jun 7:34pm Reply
  • diegovaleron

    Amazing Spiderman 2: OST wonderful

    3 Jun 5:06pm Reply
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