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Frankfurt, Germany (1977 – present)

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film and music producer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and active since 1977. Having won a wide variety of honors and commendations, he has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning films and box-office hits such as Rain Man (1988), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Interstellar (2014). A recipient of a star on 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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  • shulzhenko11

    Узнай, когда нужный тебе человек из ВК онлайн

    10 hours ago Reply
  • sipoflife

    Don't quite understand how people don't see his 'formula' for making music. Batman movies, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Inception, Interstellar all differ only in instruments to depict different times and regions, the way they're arranged is almost the same. Most of them are 'epic' sounding and get boring after a while.

    22 Apr 7:27am Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Cool Music

    20 Apr 5:32pm Reply
  • sberjaram

    This man is god for me

    18 Apr 8:47pm Reply
  • LingPingBen

    He made King Arthur half decent.

    6 Apr 3:07pm Reply
  • tiumuu

    "It's a great soundtrack, no doubt. But "a contemporary classical masterpiece"? Come on." This haha. Great movie though!

    6 Apr 10:27am Reply
  • KempowyGuziec

    Maaaaaan.... Interstellar music make my cry from time to time. so emotional....

    4 Apr 10:07am Reply
  • masterofspoons

    5.35-6.51 in Stay, I feel dem feels

    1 Apr 1:33pm Reply
  • sommnambulant

    я на фильм-то ради того, чтобы музыку послушать в крутом качестве послушать, пошла... Это потрясающе

    1 Apr 1:24pm Reply
  • aldikk Muzyka Hansa Zimmera już 19 listopada we Wrocławiu! :)

    27 Mar 7:35pm Reply
  • Verderber

    It's a great soundtrack, no doubt. But "a contemporary classical masterpiece"? Come on.

    23 Mar 1:07pm Reply
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    23 Mar 8:51am Reply
  • Dominick_ROCK

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [14]

    20 Mar 6:11am Reply
  • bramvh

    damn right about the masterpiece, and yes I'm a noob on the field, cheers

    16 Mar 6:14pm Reply
  • LostScore

    Very Kubrick-esque composition somehow didn't make it to the standard edition, what were they thinking by omitting it?

    16 Mar 8:35am Reply
  • JezusCrisp

    his soundtracks are the best

    10 Mar 7:44pm Reply
  • KeIemvor

    "The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece." This coming from people who have probably never or barely heard any actual contemporary classical besides film soundtracks.

    8 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    "Now he made a pretty good soundtrack to a generic movie" Generic is the last word I'd use to describe Interstellar.

    7 Mar 8:58am Reply
  • SEPTIM0007

    Ох эти мурашки от прослушивания треков к Интерстеллару...)

    6 Mar 11:02pm Reply
  • hknygt

    not human

    6 Mar 2:41am Reply
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