Hans Zimmer

Born 12 September 1957.
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Hans Zimmer: The Importance Of A Soundtrack

Mary Anne asks Hans Zimmer just how important is the soundtrack to a movie?

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Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).

Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company which 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, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph.

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  • Founded Remote Control Productions and Media Ventures Entertainment Group

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Simpsons Movie: The Music

    The Simpsons Movie: The Music 2007

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    You'll probably get more satisfaction from saving your money for a bag of doughnuts...
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