Hans Zimmer

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Hans Florian Zimmer is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer.

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Legal name: Hans Florian Zimmer


Hans Florian Zimmer (German pronunciation: [hans ˌfloːʁi̯aːn ˈtsɪmɐ]; born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King, for which he won Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar.

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 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, 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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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Good Morning America! Hans Zimmer 1
2007 Film Music of Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer 1
2007 Music From the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy Hans Zimmer & Klaus Badelt 1
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: Soundtrack Treasures Collection Klaus Badelt & Hans Zimmer 1
2007 The Essential Hans Zimmer Film Music Collection Hans Zimmer 3 1
2011 Film Music of Hans Zimmer, Volume 2 Hans Zimmer 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The British Years Hans Zimmer 2
2014 The Music of Hans Zimmer: The Definitive Collection Hans Zimmer 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Wings of a Film Hans Zimmer 4 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 A World Apart Hans Zimmer 1
1990 Fools of Fortune Hans Zimmer 1
1991 Green Card Hans Zimmer 3
1991 Regarding Henry Hans Zimmer 1
1991 Backdraft Hans Zimmer 2
1991 K2 Hans Zimmer 2
1992 The Power of One Hans Zimmer 2
1993 Point of No Return Hans Zimmer 2
1993 The House of the Spirits Hans Zimmer 3
1994 The Lion King (1994 film soundtrack) Elton John & Hans Zimmer 3.35 10
1994 Renaissance Man Hans Zimmer 1
1994 Pacific Heights Hans Zimmer 2
1994 Der König der Löwen (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, German version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 3
1994 Le Roi Lion (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, French version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 3
1994 Drop Zone Hans Zimmer 2
1994 El Rey León (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Spanish version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 4 2
1994 I'll Do Anything Hans Zimmer 1
1994 Król lew (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Polish version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 2
1994 O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) Elton John & Hans Zimmer 2
1995 Crimson Tide Hans Zimmer 3 3
1995 Nine Months Hans Zimmer 3
1995 Beyond Rangoon Hans Zimmer 1
1995 Something to Talk About Hans Zimmer & Graham Preskett 2
1996 Broken Arrow Hans Zimmer 3 4
1996 The Rock: Original Motion Picture Score Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams 4 5
1997 The Whole Wide World Hans Zimmer 1
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Hans Zimmer & Harry Gregson-Williams 1
1997 The Peacemaker Hans Zimmer 4
1998 As Good as It Gets: Music From the Motion Picture Hans Zimmer 3
1999 The Thin Red Line Hans Zimmer 1
1999 Millennium Hans Zimmer 1
2000 Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard 4 8
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Hans Zimmer 3 3
2000 An Everlasting Piece Hans Zimmer 2
2000 Black Rain Hans Zimmer 2
2000 Days of Thunder Hans Zimmer 2
2001 Hannibal: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Hans Zimmer 2
2001 Pearl Harbor Hans Zimmer 3.5 5
2001 The Pledge Hans Zimmer & Klaus Badelt 2
2002 Black Hawk Down Hans Zimmer 4 3
2002 Invincible Hans Zimmer & Klaus Badelt 2

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