Hans Florian Zimmer is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer.
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. He has composed music for over 150 films, including film scores for The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, 12 Years a Slave 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.