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German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981). Zimmer entered ... See full bio »

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 2015 Terminator Genisys (executive music producer)
 2015 Auschwitz (Documentary short) (score producer)
 2015 Sons of Liberty (TV Mini-Series) (theme music - 3 episodes)
- Independence (2015) ... (theme music)
- The Uprising (2015) ... (theme music)
- A Dangerous Game (2015) ... (theme music)
 2014 Interstellar (composer: theme music)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (composer: additional music)
 2010-2014 Through the Wormhole (TV Series documentary) (main title theme by - 28 episodes)
- Is Poverty Genetic? (2014) ... (main title theme by)
- Is God an Alien Concept? (2014) ... (main title theme by)
- How Do Aliens Think (2013) ... (main title theme by)
- Is There a God Particle? (2013) ... (main title theme by)
- Did We Invent God? (2012) ... (main title theme by)
 2014 Divergent (executive music producer)
 2013 Beyond: Two Souls (Video Game) (music producer)
 2013 Last Love (score producer)
 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (executive music producer)
 2012 Bullet to the Head (music producer - uncredited) / (score producer)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (synth programming)
 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music consultant)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Is There a Parallel Universe? (2011) ... (composer: main title theme)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (composer: theme music) / (score producer)
 2011 The Dilemma (featured musician)
 2010 Mr. J (Short) (composer: music)
 2010 Inception (synthesizer programmer)
 2010 Despicable Me (score producer)
 2009 Sherlock Holmes (music producer)
 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Video Game) (composer: main themes) / (music producer)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (composer: additional music)
 2007-2009 HBO First Look (TV Series documentary) (executive music producer - 2 episodes)
- Monsters on a Mission: The Making of Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) ... (executive music producer)
- Inside the Hive: The Making of 'Bee Movie' (2007) ... (executive music producer)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (executive music producer)
 2008 Love Tap (Short) (music producer)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (musician: synthesizers)
 2008 Frost/Nixon (orchestrator)
 2008 Babylon A.D. (executive music producer - uncredited) / (music consultant)
 2008 The Dark Knight (musician: synthesizer - uncredited) / (synthesizer programmer)
 2008 Iron Man (executive music producer)
 2008 Vantage Point (music consultant - uncredited)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean Online (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2007 Bee Movie (executive music producer)
 2007 August Rush (composer: theme music) / (executive score producer - uncredited)
 2007 Running the Sahara (Documentary) (score music producer)
 2006 The Holiday (soloist: piano)
 2006 The Prestige (executive music producer)
 2006 Urmel aus dem Eis (score producer)
 2006 Over the Hedge (executive music producer)
 2006 Curious George (executive music producer)
 2006 Ask the Dust (score producer)
 2005 Blood+ (TV Series) (music producer)
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (music score producer)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (music producer: Jordan & Ridley Scott segment)
 2005 The Island (score producer)
 2005 El sueño de Paco (soundtrack)
 2005 The Ring Two (composer: themes)
 2005 The Contender (TV Series) (composer: title theme)
 2004 House of D (executive producer: music score)
 2004 Ella Enchanted (executive score producer)
 2003 The Last Samurai (score arranger) / (score programmer)
 2003 Threat Matrix (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Patriot Acts (2003) ... (composer: main title)
- Natural Borne Killers (2003) ... (composer: main title)
- Pilot (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
 2003 Matchstick Men (music arranger) / (music programmer)
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (music editor) / (music programmer) / (score producer) / (soundtrack producer)
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie) (executive music producer)
 2001 Black Hawk Down (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 2001 I Am Sam (original music producer)
 2001 Jason X (musician: guitar)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (conductor) / (musician)
 2000 The Critic (TV Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- Pilot (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.9 ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.8 ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.7 ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.10 ... (composer: theme music)
 1999 Endurance (music producer)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video) (composer: song "He Lives in You")
 1998 Antz (executive music producer)
 1998 With Friends Like These... (music producer)
 1997 As Good as It Gets (music arranger - uncredited)
 1997 The Borrowers (score producer)
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series) (score producer)
 1997 Deceiver (advisor: sound)
 1997 Face/Off (score producer)
 1996-1997 High Incident (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- Shootout (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Starting Over (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Camino High (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Remote Control (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Show Me the Money (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow (composer: additional music)
 1996 The Rock (music producer) / (score arranger)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island (arranger: songs)
 1996 Broken Arrow (score arranger)
 1996 White Squall (composer: additional music)
 1987-1996 Going for Gold (TV Series) (composer - 699 episodes)
- Episode #10.58 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.51 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.53 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.54 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.50 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
 1995 Beyond Rangoon (music producer)
 1994-1995 The Critic (TV Series) (composer - 23 episodes)
- I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dukerella (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sherman of Arabia (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- All the Duke's Men (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
 1994 The Lion King (Video Game) (composer: original themes)
 1994 The Lion King (music supervisor) / (original score arranger)
 1994 Monkey Trouble (composer: additional music)
 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (synthesist)
 1993 The House of the Spirits (music arranger)
 1993 Lifepod (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1993 Sniper (composer: additional music)
 1992 Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World (TV Series) (composer: theme music - 1992)
 1992 Toys (music arranger) / (musician)
 1992 Dakota Road (music advisor)
 1991/I White Fang (composer: additional music)
 1988 Prisoner of Rio (composer: additional music)
 1987 The Last Emperor (music producer: London - as Hans F. Zimmer) / (musical associate: London - as Hans F. Zimmer)
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears (musician: synthesizers)
 1986 The Wind (Video) (musician: electronic music)
 1986 Castaway (composer: additional music)
 1985 The Lightship (music producer: electronic music)
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette (music producer)
 1985 Insignificance (composer: additional music)
 1983 Eureka (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1982 Moonlighting (composer: electronic music)
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Elton John, Tim Rice and his musical, "The Lion King," was performed at the Lyceum Theatre in London, England with Stephanie Charles, Rob Edwards, Sharon D. Clarke, Martyn Ellis, Simon Gregor, Gregory Gudgeon, Christopher Holt, Javine Hylton, Cornell John, Paul J. Medford, and Roger Wright in the cast. Julie Taymor was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hans F. Zimmer | Hans Florian Zimmer

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Personal Quote:

I don't drive, so one of my assistants drives me to my writing room, and I have a calendar on the wall telling me how much time I have left, and how far behind I am. I look at it and panic, and decide which scene to work on. And you sit there plonking notes until something makes sense, and you don't think about it any more. Good tunes come when you're not thinking about it. See more »


The Last Samurai marked his 100th score. See more »


Famous for his frequent use of what is known as a "Bwaum" wherein a major plot point is revealed and the music blasts out a single note loudly See more »

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