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Since making a name for himself with the scores for films like “Rain Man,” “Backdraft” and “Crimson Tide,” Hans Zimmer has become one of the most in-demand composers in the entertainment industry. Remarkably, he’s not just prolific, but enormously acclaimed. In addition to composing sixteen scores -- in 2010 and 2011 alone - Zimmer won an Oscar for “The Lion King” and earned seven more nominations for everything from “Rain Man” to “Inception.” Amazingly, even when it comes to even sequels, Zimmer told The Playlist he’s not interested in resting on his laurels, much less his past accomplishments. “I wanted to forget everything we had done on the first film, because I’d done it,” he said in an interview last week for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” in Beverly Hills, Calif. “I’ve never had a job in my life, I’ve never had repetition in my life, »

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