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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 119 wins & 231 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gladiator
Gladiator Composer
(2000)
Inception
Inception Music Department
(2010)
Interstellar
Interstellar Music Department
(2014)
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Music Department
(2009)

Filmography

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  Genius (TV Series) (main title theme by - 10 episodes, 2018) (composer - 10 episodes, 2017)
- Picasso: Chapter Ten (2018) ... (main title theme by)
- Picasso: Chapter Nine (2018) ... (main title theme by)
- Picasso: Chapter Eight (2018) ... (main title theme by)
- Picasso: Chapter Seven (2018) ... (main title theme by)
- Picasso: Chapter Six (2018) ... (main title theme by)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (synth programming)
  Through the Wormhole (TV Series documentary) (main title theme by - 30 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (composer - 6 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Is Gun Crime a Virus? (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Can We Hack the Planet? (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Is the Force with Us? (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Can We All Become Geniuses (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Are There More Than Two Sexes? (2016) ... (main title theme by)
 2017 Rings (executive music producer)
 2016 The Crown (TV Series) (opening titles theme - 9 episodes)
- Pride & Joy (2016) ... (opening titles theme)
- Assassins (2016) ... (opening titles theme)
- Scientia Potentia Est (2016) ... (opening titles theme)
- Gelignite (2016) ... (opening titles theme)
- Smoke and Mirrors (2016) ... (opening titles theme)
 2016 The Edge of Seventeen (score producer)
 2016 13 Hours (executive music producer)
 2015 Freeheld (synth programming)
 2015 A.D. The Bible Continues (TV Series) (musical director - 12 episodes)
- The Abomination (2015) ... (musical director)
- Rise Up (2015) ... (musical director)
- Brothers in Arms (2015) ... (musical director)
- Saul's Return (2015) ... (musical director)
- The Road to Damascus (2015) ... (musical director)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (executive music producer)
 2015 Le Petit Prince (synth programmer)
 2015 Auschwitz (Documentary short) (score producer)
  Sons of Liberty (TV Mini-Series) (theme music - 2 episodes, 2015) (composer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Independence (2015) ... (theme music)
- The Uprising (2015) ... (theme music)
- A Dangerous Game (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
 2014 Interstellar (composer: theme music)
 2014/II Nocturnal (Short) (stock music)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (composer: additional music)
 2014 Divergent (executive music producer)
 2013 The Bible & You (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 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 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Video Game) (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 short) (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)
 2003 Johnny English (composer: theme music)
 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)
 2000-2001 The Critic (TV Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- Pearl Harbor (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Broadway (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cast Away, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sleepy Hollow, Pulp Fiction (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
 2001 Jason X (musician: guitar)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (conductor) / (musician)
 1998 Antz (executive music producer)
 1998 With Friends Like These... (music producer)
 1998 Endurance (music producer)
 1997 As Good as It Gets (music arranger - uncredited)
 1997 The Borrowers (score producer)
 1997 Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (music kvetch)
 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)
 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)
 1996 The Rock (music producer) / (score arranger)
 1996 Twister (score producer)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island (arranger: songs)
 1996 Broken Arrow (score arranger)
 1996 White Squall (composer: additional music) / (score producer)
 1995 Beyond Rangoon (music producer)
 1994-1995 The Critic (TV Series) (composer - 24 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 Monkey Trouble (composer: additional music)
 1994 The Lion King (music supervisor) / (original score arranger)
 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)
 1984 Histoire d'O: Chapitre 2 (composer: electronic music)
 1983 Eureka (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1982 Moonlighting (composer: electronic music)
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Show Show Self (73 credits)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Fan Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hans Killer | Hans F. Zimmer | Hans Florian Zimmer

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If something happened where I couldn't write music anymore, it would kill me. It's not just a job. It's not just a hobby. It's why I get up in the morning. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6908 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 8, 2010. See more »

Trademark:

Frequent use of the 'Shepard Tone' to raise tension. This is an auditory illusion of which provides the sense of a note constantly rising in pitch. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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