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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer
Background information
Birth name Hans Florian Zimmer
Born September 12, 1957 (1957-09-12) (age 50)
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genre(s) Film scores
Occupation(s) Composer, music producer
Instrument(s) Piano, Keyboard
Years active 1982-Present
Label(s) Remote Control Productions
Website hanszimmer.com

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) is a film music company run by Hans Zimmer. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

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Biography

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesizers with, among others, the bands Ultravox and The Buggles ("Video Killed the Radio Star"). He was also a member of the electro-wave band Krisma. In the 1980s, he worked with Stanley Myers, a film composer. His breakthrough came in 1988, with the score for Rain Man, which was nominated for an Academy Award. For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Ultravox were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... Video Killed the Radio Star is a New Wave song released in 1979 by the British group Buggles that celebrates the golden days of radio. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Since then, Zimmer has composed music for many major blockbusters. In 1995, he received an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the animated movie The Lion King. He composed the theme for the boxing series The Contender and also produced the soundtracks for the 2005 anime series Blood+. Other composers like Steve Jablonsky, James Dooley, Heitor Pereira and Geoff Zanelli work in Zimmer's studio, Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures). Accomplished composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, Mark Mancina, John Powell and Klaus Badelt are also all former members of the studio. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... For other uses of this term, see Contender. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Original run October 8, 2005 – September 23, 2006 Episodes 50 Related Blood: The Last Vampire Blood+ , pronounced Blood Plus) is a franchise based on the 2000 animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire[1] produced by Production I.G and Sonys anime production arm, Aniplex. ... Steve Jablonsky is a music composer for film, television and video games. ... James Michael Dooley (* August 22nd 1976 in New York) is a film score composer. ... Heitor Teixeira Pereira, or Heitor TP is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red, Rod Stewart and K.D. Lang and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmers studio. ... Geoff Zanelli (born September 28, 1974) is an Emmy winning composer working primarily in the medium of film and television music. ... Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) is a film music company run by Hans Zimmer. ... Media Ventures is the former joint-venture between Hans Zimmer and Jay Rifkin. ... Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Grammy-nominated British film score composer. ... Mark Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. ... For the geologist and U.S. explorer, see John Wesley Powell, for the Mayor of Toronto see John Powell (politician). ... Klaus Badelt Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1968 is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. ...


In 2007, two of Zimmer's scores (both of which also had lyrics) entered the UK Singles Chart as well as the US Billboard Top 100 List when "Spider Pig" from The Simpsons Movie (charted at #24) and "Hoist the Colours" from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (charted at #43) topped the lists based on download sales. The song ("Spider Pig") reached #3 on the Irish Singles Chart. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ...


Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Grammy Awards

Satellite Awards

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Filmography (as composer)

1982

1984 Moonlighting is a film written and directed by Jerzy Skolimowski in 1982. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1985 This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1986 My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The title Insignificance can refer to: Look up insignificance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1987 This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U.S. merchant seamen try to revive a shipwrecked Filipino fisherman rescued in the South China Sea. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1988 This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Going for Gold Going for Gold by British band Shed Seven, see Going for Gold (album). ...

1989 Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film about an American diplomats son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Paperhouse is a 1988 British film directed by Bernard Rose. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A World Apart was a daytime drama which ran from March 30, 1970 - June 25, 1971 on the ABC network. ... First Born is a British television serial produced by the BBC in 1988. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nature of the Beast (European title: Bad Company) is a horror mystery film from 1995 written and directed by Victor Salva. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Trench recording with Paul Brady. ...

1990 For the Shohei Imamura film of the same name, see Black Rain (Japanese film). ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry adapted into a 1989 Warner Bros. ...

1991 Shirley Walker (April 10, 1945 - November 30, 2006) is a well-respected and renowned American film composer. ... DVD cover Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy directed by Peter Weir. ... Pacific Heights is a 1990 thriller film starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. ... Twister is a 1989 comedy film starring Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan McDermott. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ... Bird on the Wire is one of Leonard Cohens signature songs. ...

1992 Thelma & Louise is a 1991 film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Regarding Henry is a film by Mike Nichols featuring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. ... Backdraft is an American movie released in 1991, directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. ... K2 is a 1992 motion picture loosely based on the story of two friends ascent of K2. ...

1993 Toys is a 1992 surreal black comedy film directed by Barry Levinson. ... Radio Flyer can refer to: A toy company, see Radio Flyer (company) A 1992 movie, see Radio Flyer (film) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Where Sleeping Dogs Lie is a 1992 thriller film directed by Charles Finch and starred Dylan McDermott, Sharon Stone and Tom Sizemore. ... Mark Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. ... A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). ... For other uses, see Power of one. ...

1994 The House of the Spirits DVD cover The House of the Spirits is a 1993 dramatic movie starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, and Antonio Banderas. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... For other meanings of point of no return, see Point of no return (disambiguation). ... Calendar Girl is a 1993 film starring Jason Priestly, Gabriel Olds, and Jerry OConnell. ... Cool Runnings is a 1993 comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub. ... Nick Glennie-Smith is a film composer, whose most prominent work was a collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the score to the 1996 action film, The Rock. ...

1995 Drop Zone is a 1994 action movie directed by John Badham. ... For other uses, see Renaissance Man (disambiguation). ... Ill Do Anything is a 1994 film, starring Nick Nolte and Albert Brooks. ... Elton John chronology Elton Johns Duets (1993) The Lion King (1994) Made in England (1995) The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the original motion picture soundtrack for Walt Disneys The Lion King. ...

1996 The 1995 romantic comedy film Nine Months stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. ... Beyond Rangoon is a 1995 film about Laura Bowman, an American tourist who vacations in Burma (Myanmar) in 1988, the year in which the 8888 Uprising takes place. ... Crimson Tide is a 1995 Hollywood submarine film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and directed by Tony Scott. ... Something to Talk About is a 1995 film by Lasse Hallström, written by Callie Khouri. ...

1997 The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ... The Fan is a 1996 thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. ... Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the third produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... The Rock (1996) is an action movie that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco Bay area. ... Nick Glennie-Smith is a film composer, whose most prominent work was a collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the score to the 1996 action film, The Rock. ... Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Grammy-nominated British film score composer. ... Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Christian Slater. ...

1998 As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... The Peacemaker is a 1997 thriller and action movie starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. ... Smillas Sense of Snow (also published as Miss Smillas Feeling for Snow), is a book by Danish author Peter Høeg. ... Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Grammy-nominated British film score composer. ...

1999 The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 Academy Award-winning American animated film, the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. ... The Last Days is an Academy Award winning documentary, directed by James Moll and produced by June Beallor and Ken Lipper in 1998. ...

2000 Chill Factor is a 1999 film, directed by Hugh Johnson. ... For the geologist and U.S. explorer, see John Wesley Powell, for the Mayor of Toronto see John Powell (politician). ...

2001 An Everlasting Piece is a comedy film released in 2000. ... Mission: Impossible II, or M:I-2 as it is also known, is the 2000 John Woo-directed sequel to Brian De Palmas 1996 Mission: Impossible motion picture, based on the TV series of the same name. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... Lisa Gerrard (born April 12, 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who gained international renown as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with Irish former partner Brendan Perry. ... The Road to El Dorado is an animated comedy film by DreamWorks SKG released in 2000. ... For the geologist and U.S. explorer, see John Wesley Powell, for the Mayor of Toronto see John Powell (politician). ...

2002 Black Hawk Down is a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. ... Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 movie based on the book of the same name, about a woman who overcame difficulties including being a teen mother to earn a masters degree. ... Pearl Harbor is an Oscar-winning war film released in the summer of 2001 by Touchstone Pictures. ... Hannibal is a 2001 film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. ...

2003 “The Ring” redirects here. ... Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an animated film released in 2002 by Dreamworks Pictures. ...

2004 The Last Samurai is an action/drama film written by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz based on a story by Logan. ... Somethings Gotta Give is the title of: Somethings Gotta Give, a 2005 album done by Sarah Moule. ... Matchstick Men is a 2003 film starring Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. ... Tears of the Sun is a 2003 war film directed by Antoine Fuqua depicting a rescue mission by U.S. Navy SEALs in the midst of a fictional contemporary Nigerian civil war. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... Klaus Badelt Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1968 is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. ...

2005 Spanglish is a 2004 American film written and directed by James L. Brooks, and starring Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, and Cloris Leachman. ... Nick Glennie-Smith is a film composer, whose most prominent work was a collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the score to the 1996 action film, The Rock. ... Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. ... King Arthur is a film first released in the United States on June 28, 2004, dubbed as The Untold True Story That Inspired The Legend by Touchstone Pictures. ... Thunderbirds is a 2004 science fiction-adventure film based upon the Thunderbirds television series of the 1960s, directed by Jonathan Frakes. ... Ramin Djawadi is a composer of orchestral music for film and television. ...

2006 Weather man and Weather Man redirect here. ... James S. Levine is a composer and member of Remote Control Productions (formerly Media Ventures). ... Nick Glennie-Smith is a film composer, whose most prominent work was a collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the score to the 1996 action film, The Rock. ... Heitor Teixeira Pereira, or Heitor TP is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red, Rod Stewart and K.D. Lang and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmers studio. ... There have been several people named James Dooley: James H. Dooley (1841-1922) was a Virginia lawyer James Dooley (Australian politician) (1877-1950) was twice premier of New South Wales in the early 1920s. ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ...

2007 Composed by acclaimed, Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, The Da Vinci Code soundtrack underscored the 2006 film of the same name. ... The Holiday is an upcoming movie being directed by Nancy Meyers. ...

2008 The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ... Kung Fu Panda is a film about a panda who learns martial arts and then uses this new ability to fight his enemies. ... Frost/Nixon is a 2008 film based upon the play of the same name by Peter Morgan. ...

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Hans Zimmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German Academy Award-winning composer, best known for composing film scores.
Born in Frankfurt, Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesizers with, among others, the bands Ultravox and The Buggles ("Video Killed the Radio Star").
Accomplished composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, Mark Mancina, John Powell and Klaus Badelt are also all former members of the studio.
Spectrasonics - About Hans Zimmer (729 words)
In 1994, Zimmer created the score for the phenomenally successful film, The Lion King, Disney's highest grossing animated film of all time which also proved to be the most successful soundtrack in the history of Walt Disney Records, selling over 12 million copies worldwide, and making it the top selling album of the year.
German born, Zimmer is a pioneer in the use of digital samplers and synthesizers, advanced computer technology, electronic keyboards and their successful integration with the traditional orchestra in music for film and television.
Hans' use of samplers and music technology is no more apparent than at his Media Ventures studio in L.A. Here a team of composers and sound designers works tirelessly, constructing film sountracks and various music projects.
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