Hans Zimmer

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  • Birth Name: Hans Florian Zimmer
  • Birth Place: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
  • Profession: Composer, Musician, Music producer, Arranger
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Fast Facts

  • His father died when he was 6, and he immersed himself in music as a way of coping.
  • Plays guitar, piano and various other keyboard instruments.
  • Was a member of the Buggles when they recorded "Video Killed the Radio Star," and was a member of the Italian band Krisma.
  • Learned how to score films while working for composer Stanley Myers.
  • Is best known for integrating electronic music and traditional orchestral sounds in film scores.
  • Has composed music for more than 100 films, including The Lion King, Rain Man, The Dark Knight and As Good as It Gets.
  • Received the National Board of Review Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition in 2003; and ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement that same year. 
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Awards

  • 1998, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score): Nominee
  • 1995, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2007, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 1994, Grammy — Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Winner
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Dramatic Score): Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Music: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Nominee
  • 2017, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Winner
  • 2017, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Original Music: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2001, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Winner
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1998, Tony — Original Musical Score: Nominee
  • 1994, Grammy — Best Musical Album for Children: Winner
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score): Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Music: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Music: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2018, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Music: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score): Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Score: Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score): Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jake Zimmer — Son
  • Vicki Carolin — Ex-wife
  • Suzanne Zimmer — Wife
  • Zoe Zimmer — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Hans Florian Zimmer
  • Birth Place: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
  • Profession: Composer, Musician, Music producer, Arranger

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