Hans Zimmer - Details


Academy Award® winner HANS ZIMMER has composed the music for over 70 feature films and has been honored with six Oscar® nominations. He was a double nominee in 1998 for the animated musical The Prince of Egypt and Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and in 1994, he won both the Academy Award® and Golden Globe for his score for the blockbuster The Lion King. His music for The Lion King is currently drawing applause in the award-winning stage production of the musical, which earned the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the Grammy for the Best Original Cast Album. Zimmer has also garnered Oscar® nominations for As Good As It Gets, Rain Man and The Preacher’s Wife.

More recently, Zimmer scored this past summer’s two biggest blockbusters: Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and John Woo’s Mission: Impossible 2. He also reunited with The Lion King songwriters Elton John and Tim Rice for DreamWorks animated musical The Road to Eldorado.

His other films include The Peacemaker, The Rock, Broken Arrow, Nine Months, Crimson Tide (for which he won a Grammy), Cool Runnings, A League of Their Own, Black Rain, Thelma and Louise, Backdraft, Green Card, True Romance, Days of Thunder, Driving Miss Daisy and My Beautiful Launderette.

In addition to his composing work, Zimmer heads DreamWorks’ film music division, marking the first time that a composer has headed the music department of a major studio since Dimitri Tiomkin at MGM and Alfred Newman at 20th Century Fox.