Hans Zimmer

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Hans Zimmer
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Born September 12, 1957 (age 61)
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genres Film Score
Instruments Piano, Synthesizer
Years active 1977–present
Labels Remote Control Productions
Website hanszimmer.com

Hans Zimmer is a German film-composer and music producer. He is probably one of Hollywood's mosts in-demand composer. He has written the score for films such as The Dark Knight, The Davinci Code, Mission Impossible and of course The Lion King.


He was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1957. In his childhood he learned to play the piano, after he finished school he played in some bands. In the 1970s Zimmer wrote advertising jingles. His first big job was the score for the film Rain Man in 1988. After that he became popular in Hollywood, and then in 1994 he wrote the score for The Lion King, winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Grammy Awards for it. After that he hat many other successful movies, but no one got on the same level as The Lion King.

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