Recognized as one of Hollywood’s most innovative and prolific musical talents, Hans Zimmer began his career as a member of the pop group, The Buggles, whose hit song “Video Killed the Radio Star” became a worldwide phenomenon as well as the first video to be shown on MTV.
From there Zimmer dove into film scoring, collaborating with his mentor Stanley Myers as well as working on numerous successful solo projects. He pioneered the use of combining electronic music with traditional orchestral arrangements for film and has earned the reputation of being the father of this style today.
Zimmer’s numerous scores include the films Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Pearl Harbor‚ Batman Begins, Madagascar‚ Hannibal‚ Black Hawk Down, Thelma & Louise‚ The Prince of Egypt‚ The Lion King‚ Gladiator, Crimson Tide, The Last Samurai, The Da Vinci Code, The Pirates of the Caribbean series, the Sherlock Holmes films, The Ring, and Inception.
Included in his many accolades, Zimmer has won four Grammy Awards, four Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, a Saturn Award, a Classical BRIT, WAFCA, BFCA, and a World Soundtrack Award.
Currently he is the head of DreamWorks Studio’s film music division and runs his own film score company, Remote Control Productions.