Knowledge Identifier: +Hans_Zimmer
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1957.
Countries: United States (43%), United Kingdom (21%), (14%)
Linked to: Roland Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Roma
Warren Cann - During a period of inactivity for Ultravox in mid' 1979 Cann got to know German keyboardist Hans Zimmer, who became his frequent collaborator through mid 80's
Harold Faltermeyer - In many ways, Faltermeyer's work on action films during the 1980s presaged the work that Hans Zimmer would embody and perpetuate during the mid 1990s
One of Zimmer's most durable works from his time in the United Kingdom is the theme song for the television game show "Going for Gold", which he composed with Sandy McClelland in 1987
For the 1992 film "The Power of One", Zimmer traveled to Africa in order to use African choirs and drums in the recording of the score
Justin Burnett - Justin Burnett started his career working for Hans Zimmer from 1995 through 2000
Duane Eddy - In 1996, Eddy played guitar on Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for the film "Broken Arrow"
Klaus Badelt - In 1998, Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer invited Badelt to work at Media Ventures in Santa Monica, his studio co-owned by Jay Rifkin
In the 2000s, Zimmer has composed scores for Hollywood blockbuster films including "Gladiator" , "Black Hawk Down" and "Hannibal" , "The Last Samurai" , "Madagascar" , "The Da Vinci Code" "The Simpsons Movie" , "Angels & Demons" and "Sherlock Holmes"
During the scoring of "The Last Samurai" in early 2003, Zimmer was approached by the producer Jerry Bruckheimer, with whom he had worked previously on "Crimson Tide", "The Rock" and "Pearl Harbor"
James Newton Howard - In 2009, he was *awarded a Grammy along with Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to "The Dark Knight"
In December 2010, Zimmer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Zack Hemsey - A notable example was "Trailer 3" of the 2010 movie "Inception" which included his composed piece "Mind Heist"; it is a common misconception that the piece for this trailer was composed by Hans Zimmer because Zimmer composed the official score for the movie itself
The Pacific (TV miniseries) - The series' score was written by Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely and was released on 9 March 2010
The Dark Knight Rises - In an interview in October 2010, composer Hans Zimmer confirmed that he would be returning to score "The Dark Knight Rises
Kung Fu Panda 2 - "'Kung Fu Panda 2"' is the soundtrack of the film of the same name, collaboratively scored by Hans Zimmer and John Powell and originally released on May 24, 2011
Amnesty International - In July 2011, Amnesty International celebrated its 50 years with an animated short film directed by Carlos Lascano, produced by Eallin Motion Art and Dreamlife Studio, with music by Academy *award winner Hans Zimmer and nominee Lorne Balfe
In 2012, Zimmer composed and produced the music for the 84th Academy awards with Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
The Lone Ranger (2013 film) - White later declined to work on the film's music, however, citing scheduling conflicts, and he was replaced with Hans Zimmer in December 2012
In an interview with Mashable in February 2013, he said of his parents "My mother was very musical, basically a musician, and my father was an engineer and an inventor
Tomorrowland - Zimmer composed the "Tomorrowland Hymn" for the Tomorrowland festival to celebrate its tenth anniversary in July 2014
Guthrie Govan - In 2014, Govan performed with Hans Zimmer at the Hammersmith Apollo in "Hans Zimmer Revealed"
Kung Fu Panda 3 - On July 25, 2014, it was announced that Hans Zimmer would return to score the film
Pharrell Williams - At the 2015 Grammy *awards Pharrell performed an orchestral rendition of "Happy" with composer Hans Zimmer and pianist Lang Lang that included a tribute to the Black Lives Matter "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" movement inspired by Eric Garner's death and the events in Ferguson, Missouri
In an interview with BBC News in March 2016, Zimmer said that he was retiring from composing the music for superhero films, saying of "Batman V Superman" "This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language"
Aleksey Igudesman - In 2016, Igudesman appeared alongside Hans Zimmer as a soloist on his world tour
Jonny Greenwood - In 2016, film composer Hans Zimmer said the score was the one that had most "stood out to him" in the past decade, describing it as "recklessly, crazily beautful"
He composed the score for Christopher Nolan's 2017 film "Dunkirk", basing part of the score on a recording of a ticking watch that he had been given by Nolan
In 2018, Zimmer composed the score for the television intro of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia