Hans Zimmer

Real Name:
Hans Florian Zimmer
Profile:
German composer and record producer. Head of composers studio Remote Control Productions.

Born: 12 September 1957 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesizers with, among others, the bands Helden (with Warren Cann from Ultravox) and The Buggles ("Video Killed The Radio Star"). He was also a member of the electro-wave band Krisma. In the 1980s he worked with film composer Stanley Myers, but his breakthrough came with completing the score for film "Rain Man" (1988), which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Since then, Zimmer and his studios have composed music for many major blockbusters. In 1995 he received an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the animated movie "The Lion King" (1995). From a vast catalogue of work, he composed the theme for the boxing series "The Contender" (2005), and also produced the soundtracks for the anime series "Blood+" (2005).

Zimmer's lives and works in Santa Monica, California where his studio, Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) is based, which hosts several accomplished producers. Some later composers who worked for him include Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell, among others.
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823 524 Histoire D'O N.2 — Hans Zimmer Stanley Myers, Hans Zimmer Stanley Myers, Hans Zimmer - Histoire D'O N.2 (Album) Polydor 823 524 France 1984 Sell This Version
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CD CH 374 Paperhouse (Original Soundtrack Of Bernard Rose's Picture) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Paperhouse (Original Soundtrack Of Bernard Rose's Picture) (Album) Milan CD CH 374 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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883 438 New Music In Films — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer New Music In Films (Album) Milan 883 438 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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VSD-5246 Driving Miss Daisy (Original Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Driving Miss Daisy (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5246 Taiwan 1989 Sell This Version
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VSD-5286 Pacific Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Pacific Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5286 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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CD CH 334 Fools Of Fortune — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Fools Of Fortune(CD, Album) Milan CD CH 334 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
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VSD-5354 K2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer K2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5354 US 1991 Sell This Version
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EKPL-0161 / E1-97496 Regarding Henry (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Regarding Henry (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) EMI EKPL-0161 / E1-97496 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
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A 807 Backdraft (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Additional Songs Performed By Bruce Hornsby & The Range* Hans Zimmer Additional Songs Performed By Bruce Hornsby & The Range* - Backdraft (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan A 807 France 1991 Sell This Version
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SLCS-7055 Green Card (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Green Card (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Varèse Sarabande SLCS-7055 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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4509904862 Millennium (Tribal Wisdom And The Modern World) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Millennium (Tribal Wisdom And The Modern World) (Album) Narada Cinema 4509904862 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
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9 24454-4 Radio Flyer (Original Score) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Radio Flyer (Original Score) (Album) Big Screen Records, Giant Records 9 24454-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
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7559-61335-4 The Power Of One (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer The Power Of One (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Elektra 7559-61335-4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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VSD-5456 Younger & Younger — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Younger & Younger (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5456 US 1993 Sell This Version
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66225-2, SMPR-203 Point Of No Return (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Point Of No Return (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) RCA, Milan 66225-2, SMPR-203 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
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7243 8 92220 2 9 The House Of The Spirits — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer The House Of The Spirits (Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 92220 2 9 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
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VSD-5474 I'll Do Anything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer I'll Do Anything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5474 US 1994 Sell This Version
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VSD-5581 Drop Zone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Drop Zone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5581 US 1994 Sell This Version
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VSD-5502 Renaissance Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Renaissance Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5502 US 1994 Sell This Version
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67858-7 The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records 67858-7 Mexico 1994 Sell This Version
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5344 Lejonkungen  — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Lejonkungen (Cass, Album) Walt Disney Records 5344 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
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5050466 2985 2 2 Beyond Rangoon — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Beyond Rangoon (Album) Milan 5050466 2985 2 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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74321 30110-2 Nine Months (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Nine Months (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan 74321 30110-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
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162 025-2 Crimson Tide - Music From The Original Motion Picture — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Crimson Tide - Music From The Original Motion Picture (Album) Hollywood Records 162 025-2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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VSD-5664 Something To Talk About (Original Motion Picture Score) — Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer And Graham Preskett Hans Zimmer And Graham Preskett - Something To Talk About (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5664 Germany 1995 Sell This Version

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beamish13

beamish13

December 27, 2020
I audited a UCLA “music in film” class that my girlfriend was taking. The instructor, Paul Chihara, who is a very noted modern composer who worked frequently with Sidney Lumet, called Zimmer the “musical antichrist”, and I have to agree. You can’t just vomit notes, mix it to ear-bleeding levels, and calm that a film score. I do like PAPERHOUSE, but half the cues aren’t his
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Quartumdimensio

Quartumdimensio

October 14, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
Hans Zimmer is the Max Martin of film composers. I cant go to the movies anymore without hearing Zimmer`s awful distorted bass drops. There are so many talented electronic music composers out there that can do a lot better than Skrillex taking a shite. Thanks for ruining Blade Runner`s classic score too BTW.
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