Hans Zimmer
Zimmer at the 67th Academy Awards
11 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Composer
Born September 12, 1957
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Hans Zimmer is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008) and Inception (2010). He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company which he founded, Remote Control Productions. Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.


67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best Original ScoreThe Lion King


61st Academy Awards, 1988
Best Original ScoreRain Man
67th Academy Awards, 1994
Best Original ScoreThe Lion King
69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best Original ScoreThe Preacher's Wife
70th Academy Awards, 1997
Best Original ScoreAs Good As It Gets
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best Original ScoreThe Thin Red Line
Best Original ScoreThe Prince of Egypt (shared with Stephen Schwartz)
73rd Academy Awards, 2000
Best Original ScoreGladiator
82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Original ScoreSherlock Holmes
83rd Academy Awards, 2010
Best Original ScoreInception
87th Academy Awards, 2014
Best Original ScoreInterstellar
90th Academy Awards, 2017
Best Original ScoreDunkirk