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Hans Zimmer (Performing Artist)

Composer Hans Zimmer was born September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany; after relocating to London as a teen, he later wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates, and in 1980 collaborated with the Buggles on their LP The Age of Plastic and its accompanying hit "Video Killed the Radio Star." A stint with Ultravox followed before Zimmer next surfaced with the Italian avant-garde group Krisma; he then formed a partnership with film composer Stanley Myers, and together they founded the London-based Lillie Yard recording studio. Zimmer and Myers' movie work of the period, which included material for pictures including Moonlighting, Success Is the Best Revenge, Insignificance, and the acclaimed My Beautiful Laundrette, made significant strides in fusing the traditional orchestral aesthetic of film composition with state-of-the-art electronics, and proved highly influential on countless soundtracks to follow.

In 1986 Zimmer joined David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto on their Oscar-winning score to The Last Emperor; his work on the apartheid drama A World Apart was his first major solo credit, and led to his Academy Award-nominated score for 1988's Best Picture-winning smash Rain Man. The following year Zimmer again composed the soundtrack for a Best Picture winner, this time Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy; a remarkably prolific writer, by the time the '90s dawned his music was a Hollywood staple, with a list of hits including Black Rain, Backdraft, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, and Days of Thunder. Zimmer scored his biggest commercial hit in 1994 with his work on Disney's The Lion King; the film's soundtrack garnered countless awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys. Later adapted for the Broadway stage, The Lion King took home the 1998 Tony for Best Musical as well.

In 1995, Zimmer also earned a Grammy for his work on Crimson Tide, which was honored as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture. Another Academy Award nomination followed for 1996's The Preacher's Wife; that same year, he earned BMI's prestigious Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement. 1997 saw Zimmer earn another Oscar nomination for his work on the James L. Brooks comedy As Good as It Gets, repeating the feat for the third consecutive year in 1998 with his score for the Terrence Malick masterpiece The Thin Red Line. His contributions to The Prince of Egypt also earned a Golden Globe bid earlier that same year.

The 2000s marked an auspicious time in the composer's career, as he continued scoring the biggest A-list films of the season, averaging two or three blockbusters a year, including Hannibal, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, and The Da Vinci Code. In 2007, Silva Screen Records released Film Music of Hans Zimmer, a double-disc set highlighting his achievements as a movie music-maker. Later in 2007, he reworked Alf Clausen's zany Simpsons theme into a traditional symphonic film score on The Simpsons Movie. As the 2000s came to a close and the 2010s began, Zimmer's name remained synonymous with blockbusters as he scored later installments in the Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batman franchises, including 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. His score to Christopher Nolan's 2010 film Inception was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music and Original Score, and also earned a Saturn from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Music. Devastated by the Aurora shootings in 2012, Zimmer composed a choral arrangement of the The Dark Knight Rises theme, simply entitled "Aurora", to help raise money for the victims of the tragedy. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Most excellent!!
What the hell XD I love this tho
I don't know, I think Starship Troopers is one of his best. The Fedcom Anthem and the Assault on Klendathu are gorgeous tracks. Very Blood and Thunder.
daviscluff
Prince of Egypt is Hans Zimmer's best work
Umm is this real
SPIDER PIG + SMOSH RADIO = AWESOME
My bro put up my cat and sang this song( he tourchers my cat I hate it!!!)
Spider pig!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Follow me
LOOK OUT he is a spider pig :D
HAJAHAHAHAJA H A J A tomatoes
Spiiiider pig
Omg spider pig he going to save the world
Spider pig you is my hero!
Spider pig!!!
My dads name is peter griffin simonclose20 0 1 . NO LIE.
These guys are the real gurus of the movies. Without there talents of blending the music to the movies where would the movies really be? There awesome.
How do u bookmark songs?
SpiderPig!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Spider pig hahahahahaha
Love your work!!!!
BIG BATMAN FAN!!!
I have no clue how they do it but the music in films is awesome
toddmetler
This is my theme song
Can he swing from a web? No he can't cause he's a pig! Lmao!
Spider pig yo follow me
The Simpsons Movie LOL OMG This is Funny ROFL!!
why is this on pandora ?????? follow me i follow back
Spider Pig? What?
The simpsons movie lol
When it started I was like dafuq?
Look out! He is a Spider Pig!
Look out! He is a Spider Pig!
Spider pig!!!XD
Funny
spider pig!
Grossartig Hans! Vielen Dank für Deine Arbeit - sie begleitet mich durch den Tag!
follow me please i follow my followers
944782589
Me and my friend ran down the hall singing this
Did the simpsons copy this or they copied the simpsons?
Best composer of our time
ghmouse77
The simpsons
Totally Agree! He is the Greatest!!!
abbyjeanne19 9 8
Hans Zimmer is the greatest!
❌❤❌❤
Spider pig!!!
Five kisses on your hand post on two more different stations and a pink ipad under your pillow not kidding
spider pig
eleahy30
"Lana da goo goo ley on tuna "... It sounds like a language the way she sings it.... not sure what ... Drunken song writing is best left to experts .
So dramatic... Love it!
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