Hans Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film score composer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Interstellar, Gladiator, Inception, Dunkirk, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. His style of composition has become a strong influence the sound of Hollywood epic adventure music.
Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through his company Remote Control Productions, formerly known as Media Ventures.
Zimmer’s works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. In addition to the Academy Award he has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, and two Golden Globes.