German film soundtrack composer, has been a pioneer in the integration of classical and electronic music with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films, amongst them, ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’ ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Rain Man’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. Zimmer has been nominated for the Academy Award, ten times; the last one in 2014 (Interstellar, Christopher Nolan), winning in 1994 the aforementioned award for Best Original Score.
Along his career Hans Zimmer has received several honors, among them four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. In 2003, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awarded the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for his entire career, recognizing his effort and creativity. Zimmer has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014 was awarded by the Zurich Film Festival. Recently just completed his first European tour in 32 cities.