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Birth Name: Hans Florian Zimmer.
Born: September 12, 1957, Frankfurt, Germany.
-Suzanne Zimmer (? - present) they have four children.
Hans Zimmer biography (bio):
Born in Frankfurt, Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesizers with, among others, the bands Ultravox and The Buggles ("Video Killed the Radio Star"). He was also a member of electro-wave band Krisma. In the 1980s, he worked with film composer Stanley Myers. His breakthrough came in 1988, with the score for Rain Man, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Since then, Zimmer has composed music for many major movies, such as Muppet Treasure Island, Crimson Tide, The Rock, True Romance, Gladiator, Driving Miss Daisy, The Prince of Egypt, Pearl Harbor, The Thin Red Line, Black Hawk Down, Backdraft, The Last Samurai, Batman Begins (with James Newton Howard), The Weather Man, The Da Vinci Code and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. In 1995, he received an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the animated movie The Lion King. He also composed the theme for the boxing show The Contender.
Other composers like Steve Jablonsky, James Dooley, Heitor Pereira and Geoff Zanelli are working in Zimmer's studio Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures). Accomplished composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, Mark Mancina, John Powell and Klaus Badelt are also all former members of the studio.