Hans Zimmer

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

12 September 1957, Frankfurt, Germany. Apparently, from the age of six, Zimmer wanted to be a composer, although he had no formal musical education. When he was 16 he went to school in England, and during the 70s spent some time at Air-Edel, writing jingles for television commercials. Following brief spells with synth-pop bands Buggles and Ultravox, Zimmer collaborated with the established movie composer Stanley Myers, to write the score for Nicolas Roeg’s Eureka, and several other British films during the 80s, including Moonlighting, Success Is The Best Revenge, and Insignificance. His solo credits around that time included movies with themes such as apartheid (A World Apart), a psychological thriller (Paperhouse), a couple of eccentric comedies (Twister and Driving Miss Daisy), a tough Michael Douglas detective yarn (Black Rain), and a ‘stiflingly old-fashioned’ version of a Stefan Zweig short story, Burning Secret (1988). In that year Zimmer...

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