Hans Zimmer is 64 but his music is ageless!

Happy Birthday Hans Zimmer, the musical maestro who has enthralled in many ground breaking musical scores

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The Master is 64. Named the top 100 Living Geniuses by The Daily Telegraph, Hans Florian Zimmer, the German film score composer, aged one more year, like fine wines usually do.

Born in Frankfurt, Hans Zimmer as a child did not like the formal strictness that went in learning piano. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) post, Zimmer confessed that his formal training of piano lessons lasted a mere two weeks. Recognised for combining electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements, Hans Zimmer has weaved the magic of this heady combination in over 150 films since the 1980s.

His work in The Lion King saw Hans Zimmer win the Academy Award for best original score in 1995. Recipient of four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Classical Brit Awards, Zimmer is known for his work in films such as Gladiator, The Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049.

Having migrated to the United States after spending the early part of his career in the United Kingdom, Hans Zimmer now heads the film music division of DreamWorks studio. He also collaborates with other composers through Remote Control Productions, a company that he started. Hans Zimmer made music his soul mate after the death of his father at an early age.

It was a chance encounter with Hollywood director Barry Levinson that changed Zimmer’s career with the film Rain Man. His work for Rain Man won him a nomination and the film went on to pick up four Academy awards including the one for Best Picture. The films in which Hans Zimmer has left his mark straddle genres ranging from action thrillers such as Black Hawk Down, Gladiator to the animated The Simpsons Movie. He has also left his mark outside Hollywood with scores for documentaries, television series and even for commercials.

This musical genius in a recent Instagram post shared the wonderful time that he had at the world premiere of the movie Dune. The film is due for Europe release followed by the US release a little more than 45-days later.

Vielen Dank Hans Zimmer! May your music soothe more ears and add more thrills, chills and spills on screen.

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