Hans Zimmer

Born: 12 September 1957, Frankfurt

Highlighted works

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    A superhero franchise in disrepute was revived in glorious techno-Gothic style by one of the most innovative minds in modern popular cinema.

  • Inception

    Inception

    Big-budget action movies entered new territory – namely the subconscious – with Christopher Nolan’s cerebral blockbuster about secret agents with access to our dreams.

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Fifty years after Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942), his successors at the studio finally came up with a primal animal fable to equal it.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan’s stylish second stab at Batman had a secret weapon: the late Heath Ledger’s show-stopping performance as The Joker.

  • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Nick Park’s claymation national treasures try to save the village vegetable competition with their pest control business – but an attempt at brainwashing predatory rabbits backfires badly.

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    A pair of fin-de-siècle showman-magicians duel in their personal and professional lives in an appropriately tricksy thriller, directed with panache by Christopher Nolan.

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