Hans Florian Zimmer (September 12, 1957 - ) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed over 100 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), and Inception (2010).
Zimmer spent the early life of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company he founded, Remote Control Productions.
Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has recieves four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of the Top 100 Living Geniuses.
As of today, he is still producing music for films and video games.