Immigrant of the Day: Hans Zimmer – Film Composer

Posted on: July 8th, 2016
by Greg Siskind
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I heard a great interview on the BBC this morning with the renown film composer Hans Zimmer who has been a fixture in Hollywood for decades. The German-born Zimmer moved to London as a teenager and has lived in Los Angeles for the past several decades. He’s written scores for more than 150 films including greats like Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, the Pirates of the Carribean films and The Lion King for which he won an Academy Award. More recently, he’s written the score for acclaimed films like 12 Years a Slave and Interstellar. A few years back I got to hear a live symphony concert conducted by the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. It’s a great experience hearing scores from great films conducted by the person who composed them. Hans Zimmer is now on such a tour in Europe. I’m hoping he adds North American dates in the future.