Award-winning German composer and music producer Hans Zimmer has composed and produced over one hundred soundtracks and film scores. Of them, about 50 soundtracks and songs were nominated for awards. He has won two Academy Awards (The Lion King, Dune), four Satellite Awards (The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Inception), three Golden Globe Awards (The Lion King, Gladiator, Dune), four Grammy Awards (two prizes for The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Dark Knight), three Saturn Awards (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar), two Annie Awards (Kung Fu Panda, Secrets of the Furious Five), and two WAFCA Awards (Inception, Dune).
As composer Edit
Feature films Edit
Short films Edit
|Year||Title||Director||Studio / Publisher||Notes|
|1990||Arcadia||Paul Bamborough||Channel Four Films
Working Title Films
|1991||To the Moon, Alice||Jessie Nelson||Chanticleer Films||—|
|2008||Secrets of the Furious Five||Raman Hui||DreamWorks Animation||Composed with Henry Jackman & John Powell|
Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
|2011||Megamind: The Button of Doom||Simon J. Smith||DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
|Composed with Lorne Balfe|
|Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Tony Leondis||DreamWorks Animation||Composed with Lorne Balfe & John Powell|
|2012||The Longest Daycare||David Silverman||Gracie Films
20th Century Fox
|The Simpsons animated short|
Composed with James Dooley
|2016||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll||Rodolphe Guenoden||DreamWorks Animation||Composed with Lorne Balfe & John Powell|
Video games Edit
|Year||Title||Studio / Publisher||Notes|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Electronic Arts||Composed with James Dooley, Christopher Lennertz & Tim Wynn|
|2009||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Activision||Main themes only|
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
|2011||Crysis 2||Electronic Arts||Theme music only|
Score composed by Lorne Balfe, Tilman Sillescu & Borislav Slavov
|Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure||Activision||Themes only|
Score composed by Lorne Balfe
|2015||Arena of Valor||TiMi Studios||Composed with Jeff Broadbent & Matthew Carl Earl|
|2018||FIFA 19||Electronic Arts||Composed with Lorne Balfe|
|2023||Ashfall||NetEase Games||Composed with Inon Zur and Steve Mazzaro|
As soundtrack producer Edit
These are for films and other media which Zimmer did not compose the score, but for which he produced the soundtrack.
|1987||The Last Emperor||Cong Su, Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Byrne||Bernardo Bertolucci||—|
|1993||Batman: Mask of the Phantasm||Shirley Walker||Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski||Synthesist|
|1994||Speed||Mark Mancina||Jan de Bont||—|
|White Squall||Jeff Rona||Ridley Scott||—|
|1997||Face/Off||John Powell||John Woo||—|
|The Borrowers||Harry Gregson-Williams||Peter Hewitt||—|
|1998||Antz||Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell||Eric Darnell
|With Friends Like These...||John Powell||Philip Frank Messina||—|
|2010||Despicable Me||Heitor Pereira & Pharrell Williams||Pierre Coffin
|2013||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters||Atli Örvarsson||Tommy Wirkola||—|
|Beyond: Two Souls||Lorne Balfe||David Cage||Video game|
|Bullet to the Head||Steve Mazzaro||Walter Hill||—|
|2014||Divergent||Junkie XL||Neil Burger||—|
|2015||Auschwitz||Benjamin Wallfisch||James Moll||Documentary short|
|Terminator Genisys||Lorne Balfe||Alan Taylor||Executive music producer|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Michael Bay|
|The Edge of Seventeen||Atli Örvarsson||Kelly Fremon Craig||—|
|2017||Rings||Matthew Margeson||F. Javier Gutiérrez||Executive music producer|
|2018||Smallfoot||Heitor Pereira||Karey Kirkpatrick|
|2020||The Rhythm Section||Steve Mazzaro||Reed Morano||Executive music producer|
|Scoob!||Tom Holkenborg||Tony Cervone||—|
|2021||Around the World in 80 Days||Christian Lundberg||Ashley Pharoah||—|
|2022||The Ride To Happiness||Tomorrowland||—||This is a roller coaster in Belgium.|
As other Edit
These are for films which Zimmer did not serve as main composer, but still contributed original music to the score
|1983||Eureka||Stanley Myers||Nicolas Roeg||Composer: Additional music|
|1988||Prisoner of Rio||Luiz Bonfá & Luciano Perrone||Lech Majewski|
|1991||White Fang||Basil Poledouris||Randal Kleiser||Composer: Additional music|
|1993||Sniper||Gary Chang||Luis Llosa|
|1996||White Squall||Jeff Rona||Ridley Scott|
|1997||Smilla's Sense of Snow||Harry Gregson-Williams||Bille August|
|2003||Johnny English||Edward Shearmur||Peter Howitt||Composer: 'A Man for All Seasons'|
|2005||The Ring Two||Henning Lohner & Martin Tillman||Hideo Nakata||Composer: Themes|
|2007||August Rush||Mark Mancina||Kirsten Sheridan||Composer: Additional music|
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Steve Jablonsky||Michael Bay|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Steve Jablonsky||Michael Bay||Composer: Additional music|
Live albums Edit
|2001||The Wings of a Film||Decca||Recorded at the Flanders International Film Festival, October 2000.|
|2017||Live in Prague||Eagle Records||Recorded May 2016.|
|2023||Hans Zimmer Live||Sony Music||Recorded during his 2022 European concert tour of the same name.|
As contributor Edit
- Albums by other musicians, featuring guest appearances by Zimmer. Sorted chronologically.
- Jealous of the Birds at IMDb
- "Hans Zimmer to Score Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'". November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- Idelson, Karen (September 29, 2016). "Jeffrey Katzenberg Exits the Stage With 'Trolls' and 'The Boss Baby' Still to Be Released". Variety. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Hans Zimmer to Score Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'". January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- Dayani, Aahil (July 27, 2017). "Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch Involved With 'Blade Runner 2049' Score". Heroic Hollywood. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
- Hood, Cooper (November 1, 2017). "Hans Zimmer Set to Score Disney's Live-Action The Lion King". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
- Rubin, Rebecca (2020-06-22). "'SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' Skipping Theaters to Launch On Demand and CBS All Access (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
- "Hans Zimmer to Reteam with Ron Howard on Hillbilly Elegy". FilmMusicReporter. March 10, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
- "Hans Zimmer to Score Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman 1984'".
- "Cameras Roll on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's Epic Adaptation of Dune". Business Wire. March 18, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
- Burlingame, Jon (January 6, 2020). "'No Time to Die': Hans Zimmer Takes Over Composer on Bond Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
- "Top Gun 2 To Be Scored By Hans Zimmer". ScreenRant. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
- The Creator [@creatorthefilm] (July 17, 2023). "It's Hans Zimmer - Don't know if you've heard of him, he's an up and coming newbie. - GE #TheCreator" (Tweet). Retrieved August 11, 2023 – via Twitter.
- Glynn, Jennifer (September 22, 2022). "'Mufasa' Prequel Director Barry Jenkins Reveals New Details on Live-Action Characters". Collider. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
- "Talking Shop: Hans Zimmer". 28 July 2008.
- Sterling, Scott (January 3, 2018). "Imagine Dragons Documentary Coming To HBO". Radio.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Hopkins, Tom (August 31, 2018). "Full FIFA 19 Soundtrack Revealed; Hans Zimmer Working on The Journey's Score". Twinfinite. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- "Ashfall's Roster of Composers Includes: Hans Zimmer, Fallout Composer Inon Zur, & Steve Mazzaro". The Global Herald. September 16, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2022.