Hans Zimmer discography

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This is the discography of Hans Zimmer, an award-winning German composer and music producer.

Zimmer has composed and produced over one hundred soundtracks and film scores. Of them, about 50 soundtracks and songs were nominated for awards. He won one Academy Award (The Lion King), four Satellite Awards (The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Inception), two Golden Globe Awards (The Lion King, Gladiator), 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 one WAFCA Award (Inception).

As composer[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Title Notes
1984 Success Is the Best Revenge Composed with Stanley Myers
Histoire d'O: Chapitre 2 Composed with Stanley Myers
1985 Insignificance Composed with Stanley Myers
My Beautiful Laundrette Composed with Stanley Myers
Wild Horses Television film
1986 Vardo Short film
Separate Vacations Composed with Stanley Myers
The Zero Boys Composed with Stanley Myers
1987 Comeback Television film
Terminal Exposure N/A
The Wind Direct-to-video
1988 The Nature of the Beast Composed with Stanley Myers
Taffin Composed with Stanley Myers
Prisoner of Rio Composed with Luiz Bonfá and Luciano Perrone
The Fruit Machine N/A
A World Apart N/A
Death Street USA Composed with Stanley Myers
Paperhouse Composed with Stanley Myers
First Born TV miniseries
Rain Man N/A
Burning Secret N/A
1989 Twister N/A
Black Rain Directed by Ridley Scott
Dark Obsession N/A
Driving Miss Daisy N/A

1990s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
1990 Arcadia N/A N/A Short film
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl Bernard Rose LIVE Entertainment
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Working Title Films
New Line Cinema
N/A
Bird on a Wire John Badham Interscope Communications
Universal Pictures
N/A
Fools of Fortune Pat O'Connor Channel Four Films N/A
Days of Thunder Tony Scott Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Pacific Heights John Schlesinger Morgan Creek Productions
20th Century Fox
(Theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures
(Home media)
N/A
Green Card Peter Weir Umbrella Entertainment
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
1991 Backdraft Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Universal Pictures
N/A
Thelma & Louise Ridley Scott Pathé
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
N/A
Regarding Henry Mike Nichols Paramount Pictures N/A
To the Moon, Alice N/A N/A Television short film
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Charles Finch August Entertainment Composed with Mark Mancina
K2 Franc Roddam Paramount Pictures European version only
1992 Radio Flyer Richard Donner
David M. Evans
(Uncredited)
Columbia Pictures N/A
The Power of One John G. Avildsen Regency Enterprises
Le Studio Canal+
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
A League of Their Own Penny Marshall Columbia Pictures N/A
Spies Inc. N/A N/A N/A
Toys Barry Levinson Baltimore Pictures
20th Century Fox
N/A
1993 Point of No Return John Badham Warner Bros. Pictures Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith
Younger and Younger Percy Adlon Transmundo Films N/A
Calendar Girl John Whitesell Columbia Pictures N/A
True Romance Tony Scott Morgan Creek Productions
Davis Films
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
Cool Runnings Jon Turteltaub Walt Disney Pictures N/A
The House of the Spirits Bille August Constantin Film
Miramax Films
N/A
Space Rangers N/A N/A Television series
1994 I'll Do Anything James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Renaissance Man Penny Marshall Cinergi Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
The Lion King Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
First animated film scored by Zimmer
Drop Zone John Badham Paramount Pictures N/A
1995 Crimson Tide Tony Scott Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Hollywood Pictures
N/A
Beyond Rangoon John Boorman Castle Rock Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Nine Months Chris Columbus 1492 Pictures
20th Century Fox
N/A
Something to Talk About Lasse Hallström Warner Bros. Pictures Composed with Graham Preskett
Two Deaths Nicolas Roeg Castle Hill N/A
1996 Broken Arrow John Woo 20th Century Fox N/A
Muppet Treasure Island Brian Henson Jim Henson Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
The Rock Michael Bay Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Hollywood Pictures
Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith
The Fan Tony Scott Mandalay Entertainment
Scott Free Productions
TriStar Pictures
N/A
The Preacher's Wife Penny Marshall The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Bille August Constantin Film
Fox Searchlight Pictures
with Harry Gregson-Williams
The Peacemaker Mimi Leder DreamWorks Pictures N/A
As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks Gracie Films
TriStar Pictures
N/A
1998 The Third Reich in Colour N/A Spiegel TV Television series documentary
The Last Days James Moll N/A Documentary
The Prince of Egypt Simon Wells
Brenda Chapman
Steve Hickner
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick Phoenix Pictures
20th Century Fox
N/A
1999 El candidato Humberto Zurita Azteca Digital TV series
Chill Factor Hugh Johnson Morgan Creek Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
with John Powell

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
2000 An Everlasting Piece Barry Levinson DreamWorks Pictures (US)
Columbia Pictures (International)
N/A
Mission: Impossible II John Woo Cruise/Wagner Productions
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Gladiator Ridley Scott Scott Free Productions
Red Wagon Entertainment
DreamWorks Pictures (US)
Universal Pictures (International)
Composed with Lisa Gerrard
Golden Globe winner and nominated for an Oscar.
The Road to El Dorado Eric "Bibo" Bergeron
Don Paul
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Composed with John Powell
2001 Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott Revolution Studios
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Scott Free Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Riding in Cars with Boys Penny Marshall Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Pearl Harbor Michael Bay Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Touchstone Pictures
Nominated for a Golden Globe
Hannibal Ridley Scott Dino de Laurentiis Company
Scott Free Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Universal Pictures
N/A
Invincible Werner Herzog Channel Four Films (UK)
Fine Line Features (US)
Composed with Klaus Badelt
The Pledge Sean Penn Franchise Pictures
Morgan Creek Productions
Warner Bros.
Composed with Klaus Badelt
2002 The Ring Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures N/A
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Kelly Asbury
Lorna Cook
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
Nominated for a Golden Globe
Features lyrics and vocals by Bryan Adams
2003 The Last Samurai Edward Zwick Radar Pictures
The Bedford Falls Company
Cruise/Wagner Productions
Warner Bros.
Nominated for a Golden Globe
Something's Gotta Give Nancy Meyers Columbia Pictures (US)
Warner Bros. (International)
Composed with several other Remote Control composers
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Main themes. Uncredited, composed by Klaus Badelt.
Matchstick Men Ridley Scott ImageMovers
Scott Free Productions
Saturn Films
Warner Bros.
N/A
Tears of the Sun Antoine Fuqua Revolution Studios
Cheyenne Enterprises
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Johnny English Peter Howitt StudioCanal
Working Title Films
Universal Pictures
Theme song only. Co-written with Robbie Williams
2004 Spanglish James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
Nominated for a Golden Globe
Laura's Star Piet De Rycker Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith and Henning Lohner
Shark Tale Vicky Jenson
Bibo Bergeron
Rob Letterman
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
King Arthur Antoine Fuqua Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Touchstone Pictures
N/A
Thunderbirds Jonathan Frakes StudioCanal
Working Title Films
Universal Pictures
Composed with Ramin Djawadi
2005 The Weather Man Gore Verbinski Escape Artists
Paramount Pictures
Composed with James S. Levine
Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel Piet De Rycker Rothkirch Cartoon Film Composed with Nick Glennie-Smith
Madagascar Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
Batman Begins Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy Inc.
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Composed with James Newton Howard
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
The Da Vinci Code Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Rainmaker Digital Effects
Columbia Pictures
Nominated for a Golden Globe
The Holiday Nancy Meyers Relativity Media
Waverly Films
Columbia Pictures (US)
Universal Pictures (International)
Composed with Heitor Pereira
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
The Simpsons Movie David Silverman Gracie Films
Film Roman
Rough Draft Studios
AKOM
20th Century Fox
Main theme composed by Danny Elfman
2008 Casi Divas Issa López Columbia Pictures N/A
Kung Fu Panda John Wayne Stevenson
Mark Osborne
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with John Powell
The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy Inc.
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Composed with James Newton Howard
Grammy award winner
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
N/A
The Burning Plain Guillermo Arriaga Wild Bunch
2929 Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Omar Rodríguez-López
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Working Title Films
StudioCanal
Universal Pictures
Nominated for a Golden Globe
Secrets of the Furious Five Raman Hui DreamWorks Animation Won an Annie Award
Spin-off/Semi-sequel to Kung Fu Panda
Composed with Henry Jackman and John Powell
2009 Henri 4 Jo Baier Central Film Executive Score Producer, Composed by Henry Jackman[1]
The Boat That Rocked Richard Curtis Universal Pictures (UK & Germany)
StudioCanal (France)
Focus Features (US)
Known as Pirate Radio in North America
Uncredited
Angels & Demons Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
Features solo violinist Joshua Bell
Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Nominated for an Oscar
Score produced with Lorne Balfe
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers Relativity Media
Waverly Films
Dentsu
Universal Pictures
Composed with Heitor Pereira
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Jason West Activision Main theme only (score by Lorne Balfe)

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio / Publisher Notes
2010 The Pacific Jeremy Podeswa
Timothy Van Patten
David Nutter
HBO
DreamWorks
Playtone
Main theme only
Series composed by Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely
Through the Wormhole Revelations Entertainment
Discovery Communications
Theme music composer only
Inception Christopher Nolan Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar Nomination.
Megamind Tom McGrath DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Lorne Balfe.
How Do You Know James L. Brooks Gracie Films
Columbia Pictures
N/A
The Cover-Up Ryan Konig N/A Short film
2011 Megamind: The Button of Doom Simon J. Smith DreamWorks Animation Composed with Lorne Balfe
Rango Gore Verbinski Nickelodeon Movies
GK Films
Industrial Light & Magic
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Crysis 2 Cevat Yerli Electronic Arts Main theme only (game composed by Lorne Balfe)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela
Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
Composed with John Powell.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Paul Reiche III Activision Main theme only (game composed by Lorne Balfe)
The Dilemma Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Spyglass Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Composed with Lorne Balfe
Jealous of the Birds Jordan Bahat Orlean Films N/A
Curiosity N/A N/A Episode: "Is There a Parallel Universe?"
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Score produced with Lorne Balfe
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
Conrad Vernon
DreamWorks Animation
Paramount Pictures
N/A
The Longest Daycare David Silverman Gracie Films
Film Roman
20th Century Fox
Simpsons animated short (not related to The Simpsons Movie)
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan DC Comics
Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Nominated for a Grammy Award
First Batman film without James Newton Howard
The Dawkins Movie Alfie Mate N/A Short film
2013 The Bible Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (producers) History Channel Composed with Lorne Balfe
featuring Lisa Gerrard
Rush Ron Howard Cross Creek Productions
Exclusive Films
Working Title Films
Imagine Entertainment
Revolution Films
Universal Pictures (US)
StudioCanal (UK)
Universum Film (Germany)
N/A
Man of Steel Zack Snyder DC Comics
Syncopy
Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros.
Additional music with Junkie XL
The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Replaced Jack White
Mr. Morgan's Last Love Sandra Nettelbeck N/A N/A
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen Regency Enterprises
River Road Entertainment
Plan B Entertainment
Film4
Fox Searchlight Pictures (US)
Entertainment One (Canada)
Summit Entertainment (UK)
N/A
2014 Winter's Tale Akiva Goldsman Village Roadshow Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Warner Bros.
with Rupert Gregson-Williams
Son of God Christopher Spencer Lightworkers Media
20th Century Fox
with Lorne Balfe
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb Marvel Studios
Columbia Pictures
with The Magnificent Six (Pharrell Williams, Michael Einziger, Junkie XL, Johnny Marr, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazarro)
Interstellar Christopher Nolan Legendary Pictures
Syncopy
Lynda Obst Productions
Paramount Pictures (US)
Warner Bros. (International)
N/A
2015 Chappie[2] Neill Blomkamp Media Rights Capital
Columbia Pictures
N/A
The Little Prince Mark Osborne Orange Studio
Paramount Pictures
N/A
Freeheld Peter Sollett Endgame Entertainment
Lionsgate
N/A
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jennifer Yuh Nelson DreamWorks Animation
20th Century Fox
N/A
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder DC Comics
Atlas Entertainment
RatPac Entertainment
Cruel and Unusual Films
Warner Bros.
With Junkie XL[3]
Inferno Ron Howard Columbia Pictures N/A

As score producer[edit]

These are films which Zimmer did not compose the score, but produced the soundtrack album for it.

1980s[edit]

Year Title Composer Notes
1987 The Last Emperor Cong Su, Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Byrne N/A

1990s[edit]

Year Title Composer Notes
1996 Twister Mark Mancina N/A
White Squall Jeff Rona N/A
1997 Face/Off John Powell N/A
The Borrowers Harry Gregson-Williams N/A
1998 Antz Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell N/A
Endurance John Powell N/A
With Friends Like These... John Powell N/A

2000s[edit]

Year Title Composer Notes
2001 I Am Sam John Powell N/A
2002 Live from Baghdad Steve Jablonsky N/A
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Klaus Badelt N/A
2004 House of D Geoff Zanelli N/A
Ella Enchanted Nick Glennie-Smith Executive score producer
2005 All the Invisible Children Ramin Djawadi N/A
Blood+ Mark Mancina N/A
The Island Steve Jablonsky N/A
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Julian Nott Music producer
2006 Ask the Dust Heitor Pereira and Ramin Djawadi N/A
Curious George Heitor Pereira N/A
Over the Hedge Rupert Gregson-Williams N/A
The Prestige David Julyan N/A
Urmel Aus Dem Eis James Dooley N/A
2007 August Rush Mark Mancina N/A
Bee Movie Rupert Gregson-Williams N/A
Transformers Steve Jablonsky Also produced the hit single What I've Done by Linkin Park which features in the film.
2008 Vantage Point Atli Örvarsson N/A
Babylon A.D. Atli Örvarsson N/A
Running the Sahara Heitor Pereira N/A
Iron Man Ramin Djawadi N/A
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Henry Jackman N/A
The 4th Kind Atli Örvarsson N/A
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Steve Jablonsky and Linkin Park Also produced and co-wrote the hit single New Divide by Linkin Park, which features in the film.

2010s[edit]

Year Title Composer Notes
2010 Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Harry Gregson-Williams N/A
A Nightmare on Elm Street Steve Jablonsky N/A
Despicable Me Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams N/A
Clash of the Titans Ramin Djawadi N/A
2011 Season of the Witch Atli Örvarsson N/A
X-Men: First Class Henry Jackman N/A
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Steve Jablonsky Also produced the single Iridescent by Linkin Park which features in the film.
The Eagle Atli Örvarsson N/A
Ironclad Lorne Balfe N/A
2012 Ted Walter Murphy N/A
Battleship Steve Jablonsky N/A
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Henry Jackman N/A
Red Dawn Ramin Djawadi N/A
2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Atli Örvarsson N/A
Bullet to the Head Steve Mazzaro N/A
2014 Divergent Junkie XL N/A
2015 Terminator Genisys Lorne Balfe Executive music producer
2016 Inferno

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Rain Man Best Original Score Nominated
1995 The Lion King Best Original Score Won
1997 The Preacher's Wife Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Nominated
1998 As Good As It Gets Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Nominated
1999 The Prince of Egypt Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Nominated
1999 The Thin Red Line Best Original Dramatic Score Nominated
2001 Gladiator Best Original Score Nominated
2010 Sherlock Holmes Best Original Score Nominated
2011 Inception Best Original Score Nominated
2015 Interstellar Best Original Score Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Lion King Best Original Score Won
1999 The Prince of Egypt Best Original Score Nominated
2001 Gladiator Best Original Score Won
2002 Pearl Harbor Best Original Score Nominated
2003 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Best Original Song Nominated
2004 The Last Samurai Best Original Score Nominated
2005 Spanglish Best Original Score Nominated
2007 The Da Vinci Code Best Original Score Nominated
2009 Frost/Nixon Best Original Score Nominated
2010 Inception Best Original Score Nominated
2014 12 Years A Slave Best Original Score Nominated
2015 Interstellar Best Original Score Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1991 Driving Miss Daisy Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Nominated
1995 The Lion King Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocals Won
Best Musical Album For Children Won
1996 Crimson Tide Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won
2001 Gladiator Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2007 The Da Vinci Code Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2009 The Dark Knight Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won
2011 Inception Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2011 Sherlock Holmes Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2013 The Dark Knight Rises Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated

He has also either won or been nominated for the following awards (winners shown in bold):

Satellite Awards[edit]

Saturn Awards[edit]

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Tonys[edit]

Emmys[edit]

  • 2010: The Pacific (Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special)[4]

Annies[edit]

WAFCA Awards[edit]

Classical BRIT Awards[edit]

AFI[edit]

References[edit]