is one of the film industry's most prolific composers. In 1994, he won both the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his score for the animated blockbuster The Lion King
, which also spawned one of the most successful soundtrack albums ever.
Zimmer has garnered six additional Academy Award nominations, the latest for his Gladiator score, for his he also won a Golden Globe Award and earned a Grammy Award nomination. He has also been Oscar nominated for The Prince of Egypt, The Thin Red Line, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher's Wife, and Rain Man, and received Golden Globe nominations for his scores for Pearl Harbor and The Road to El Dorado. Zimmer's most recent scores include Batman Begins, Madagascar, Spanglish, and Shark Tale. In all, he has scored more than 80 feature films, including King Arthur, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Tears of the Sun, The Ring, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Crimson Tide, for which he won a Grammy Award, Thelma & Louise, Driving Miss Daisy, Mission: Impossible 2, The Peacemaker, The Rock, Broken Arrow, Nine Months, Cool Runnings, A League of Their Own, Black Rain, Backdraft, Green Card, True Romance, Days of Thunder, and My Beautiful Laundrette. Zimmer's additional honors and awards include the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review, and the Frederick Loewe Award in 2003 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Zimmer has also received ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. Zimmer and his wife live in Los Angeles and he is the father of four.
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