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Hans Zimmer is the composer for "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.

Hans Zimmer is one of the film industry's most influential composers, whose career spans three decades and encompasses well over 100 films. Zimmer earned his ninth and most recent Academy Award nomination, for his score for Christopher Nolan's 2010 blockbuster "Inception," which also brought him Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.

Zimmer previously collaborated with Nolan on "Batman Begins"; the record-breaking hit "The Dark Knight," for which he earned a BAFTA Award nomination; and "The Dark Knight Rises."

Zimmer's recent credits also include the animated hit "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," and Rob Marshall's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Zimmer is currently scoring the historical drama "Twelve Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch.

In 1994, Zimmer won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his score for the animated smash hit "The Lion King," which spawned a hugely successful soundtrack album.

Zimmer has also garnered six Oscar nominations for his previous scores, including those heard in the films "Gladiator," "The Thin Red Line," and "Rain Man." In addition, he won a Golden Globe Award and earned Grammy and BAFTA Award nominations for "Gladiator," and has also received seven more Golden Globe nominations, for his composing work on such films as "Frost/Nixon" and "The Prince of Egypt."

In 2003, ASCAP presented the composer with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, recognizing his extraordinary body of work. In 2010, he was named the Composer of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival and also received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Age: 58 years old
Birthday: September 12, 1957
Full Name / Real Name: Hans Florian Zimmer
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Wife: Vicki Carolin (3/19/1982 - 4/7/1992, divorced, 1 child)
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