The Green Room with Tiana Speter
Episode 26 | Hans Zimmer | 05-11-2021
A true craftsman of the highest order, German-born composer Hans Zimmer has been shaping and scoring Hollywood and the cinematic universe at large for decades, with over 150 films, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and an Academy Award lying in his wake.
Embracing music as a child, Zimmer evolved to find a refuge in creating immersive and innovative musical landscapes on the silver screen, equally at home in a historical epic, sci-fi fantasy or a gritty superhero universe, with films like Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, The Lion King, True Romance and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy to name but a mere few of his ground-breaking works.
But while Zimmer's prolific output is enough to cement his status as one of the true Hollywood greats of all time, it's Zimmer's ongoing humility and hunger for fusing traditional orchestral arrangements with modern flavours and technology that truly sets him apart from many of his extremely gifted contemporaries (including being named by the UK Daily Telegraph's Top 100 Living Geniuses back in 2007). And on the cusp of the Australian cinematic release of the long-awaited 25th James Bond outing, No Time To Die, Zimmer stopped by The Green Room podcast to chat the fateful road to him being part of the latest Bond outing, how Billie Eilish scored the Bond theme song and what keeps inspiring him after all this time.