Hans Zimmer at 65: his best bits

From the epic to the empathic, Hans Zimmer's scores have enhanced many of the biggest films in recent decades.

Hans Zimmer, one of the most well-known and beloved film composers of all time, turns 65 on 12 September. To mark that occasion, let’s look back at some of his best work and most memorable pieces – most of which are so integral to the films they adorn it’s almost impossible to imagine those stories without them.

It’s the movie that won Zimmer his first Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy award, and for good reason. While it’s known for its joyous musical numbers like Hakuna Matata and I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Zimmer’s epic orchestration underscores the most dramatic (and heartbreaking) moments of the film.

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