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Zurich Film Festival to Honor Composer Hans Zimmer

German-born Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, including ‘The Lion King,’ the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Madagascar’ films.

MUNICH -- The Zurich Film Festival is set to honor composer Hans Zimmer with a special lifetime award, according to a report by Variety.

The award will be presented on October 1 at the Tonhalle Zurich at a ceremony that will feature excerpts from some of Zimmer’s scores, such as those for The Lion King and Gladiator.

German-born Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over $22 billion at the box office. He has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys and a Tony. He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Some of his most recent works include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 12 Years a Slave, Ron Howard’s Rush, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Some of Zimmer’s most notable works include Rain Main, Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, The Thin Red Line, Mission: Impossible II, Hannibal, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar films, Frost/Nixon and The Da Vinci Code.

Zimmer is in production on the score for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which is releasing in November.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.