Hans Zimmer’s Top 10 Rules For Success

1. Love what you do
He began his career playing keyboards and synthesizers in the 1970s, with the band Krakatoa.

2. Have the courage to fail
While living in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates.

3. Commit passionately
In the 1980s, Zimmer partnered with Stanley Myers, a prolific film composer who wrote the scores for over sixty films.

4. Find great players
His first solo score was Terminal Exposure for director Nico Mastorakis in 1987, for which he also wrote the songs.

5. Dare to do something different
A turning point in his career occurred with the 1988 film Rain Man.

6. Put in the work
His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.

7. Face your fears
He has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award.

8. Stretch the limits
He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph.

9. Find mentors
In December 2010, Zimmer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

10. Create a masterpieceHe composed the music for Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

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