Popular film composer Hans Zimmer announced his retirement from music to concentrate on a new acting career.
Hans Zimmer has composed the music for Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and The Dark Knight. A go-to composer for directors as diverse as Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and Terrence Malick, Zimmer has had a massive impact on film scores comparable to John Williams and Bernard Hermann.
But now it’s all over. The German composer announced today that he is retiring from composing. Why? He wants to begin a new career in movies: acting.
“I want to act,” Hans told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY. “I’m sick of sitting at the back in the dark and playing my oomphing music with the chords and the electric guitars and all that. I want to hang with di Caprio and Scarlett Johansson. Not bloody stupid flautists.”
But what experience do you have in acting?
“I’m acting interested in these questions.”
Not particularly well.
“Listen, I’m a bloody good actor. I remember watching Man of Steel and acting like I was enjoying it. That is not easy. Now I want to be an onscreen actor and I want to talk to the pretty ladies and have my photograph taken by the Vanity Fair.”
What’s your first project?
“I am going to be the new Spider-Man. Hans Zimmer, web slinger. Catchy no?. In Dm, modulating through to Am and then as the cellos come in thrum thrum thrum! And so on and so forth.”