Film composer known for his work in more than 150 films, including The Lion King. He's also known for having a lengthy collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Nolan, working on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010, which he dedicated to his just-deceased publicist and friend Ronni Chasen.
He was married to Vicki Carolin from 1982 to 1992. He then married Suzanne Zimmer. He has two daughters, Zoe and Brigitte, and a son, Jake.
He and John Williams became two of modern cinema's most renowned composers.