Country of origin
Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for
dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998,
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer was impressed enough with Klaus’ scores to
invite him to move his musical home to Media Ventures, Zimmer’s highly regarded film
scoring facility in Santa Monica. Since then, Klaus has been working on a number of his
own innovative film and television projects, that include Time Machine and K-19 The Widowmaker, as well as collaborating with Zimmer and other Media Ventures composers such as Harry Gregson-Williams (Enemy of the State) and John Powell (Face/Off).
With Zimmer, Klaus has contributed music to the Oscar-nominated scores for Thin Red Line and The Prince of Egypt, and written music for such directors and producers as Gore Verbinski, Kathryn Bigelow, Ridley Scott, Tony
Scott, Terrence Mallick, John Woo, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom
Cruise and Sean Penn.
Klaus co-produced the score to Roman epic Gladiator directed by Ridley Scott, while
writing portions of the score with Golden Globe nominated singer/composer Lisa
Gerrard (The Insider).
With Gladiator, Mission: Impossible 2 and X-Men, Klaus contributed music to the three
most successful movies in 2000. He also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the Sean
Penn-helmed drama The Pledge, as well as the 2001 blockbusters Hannibal and Pearl
Harbor. Most recently he completed work on the Guy Pearce sci-fi film The Time
(Thanks to the GORFAINE/SCHWARTZ AGENCY)
View the filmo/discography of Klaus Badelt.