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Klaus Badelt is a German composer, best known for composing film scores.
Klaus Badelt started his musical career composing many very successful movies and commercials in Germany, where he was born. In 1998, Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer invited Klaus to come work at Media Ventures in Santa Monica, his studio co-owned by Jay Rifkin. Since then, Klaus has been working on a number of his own film and television projects such as Time Machine and K-19: The Widowmaker. He has also collaborated with other media ventures composers, such as Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, and even Hans Zimmer.
While collaborating with Zimmer, Klaus has contributed to the Oscar-nominated scores for The Thin Red Line and The Prince of Egypt, as well as writing music for many well known directors including Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Terrence Mallick, John Woo, Kathryn Bigelow, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Gore Verbinski, and Steven Spielberg. Klaus co-produced the score to Hollywood Box office hit Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, as well as writing portions of the score with singer/composer Lisa Gerrard. Having contri...