A multi-talented producer of music for films, television, and video games, Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi honed his considerable talents alongside contemporaries like Klaus Badelt, John Debney, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Steve Jablonsky while working for veteran composer Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions film score company. He worked as an assistant to Badelt before venturing out on his own with the RZA-assisted score for director David Goyer's Blade: Trinity (2004). He continued to work with Goyer, providing music for both film (The Unborn) and television (FlashForward), earning an Emmy nomination for the latter. In 2008 Djawadi, a longtime fan of the Marvel characters, provided the guitar-heavy score for director Jon Favreau's big-screen rendering of Iron Man, and in 2011 he provided the memorable (and oft-covered) theme and incidental music for HBO's massively popular fantasy series Game of Thrones. He would later win an Emmy in 2018 for his score for the Game of Thrones episode "The Dragon and the Wolf."
Subsequent film scores have included Clash of the Titans, Red Dawn, Pacific Rim, Warcraft, The Great Wall, and A Wrinkle in Time, while his work in television expanded to vampire horror show The Strain, sci-fi techno thriller Person of Interest, and HBO's sci-fi/Western hybrid Westworld, along with Amazon's series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. ~ James Christopher Monger