Composer Steve Mazzaro started out writing music for video game soundtracks before segueing into film scoring by his mid-twenties. A protégé of Hans Zimmer and member of the Remote Control Productions stable, he was one of the Magnificent Six credited on 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and he co-wrote the score for 2017's The Boss Baby with Zimmer.
A native of Mentor, Ohio, Mazzaro began writing music at the age of 13, and moved to Los Angeles at 18 with the aim of becoming a professional film scorer. He spent his first few years there composing music for video games and the occasional film short before some work for London-based Silva Screen Productions brought him to the attention of Hans Zimmer. Mazzaro accepted a position as staff composer with Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, launching pad for many a successful career in film scoring. Numerous credits for additional music and programming followed, including work on independent films such as Jack Rio (2008) and The Mercy Man (2009), and the video games Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011) and Assassin's Creed III (2012), before he contributed to big-budget studio films like The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Man of Steel (2013). Mazzaro's first solo credit as main composer came in 2012 with the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Bullet to the Head. Part orchestral and part instrumental blues-rock, it received a soundtrack release from Sony Classical.