Ramin Djawadi (born July 19, 1974) is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for film and television. He was born in Duisburg, Germany, to an Iranian father and German mother. After graduating summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 1998, Djawadi garnered the attention of Hans Zimmer, who recruited him to Remote Control Productions. Djawadi moved to Los Angeles and worked as an assistant to Klaus Badelt.
He then went out on his own with 2004’s “Blade: Trinity,” collaborating with The RZA for director David Goyer. This was the beginning of his relationship with Goyer for both film and television. Djawadi wrote the score for Goyer's 2009 horror thriller, “The Unborn,” which was produced by Michael Bay. Further collaboration with Goyer included the hit television show “FlashForward,” earning him an Emmy nomination.
Djawadi also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme music for the Fox television program, “Prison Break,” and the title theme for the related show, “Breakout Kings.” Djawadi's ethereal score for the 2007 film, “Mr. Brooks,” earned him a World Soundtrack Awards Discovery of the Year nomination. His other scores include 2008’s “Deception” starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor, and Robert Towne's 2006 film, “Ask the Dust.”
Djawadi scored the first Sony Animation project, “Open Season,” in 2006 followed by the 2008 sequel, “Open Season 2.” Additional animation scores include, 2007’s “The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas.” Djawadi's work in these films attracted the filmmakers of the Belgium-based NWave, who created one of the first animated movies in 3D, 2008’s “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Djawadi completed Warner Brothers' “Clash of the Titans,” in 2010. Djawadi also scored the soundtrack for the 2010 video game “Medal of Honor” and HBO's fantasy drama, “Game of Thrones.”