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Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer – ‘Winning an Oscar is a dangerous experience’

He said winning can spell the end of creativity.

“I turn around and all these smiles, these beaming faces… these genuine people cheering for me, and I feel fantastic,” Zimmer says. “And a little voice in my head goes, ‘Ooh, this feels great!’ So if I write nice music like that again, I can come and do this again.”

“And another voice in my head said, ‘And there lies ruin.'” he recalls.

“And I realised if I took it seriously, if I was in any way was seduced by that moment, there was the end of creativity. It was a dangerous experience. It is so seductive, that moment…”