John Williams

John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest American composers of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars was additionally preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Williams has composed for many critically acclaimed and popular movies, including the Star Wars series, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films. He has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but four of his feature films––Duel, The Color Purple, Bridge of Spies and Ready Player One. Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island. Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. He served as the Boston Pops's principal conductor from 1980 to 1993, and is its laureate conductor. He was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. Williams composed the score for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation). Description above from the Wikipedia article John Williams, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Sound
    Place of birth
    Queens, New York, USA
    Birthday
    2/8/1932
Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott
Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott
5.8
A John Williams Celebration
A John Williams Celebration
6.7
Star Wars: Music by John Williams
Star Wars: Music by John Williams
7.3
John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
6
The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams
The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams
5
John Williams: Live in Vienna
John Williams: Live in Vienna
9.1
John Williams & Berliner Philharmonic - The Berlin Concert
John Williams & Berliner Philharmonic - The Berlin Concert
7.3
Love Will Tear Us Apart
0
John Williams at the BBC
John Williams at the BBC
5
John Williams Live - Music from the Movies
John Williams Live - Music from the Movies
0
John Williams dirigiert John Williams mit den Berliner Philharmonikern
6
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'
6.7
The Music of 'Indiana Jones'
The Music of 'Indiana Jones'
6
AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams
AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams
6
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
6.9
Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes
Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes
0
Galakonzert mit Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams und Beethoven aus Pittsburgh
0
Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen
Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen
6
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vivace
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vivace
0
Libido
Libido
4.2
Plotting 'Family Plot'
Plotting 'Family Plot'
6.2
The Revamping of Dracula
5
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me
7.3
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
6.4
A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later
A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later
0
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood
10
Star Wars: Within a Minute - The Making of Episode III
Star Wars: Within a Minute - The Making of Episode III
7
Lincoln: An American Journey
Lincoln: An American Journey
5.5
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman
4.3
A World Without Beethoven?
A World Without Beethoven?
7.7
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery
0
Jaws: The Inside Story
Jaws: The Inside Story
7.3
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga
7.1
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman'
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman'
6.5
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend
6.3
The Making of '1941'
The Making of '1941'
6.3
If These Walls Could Sing
If These Walls Could Sing
6.8
Adventures in Post-Production
Adventures in Post-Production
6.5
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
7.2
The Fabelmans: A Family in Film
The Fabelmans: A Family in Film
7.1
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits
6.1
In the Teeth of Jaws
8
The Stories of West Side Story
The Stories of West Side Story
7.5
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'
7.3
Music
Music
0
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
8
Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera
Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera
8.3
The Making of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'
The Making of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'
7.4
When Star Wars Ruled the World
When Star Wars Ruled the World
8.7
The 'E.T.' Journals
The 'E.T.' Journals
10
The Making of 'Jaws'
The Making of 'Jaws'
6.6
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball
7.5
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?
4.8
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
7.7
Spielberg
Spielberg
7.6
Return to Jurassic Park
Return to Jurassic Park
6.6
The Making of 'The Lost World'
The Making of 'The Lost World'
6.6
The Skywalker Legacy
The Skywalker Legacy
7.8
The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws'
The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws'
7.1
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
6.3
Score: A Film Music Documentary
Score: A Film Music Documentary
7.1
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
6.8
Ennio
Ennio
8.3
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
6.3
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