John Williams

Williams in 2011, conducting the [[Boston Pops Orchestra]] John Towner Williams KBE (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career that has spanned seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable and critically acclaimed film scores in cinema history. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, five Academy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 53 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. His compositions are considered the epitome of film music, and he is considered among the greatest composers in the history of cinema, as well as all time.

Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but five of his feature films, and George Lucas, with whom he has worked on both of his main franchises. His early work as a film composer includes ''The Killers'' (1964), ''How to Steal a Million'' (1966), ''Valley of the Dolls'' (1967), and ''Goodbye Mr. Chips'' (1969). He has received five Academy Awards for Best Original Score for his work on ''Fiddler on the Roof'' (1971), ''Jaws'' (1975), ''E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial'' (1982), ''Star Wars'' (1977), and ''Schindler's List'' (1993). Williams has composed for many popular films including the ''Star Wars'' saga, ''Superman'', the first two ''Home Alone'' films, the ''Indiana Jones'' films, the first two ''Jurassic Park'' films, and the first three ''Harry Potter'' films. Other memorable film scores from his collaboration with Spielberg include ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind'' (1977), ''Hook'' (1991), ''Saving Private Ryan'' (1998), ''Catch Me If You Can'' (2002), ''War Horse'' (2011), ''Lincoln'' (2012), and ''The Fabelmans'' (2022).

Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. He served as the Boston Pops' principal conductor from 1980 to 1993 and is its laureate conductor. 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 Williams announced but then rescinded his intention to retire from film score composing after the release of ''Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'' in 2023.

In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's ''Star Wars'' as the greatest film score of all time. The Library of Congress entered the ''Star Wars'' soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004. His AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016 was the first to be awarded outside of the acting and directing fields. He has composed the score for nine of the top 25 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation). His work has influenced other composers of film, popular, and contemporary classical music. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-
[Place of publication not identified] : Philips, 1980
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by Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-
Universal City, Calif. : MCA, 1993
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by Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-
[Place of publication not identified] : Decca, 2019

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by Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, 2013

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by Williams, John, 1932-, Williams, John, 1932-
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Records : Lucasfilm Ltd., 2017
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by Williams, John, 1932-
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
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by Williams, John, 1932-
San Francisco, CA : Reference Recordings, 2018
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by Williams, John, 1932-
Universal City, CA : DreamWorks : Distributed by DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2002
Two-disc special ed.

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Universal City, CA : DreamWorks, 1998
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by Williams, John, 1932-
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012

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by Williams, John, 1932-
New York : Nonesuch : Manufactured and distributed by Atlantic, 2002

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Van Nuys, CA : Alfred Publishing Company, 1977

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by Williams, John, 1932-
[Los Angeles, CA] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Miami, FL : Warner Bros. Publications, 1997
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by Williams, John, 1932-
[New York] : Cherry Lane Music, 1998

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Milwaukee, WI : H. Leonard Corp., 1996

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by Williams, John, 1932-
[New York] : Sony Classical, 1999

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Los Angeles, Calif. : Fox Fanfare Music, 1977

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002

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by Williams, John, 1932-
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
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