John Williams

John Williams

  • Birthday: 1932-02-08
  • Place of birth: Queens, New York, USA
  • Also know as: John Towner Williams

Biography

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.

Filmography

John Williams: Live in Vienna

2020

As Self - Conductor

Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me

2009

As Self / Performer

Libido

1973

As Martin (segment "The Child")

Plotting 'Family Plot'

2001

As Himself

The Making Of '1941'

1996

As Himself

Ennio: The Maestro

2022

As Self

Music

2010

As

The E.T. Journals

2012

As Himself

Spielberg

2017

As Self

Return to Jurassic Park

2011

As Himself

Making the 'Lost World'

1997

As Himself

Production

An Inconvenient Truth

2006

As Thanks

Star Wars

1977

As Original Music Composer

War of the Worlds

2005

As Original Music Composer

Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981

As Original Music Composer

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1984

As Original Music Composer

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1989

As Original Music Composer

Minority Report

2002

As Original Music Composer

Jurassic Park

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997

As Original Music Composer

Schindler's List

1993

As Original Music Composer

The Poseidon Adventure

1972

As Original Music Composer

Jaws

1975

As Original Music Composer

Jaws 2

1978

As Original Music Composer

The Terminal

2004

As Original Music Composer

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1982

As Original Music Composer

Munich

2005

As Original Music Composer

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001

As Original Music Composer

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

2001

As Original Music Composer

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002

As Original Music Composer

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2004

As Original Music Composer

Home Alone

1990

As Original Music Composer

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

1992

As Original Music Composer

Sleepers

1996

As Original Music Composer

JFK

1991

As Original Music Composer

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1977

As Original Music Composer

Saving Private Ryan

1998

As Original Music Composer

Hook

1991

As Original Music Composer

Seven Years in Tibet

1997

As Original Music Composer

The Long Goodbye

1973

As Original Music Composer

The Empire Strikes Back

1980

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

1999

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

2002

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

2005

As Original Music Composer

Memoirs of a Geisha

2005

As Original Music Composer

Empire of the Sun

1987

As Original Music Composer

The Patriot

2000

As Original Music Composer

Born on the Fourth of July

1989

As Original Music Composer

Angela's Ashes

1999

As Original Music Composer

How to Steal a Million

1966

As Original Music Composer

Valley of the Dolls

1967

As Original Music Composer

Nixon

1995

As Original Music Composer

The Eiger Sanction

1975

As Original Music Composer

A Guide for the Married Man

1967

As Original Music Composer

The Sugarland Express

1974

As Original Music Composer

Presumed Innocent

1990

As Original Music Composer

Far and Away

1992

As Original Music Composer

Family Plot

1976

As Original Music Composer

Always

1989

As Original Music Composer

The Witches of Eastwick

1987

As Original Music Composer

Midway

1976

As Original Music Composer

Amistad

1997

As Original Music Composer

Sabrina

1995

As Original Music Composer

The Fury

1978

As Original Music Composer

The Missouri Breaks

1976

As Original Music Composer

The Secret Ways

1961

As Original Music Composer

The Rare Breed

1966

As Original Music Composer

The Adventures of Tintin

2011

As Original Music Composer

Lincoln

2012

As Original Music Composer

War Horse

2011

As Original Music Composer

Lost In Space Forever

1998

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

As Original Music Composer

The Book Thief

2013

As Original Music Composer

Earthquake

1974

As Original Music Composer

Return of the Jedi

1983

As Original Music Composer

Fitzwilly

1967

As Original Music Composer

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!

1965

As Original Music Composer

Superman

1978

As Original Music Composer

Monsignor

1982

As Original Music Composer

Heartbeeps

1981

As Original Music Composer

Images

1972

As Original Music Composer

Stanley & Iris

1990

As Original Music Composer

The Apartment

1960

As Orchestrator

The Towering Inferno

1974

As Original Music Composer

Untitled Indiana Jones Project

2023

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017

As Original Music Composer

The River

1984

As Original Music Composer

The Cowboys

1972

As Original Music Composer

Flashing Spikes

1962

As Original Music Composer

Fiddler on the Roof

1971

As Orchestrator

Stepmom

1998

As Original Music Composer

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

1969

As Original Music Composer

Heidi

1968

As Original Music Composer

The BFG

2016

As Original Music Composer

Not with My Wife, You Don't!

1966

As Original Music Composer

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

1973

As Original Music Composer

Dracula

1979

As Original Music Composer

Fiddler on the Roof

1971

As Conductor

Rosewood

1997

As Original Music Composer

Cinderella Liberty

1973

As Original Music Composer

Dear Basketball

2017

As Music

None But the Brave

1965

As Original Music Composer

Nightmare in Chicago

1964

As Original Music Composer

Catch Me If You Can

2002

As Original Music Composer

The Post

2017

As Original Music Composer

SpaceCamp

1986

As Original Music Composer

A Timeless Call

2008

As Original Music Composer

Saving Private Ryan

1998

As Conductor

War of the Worlds

2005

As Conductor

Amazing Stories

1986

As Original Music Composer

Battle at Big Rock

2019

As Theme Song Performance

The Paper Chase

1973

As Original Music Composer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

2019

As Original Music Composer

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

2006

As Original Music Composer

The Sugarland Express

1974

As Conductor

Sergeant Ryker

1968

As Original Music Composer

Bachelor Flat

1962

As Original Music Composer

Fiddler on the Roof

1971

As Music Arranger

Asshole

2002

As Music

The Unfinished Journey

1999

As Original Music Composer

Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981

As Original Music Composer

The Kathryn Reed Story

1965

As Original Music Composer

Images

1972

As Conductor

Images

1972

As Orchestrator

The Accidental Tourist

1988

As Original Music Composer

Stark Fear

1962

As Music

The Fabelmans

2022

As Original Music Composer

The Reivers

1969

As Original Music Composer

The Battlefield

2022

As Music

1941

1979

As Original Music Composer

Black Sunday

1977

As Original Music Composer

Conrack

1974

As Original Music Composer

Pete 'n' Tillie

1972

As Original Music Composer

Tom Sawyer

1973

As Original Music Composer

The Screaming Woman

1972

As Main Title Theme Composer

Jane Eyre

1970

As Original Music Composer

Story of a Woman

1970

As Original Music Composer

Gidget Goes to Rome

1963

As Original Music Composer

Penelope

1966

As Original Music Composer

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

1969

As Original Music Composer

The Killers

1964

As Original Music Composer

The Plainsman

1966

As Original Music Composer

Ghostbreakers

1967

As Original Music Composer

I Passed for White

1960

As Original Music Composer

Daddy-O

1958

As Original Music Composer

Jurassic World Dominion

2022

As Main Title Theme Composer

Diamond Head

1962

As Music

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