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As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins), twenty-odd Gold and ... See full bio »
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 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX (conductor) / (orchestrator) (announced)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII (conductor) / (orchestrator) (post-production)
 2016 Rogue One (composer: theme music)
 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2015 Jurassic World (composer: theme music)
 2014 Star Wars: Threads of Destiny (original music: Star Wars)
 2011 War Horse (conductor - uncredited)
 2011 Superman: Requiem (composer: original themes)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (conductor)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (music composer: Hedwig's theme and other cues from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (composer: theme "Harry Potter")
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (composer: theme "Harry Potter")
 2006 Superman Returns (composer: original theme - uncredited)
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (composer: stock music)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (conductor - uncredited)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (composer: theme "Harry Potter" - uncredited)
 2005 War of the Worlds (conductor)
 2004 The Terminal (conductor - uncredited)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (conductor - uncredited)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator) / (song: music by)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (composer: themes)
 1999 Angela's Ashes (conductor)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (conductor) / (music producer)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1998 Half Baked (composer: theme "Jaws")
 1997 Seven Years in Tibet (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1995 Sabrina (conductor)
 1993 Schindler's List (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (conductor - uncredited)
 1988 Meng guo jie (stock music: international version)
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick (conductor)
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (composer: other original music)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (composer: shark theme)
 1983 Superman III (composer: original Superman themes)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1982 Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (composer: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" themes - uncredited)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1979 Dracula (conductor)
 1979 Xiao quan guai zhao (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1979 Süpermen Dönüyor (composer: "Superman" film themes - uncredited)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (additional orchestrator - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Black Sunday (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 Midway (conductor)
 1975 Jaws (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Sugarland Express (conductor: "The Eyes of Texas" - uncredited)
 1974 Conrack (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 The Paper Chase (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 Tom Sawyer (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (conductor - uncredited)
 1972 Images (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (conductor) / (music adaptor) / (orchestrator)
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (conductor)
 1967 The Far Out West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Penelope (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! (conductor - as Johnny Williams)
 1965 The Great Race (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 Charade (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1962 Stark Fear (composer: party music - as Johnny Williams)
 1962 Hatari! (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1961 Teenage Millionaire (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone (music arranger: exit music - uncredited)
 1960 Studs Lonigan (musician - uncredited)
 1960 The Apartment (musician: piano solos - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Gidget (orchestrator - as John Williams Jr.)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1959 City of Fear (musician - uncredited)
 1958 South Pacific (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1956 Carousel (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Composer and conductor of the theme "Summon the Heroes" for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Performed during the opening ceremony. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John T. Williams Jr. | John Williams Jr. | John T. Williams | Johnny Williams

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about his friend, Jerry Goldsmith] His chameleon adaptability was a prerequisite to longevity and success in Hollywood. We used to call him Gorgeous. He was the golden boy, a beautiful presence. His music had a freshness, and he had a freshness. See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2004 and 2011 by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA). He won in 2011. See more »

Trademark:

Often scores the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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