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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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Won 5 Oscars. Another 96 wins & 174 nominations. See more awards »

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Composed "The Olympic Spirit" especially for NBC Sports in celebration of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. See more »

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4 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[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.


Worked extensively with the London Symphony Orchestra See more »


Extensive use of leitmotifs in scores See more »

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