John Williams

Quick Facts

  • The most successful film composer of all time, having scored more than 100 films (source)
  • Born in New York City
  • Studied at Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music
  • Worked as jazz pianist and studio musician before starting to compose music for films
  • Has received 51 Academy Award nominations (he is the living person with the most nominations), three Emmy Awards and 25 Grammy Awards
  • Movie scores include: (source)
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Jaws
    • Star Wars
    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    • Superman
    • Indiana Jones
    • E.T.
    • Schindler’s List
    • Home Alone
    • Hook
    • Jurassic Park
    • Harry Potter
  • Other pieces include:


  • John Williams poster (PDF)

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