Born on February 8, 1932 in Queens, New York,the legendary maestro John Williams has composed some of the most popular and iconic themes of all time in his six decades career.
The original soundtracks of Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the first three Harry Potter films are just a small selection of Williams’ work.
The composer has more Oscar nominations than any other living person with 50 nominations (and 5 victories), after Walt Disney, who was nominated 59 times.
Plus, Williams has 66 Grammy nominations (22 wins), 25 Golden Globe Awards nominations (4 wins) and 6 Emmy nominations (3 wins).