John Williams

1932 - Today

John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist. Regarded by many as the greatest film composer 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 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Williams has received more than 8,565,802 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular composer.

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  • 8.6M

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  • 70.64

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  • 64

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  • 6.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, John Williams ranks 75 out of 1,008Before him are Anton Webern, Vangelis, Franz Lehár, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Scriabin, and John Cage. After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Luigi Boccherini, Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, César Franck, and Alban Berg.

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Among people born in 1932, John Williams ranks 10Before him are Johnny Cash, Jacques Chirac, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, and François Truffaut. After him are Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Dian Fossey, Glenn Gould, and Gerhard Richter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Williams ranks 192 out of 12,171Before him are Henry Miller (1891), George S. Patton (1885), Orson Welles (1915), George Lucas (1944), John Cage (1912), and Doris Day (1922). After him are B. F. Skinner (1904), Edwin McMillan (1907), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), James Madison (1751), John Ford (1894), and Judy Garland (1922).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, John Williams ranks 3Before him are George Gershwin (1898) and John Cage (1912). After him are Leonard Bernstein (1918), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Henry Mancini (1924), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Cole Porter (1891), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), and James Horner (1953).