John Williams

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John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist. In a career that has spanned nearly seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history. 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 10,098,553 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). John Williams is the 64th most popular composer (up from 75th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from United States (up from 192nd in 2019) and the most popular American Composer.

John Williams is most famous for composing the music for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.

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  • 79.18

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  • 68

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  • 6.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, John Williams ranks 64 out of 1,228Before him are Edward Elgar, Henry Purcell, Alexander Borodin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Johann Pachelbel, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. After him are George Gershwin, Johann Christian Bach, John Cage, Dieterich Buxtehude, Astor Piazzolla, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

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Among people born in 1932, John Williams ranks 11Before him are Jacques Chirac, Andrei Tarkovsky, Omar Sharif, Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, and François Truffaut. After him are Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Gerhard Richter, Anouk Aimée, and Anthony Perkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Williams ranks 161 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Tyler (1790), John Wayne (1907), and Bobby Fischer (1943). After him are George Gershwin (1898), John Rawls (1921), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Samuel Colt (1814), Coen brothers (null), and Pearl S. Buck (1892).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, John Williams ranks 1After him are George Gershwin (1898), John Cage (1912), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Cole Porter (1891), and James Horner (1953).