John Towner Williams is an American composer, pianist, and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest film composers of all time.

In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film soundtracks in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Superman, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse, Lincoln, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the first three Harry Potter films.

He has had a longtime collaboration with director Steven Spielberg since Jaws in 1975, and George Lucas since the original Star Wars in 1977. composing the music for all but five of Spielberg's major feature films (Duel, The Color PurpleBridge of Spies, Ready Player One , and West Side Story). He did the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker (where he also had a cameo as a bartender named Oma Tres).

His score for the Star Wars films can be heard in Disney Infinity 3.0Rogue One, and Solo.

He composed the theme "The Adventures of Han" for Solo.[1]

Williams' son Joseph Williams performed the theme for Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears and was the singing voice for adult Simba in The Lion King.


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