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John Williams
Biographical Information

Birth Date:February 8, 1932
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:John Towner Williams
Birth Place:Flushing, NY

Occupation:film composer, conductor

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John Williams

Biography:John Williams (born February 8, 1932) is one of the most widely recognized composers of film scores. As of 2006, he has received 45 Academy Award nominations, an accomplishment surpassed only by Walt Disney.

Williams is best known for heroic, rousing themes to adventure and fantasy films. This includes some of the highest grossing films of all time, such as Star Wars, Superman, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and the first three Harry Potter movies. His richly thematic and highly popular 1977 score to the first Star Wars film was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest American movie score of all time. So far, five of his film scores have won Oscars.

His long career has also included many sensitive dramatic scores (such as Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan) and more experimental concert works. As of March 2006, his latest works include the scores for the recent movies Munich and Memoirs of a Geisha.

While skilled in a variety of twentieth-century compositional idioms, his most familiar style may be described as a form of neoromanticism, informed by the large-scale orchestral music of the late 19th century and that of Williams's film-composing predecessors. The influence of Korngold and other Hollywood Golden Age composers is strong in much of Williams' most famous work.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Superman Returns (2006)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Munich (2005)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
E.T. (20th anniversary edition) (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Amistad (1997)
Nixon (1995)
Schindler's List (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Hook (1991)
JFK (1991)
Always (1989)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1979)
1941 (1979)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Close Encounters (1978)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Superman (1978)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Midway (1976)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1975)
The Towering Inferno (1975)
Earthquake (1974)

Chinese Horoscope for John Williams
Includes characteristics and Vices
John Williams's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: February 8, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

John Williams's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: February 8, 1932

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

John Williams's Growth Tarot Card The Moon

Birthday: February 8, 2024

A period of illusion, uncertainty and fluctuation.




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