7 times John Williams was completely awesome

19 July 2016, 10:46 | Updated: 19 July 2016, 11:05

John Williams awesome

The man behind the iconic music for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws and Harry Potter is a complete legend. Here’s why…

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So much awesome.

John Williams

He’s a great conductor too

Here he is conducting the Imperial March and admirably refraining from singing along. **DAAA DAAA DAAA DAAA DA-DA DAAA DA-DA**

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“Writing a tune is like sculpting. You get four or five notes, you take one out and move one around, and you do a bit more and eventually, as the sculptor says, "In that rock there is a statue, we have to go find it.”

This completely delightful footage of Steven Spielberg and John Williams composing ET

Break our hearts, why don’t you, guys…

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John Williams has been nominated for an Oscar 50 times

That makes him the second most nominated person ever – beaten only by Walt Disney with 59 nominations. He's also won a chunk of Grammys – and here he is casually holding three of them.

John Williams grammy awards

That time John Boyega took a selfie with him

Even multi-academy-award-winners have time for a quick selfie. And even Hollywood actors get star-struck when they meet a film composing legend.


The man himself John Williams! I watched him make magic today. The music is EPIC!

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) onOct 28, 2015 at 1:50pm PDT

These guys

Sure, they’re one of the greatest partnerships in the history of movies. But they’re also just two friends, doing what they do best. WE LOVE YOU GUYS

Steven Spielberg and John Williams