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John Williams

Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 72 films, with $22,162,417,010 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Composer), Jurassic World (Song Writer), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith (Composer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Composer), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace (Composer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Kahn, Janusz Kaminski, Gerald R. Molen
Born: February 8th, 1932 (84 years old)

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$55,513$0$55,513
In Technical RolesComposer72$10,134,634,651$12,027,782,359$22,162,417,010
Song Writer4$1,196,027,523$1,500,005,581$2,696,033,104
Music Director1$7,000,000$0$7,000,000

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 4th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After ranking Star Wars: The Force Awakens for those who still haven't seen it, we can do a full featured review. The film smashed box office records here and earned 92% positive reviews. Is it as good as its box office / Tomatometer Score? Or did people just get caught up in the hype? More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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Oscar Predictions: Mad Max Heads Technical Categories, Revenant Favorite for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Predicted Oscar Winners

Voting in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest is now closed, and we can reveal the final vote totals in each category, along with the rough probability for which film will win each award. This is a year where readers are very confident about the outcomes in many of the categories. In fact, there isn’t a single major category where less than 50% of readers picked the same winner, and there are five Oscars where 90% or more of readers agreed on the outcome, including a massive 97% of the vote for Inside Out for Best Animated Feature. That makes The Revenant a rather more uncertain bet, with 70% of readers favoring it for Best Picture. That’s actually theoretically the closest call among all the major prizes… More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 11th, 2014

March 10th, 2014

If you look over at Amazon.com, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers

November 13th, 2013

On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.

If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index. More...

Analysis: That Music You Hear? It's Probably By Hans Zimmer

September 22nd, 2013


Top-grossing people in technical roles

Last week I unveiled our new People Records section and talked about some of top performers across different types of acting, from the blockbusting superstars to the unsung heroes, to the cameo kings and queens. We've added some more charts to the record section this week, this time covering technical roles, and once more there's a lot of data to be mined. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/13/2012 Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machin… Himself  $0 $0 $0
5/22/2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Himself  $55,513 $0 $55,513
Movies: 2Totals:$55,513$0$55,513
  Averages:$27,757$0$27,757
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/1/2016 The BFG Composer $54,296,619 $86,100,000 $140,396,619
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Aw… Composer $936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
6/12/2015 Jurassic World Song Writer-Jurassic… $652,198,010 $1,018,130,015 $1,670,328,025
11/8/2013 The Book Thief Composer $21,488,481 $54,598,230 $76,086,711
11/9/2012 Lincoln Composer $182,207,973 $91,138,308 $273,346,281
12/25/2011 War Horse Composer $79,883,359 $76,932,170 $156,815,529
12/21/2011 The Adventures of Tintin Composer $77,591,831 $296,402,120 $373,993,951
8/15/2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Composer $35,161,554 $33,533,889 $68,695,443
5/22/2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom o… Composer $317,023,851 $469,534,294 $786,558,145
12/23/2005 Munich Composer $47,379,090 $84,113,682 $131,492,772
12/9/2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Composer $57,010,853 $104,500,000 $161,510,853
6/29/2005 War of the Worlds Composer $234,280,354 $372,556,181 $606,836,535
5/19/2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of t… Composer $380,270,577 $468,728,300 $848,998,877
6/18/2004 The Terminal Composer $77,073,959 $141,600,000 $218,673,959
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner o… Composer $249,538,952 $547,149,597 $796,688,549
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Composer $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of… Composer $261,987,880 $616,991,754 $878,979,634
6/21/2002 Minority Report Composer $132,024,714 $226,800,000 $358,824,714
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the… Composer $310,676,740 $346,018,875 $656,695,615
11/16/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer… Composer $317,575,550 $657,179,821 $974,755,371
7/18/2001 Jurassic Park III Song Writer $181,166,115 $184,733,885 $365,900,000
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Composer $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
6/28/2000 The Patriot Composer $113,330,342 $101,969,658 $215,300,000
12/24/1999 Angela's Ashes Composer $13,038,660 $0 $13,038,660
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Me… Composer $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
12/25/1998 Stepmom Composer $91,137,662 $68,607,617 $159,745,279
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Composer $216,335,085 $268,700,000 $485,035,085
12/12/1997 Amistad Music by $44,212,592 $14,037,559 $58,250,151
10/8/1997 Seven Years in Tibet Composer $37,945,884 $93,500,000 $131,445,884
5/22/1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Composer $229,086,679 $389,552,320 $618,638,999
2/21/1997 Rosewood Composer $13,104,494 $0 $13,104,494
10/18/1996 Sleepers Composer $53,300,852 $112,300,000 $165,600,852
12/20/1995 Nixon Composer $13,668,249 $21,000,000 $34,668,249
12/15/1995 Sabrina Song Writer,
Composer 
$53,458,319 $33,641,681 $87,100,000
12/15/1993 Schindler's List Composer $96,067,179 $225,298,388 $321,365,567
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park Composer $395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
11/20/1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Composer $173,585,516 $185,409,334 $358,994,850
5/22/1992 Far and Away Composer $58,883,840 $0 $58,883,840
12/20/1991 JFK Composer $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
12/11/1991 Hook Composer $119,654,823 $181,200,000 $300,854,823
11/16/1990 Home Alone Composer $285,761,243 $190,923,432 $476,684,675
7/27/1990 Presumed Innocent Composer $86,303,188 $134,996,812 $221,300,000
2/9/1990 Stanley & Iris Composer $5,820,015 $0 $5,820,015
12/22/1989 Always Composer $41,843,630 $30,300,000 $72,143,630
12/20/1989 Born on the Fourth of July Composer $70,001,698 $0 $70,001,698
5/24/1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Composer $197,171,806 $277,000,000 $474,171,806
12/23/1988 The Accidental Tourist Composer $32,632,000 $0 $32,632,000
12/9/1987 Empire of the Sun Composer $22,238,696 $0 $22,238,696
6/12/1987 The Witches of Eastwick Composer $63,749,955 $0 $63,749,955
6/6/1986 SpaceCamp Composer $9,697,739 $0 $9,697,739
12/17/1984 The River Composer $8,818,672 $0 $8,818,672
5/23/1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of… Composer $179,880,271 $153,200,000 $333,080,271
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the… Song Writer,
Composer 
$309,205,079 $263,500,000 $572,705,079
10/22/1982 Monsignor Composer $12,408,066 $0 $12,408,066
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Composer $435,110,554 $357,854,772 $792,965,326
12/18/1981 Heartbeeps Composer $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
6/12/1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Composer $248,159,971 $141,766,000 $389,925,971
5/21/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Str… Composer $290,271,960 $243,900,000 $534,171,960
12/14/1979 1941 Composer $34,175,000 $60,700,000 $94,875,000
1/1/1979 Dracula Composer $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
12/15/1978 Superman Composer $134,218,018 $165,981,982 $300,200,000
6/16/1978 Jaws 2 Composer $102,922,376 $105,978,000 $208,900,376
3/10/1978 The Fury Composer $0 $0 $0
11/16/1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Composer $166,000,000 $171,700,000 $337,700,000
5/25/1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope Composer $460,998,007 $325,600,000 $786,598,007
3/11/1977 Black Sunday Composer $0 $0 $0
6/18/1976 Midway Composer $43,220,000 $0 $43,220,000
1/1/1976 The Missouri Breaks Composer $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
6/20/1975 Jaws Composer $260,000,000 $210,700,000 $470,700,000
1/1/1975 The Eiger Sanction Composer $14,200,000 $0 $14,200,000
12/17/1974 Towering Inferno Composer $116,000,000 $23,700,000 $139,700,000
4/5/1974 The Sugarland Express Music Director,
Composer 
$7,000,000 $0 $7,000,000
1/1/1974 Earthquake Composer $79,700,000 $0 $79,700,000
12/13/1972 The Poseidon Adventure Composer $93,300,000 $0 $93,300,000
Movies: 74Totals:$10,967,998,776$13,230,646,259$24,198,645,035
  Averages:$148,216,200$178,792,517$327,008,717