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In a career spanning five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage, and he remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. He has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films, including all six “Star Wars” films, the first three “Harry Potter” films, “Superman,” “JFK,” “Far and Away,” “The Accidental Tourist,” and “Home Alone.” His nearly 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including “Schindler’s List,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” the “Indiana Jones” films, “Saving Private Ryan” and “War Horse.” His score for “Star Wars” was named “The Best Score of All Time” in 2005 by the American Film Institute. He has received five Academy Awards and fifty-one nominations, making him the Academy’s most-nominated living person and the second-most nominated person in the history of the Oscars. He has also won twenty-three Grammy Awards, and received sixty-seven nominations.