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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5725418g) John Williams AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 09 Jun 2016

(Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

John Williams is a composer who is responsible for some of the biggest musical scores in cinema.

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He has worked on iconic franchises such as Harry Potter and Star Wars as well as many other blockbuster releases.

The 86-year-old was set to appear with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall this Friday but had to pull out because of an illness.

He has had 24 nominations and 4 wins in the Golden Globe and 51 nominations and 5 wins in the Academy Awards.

He is the second most nominated person in the history of the Academy Awards, only trailing behind Walt Disney.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (5725399bn) John Williams and Steven Spielberg AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams, Los Angeles, USA - 09 Jun 2016 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala

John Williams and Steven Spielberg have worked together on many films (Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock)

What movies has he composed for?

John Williams body of work is full of popular movies and he is responsible for many instantly-recognisable tunes.

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His first Oscar nomination came in 1967 for Best Score Adaptation with Valley of the Dolls.

In 1972 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time thanks to his work on The Poseidon Adventure.

He didnt get his first Golden Globe win until 1975 with his score for the Stephen Spielberg movie Jaws.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5725418av) John Williams AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 09 Jun 2016

John Williams has won numerous awards for his compositions (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

Some of his biggest successes include the original Star Wars soundtrack, as well as E.T., Indiana Jones and Schindlers List.

He also worked on the first Harry Potter film as well as The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Most recently he has composed music the new Star Wars films, as well as Tom Hanks movie The Post and the upcoming Indiana Jones.

Other movies that hes worked on include Saving Private Ryan, Home Alone, Catch Me If You Can and The Book Thief.

Jon Williams award wins

Academy Awards

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Fiddler on the Roof – 1971

Jaws – 1975

Star Wars – 1977

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 1982

Schindlers List – 1993

Golden Globes

Jaws – 1975

Star Wars – 1977

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 1982

Memoirs of a Geisha – 2005

BAFTA Awards

Jaws – 1975

Star Wars – 1978

The Empire Strikes Back – 1980

the Extra-Terrestrial – 1982

Empire of the Sun – 1988

Schindlers List – 1993

Memoirs of a Geisha – 2005

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