Composer and conductor John Williams, one of America's most celebrated musical talents, is the best-known creator of music for films, scoring some of the most revered movie classics of recent decades, including "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Superman," and "Schindler's List," as well as adventures featuring Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. He is also the most successful film composer: He has won five Academy Awards, 21 Grammys and three Emmy Awards.
2011 brought the release of two new collaborations between Williams and director Steven Spielberg, "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse," allowing for two new classic scores from the music master. And in January 2013 Williams received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for Spielberg's "Lincoln," bringing his lifetime total nominations to 48 - the most of any living film figure (and second only to Walt Disney).
Listen to audio samples of some of John Williams' best scores while clicking though this photo essay!
by CBSNews.com producer David Morgan (author, "Knowing the Score")