* AwardSnub: ZigZagged. Williams's five UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s are more than enough to do any career proud. He also holds the record for most Academy Award nominations of any living individual, with 50 [[note]]most recently for ''Film/TheForceAwakens''[[/note]]. While even a nomination is an honor, FridgeLogic dictates that this means he's gone home empty-handed ''45 times''. Ouch? [[note]]Technically, it's only been 37 times. He has had two scores from the same year nominated in the same category eight times. This means that, out of his 50 nominations, there were eight of them that he ''couldn't'' have won, regardless of if he did win that year, bringing his count of potential Oscars down to 42. (So far, though, the only instance where he ''won'' against himself is 1977, for a [[Main/DuelingMovies certain pair of sci-fi films]] by [[Film/ANewHope Lucas]] and [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind Spielberg]].) In a way, it's a [[Main/ZigZagged Zig-Zagging]] [[Main/SubvertedTrope Subversion]] of a [[Main/ZigZagged Zig-Zag]].[[/note]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: You ''do'' realize just who we're talking about here, right?! (He even has [[AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams his own Awesome Music page]].)
* EarWorm: The first time you hear any of his themes, they ''will'' get in your head.
* GatewaySeries: A lot of people get into film soundtracks and classical music through him.
* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with the acclaimed classical ''guitarist'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(guitarist) John Williams]]. Nor with any of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(disambiguation) dozens of other eminent people]] with the admittedly not uncommon name.

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