Character actor, John Williams, was born John Towner Williams on Apr 15, 1903 in Chalfont, England. Williams died at the age of 80 on May 5, 1983 in La Jolla, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea off the coast of La Jolla, CA.
Tall, stately, and mustachioed John Williams was a British actor who never lost his essential Englishness despite living almost entirely in America from 1924. His film appearances are minor apart from his famous running role as inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder", which he played on stage, in film, and on television. He began on stage as a boy of 13, playing John in "Peter Pan". During World War II, he served with the RAF and made a couple of movies in England. The John Williams who appears in 1935's Emil and the Detectives is not the same actor.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
|1967||Best Music - Scoring||Valley of the Dolls (1967)||N/A||Nominated|
|1969||Best Music - Scoring||The Reivers (1969)||N/A||Nominated|
|1971||Best Music - Scoring||Fiddler on the Roof (1971)||N/A||Won|
|1973||Best Music - Scoring||Cinderella Liberty (1973)||N/A||Nominated|
|1973||Best Music - Song||Cinderella Liberty (1973)||N/A||Nominated|
|1974||Best Music - Scoring||The Towering Inferno (1974)||N/A||Nominated|
|1977||Best Music - Scoring||Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)||N/A||Nominated|
|1978||Best Music - Scoring||Superman (1978)||N/A||Nominated|
|1980||Best Music - Scoring||The Empire Strikes Back||N/A||Nominated|
|1981||Best Music - Scoring||Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)||N/A||Nominated|
|1982||Best Music - Scoring||E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)||N/A||Won|
|1983||Best Music - Scoring||Return of the Jedi||N/A||Nominated|
|1984||Best Music - Scoring||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)||N/A||Nominated|
|1987||Best Music - Scoring||Empire of the Sun (1987)||N/A||Nominated|
|1988||Best Music - Scoring||The Accidental Tourist (1988)||N/A||Nominated|
|1989||Best Music - Scoring||Born on the Fourth of July (1989)||N/A||Nominated|
|1990||Best Music - Scoring||Home Alone (1990)||N/A||Nominated|
|1991||Best Music - Scoring||JFK (1991)||N/A||Nominated|
|1993||Best Music - Scoring||Schindler's List (1993)||N/A||Won|
|1995||Best Music - Scoring||Nixon (1995)||N/A||Nominated|
|1996||Best Music - Scoring||Sleepers (1996)||N/A||Nominated|
|1997||Best Music - Scoring||Amistad (1997)||N/A||Nominated|
|1998||Best Music - Scoring||Saving Private Ryan (1998)||N/A||Nominated|
|1999||Best Music - Scoring||Angela's Ashes (1999)||N/A||Nominated|
|2000||Best Music - Scoring||The Patriot||N/A||Nominated|
|2001||Best Music - Scoring||A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)||N/A||Nominated|
|2002||Best Music - Scoring||Catch Me If You Can||N/A||Nominated|
|2004||Best Music - Scoring||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)||N/A||Nominated|
|2005||Best Music - Scoring||Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)||N/A||Nominated|
|2011||Best Music - Scoring||The Adventures of Tintin||N/A||Nominated|
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Chief Insp. Hubbard: His shoes.
Tony Wendice: His shoes?
Chief Insp. Hubbard: The ground was soaking wet last night. If he'd come in by the garden, he'd have left mud all over the carpet. As it is, he didn't leave any marks at all, because he wiped his shoes on the front doormat.
Tony Wendice: How can you tell?
Chief Insp. Hubbard: It's a fairly new mat, and some of its fibers came off on his shoes.
Tony Wendice: Oh, but surely...
Chief Insp. Hubbard: And there was a small tar stain on the mat, and some of the fibers show that as well. There is no question about it.
Chief Insp. Hubbard: Good morning, Sir. I'm Chief Inspector Hubbard, in charge of criminal investigation of this division.
Tony Wendice: Oh, I think we gave your sergeant all the necessary information.
Chief Insp. Hubbard: Yes, I've seen his report of course, but there are a few things I'd like to get firsthand.
Margot Mary Wendice: Why did you bring me here?
Chief Insp. Hubbard: Because you were the only other person who could possibly have left that key outside. I had to find out if you knew it was there.
Margot Mary Wendice: Suppose I had known?
Chief Insp. Hubbard: You didn't.
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