Composer John Williams the creator of the iconic music from Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park was honoured AFI Life Achievement Award at a black-tie dinner at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre that’s set to air as a TV special Wednesday night on Thursday on TNT.
The award was presented by Steven Spielberg to John Williams and while giving this award he said, “Without John Williams, bikes don’t really fly,” Spielberg said. “Nor do brooms in Quidditch matches; nor do men in red capes. There is no Force. Dinosaurs don’t walk the Earth… You take our movies, many of them about our most impossible dreams, and through your musical genius, you make them real and everlasting for billions and billions of people.”
Briant said, “I’m a passionate believer that everybody needs a muse, and John Williams is one of mine,” said the recently retired Lakers star. “John’s music achieved a level of perfection I wanted to reach on the basketball court.”
John Williams is now 84 years old and while receiving this award he said, “I’m really much too young for a thing like this.”