Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business magnate. Spielberg is consistently considered as one of the leading pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He is one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios.
Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg’s films—Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993)—achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, the unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide. Forbes puts Spielberg’s wealth at $3 billion.
Steven Spielberg in his cinema debut, The Sugarland Express, 1974.
Spielberg with the mechanical Shark named “Bruce”, Jaws, 1975.
Spielberg with Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.
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Spielberg with Henry Thomas, E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982.
Spielberg with Dustin Hoffman, Hook, 1991.
Spielberg with Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List, 1993.
Filmography as Director
“L.A. 2017” (1971)
Something Evil (1972)
The Sugarland Express (1974, also wrote)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, also wrote)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (“Kick the Can” segment, 1983)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
The Color Purple (1985)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, also wrote)
Minority Report (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
War Horse (2011)