Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Actor, Editor, Director, Executive Producer

BIO

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of 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 issues such as the Holocaust, the Transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks movie studio. 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 $3.2 billion.

Birthday

Dec. 18, 1946

Place of birth

Cincinnati - Ohio - USA

Known for

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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

A look at the visual design of the film The Shining (1980). Read more

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Kubrick Remembered

An 83-minute candid look into the life of Kubrick, including interviews with his widow, family, c... Read more

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Milius

The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers... Read more

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Five Came Back

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Holl... Read more

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Back to Room 666

What is the future of cinema? In 1982, in Cannes, Wim Wenders invited many movie makers to answer... Read more

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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

The Making of the Trilogy Read more

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Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi. The Power of Myth

Gives insight into the creators mindset and how they culled from real life events to create some ... Read more

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The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'

A documentary on the making of one of the greatest films ever made. Filled with trivia, interview... Read more

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Stanley Kubrick in Focus

Spielberg, Soderbergh, Stone, Friedkin, Scorsese and others tell how Kubrick's directorial style ... Read more

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Hitchcock/Truffaut

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced t... Read more

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and tha... Read more

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AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

10th Anniversary of the 100 greatest films as chosen by the American Film Institute. Read more

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Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

Leslie Iwerks' documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with... Read more

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And the Oscar Goes To...

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And th... Read more

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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope

A fascinating chronicle of the birth and rise of the radically different independent studio found... Read more

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Cecil B DeMille: American Epic

Documentary about the legendary American film director from his introduction to the film industry... Read more

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The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career ... Read more

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Return to Jurassic Park

"Return to Jurassic Park" is a multi-part documentary that takes an in-depth look at the making o... Read more

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Robert Capa: In Love and War

Profile of iconic war photographer Robert Capa, whose career spanned five epic conflicts across t... Read more

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A Timeless Call

U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention. Read more

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with in... Read more

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Shooting War

No overview found. Read more

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Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138'

The Making of feature for the George Lucas movie 'THX 1138'. Read more

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The secret life of Muravjev

In The Secret Live of Muravjev, Misha (@m1) is a sluggish ios developer, a swift geek whose high ... Read more

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Spielberg

A retrospective on the career of director Steven Spielberg. Read more

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Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

A documentary hosted by Harrison Ford about the stunts of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' Read more

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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

Daniel Anker’s 90-minute documentary takes on over 60 years of a very complex subject: Hollywood’... Read more

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Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

With a focus on Clint Eastwood's career as a director, this documentary features movie clips, beh... Read more

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The Shark Is Still Working

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary fo... Read more

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View From the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining'

An overview of the making of, and a look at the continuing popularity of, Stanley Kubrick's The S... Read more

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The Sci-Fi Boys

Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects ... Read more

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On Set With "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"

Witness the making of Raiders as it happened with newly revealed footage that puts you on the set... Read more

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Prelude to a Dream

This brief piece acts as a companion to the film Vanilla Sky (2001). Short interviews with a few ... Read more

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The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

A documentary film on the making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Read more

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Voices from the List

Based exclusively on testimonies of "Schindler Juden" from the Institute’s Visual History Archive... Read more

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Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck

A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck. Read more

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Kurosawa

Documentary on film maker Akira Kurosawa Read more

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Martin Scorsese Directs

Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin ... Read more

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Mifune: The Last Samurai

Nearly 20 years after his death and in the run-up to his centenary, Toshiro Mifune remains a true... Read more

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Your Studio and You

A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after... Read more