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Steven Spielberg Biography and Profile

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Steven Spielberg Profile

Famous as: Director
Birth Name: Steven Allan Spielberg
Birth Date: December 18, 1946
Birth place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nationalty: American
Education: University of Southern California 
Father: Arnold Spielberg
Mother: Leah Adler 
Spouse: Kate Capshaw (m. 1991), Amy Irving (m. 1985–1989)
Children:  Sasha Spielberg, Destry Allyn Spielberg, Mikaela George Spielberg, Max Spielberg, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, Theo Spielberg

Steven Spielberg Biography

Steven Allan Spielberg famous as Steven Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and business magnate. He was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States to Leah Adler and Arnold Spielberg. His mother was a restaurateur and concert pianist and his father was a electrical engineer who was involved in the development of computers. After his parents’ divorce he moved to Saratoga, California with his father where he attended Arcadia High School and after three years he moved back to California where he graduated in 1965 from Saratoga High School. He released his first 26-minute short film Amblin’ when he was an intern of Universal Studios. His professional career was started when he was hired to direct one of the segments for the 1969 pilot episode of Night Gallery. He rose to fame as a director in 1975 when he directed the film Jaws in 1975. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. For his directorial debuts in the films Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan he has won Academy Award for Best Director. He married to actress Amy Irving in 1985 and they were divorced in 1989. He later started his relationship with actress Kate Capshaw and they married on October 12, 1991.

Steven Spielberg Filmography

Amateur releases
Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes
1959 The Last Gun Yes Yes Actor
1961 Fighter Squad Yes Yes
Escape to Nowhere Yes Yes
1964 Firelight Yes Yes
Theatrical releases
Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1968 Amblin’ Yes Yes
1971 Duel Yes
1974 The Sugarland Express Yes Yes
1975 Jaws Yes
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Yes Yes
1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand executive producer
1979 1941 Yes
1980 The Blues Brothers Cook County Assessor’s Office Clerk
Used Cars executive producer
1981 Continental Divide executive producer
Raiders of the Lost Ark Yes
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Yes Yes
Poltergeist Yes Yes
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Yes Yes segment “Kick the Can”
1984 Gremlins Man in Electric Wheelchair, also executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Yes
Room 666 Himself
1985 Fandango executive producer
Back to the Future executive producer
The Color Purple Yes Yes
The Goonies Yes also executive producer
Young Sherlock Holmes executive producer
1986 An American Tail executive producer
The Money Pit executive producer
1987 Batteries Not Included executive producer
Empire of the Sun Yes Yes
Harry and the Hendersons executive producer, uncredited
Innerspace executive producer
Three O’Clock High executive producer
1988 The Land Before Time executive producer
Who Framed Roger Rabbit executive producer
1989 Always Yes Yes
Back to the Future Part II executive producer
Dad executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Yes
1990 Arachnophobia executive producer
Dreams executive producer
Back to the Future Part III executive producer
Gremlins 2: The New Batch executive producer
Joe Versus the Volcano executive producer
Roller Coaster Rabbit executive producer
1991 A Wish for Wings That Work executive producer
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Yes
Cape Fear executive producer
Hook Yes
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation executive producer
A Brief History of Time executive producer
1993 Jurassic Park Yes Yes
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story executive producer
Schindler’s List Yes Yes
1994 The Flintstones executive producer
1995 Casper executive producer
Balto executive producer
1996 Twister executive producer
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Yes Brief cameo in television reflection at the end of the film
Men in Black executive producer
Amistad Yes Yes
1998 Saving Private Ryan Yes Yes
The Last Days executive producer
The Mask of Zorro executive producer
Deep Impact executive producer
1999 Wakko’s Wish executive producer
Medal of Honor Video game, original concept
2000 Shooting War executive producer
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Yes Yes Yes
Jurassic Park III executive producer
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself
Vanilla Sky Guest at David Aames’ Party
2002 Minority Report Yes
Men in Black II executive producer
Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself
Catch Me If You Can Yes Yes
2003 Double Dare Himself
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself
The Terminal Yes Yes
2005 Directed by John Ford Himself
War of the Worlds Yes
The Legend of Zorro executive producer
Memoirs of a Geisha Yes
Munich Yes Yes
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Yes
Letters from Iwo Jima Yes
Monster House executive producer
The Shark Is Still Working Himself
2007 Transformers executive producer
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Yes
Eagle Eye executive producer
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen executive producer
The Lovely Bones executive producer
2010 Hollywood Don’t Surf! Himself
Hereafter executive producer
True Grit executive producer
2011 Paul Himself
Super 8 Yes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon executive producer
Cowboys & Aliens executive producer
Real Steel executive producer
The Adventures of Tintin Yes Yes
War Horse Yes Yes
2012 Men in Black 3 executive producer
Lincoln Yes Yes
2013 Delivery Man Yes
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction executive producer
The Hundred-Foot Journey Yes
2015 Jurassic World executive producer
American Sniper executive producer
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun executive producer
Critical reception
Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
The Sugarland Express 92% N/A
Jaws 100% 79
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 95% N/A
1941 32% N/A
Raiders of the Lost Ark 95% 90
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 98% 94
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 85% N/A
The Color Purple 88% 62
Empire of the Sun 82% 60
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 89% 65
Always 64% N/A
Hook 31% N/A
Jurassic Park 92% 68
Schindler’s List 97% 93
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 52% 59
Amistad 76% 63
Saving Private Ryan 93% 90
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 73% 65
Minority Report 92% 80
Catch Me If You Can 96% 76
The Terminal 60% 55
War of the Worlds 74% 73
Munich 78% 74
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 78% 65
The Adventures of Tintin 75% 68
War Horse 77% 72
Lincoln 89% 86
Average 79.7% 73
Highest-grossing films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year
1 Jurassic Park $970 million 1993
2 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $793 million 1982
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $787 million 2008
4 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $619 million 1997
5 War of the Worlds $592 million 2005
6 Saving Private Ryan $482 million 1998
7 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $474 million 1989
8 Jaws $471 million 1975
9 Raiders of the Lost Ark $390 million 1981
10 The Adventures of Tintin $374 million 2011
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