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Steven Spielberg

American film director

Steven Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the most successful and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. 1)

Born on December 18, 1946

Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Haddon Township, New Jersey, and attended Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California. 2)

Early career

Spielberg's career in film began in the 1960s when he made short films while studying at California State University, Long Beach. He later gained recognition for his work on the television series “Duel” (1971) and “Columbo” (1973). 3)

Most famous films

Some of Spielberg's most famous films include “Jaws” (1975), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), “Indiana Jones” (1981-2008), and “Jurassic Park” (1993). 4)

Academy Awards

Spielberg has won numerous awards for his work, including three Academy Awards for Best Director for “Schindler's List” (1993), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), and “Lincoln” (2012). He has also been nominated for an additional seven Academy Awards. 5)

TV Shows

In addition to his work in film, Spielberg has also been involved in television production, with credits including the series “Amazing Stories” (1985-1987) and “Band of Brothers” (2001). 6)

Amblin Entertainment

Spielberg is a co-founder of the production company Amblin Entertainment, which has produced many of his films. He has also served as an executive producer on a number of projects, including the television series “ER” (1994-2009) and “Lost” (2004-2010). 7)


In addition to his work in film and television, Spielberg has also been involved in philanthropy and activism. He has supported a number of charitable organizations, including the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Shoah Foundation. 8)

Married to Kate Capshaw

Spielberg is married to actress Kate Capshaw, and the couple has seven children together. He has five children from a previous marriage to actress Amy Irving. 9)

Art collector

Spielberg is an avid collector of art and has a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works by famous artists. 10)

Medal of Honor computer game

In addition to his work in film, Spielberg has also been involved in the video game industry. He served as an executive producer on the popular video game “Medal of Honor” (1999) and has worked on other video game projects as well. 11)

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Spielberg has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards throughout his career. In addition to his Academy Awards, he has also received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. 12)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

In 2002, Spielberg was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in both 2005 and 2016. 13)

"The Color Purple" musical

In addition to his work in film and television, Spielberg has also been involved in the theater. He produced the Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” which was based on the novel by Alice Walker and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards. 14)

Presidential Medal of Freedom

In 2017, Spielberg was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. 15)

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