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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction/adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), which became archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking. Spielberg transitioned into addressing serious issues in his later work with The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler's List (1993), Amistad (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has largely adhered to this practice during the 21st century, with Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017). He co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for several successful film trilogies, tetralogies and more including the Gremlins, Back to the Future, Men in Black, and the Transformers series. He later transitioned into producing several video games. Spielberg is one of the American film industry's most critically successful filmmakers, with praise for his directing talent and versatility, and he has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice. Some of his films are also among the highest-grossing films, while his total work makes him the highest-grossing film director in history. Description above from the Wikipedia article Steven Spielberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 18, 1946 In Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
151
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun 2022
Known For
Poster of The Music of 'Indiana Jones'
Poster of Austin Powers in Goldmember
Poster of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Poster of Jaws
Filmography
Movie The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun Himself 2022
Movie Lawrence of Arabia: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg narrator 2022
Series Some Good News Himself 2020-03-29
Series Challenger: The Final Flight Self - Director "Close Encounters" (archive footage) 2020-09-16
Movie Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Himself 2020-04-26
Series The Movies Unknown 2019-07-07
Movie Peter Falk versus Columbo Self (archive footage) 2019-03-31
Movie Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself 2019-10-25
Movie Trumbull Land Himself 2018-10-15
Series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Self 2018-04-29
Movie Schindler's List: 25 Years Later Himself 2018-12-18
Series Five Came Back Self 2017-03-31
Movie Five Came Back Self 2017-03-31
Movie Score: A Film Music Documentary Self 2017-03-16
Movie The Untameable Kirk Douglas Himself 2017-06-01
Movie Princess Diana: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth Self (archive footage) 2017-05-22
Movie How Star Wars Was Saved in the Edit Himself (Archive Footage) (Voice) 2017-12-07
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie Three Kinds of Close Encounters Himself 2017-09-19
Movie Nostromo: David Lean's Impossible Dream Himself 2017-06-09
Movie Mike Nichols: An American Master Unknown 2016-01-29
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams Unknown 2016-06-15
Movie Mifune: The Last Samurai Himself 2016-11-25
Movie Video Games: The New Masters of the World Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-15
Movie Everything Is Copy Unknown 2015-09-29
Movie Back in Time Himself 2015-10-20
Movie From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures Self 2014-09-30
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Himself - Interviewee 2014-02-01
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins Self 2014-09-30
Movie Kubrick Remembered Unknown 2014-11-04
Movie The Concert for Valor Himself 2014-11-11
Movie Lincoln: An American Journey Self 2013-01-16
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself 2013-04-28
Movie ‘The Birds’: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of Interviewee 2012-01-01
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Himself 2012-09-18
Movie Stanley Kubrick in Focus Himself 2012-11-30
Movie Inventing David Geffen Himself 2012-11-19
Movie The E.T. Journals Himself 2012-10-09
Movie Paul Himself 2011-02-14
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Himself 2011-02-05
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself 2011-05-06
Movie Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Himself 2011-11-27
Movie AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams Unknown 2011-11-07
Movie Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Himself 2011-12-17
Movie Jaws: The Inside Story Himself 2010-06-16
Movie Tales from the Future Unknown 2010-10-26
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Movie A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics Himself 2009-12-20
Movie Back to Room 666 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-02
Movie Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' Self 2008-09-23
Movie Warner at War Unknown 2008-11-11
Movie The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped Himself 2008-09-23
Movie Spielberg on Spielberg Himself 2007-07-09
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Himself 2007-06-20
Movie Their War Himself 2007-10-16
Movie The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Our World Himself 2007-10-16
Movie View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' Himself 2007-10-23
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006-04-27
Movie Searching for Orson Himself 2006-11-02
Movie Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Double Dare Steven Spielberg 2004-03-13
Movie Cecil B DeMille: American Epic himself 2004-04-05
Movie Voices from the List Self - Host 2004-03-09
Movie Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Self 2004-01-01
Movie Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation Unknown 2004-03-09
Movie The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Movie Making Saving Private Ryan Director 2004-05-25
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
Movie 'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg Himself 2004-08-17
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
Movie The Sound of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Music of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera Himself 2003-05-06
Movie Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit Himself 2003-03-25
Movie Robert Capa: In Love and War Himself 2003-05-28
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself 2003-10-21
Movie Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Self 2002-01-01
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember Steven Spielberg / Famous Director (Austinpussy) 2002-07-26
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Himself 2001-05-08
Movie Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself 2001-05-02
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie The Joe Spinell Story Himself 2001-08-21
Movie American Beauty: Look Closer... Self 2000-10-24
Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation Unknown 2000-11-08
Movie Kurosawa Himself (archive footage) 2000-12-24
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-01-01
Movie Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside Self 1999-05-04
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' Himself 1999-09-05
Movie Spielberg on Kubrick Himself 1999-11-19
Series AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies Self 1998-06-23
Movie Making the 'Lost World' Himself 1997-05-08
Series Taff self 1997-03-11
Movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park Popcorn-Eating Man (uncredited) 1997-05-23
Movie Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited) 1997-07-02
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese Self 1997-05-28
Movie Blacks and Jews Self 1997-07-29
Movie The Universal Story Self (archive footage) 1996-04-21
Movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial: A Look Back Himself 1996-10-01
Movie The Making Of '1941' Unknown 1996-05-28
Movie Your Studio and You Backlot Tour Guide 1995-02-01
Movie In Search of Clarity: The Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel Self 1995-01-01
Movie The Making of Jaws Himself 1995-11-28
Movie The Making of 'Jurassic Park' Himself 1995-05-09
Movie A Century of Cinema Unknown 1994-01-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean Self 1990-04-01
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Movie The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself 1990-11-21
Series Tiny Toon Adventures White Rabbit (voice) 1990-09-14
Series The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown 1987-04-05
Movie The Making of Back to the Future himself 1986-10-25
Movie David Lean: A Life in Film Himself 1985-01-01
Movie The Making of 'The Goonies' Himself 1985-12-31
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1985-04-05
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Tourist at Airport (uncredited) 1984-05-23
Movie Room 666 Self 1982-06-01
Movie The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark Himself 1981-10-05
Movie Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark Himself 1981-10-05
Movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself 1980-05-18
Movie The Blues Brothers Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk 1980-06-16
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Movie Lost in the Garden of the World Himself 1975-06-02
Series Saturday Night Live Himself 1975-10-11
Movie Jaws Amity Point Lifestation Worker (voice) (uncredited) 1975-06-18
Movie New England Our Way Himself 1974-12-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Something Evil Party Guest 1972-01-21
Movie Directed by John Ford Himself (uncredited) 1971-10-06
Series 60 Minutes Self 1968-09-24
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-18