Steven Spielberg


Full Name Steven Allen Spielberg
Also credited as Steve Spielberg,Steven Spielrock
Profession Producer,writer and director
Date of birth 18-dec-1946
Birth place Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Height 5’7”
Father Arnold Spielberg -electrical engineer
Mother Leah Adler -concert pianinst
Wife Ex-Wife: Amy Irving(1979 till 1989)
Present:Kate Capshaw-actress
  • Anne Spielberg(screenwriter and producer)
  • Sue Spielberg
  • Nancy Katz(jewelry designer)
  • Max Spielberg (with Irving)
  • Theo Spielberg (adopted)
  • Sasha Spielberg
  • Sawyer Spielberg
  • Jessica Capshaw
  • Mikaela George Spielberg (adopted)
  • Destry Allyn
  • Arcadia High School in Phoenix
  • Long Beach University , California (dropped out of college in 1968 but later graduated in 2002 )
  • Film -‘Amblin’
  • TV -Night gallery (1969)
  • Feature film-Sugarland Express-1974
  • TV film ‘Duel'(1971)
Person to recognize his talent Chuck Silvers, head of the editorial department of the Universal studios was impressed on seeing of his 8mm films
Best films  Jaws, ET, Schindler’s List ,Saving Private Ryan ,Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park series
  • Not able to direct ‘Rain man’
  • For not investing in Yahoo when asked for it. He thought it was not worth investing.
Awards and
  • He produced a 40 minutes film ‘Escape to Nowhere’ and won an award at the young age of 13.
  • At age 16 he produced the movie ‘Firelight’
  • Best screen play award in Cannes film festival for the film Sugar land Express
  • Golden Globe Awards for the year 1994,1999
  • Honored with a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute-1995
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, the U. S. Navy’s highest civilian honor, on Veterans Day 1999 for his work on the movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).
  • Has won 2 oscars for the films ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Schindler’s list’
  • Honour of Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in New Years Honour’s 2001 by the Queen for his contribution to the British film
  • Honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Yale University,  2002.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003
  • Received daytime Emmy awards for the years 1996,2002,2003
Common aspect in his films
  • World War II is often referred
  • Most of his films show children in some sort of danger
  • Shooting stars are always seen in his movies
Delay in getting his degree  My longest ‘post-production schedule”.
  • Person: David Lean
  • Movies: Seven Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia, It’s A Wonderful Life, and The Searchers
Afraid of Aeroplanes, elevators and closed -in places
  • Dreamworks (22% ownership)  SKG along with David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Amblin (100% ownership)
  • Dive! (restaurant chain) (50% ownership)
  • idealab! (internet content) (15% ownership)
Total wealth $2billion
  • His father worked for companies like IBM and GE and he has 12 patents to his name.
  • In school he was nicknamed ‘retard’ because he lost a race to a mentally retarded boy.
  • His adopted children are African-Americans
  • Supports democratic party
  • Hates coffee
  • Did not accept his salary for directing ‘Shindler’s List’
  • Created ‘Shoah Visual History Foundation’ which has recorded the testimonies of over 50,000 Holocaust survivors
  • Resigned from the Boy Scouts because they excluded gays from scouting.
  • Paid $207,500 and later $578,000 for the best -actress statuettes presented to Bette Davis and $607,500 for the Oscar presented to Clark Gable when it was auctioned and donated it back to the Motion Picture Academy
  • Donated $12 million to save a Los Angeles equestrian club
  • Declined the offer to direct ‘Harry Potter’
  • He doesn’t like to use digital actors
  • “I dream for a living,”
  • I’d rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.”
Future goals To make a musical

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