American, Director

Steven Spielberg Wiki/Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Movies, Net Worth

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18 , 1946 ) a successful US film director and producer . He has won the Academy Award three times and has been recognized as the highest grosser of all time by making films. Internationally, his film grossed about $ 1 billion. According to Forbes magazine , Spielberg has a net profit of $ 3 billion.

Quick Facts
December 18, 1946
Age 77 years
Birth place Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Years active 1959–present
Occupation Director
Net worth 3.6 billion USD (2019)

Main achievements

Few film directors and producers achieve the same star status as the actors in their films. Steven Spielberg, arguably the world’s most popular director through the last quarter of the twentieth century, is an exception. Since 1975, when his second full-length feature film, Jaws, achieved unusual success, most of his films have been exceptionally successful at the box office.

Produced in 1982, ET managed to combine cinematic expertise and entertainment into a story that had even the most sophisticated movie experts in tears, making it the film with the biggest gross revenue of that time. Other popular films, mostly in the science fiction and action fantasy genres include:

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977),
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and the follow-up films,
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Spielberg was also responsible for Hook (1991) and science fiction blockbuster, Jurassic Park (released in 1993), which repeated ET’s box office success and became the highest grossing film in movie history. In Jurassic Park, sophisticated computer technology was used to recreate the world of the dinosaurs.

In The Color Purple (1985), based on the novel by well-known African American author Alice Walker, and Empire of the Sun (1987), based on the autobiographical novel by JG Ballard, Spielberg took on a more serious tone. It has placed both of these films in the art movie genre as opposed to the more popular genres he has devoted most of his attention to.

An Academy Award escaped him until 1993 when he received Schindler’s List for best film and best director for his poignant black-and-white film. In 1999, for the second time, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan, a devastating portrayal of the First World War.

Life History

Steven Spielberg was born in Cincinnati , Ohio in 1946 as the son of Arnold, an electrical engineer, and Leah, a concert pianist. He was the eldest of four children. His parents divorced and his mother remarried. Steven was married to Amy Irving from 1979 to 1989. In 1991, he married Cate Capshaw. He has seven children who are a source of creative inspiration for him.

Spielberg started filming at the age of 12. A 24-minute film, Amblin, which he made in 1969, impressed studio bosses at Universal Studios enough to offer him a seven-year contract. His first feature film, Sugarland Express (released in 1974), received the award for best feature film text at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974.

In 1985, Spielberg founded his own production studio, Amblin Entertainment, and in 1994, Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen challenged the Hollywood institution by establishing the first new movie studio in more than 75 years in Hollywood. The company was called Dreamworks SKG and shareholders simply supported it on the three men’s reputations. Many Hollywood ring heads mocked the idea and did not believe Spielberg could make it a success. By 1998, however, it was estimated that Steven Spielberg’s fortune was worth a billion US dollars.

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