Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Highest Rated: 100% The Shark Is Still Working (2006)

Lowest Rated: 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1946

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Steven Spielberg was an iconic American filmmaker whose wide body of work was thoroughly embraced by both mainstream audiences and critics throughout his long and prolific career. Having made a number of modern classics, going all the way back to 1975's "Jaws," Spielberg was universally regarded by both his peers and film historians as one of the greatest American filmmakers in the history of the medium. Born in Cincinnati and raised primarily in Phoenix, Arizona, Spielberg began making super 8 shorts films when he was still in his teens. At 16 he made his first feature length film, the science fiction adventure film "Firelight" (1963), which would later serve as the inspiration for his future masterwork "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977). Wanting to do nothing else with his life but make movies, Spielberg left Arizona at 18 to attend film school in Los Angeles. He was denied entry into the prominent film program at USC due to his C average, so Spielberg applied to and was admitted into California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Spielberg dropped out of CSULB after a year, however, after he was signed to a 7-year TV directing contract with Universal based on the strength of his short film "Amblin'" (1968). Spielberg directed a number of television shows while under contract at Universal, but it was his 1971 made-for-TV road thriller "Duel" that proved to be the break he needed to make the leap into movies. After the success of "Duel," Spielberg directed the critically acclaimed crime drama "Sugarland Express" (1974), which starred Goldie Hawn. It was his next film about a renegade great white shark off the coast of a New England resort town that would make the phrase "blockbuster" practically synonymous with Spielberg's name. Released in the summer of 1975, "Jaws," which was made for $9 million dollars, grossed over $470 million at the box office, making it one of the most financially successful films ever, up until that point. The film was also nominated for Best Picture and took home three Academy Awards. For Spielberg, the massive success of "Jaws" would prove to be just the start of one of the most charmed filmmaking careers in Hollywood history. Over the next several decades he directed a wide array of universally beloved films that are now considered modern classics. These films include, but are not limited to: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), "Schindler's List" (1993), "Jurassic Park" (1993) "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "Minority Report" (2002), and "Lincoln" (2012). In addition to directing, Spielberg was also a prolific producer. Throughout his six decades in show business, Spielberg produced over 150 film and television projects. Furthermore, he's also taken home three Academy Awards, and has received scores of other nominations for his film and television work. In 2018 Spielberg directed his 32nd feature length film, "Ready Player One." The film was an adaption of a popular 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, and was well-received by both critics and audiences.

Highest rated movies

Everything Is Copy
The Shark Is Still Working
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
The Blues Brothers

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Color Purple Producer - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indiana Jones 5 Executive Producer - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Executive Producer - 2023
95% No Score Yet The Fabelmans Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
29% 77% Jurassic World Dominion Executive Producer $376.0M 2022
91% 93% West Side Story Director,
Producer
$38.5M 2021
75% 65% Oslo Executive Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robopocalypse Producer - 2021
19% 53% Cats Executive Producer $27.2M 2019
23% 66% Men in Black: International Executive Producer $80.0M 2019
91% 74% Bumblebee Executive Producer $127.2M 2018
87% 67% First Man Executive Producer $44.8M 2018
47% 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Executive Producer $416.7M 2018
72% 77% Ready Player One Director,
Producer
$137.0M 2018
88% 73% The Post Director,
Producer
$81.4M 2017
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
16% 43% Transformers: The Last Knight Executive Producer $130.1M 2017
82% 88% Finding Oscar Executive Producer $21.3K 2016
87% 83% All the Way Executive Producer - 2016
74% 57% The BFG Director,
Producer
$55.5M 2016
84% 77% Mifune: The Last Samurai Self $61.9K 2015
100% 76% Everything Is Copy Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 47% Back in Time Self - 2015
91% 87% Bridge of Spies Director,
Producer
$72.3M 2015
71% 78% Jurassic World Executive Producer $652.6M 2015
68% 81% The Hundred-Foot Journey Producer $54.2M 2014
17% 50% Transformers: Age of Extinction Executive Producer $245.4M 2014
No Score Yet 57% Atari: Game Over Unknown (Character) - 2014
89% 80% Lincoln Director,
Producer
$182.2M 2012
67% 70% Men in Black 3 Executive Producer $179.0M 2012
92% 72% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
75% 74% War Horse Director,
Producer
$79.9M 2011
74% 74% The Adventures of Tintin Director,
Producer
$77.6M 2011
60% 73% Real Steel Executive Producer $85.5M 2011
44% 43% Cowboys & Aliens Executive Producer $100.2M 2011
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Executive Producer $352.4M 2011
81% 75% Super 8 Producer $127.0M 2011
70% 62% Paul Self $37.4M 2011
95% 85% True Grit Executive Producer $171.0M 2010
47% 38% Hereafter Executive Producer $32.7M 2010
31% 52% The Lovely Bones Executive Producer $44.0M 2009
20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Executive Producer $402.1M 2009
26% 62% Eagle Eye Executive Producer $101.1M 2008
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Director $317.0M 2008
58% 85% Transformers Executive Producer $319.0M 2007
91% 86% Letters From Iwo Jima Producer $13.8M 2006
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Producer $33.6M 2006
75% 63% Monster House Executive Producer $73.7M 2006
100% 92% The Shark Is Still Working Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Searching for Orson Unknown (Character) - 2006
78% 83% Munich Director,
Producer
$47.4M 2005
35% 83% Memoirs of a Geisha Producer $57.0M 2005
27% 48% The Legend of Zorro Executive Producer $45.4M 2005
75% 42% War of the Worlds Director $234.3M 2005
61% 74% The Terminal Director,
Producer
$77.0M 2004
88% 83% Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Unknown (Character) - 2004
97% 79% Double Dare Self - 2003
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Director,
Producer
$164.4M 2002
39% 45% Men in Black II Executive Producer $192.4M 2002
90% 80% Minority Report Director $132.0M 2002
49% 36% Jurassic Park III Executive Producer $181.2M 2001
75% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Director,
Screenwriter
$78.6M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semper Fi Executive Producer - 2001
43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Executive Producer $30.7M 2000
57% 65% Road Trip Executive Producer $68.5M 2000
78% 87% Gladiator Executive Producer $187.7M 2000
25% 20% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Executive Producer $35.2M 2000
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Executive Producer $50.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting War Executive Producer - 2000
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Executive Producer $71.4M 1999
87% 93% American Beauty Executive Producer $130.1M 1999
46% 43% Deep Impact Executive Producer $140.4M 1998
92% 91% The Last Days Executive Producer $419.8K 1998
83% 73% The Mask of Zorro Executive Producer $93.8M 1998
92% 52% Antz Executive Producer $90.7M 1998
94% 95% Saving Private Ryan Director,
Producer
- 1998
77% 79% Amistad Director,
Producer
- 1997
92% 80% Men in Black Executive Producer $250.1M 1997
54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Director,
Film Editing
$229.1M 1997
63% 58% Twister Executive Producer $241.7M 1996
56% 70% Balto Executive Producer $11.2M 1995
51% 49% Casper Executive Producer $100.3M 1995
No Score Yet 50% Survivors of the Holocaust Unknown (Character) - 1995
21% 24% The Flintstones Executive Producer $130.5M 1994
No Score Yet 31% Class of '61 Executive Producer - 1993
98% 97% Schindler's List Director,
Producer
$96.6M 1993
38% 50% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Executive Producer $8.6M 1993
92% 91% Jurassic Park Director,
Film Editing
$401.8M 1993
29% 76% Hook Director $116.3M 1991
74% 77% Cape Fear Executive Producer $76.4M 1991
57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Producer $20.2M 1991
80% 78% Back to the Future Part III Executive Producer - 1990
68% 86% Akira Kurosawa's Dreams Executive Producer $1.7M 1990
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Executive Producer $40.5M 1990
63% 85% Back to the Future Part II Executive Producer $116.4M 1989
65% 60% Always Director,
Producer
- 1989
88% 94% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Director $195.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie Director - 1989
64% 79% The Land Before Time Executive Producer $45.8M 1988
97% 85% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Executive Producer $152.8M 1988
76% 90% Empire of the Sun Director,
Producer
$22.0M 1987
50% 58% The Money Pit Executive Producer $30.9M 1986
97% 94% Back to the Future Executive Producer $247.0K 1985
64% 63% Young Sherlock Holmes Executive Producer $18.1M 1985
76% 94% The Color Purple Director,
Producer
$93.4M 1985
76% 91% The Goonies Writer,
Executive Producer
$935.0K 1985
86% 78% Gremlins Executive Producer - 1984
83% 81% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Director - 1984
59% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Director - 1983
87% 79% Poltergeist Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editing
$121.8M 1982
99% 72% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Director,
Producer
$439.2M 1982
96% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Director,
Film Editing
$248.2M 1981
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk (Character) - 1980
44% 48% 1941 Director - 1979
94% 85% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Director,
Writer
$3.1M 1977
97% 90% Jaws Director $272.2M 1975
86% 66% The Sugarland Express Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Director - 1972
89% 84% Duel Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. 2017 Director - 1971
No Score Yet 21% Something Evil Director - 1971
No Score Yet 78% Night Gallery Director - 1969
No Score Yet 61% Amblin' Director,
Screenwriter
- 1968
No Score Yet 14% Firelight Director,
Screenwriter
- 1964

TV

Credit
92% 77% Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Executive Producer 2020-2022
69% 52% Halo Executive Producer 2022
90% 76% Animaniacs Executive Producer 2020-2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
41% 52% Amazing Stories Executive Producer 2020
100% No Score Yet Why We Hate Executive Producer 2019
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
98% 90% Five Came Back Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2016
82% 90% Public Morals Executive Producer 2015
77% 61% Extant Executive Producer 2014-2015
71% 70% The Whispers Executive Producer 2015
79% 69% Falling Skies Executive Producer 2011-2015
59% 86% Red Band Society Executive Producer 2014-2015
29% 0% Lucky 7 Executive Producer 2013-2014
68% 79% Smash Executive Producer 2012-2013
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
62% 66% Terra Nova Executive Producer 2011
91% 89% The Pacific Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Executive Producer 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taken Executive Producer 2002
97% 96% Band of Brothers Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
75% 82% Pinky & the Brain Executive Producer 1995-1998
No Score Yet 80% seaQuest DSV Executive Producer 1993-1995
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
1985-1987
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Director 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Director 1971