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Steven Spielberg

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Birthplace:   Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
The most commercially successful filmmaker in Hollywood history, Steven Spielberg was born December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, OH. A lifelong cinema buff, he began directing his first short movies while still a child, later studying film at California State University and winning notice for his 1969 short feature Amblin'. He first made his mark in television, directing Joan Crawford in the pilot for Rod Serling's Night Gallery and working on episodes of Columbo and Marcus Welby, M.D. Spielberg's first feature-length effort, 1971's Duel, a taut thriller starring Dennis Weaver, was widely acclaimed as one of the best movies ever made for television. Spielberg permanently graduated to feature films with 1974's The Sugarland Express, but it was his next effort, Jaws, which truly cemented his reputation as a rising star. The most successful film of 1975, this tale of a man-eating Great White shark was widely recognized as the picture which established the summer months as the film industry's most lucrative period of the year, heralding a move toward big-budget blockbusters which culminated two years later with his friend George Lucas' Star Wars. Spielberg's follow-up, 1977's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was another staggering success, employing state-of-the-art special effects to document its story of contact with alien life. With the 1979 slapstick-war comedy 1941, Spielberg made his first major misstep, as the star-studded picture performed miserably at the box office. However, he swiftly regained his footing with 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. Produced by Lucas, the film was one of the biggest hits of the decade, later launching a pair of sequels as well as a short-lived television series. However, it was Spielberg's next effort which truly asserted his position as the era's most popular filmmaker: 1982's E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, the touching tale of a boy who befriends an alien, was hailed upon release as an instant classic, and became one of the most commercially successful movies of all time. After 1984's Raiders of the Lost Ark sequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg went against type to direct The Color Purple, an adaptation of Alice Walker's much-honored novel exploring the lives and struggles of a group of African-American women during the Depression years. The film went on to gross over $100 million at the box office, later securing 11 Academy Award nominations. A 1987 dramatization of J.G. Ballard's novel Empire of the Sun was his next picture, and was one of his few box-office disappointments. A similar fate met the sentimental Always (1989), a remake of the wartime weeper A Guy Named Joe, but Spielberg returned to form with the same year's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.With 1991's 60-million-dollar production of Hook, Spielberg again fell victim to negative reviews and lackluster box-office returns, but in 1993 he returned with a vengeance with Jurassic Park. That same year, he released Schindler's List, an epic docudrama set during the Holocaust. The picture won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director honors. As befitting his role as a major Hollywood player, Spielberg and his company, Amblin Entertainment, also produced a number of highly successful features, including 1982's Poltergeist, 1985's Back to the Future, and 1988's groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit? He also diversified into television, beginning in 1985 with the anthology series Amazing Stories and later supervising the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures and the underwater adventure Seaquest DSV. However, in the wake of Schindler's List, Spielberg's status as a power broker grew exponentially with the formation of Dreamworks SKG, a production company he headed along with former Disney chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and music mogul David Geffen; consequently, Spielberg spent much of the mid-'90s behind the scenes, serving as executive producer on films such as Twister (1996), Men in Black (1997), and tw

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Indiana Jones 5
  • Director
2020
No Score Yet Untitled Indiana Jones
  • Director
2020
No Score Yet Bumblebee
  • Executive Producer
2018
No Score Yet Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Executive Producer
2018
No Score Yet Ready Player One
  • Producer
  • Director
2018
No Score Yet The Post
  • Director
  • Producer
2017
100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$3.1M 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Executive Producer
$130.2M 2017
92% Finding Oscar
  • Executive Producer
$21.7k 2017
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Kids' Films
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
  • Director
2017
93% Spielberg
  • Actor
2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai
  • Actor
$62.2k 2016
75% The BFG
  • Director
  • Producer
$55.5M 2016
87% All the Way
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2016
100% Everything Is Copy
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Back In Time
  • Actor
2015
91% Bridge of Spies
  • Producer
  • Director
2015
71% Jurassic World
  • Executive Producer
$528.8M 2015
32% Poltergeist
  • Screenwriter
$40M 2015
No Score Yet Atari: Game Over
  • Actor
2014
69% The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Producer
$46.3M 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Executive Producer
$206.8M 2014
No Score Yet Tcm Presents And The Oscar (R) Goes To...
  • Actor
2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
  • Actor
$3.6k 2013
No Score Yet Robopocalypse
  • Producer
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
  • Actor
2013
90% Lincoln
  • Director
  • Producer
$129.5M 2012
No Score Yet Indiana Jones Marathon
  • Director
2012
68% Men in Black III
  • Executive Producer
$179.1M 2012
76% War Horse
  • Director
  • Producer
$79.9M 2011
75% The Adventures of Tintin
  • Director
  • Producer
$75.3M 2011
91% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
  • Actor
2011
59% Real Steel
  • Executive Producer
$85.5M 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens
  • Executive Producer
$100.3M 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Executive Producer
$352.4M 2011
82% Super 8
  • Producer
$127M 2011
71% Paul
  • Himself
$37.4M 2011
95% True Grit
  • Executive Producer
$171.1M 2010
46% Hereafter
  • Executive Producer
$32.8M 2010
No Score Yet Jaws: The Inside Story
  • Actor
2010
31% The Lovely Bones
  • Executive Producer
$44M 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Executive Producer
$402.1M 2009
No Score Yet Warner at War
  • Actor
2008
26% Eagle Eye
  • Executive Producer
$101.2M 2008
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Director
$317M 2008
No Score Yet Spielberg on Spielberg
  • Actor
2007
57% Transformers
  • Executive Producer
$319.1M 2007
60% Fog City Mavericks
  • Actor
2007
69% Disturbia
  • Producer
$80.1M 2007
91% Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Producer
$13.7M 2006
73% Flags of Our Fathers
  • Producer
$33.6M 2006
74% Monster House
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
$73.7M 2006
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Sci-Fi Boys
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
  • Actor
2006
100% The Shark Is Still Working
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Searching for Orson
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet I Only Wanted to Live
  • Executive Producer
2006
77% Munich
  • Director
  • Producer
$47.4M 2005
35% Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Producer
$57M 2005
26% The Legend of Zorro
  • Executive Producer
$45.4M 2005
74% War of the Worlds
  • Director
$234.2M 2005
97% Double Dare
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds: The Real Story
  • Actor
2005
61% The Terminal
  • Director
  • Producer
$77.1M 2004
88% Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  • Actor
2004
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Robert Capa: In Love and War
  • Actor
2003
96% Catch Me If You Can
  • Director
  • Producer
$164.4M 2002
39% Men in Black II
  • Executive Producer
$190.4M 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Himself
$213.1M 2002
90% Minority Report
  • Director
$132.1M 2002
No Score Yet Price for Peace
  • Executive Producer
2002
42% Vanilla Sky
  • Party Guest (uncredited)
2001
50% Jurassic Park III
  • Executive Producer
2001
73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2001
85% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Chuck Jones: Extremes and Inbetweens - A Life in Animation
  • Actor
2000
76% Gladiator
  • Producer
2000
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
90% The Last Days
  • Executive Producer
1999
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • Producer
  • Director
1998
83% The Mask of Zorro
  • Executive Producer
1998
48% Deep Impact
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'
  • Actor
1998
76% Amistad
  • Director
  • Producer
1997
92% Men in Black
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1997
53% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Director
1997
57% Twister
  • Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet The Universal Story
  • Host
1996
50% Balto
  • Executive Producer
1995
44% Casper
  • Executive Producer
1995
No Score Yet Survivors of the Holocaust
  • Host
1995
23% The Flintstones
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1994
96% Schindler's List
  • Producer
  • Director
1993
93% Jurassic Park
  • Director
  • Producer
$45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Class of '61
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1993
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
  • Executive Producer
1993
No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons
  • Producer
1992
29% Hook
  • Director
1991
45% An American Tail - Fievel Goes West
  • Producer
1991
74% Cape Fear
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Wish for Wings That Work
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
  • Actor
1990
91% Arachnophobia
  • Executive Producer
1990
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet Roller Coaster Rabbit
  • Executive Producer
1990
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Executive Producer
1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
  • Actor
1990
65% Always
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1989
60% Dad
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1989
75% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Producer
1989
88% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Director
1989
63% Back to the Future Part II
  • Executive Producer
1989
70% The Land Before Time
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1988
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Executive Producer
1988
60% *batteries not included
  • Executive Producer
1987
70% Empire of the Sun
  • Producer
  • Director
1987
81% Innerspace
  • Executive Producer
1987
44% Harry and the Hendersons
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Citizen Steve
  • Director
1987
69% An American Tail
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1986
47% The Money Pit
  • Producer
1986
88% The Color Purple
  • Producer
  • Director
1985
65% Young Sherlock Holmes
  • Executive Producer
1985
96% Back to the Future
  • Executive Producer
$3M 1985
70% The Goonies
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1985
No Score Yet Room 666 (Chambre 666)
  • Actor
1985
84% Gremlins
  • Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)
  • Executive Producer
1984
85% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Director
1984
65% Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Producer
  • Director
1983
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Producer
  • Director
1982
88% Poltergeist
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1982
78% Continental Divide
  • Producer
1981
94% Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Director
1981
75% Used Cars
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1980
85% The Blues Brothers
  • Cook County Clerk
1980
33% 1941
  • Director
1979
84% I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • Executive Producer
1978
96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1977
97% Jaws
  • Director
1975
91% The Sugarland Express
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Savage
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Something Evil
  • Actor
  • Director
1972
87% Duel
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Columbo: Murder by the Book
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Night Gallery
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Amblin'
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Firelight
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Fighter Squad
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Escape to Nowhere
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet The Last Gun
  • Director
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Jaws Interactive With Hedda Lettuce
  • Director

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Five Came Back
2017
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
29% Minority Report
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • 2015
81% Public Morals
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
74% The Whispers
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
59% Red Band Society
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
67% Under the Dome
2013-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
85% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
29% Lucky 7
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
60% The River
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2012
71% Terra Nova
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Pacific
2010
  • Executive Producer
  • 2010
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Speaker
  • 2003
No Score Yet Band of Brothers
2001
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer

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