Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Highest Rated: 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Turning (2020)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1946

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


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Indiana Jones 5 Producer Director 2021
No Score Yet West Side Story Producer Director 2020
12% The Turning Executive Producer 2020
23% Men in Black International Executive Producer 2019
91% Bumblebee Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet Schindler's List 25th Anniversary Director 2018
87% First Man Executive Producer 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Executive Producer 2018
72% Ready Player One Director Producer 2018
88% The Post Producer Director $80.4M 2018
100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release Director Screenwriter $3.1M 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight Executive Producer $130.2M 2017
81% Finding Oscar Executive Producer $21.7K 2017
92% Spielberg Actor 2017
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Kids' Films Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara Director 2017
83% Mifune: The Last Samurai Actor $62.2K 2016
74% The BFG Director Producer $55.5M 2016
88% All the Way Producer Executive Producer 2016
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
No Score Yet Back In Time Actor 2015
90% Bridge of Spies Director Producer Screenwriter 2015
71% Jurassic World Executive Producer $528.8M 2015
31% Poltergeist Screenwriter $40M 2015
No Score Yet Atari: Game Over Actor 2014
67% 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 Director Producer 2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Actor 2013
89% Lincoln Director Producer $129.5M 2012
68% Men in Black III Executive Producer $179.1M 2012
75% War Horse Producer Director $79.9M 2011
74% The Adventures of Tintin Producer Director $75.4M 2011
92% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Actor 2011
60% 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
81% Super 8 Producer $127M 2011
70% Paul Himself $37.4M 2011
96% True Grit Executive Producer $171.1M 2010
47% Hereafter Executive Producer $32.8M 2010
No Score Yet Jaws: The Inside Story Actor 2010
31% The Lovely Bones Executive Producer $44M 2009
20% 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
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Director $317M 2008
No Score Yet Spielberg on Spielberg Actor 2007
58% Transformers Executive Producer Actor $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 $33.7M 2006
75% Monster House Executive Producer 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
78% Munich Director Producer $47.4M 2005
35% Memoirs of a Geisha Producer $57.1M 2005
26% The Legend of Zorro Executive Producer $45.4M 2005
75% 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 Producer Director $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 Producer Director $164.5M 2002
39% Men in Black II Executive Producer $190.5M 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
49% Jurassic Park III Executive Producer 2001
74% A.I. Artificial Intelligence Director Screenwriter Producer 2001
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet Chuck Jones: Extremes and Inbetweens - A Life in Animation Actor 2000
77% Gladiator Producer 2000
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Producer 2000
91% The Last Days Executive Producer 1999
93% Saving Private Ryan Producer Director 1998
82% The Mask of Zorro Executive Producer 1998
45% Deep Impact Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' Actor 1998
77% Amistad Producer Director 1997
92% Men in Black Executive Producer Producer 1997
51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park Director 1997
57% Twister Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet The Universal Story Host 1996
54% Balto Executive Producer 1995
47% Casper Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet Survivors of the Holocaust Host 1995
22% The Flintstones Executive Producer Producer 1994
97% Schindler's List Director Producer 1993
91% Jurassic Park Director Producer $45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Class of '61 Executive Producer Producer 1993
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Executive Producer 1993
No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons Producer 1992
28% Hook Director Screenwriter 1991
54% An American Tail - Fievel Goes West Producer 1991
73% 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
92% Arachnophobia Executive Producer 1990
71% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Executive Producer 1990
No Score Yet Roller Coaster Rabbit Executive Producer 1990
80% Back to the Future Part III Executive Producer 1990
63% Joe Versus the Volcano Executive Producer 1990
No Score Yet The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Actor 1990
67% Always Producer Director Executive Producer 1989
60% Dad Executive Producer Producer 1989
76% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Producer 1989
87% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Director 1989
65% 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
63% *batteries not included Executive Producer 1987
75% Empire of the Sun Director Producer 1987
82% Innerspace Executive Producer 1987
43% Harry and the Hendersons Producer 1987
No Score Yet Citizen Steve Director 1987
71% An American Tail Executive Producer Producer 1986
48% The Money Pit Producer 1986
81% The Color Purple Producer Director 1985
64% Young Sherlock Holmes Executive Producer 1985
96% Back to the Future Executive Producer $3M 1985
75% The Goonies Executive Producer Screenwriter 1985
No Score Yet Room 666 (Chambre 666) Actor 1985
84% Gremlins Executive Producer Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited) 1984
85% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Director 1984
56% Twilight Zone: The Movie Director Producer 1983
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Producer Director 1982
85% Poltergeist Screenwriter Producer 1982
70% Continental Divide Producer 1981
95% Raiders of the Lost Ark Director 1981
77% Used Cars Producer Executive Producer 1980
84% The Blues Brothers Cook County Clerk 1980
42% 1941 Director 1979
89% I Wanna Hold Your Hand Executive Producer 1978
95% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Director Screenwriter 1977
98% Jaws Director 1975
No Score Yet Savage Director 1973
No Score Yet Something Evil Actor Director 1972
88% 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 Escape to Nowhere Director 1961
No Score Yet Fighter Squad Director 1961
No Score Yet The Last Gun Actor Director 1959
No Score Yet Jaws Interactive With Hedda Lettuce Director


41% Amazing Stories
Executive Producer 2020
100% Why We Hate
Executive Producer 2019
97% Five Came Back
Appearing Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2016
28% Minority Report
Executive Producer 2015
82% Public Morals
Producer Executive Producer 2015
71% The Whispers
Producer Executive Producer 2015
77% Extant
Producer Executive Producer 2015
59% Red Band Society
Producer Executive Producer 2015
68% Under the Dome
Producer Executive Producer 2015
79% Falling Skies
Producer Executive Producer 2015
29% Lucky 7
Producer Executive Producer 2014
67% Smash
Producer Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Guest 2012
63% The River
Producer Executive Producer 2012
62% Terra Nova
Producer Executive Producer 2011
91% The Pacific
Executive Producer 2010
85% United States of Tara
Producer Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest 2004
No Score Yet Great Performances
Speaker 2003
No Score Yet Steven Spielberg Presents 'Taken'
Executive Producer 2002
94% Band of Brothers
Producer Executive Producer 2001
75% Pinky and the Brain
Producer Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Animaniacs
Executive Producer 1998
100% Freakazoid!
Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet seaQuest DSV
Executive Producer 1996
0% Family Dog
Executive Producer 1993
No Score Yet Tiny Toon Adventures
Executive Producer Director 1992
No Score Yet Amazing Stories (1985)
Executive Producer Director 1986
No Score Yet Columbo
Director 1971
No Score Yet Night Gallery
Director 1971
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Director 1970
No Score Yet ER
Producer Executive Producer
No Score Yet High Incident
40% Invasion America
Executive Producer
80% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
No Score Yet Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
Executive Producer
67% The Movies


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