Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg Headshot

Director • Producer • Writer

Birth Date: December 18, 1946

Age: 77 years old

Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio

Spouses: Amy Irving, Kate Capshaw

Children: Jessica Capshaw

American filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been wholeheartedly 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 is 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 short films when he was still in his teens. At 16 he made his first feature length film, the science fiction adventure film "Firelight" (1963). His 1971 made-for-TV road thriller "Duel" 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 identical 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 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" (1977), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), "Schindler's List" (1993), "Jurassic Park" (1993) "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 adaptation of a popular 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, and was well-received by both critics and audiences. Spielberg's films remain benchmarks in terms of special, visual and sound effects, as well as in the public reaction they arouse.

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Twisters

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Spielberg and Williams: The Adventure Continues

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Movies That Made Me

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Count It Down: Most Expensive Divorces

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La Historia del Cine: Una Odisea

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Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

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Science-fiction et paranoïa : la culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis

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Landet för länge sedan

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De avonturen van Kuifje: Het geheim van de Eenhoorn

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De avonturen van Kuifje: Het geheim van de Eenhoorn

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Les aventures de Tintin : Le secret de la Licorne

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Les aventures de Tintin : Le secret de la Licorne

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Tintins äventyr: Enhörningens hemlighet

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De Avonturen van Kuifje: Het Geheim van de Eenhoorn

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Transformers: Dark of the MoonStream

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The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

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The TerminalStream

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Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic

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We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company

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Entertainment Studios.com

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Invasion America

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The Lost World: Jurassic ParkStream

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Access Hollywood

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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

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Joe Versus the VolcanoStream

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1990
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Gremlins 2: The New BatchStream

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1990
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Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeStream

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1989
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Amazing Stories: The Movie

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Always

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Always

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The Land Before TimeStream

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Landet för länge sedan - sv.tal

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Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit ?

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Le petit dinosaure et la vallée des merveilles

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Empire of the SunStream

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Empire of the SunStream

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News aboutSteven Spielberg

50 Best Historical Dramas Wartime (Dunkirk, The Pacific, Masters of the Air)

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Austin Butler and Callum Turner in 'Masters of The Air'
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‘Masters of the Air’ Explores How ‘Experiences in War Forge Brotherhoods’

Producer Steven Spielberg and Writer/Director/Producer Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein on the set of 'Maestro.'
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‘Maestro’: Why Steven Spielberg Asked Bradley Cooper to Direct & Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic

Austin Butler and Callum Turner — 'Masters of the Air'

‘Masters of the Air’ Trailer Brings Together Bloody Hundredth in Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks Drama (VIDEO)

Heather O'Rourke in 'Poltergeist'

‘Poltergeist’ TV Series in Development at Amazon MGM Studios

Austin Butler in Masters of the Air

Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks WWII Drama ‘Masters of the Air’ Sets Premiere Date

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Is TCM Going Away? Legendary Movie Directors Try to Save the Network

The Jurassic World Franchise Ranked

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2023 Oscars Snub Women Directors Again — See Reactions

Ke Huy Quan (L); Steven Spielberg (R)

Golden Globe Winner Ke Huy Quan Reunites With Steven Spielberg Nearly 30 Years After ‘Indiana Jones’

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'Animaniacs' Season 2 Trailer, Hulu Revival, Rob Paulsen as Yakko, Jess Harnell as Wakko, Tress MacNeille as Dot

‘Cue the Antics’ in Hulu’s ‘Animaniacs’ Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)

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‘Animaniacs’: Yakko, Wakko & Dot Riff on ‘ThunderCats’ in Season 2 First Look (VIDEO)

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Austin Butler and Callum Turner Join Apple’s Limited Series ‘Masters of the Air’

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Apple Holds Unveiling Event For Media And Entertainment Services

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Kristen Wiig attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards

Kristen Wiig Drops Out of Apple Comedy Due to Scheduling Conflicts

Mudbound

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Director Steven Spielberg on a miniature set for Raiders of the Lost Ark

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