Steven Spielberg

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  • Birth Name: Steven Allan Spielberg
  • Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Was given an inexpensive Kodak movie camera when he was 12, which spurred his imagination; liked to create and film train wrecks on his toy railroad.
  • Directed a high-school production of Peter Pan. As an adult, he directed the lavish 1991 Peter Pan update, Hook, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts.
  • Wanted John Wayne to play Gen. Stilwell in 1941 (1979), but the Duke lost interest when he learned the film's story (about the hysteria that followed Pearl Harbor) included two American planes being shot down. (The part eventually went to Robert Stack.)
  • Created the story for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) with producer George Lucas and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan over five days.
  • His own boyhood fears, including a tree outside his window, formed the basis of Poltergeist (1982), which he wrote and produced.
  • His three favorites of his own films are E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
  • Inspired by the experience of directing Schindler's List (1993), he created the Shoah Foundation to preserve an archive of eyewitness and survivor accounts of the Holocaust.
  • Co-founded DreamWorks in 1994.
  • In 2000, he received the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Nineteen years after directing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), he helmed the fourth installment of the series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
  • Collaborated with Tom Hanks and produced HBO's award-winning WWII miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010).

Awards

  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Animated Film: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2012, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
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  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 1999, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 1993, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Winner
  • 1993, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Nominee
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
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  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 1982, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
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  • 1978, Writers Guild Awards — Original Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Winner
  • 1977, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1985, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1987, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
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  • 1981, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 2006, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1994, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 1997, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1999, Directors Guild of America Awards — Lifetime Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 1975, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2000, Critics' Choice Awards — Filmmaker of the Decade: Winner
  • 1981, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2012, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1999, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1994, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 1998, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2003, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2016, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational): Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
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  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Winner
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1974, Cannes Film Festival — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 2013, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 1975, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Winner
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1976, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee

Relationships

  • Bernie Adler — Stepfather
  • Mikaela George Spielberg — Daughter
  • Nancy Spielberg — Sister
  • Theo Spielberg — Son
  • Arnold Spielberg — Father
  • Destry Allyn Spielberg — Daughter
  • Leah Adler — Mother
  • Sue Spielberg — Sister
  • Jessica Capshaw — Stepdaughter
  • Max Spielberg — Son
  • Sasha Spielberg — Daughter
  • Amy Irving — Ex-wife
  • Bernice Colner — Stepmother
  • Sawyer Spielberg — Son
  • Kate Capshaw — Wife
  • Anne Spielberg — Sister

College

  • California State University, Long Beach, California, United States (BA in Film and Electronic Arts, 2002)

Details

  • Birth Name: Steven Allan Spielberg
  • Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer