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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
Spielberg in July 2011
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 18, 1946(age 69)
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
EducationSaratoga High School
Alma materCalifornia State University, Long Beach
Years active1963 � present
Notable worksRaiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Jaws
Influenced byStanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ingmar Bergman, John Frankenheimer
Net worth$3.0 billion (2011)
Spouse-Amy Irving-1985-1989
-Kate Capshaw-1991
Children6, including Sasha

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Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (Hons.) (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, video game designer and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He is also one of the co-founders of the DreamWorks movie studio.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg's films-Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993)-achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, the unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide. Forbes puts Spielberg's wealth at $3.0 billion.

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