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Stephen Spielberg

Stephen SpielbergBorn 1946

66 Years Old

Alive

American

Director

1946- Born on December 18th in Cincinnati, Ohio

1958- Joined the Boy Scouts

1969- Directed an episode of Night Gallery

1971- Released Duel, a TV film

1974- Directed The Sugarland Express

1975- Directed Jaws, which went on to become the most financially successful film of all time

1977- Directed Close Encounters of the Third Kind, his first purely science fiction film

1981- This year saw the first of his Indiana Jones films, title Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982- Produced and directed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which also became the biggest Box Office film of all time, surpasses Jaws

1984- Directed Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, which in part led to a PG-13 rating being added to the theatrical films’ rating system

1987- Directed Empire of the Sun, a film featuring a young Christian Bale

1989- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade premiered, starring Sean Connery, Spielberg’s favorite Bond actor

1993- Jurassic Park became his third film to become the world’s highest grosser at the Box Office

1993- Schindler’s List won him his first Academy Award for Best Director

1997- Directed Amistad

1998- Directed Saving Private Ryan, which earned him his second Oscar for Best Director

2002- Directed Minority Report, first of two science fiction films with Tom Cruise in the starring role

2002- Directed Catch Me if You Can

2005- Directed War of the World, starring Tom Cruise and remake of film of the same name

2005- Directed Munich for which he was nominated for an Academy Award

2008- Directed the latest Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

2012- Directed Lincoln for which he was nominated for an Oscar

 

Steven Spielberg is the most successful film director of all time, judging by the box office performance of his films, totally some $8.5 Billion dollars and his net worth is $3.3 Billion.  He has been nominated for 231 Awards, winning a whopping 126 of them, including Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys.

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