Steven Spielberg’s biographySteven Spielberg – American director, holder of four Oscars. Schindler’s List, the Indiana Jones series, Saving Private Ryan, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – is one of the key movies in his filmography. Throughout the years spent in Hollywood, he showed himself as a ubiquitous individual, able to juggle many genres on a whole different level.
Early lifeSteven Allan Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 18, 1946. In the family of Arnold, an engineer, and Leah, a pianist, there were three more children: daughters Anne, Nancy and Sue. His grandparents were Jewish Ukrainian.
Being in high school already, Spielberg had saved some money, asked for some more from his father, and began his work on the amateur movie Firelight (1964), which cost him 500 dollars. The final version was showcased at one of the movie theaters from his town. His relatives and acquaintances came to watch it. The box office managed to cover his spendings on production.
Career: director and producerAfter being spotted by the big studio bosses, his career got a pretty solid kickstart. As an adult, he professed his love for fairy tales, saying that his own journey reminds him that of Cinderella’s.
It was time again for him to plunge into the world of the mysterious and fantastic stories, that is why Steven signed up for the remake of the Peter Pan universe - Hook (1991), and then brought the dinosaurs to life in Jurassic Park (1993).
He seized Minority Report (2002) and then he took his time to finish the project of the deceased Stanley Kubrick - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
After yet another break, the director decided to make a comeback with the movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) and the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (2011). During the shooting, trying to avoid using graphics, Spielberg and his team handpicked 14 horses of different ages, so they would perform the role of the stallion named Joey during different periods of his life.
When it came to relaunching the Jurassic Park (2015) franchise, Steven decided director Colin Trevorrow should take up the mantle, even though he had only shot low-budget films before. His performance was excellent and the movie got a second part.
At the same time, Spielberg was working on two very different projects: The Post (2017) and Ready Player One (2018). He refuses to give up on fantasy, as he is really fond of this genre, and it could be seen from the plethora of graphics and special effects; he considered the political drama to be important from a social perspective.
Steven Spielberg’s personal lifeHe met his first wife, Amy Irving, during his quest for an actress for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). It was love at first sight. Amy was much younger than the heroine and didn’t fit the role, however, both Steven and her continued to date, despite the role misfit.
His second sister, Nancy, is busy producing documentaries, and his stepdaughter Jessica chose to be an actress and is more famous for her role in Shonda Rhimes’s series Grey’s Anatomy (2005). His other children are also trying their hand at acting both on screen and on stage.