Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg

Spielberg at his masterclass at the Cinémathèque Française in January 2012
Born Steven Allan Spielberg
December 18, 1946 (1946-12-18) (age 67)[1]
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Education Saratoga High School
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1963–present
Notable works Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Munich, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Catch Me If You Can
Influenced by Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, Frank Capra, John Cassavetes, Charlie Chaplin, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, David Cronenberg, Sid Sheinberg, Cecil B. DeMille, Brian De Palma, Walt Disney, Richard Donner, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards, Victor Fleming, John Ford, Milos Forman, John Frankenheimer, William Friedkin, Costa Gavras, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Norman Jewison, Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Ray Harryhausen, David Lean, Sergio Leone, George Lucas, Sidney Lumet, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Don Siegel, François Truffaut, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise, Fred Zinneman[2]
Influenced J. J. Abrams, Michael Bay, Luc Besson, Neill Blomkamp, Danny Boyle, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Chris Columbus, Guillermo del Toro, Roland Emmerich, David Fincher, Paul Greengrass, Ron Howard, John Hughes, Peter Jackson, Rian Johnson, Ang Lee, Michael Mann, Sam Mendes, Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi, Robert Rodriguez, Gus Van Sant, Ridley Scott, M. Night Shyamalan, Kevin Smith, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, John Woo, Robert Zemeckis
Home town Haddon Township, New Jersey
Net worth Steady $3.2 billion (2012)[3]
Religion Judaism
Spouse Amy Irving (m. 1985–1989) «start: (1985)–end+1: (1990)»"Marriage: Amy Irving to Steven Spielberg" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg)
Kate Capshaw (m. 1991–present) «start: (1991)»"Marriage: Kate Capshaw to Steven Spielberg" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg)[4]
Children 6

Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American movie director, producer and writer.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He started his movie career learning to direct in 1975.[5] He was raised in Haddon Township, New Jersey. Spielberg studied at Saratoga High School. He went to California State University, Long Beach.[5]

Spielberg started his career learning how to direct in 1963. His first movies include Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[5] His later movies include Saving Private Ryan and Munich.

Spielberg helped establish the PG-13 rating for the Motion Picture Association of America.[6][7]

Spielberg married Amy Irving in 1985. They divorced in 1989.[5] He married Kate Capshaw in 1991.[5] He has six children.

Spielberg won two Academy Awards for best director. These two awards were for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. In 1986, he won the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been nominated and has won several other awards.

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