Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction/adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), which became archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking. Spielberg transitioned into addressing serious issues in his later work with The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler's List (1993), Amistad (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has largely adhered to this practice during the 21st century, with Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017). He co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for several successful film trilogies, tetralogies and more including the Gremlins, Back to the Future, Men in Black, and the Transformers series. He later transitioned into producing several video games. Spielberg is one of the American film industry's most critically successful filmmakers, with praise for his directing talent and versatility, and he has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice. Some of his films are also among the highest-grossing films, while his total work makes him the highest-grossing film director in history. Description above from the Wikipedia article Steven Spielberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
- Known For: Directing
- Birthday: 1946-12-18
- Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Also Known As: 斯蒂芬·斯皮尔伯格, สตีเวน สปีลเบิร์ก, スティーヴン・スピルバーグ, 스티븐 스필버그, ستيفن سبيلبرغ, Стивен Спилберг, Stīvens Spīlbergs, סטיבן שפילברג, स्टीवन स्पिलबर्ग, Стевен Спиелберг, Stevenas Spielbergas, Στίβεν Σπίλμπεργκ, اسٹیون اسپیلبرگ, స్టీవెన్ స్పీల్బర్గ్, ಸ್ಟೀವನ್ ಸ್ಪೀಲ್ಬರ್ಗ್, ஸ்டீவன் ஸ்பில்பேர்க், ስቲቨን ስፒልበርግ, Սթիվեն Սփիլբերգ, স্টিভেন স্পিলবার্গ, ស្តេវិនស្ពៀលប៊ឺក, Стівен Спілберґ