Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential people when it comes to cinema. Maybe even the most, as has been voted Hollywood’s best directors, and one of the wealthiest. The only guy in the race with him is his good friend, George Lucas. However, they have a different approach to filming – while Lucas believes in keeping movies and series digital, Steven is a fan of good old films. Steven Spielberg was born in the USA, and had humble beginnings, but he has always been interested in cinema and what goes behind the scenes.

Steven Spielberg Details
Bio
Known As Steven Spielberg
Full Name Steven Allan Spielberg
Nick Name Steven, Steve
Profession Producer, Director, Writer, Video Game Designer
Net Worth 2018 – 3.6 billion USD
Body
Height 5′ 8″
Weight 70 kilograms
Build Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Personal Details
Date of Birth December 18, 1946
Age
Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Marital Status Married
Hometown Cincinnati
Fan Mail Address Steven Spielberg
Universal Studios
PO Box 8520
Universal City, CA 91608
USA
School Arcadia High School, Hebrew School, Saratoga High School,
College California State University
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Best Friends Tom Cruise, Geoge Lucas, Michael Kahn, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, was good friends with now-deceased Robin Williams
Affairs/Girlfriends
  1. Valerie Baternilli (1980)
  2. Sarah Miles
  3. Margot Kidder
  4. Janet Maslin
  5. Debbie Allen
  6. Amy Irving (1979-1989, m.1985-1989)
  7. Kate Capshaw (1988-Present, m.1991-present)
Website No Official website
Social Media Profiles Steven Spielberg doesn’t use Social Media
Career
Debut The Last Gun (1959)
Famous Role E.T, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List
Salary Received $250,000,000 (gross and profit participation) for Jurassic Park (1993)
Family
Father Arnold Spielberg
Mother Leah Adler
Siblings Anne Spielberg (Sister)
Wife/Spouse Kate Capshaw (Married 1991-present)
Children Max Spielberg, Sasha Spielberg, Theo Spielberg, Destry Allyn Spielberg, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, Mikaela George Spielberg
Other Details
Hobbies Collecting Things from Movies, Paintings, Drawings, Watching Movies, Video Games
Brand Endorsements DreamWorks Movie Studio, Various Charity foundations
Likes and Dislikes
  • Football
  • Hamburgers
  • Irish Whiskey
Distinctive Features
  • Doesn’t smoke, drink, use drugs
  • Private person
  • Helps less-fortunate people, has a good heart
Cars Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Steven Spielberg’s career started by being an assistant editor on the western movie Wagon Train (1957). There’s actually a good story about his beginnings. There’s a movie called Firelight (1964), which is two hours long, and it’s about an alien invasion on earth. He shot it on weekends only while he was 16 years old. He later said it was one of the five worst movies he ever made. Even though we were all curious to see how it looks, Steven Spielberg says it was almost entirely lost, as the director he initially sent it to lost his hold on it.

Steven Spielberg San Diego Comic Con 2017 Ready Player One
Steven Spielberg at San Diego Comic Con’s 2017 Premiere of “Ready Player One”

His fame spiked with Harrison Ford‘s role in Raiders of the Lost Ark back in 1981. Steven directed and produced it, and what came next only confirmed how good he is – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial next year. He also brought product placements back into movies. It wasn’t unheard of, but rarely used before – Steven put Reese’s Pieces. Remember how we mentioned he was impressed with aliens? This not only confirms it but further shows how much of an emphasis he puts on spaceships, helicopters, special effects and going all-out. The movie that brought him worldwide fame and salary was Jurassic Park (1993), a great concept unseen at the time, and we’ve all rewatched it over the years.

Steven Spielberg Movies and Series

Year Movie Role
1961 Escape to Nowhere (producer – as Steve Spielberg)
1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (executive producer)
1980 Used Cars (executive producer)
1981 Continental Divide (executive producer)
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (producer)
1982 Poltergeist (producer)
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (executive producer)
1984 Gremlins (executive producer – uncredited)
1985 Fandango (executive producer)
1985 The Goonies (executive producer)
1985 Back to the Future (executive producer)
1985 Young Sherlock Holmes (producer)
1985 The Color Purple (executive producer)
1986 The Money Pit (executive producer – uncredited)
1986 Amazing Stories (executive producer)
1986 An American Tail  (executive producer)
1985-1987 Amazing Stories (executive producer – 45 episodes)
1987 Harry and the Hendersons (executive producer – uncredited)
1987 Innerspace (executive producer)
1987 Three O’Clock High (executive producer – uncredited)
1987 Empire of the Sun (producer)
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (executive producer)
1988 The Land Before Time (executive producer)
1989 Tummy Trouble (executive producer)
1989 Dad (executive producer)
1989 Back to the Future Part II (executive producer)
1989 Always (producer)
1990 Back to the Future Part III (executive producer)
1990 Roller Coaster Rabbit (executive producer)
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (executive producer)
1990 Arachnophobia (executive producer)
1990 Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 (executive producer)
1990 Back to the Future (TV Series) (executive producer – 1 episode)
1991 A Brief History of Time (executive producer – uncredited)
1991 Cape Fear (executive producer – uncredited)
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (producer)
1991 A Wish for Wings That Work (executive producer – uncredited)
1991 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (Video) (executive producer)
1992 The Plucky Duck Show (executive producer)
1992 Fievel’s American Tails (TV Series) (executive producer – 13 episodes)
1992-1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (executive producer – 98 episodes)
1993 Trail Mix-Up (executive producer)
1993 Class of ’61 (executive producer)
1993 Family Dog (executive producer – 1 episode
1993 We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (executive producer)
1993 Schindler’s List (producer)
1993 Tiny Toons Spring Break (executive producer)
1994 I’m Mad (executive producer)
1994 The Flintstones (executive producer – as Steven Spielrock)
1994 Yakko’s World: An Animaniacs Singalong (executive producer)
1994 Casper (executive producer)
1995 Tiny Toons’ Night Ghoulery (executive producer)
1993-1995 SeaQuest 2032 (executive producer – 44 episodes)
1995 Balto (executive producer)
1996 Survivors of the Holocaust (executive producer)
1996 The Best of Roger Rabbit (executive producer)
1996 Twister (executive producer)
1995-1997 Freakazoid! (executive producer – 14 episodes)
1996-1997 High Incident (executive producer – 13 episodes)
1997 Men in Black Men in Black
1997 Amistad (producer)
1997 The Lost Children of Berlin (executive producer)
1998 Toonsylvania (executive producer – 1 episode)
1998 Deep Impact (executive producer)
1998 Invasion America (executive producer – 13 episodes)
1998 The Mask of Zorro (executive producer)
1998 Saving Private Ryan (producer)
1998 The Last Days (executive producer)
1995-1998 Pinky and the Brain (executive producer – 60 episodes)
1993-1998 Animaniacs (executive producer – 99 episodes)
1998-1999 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (executive producer – 25 episodes)
1999 The Haunting (executive producer – uncredited)
1999 Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wisht (executive producer – uncredited)
2000 Eyes of the Holocaust (executive producer)
2000 Shooting War (executive producer)
2001 Semper Fi (executive producer)
2001 Shrek (executive producer – uncredited)
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (producer)
2001 Jurassic Park III (executive producer)
2001 Band of Brothers (executive producer – 10 episodes)
2001 We Stand Alone Together (executive producer)
2002 Broken Silence (executive producer)
2002 Price for Peace (executive producer)
2002 Men in Black II (executive producer)
2002 Taken (executive producer – 10 episodes)
2002 Catch Me If You Can (producer)
2003 Burma Bridge Busters (executive producer)
2004 Voices from the List (executive producer)
2004 The Terminal (producer)
2005 Dan Finnerty & the Dan Band: I Am Woman (executive producer)
2005 Into the West (executive producer – 6 episodes)
2005 The Legend of Zorro (executive producer)
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (producer)
2005 Munich (producer)
2006 Spell Your Name (executive producer)
2006 Monster House (executive producer)
2006 Flags of our Fathers (producer)
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima (producer)
2007 The Big Bad Heist (executive producer)
2007 Transformers (executive producer)
2007 On the Lot (executive producer – 4 episodes)
2007 Dance with the Devil (executive producer)
2008 Eagle Eye (executive producer)
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (executive producer)
2009 The Lovely Bones (executive producer)
2010 The Pacific (executive producer – 10 episodes)
2010 Hereafter (executive producer)
2010 True Grit (executive producer)
2011 Locke & Key (executive producer)
2011 Super 8 (producer)
2009-2011 United States of Tara (executive producer – 36 episodes)
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (executive producer)
2011 Cowboys & Aliens (executive producer)
2011 Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (executive producer)
2011 Real Steel (executive producer)
2011 The Adventures of Tintin (producer)
2011 Transformers: The Ride – 3D (executive producer)
2011 War Horse (producer)
2012 Terra Nova (executive producer – 13 episodes)
2012 The River (executive producer – 8 episodes)
2012 Men in Black 3 (executive producer)
2013 Lincoln (producer)
2012-2013 Smash (executive producer – 32 episodes)
2013 Lucky 7 (executive producer – 2 episodes)
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer)
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey (producer)
2014 Red Band Society (executive producer – 2 episodes)
2015 Auschwitz (producer)
2015 Jurassic World (executive producer)
The Whispers (executive producer – 6 episodes, 2015) (producer – 4 episodes, 2015)
2011-2015 Falling Skies (executive producer – 39 episodes)
2014-2015 Extant (executive producer – 26 episodes)
2013-2015 Under the Dome (executive producer – 39 episodes)
2015 Bridge of Spies (producer)
2015 Minority Report (executive producer – 4 episodes)
2015 Public Morals (executive producer – 10 episodes)
2016 The BFG (producer)
2016 All the Way (executive producer)
2016 Finding Oscar (executive producer)
2017 Five Came Back (executive producer – 3 episodes)
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (executive producer)
2016-2017 Bull (executive producer – 27 episodes)
2017 The Post (producer – produced by, p.g.a.)
West Side Story (pre-production) (producer)
Untitled Third Tintin Film (announced) (executive producer)
The Voyeur’s Motel (announced) (producer)
The Talisman (announced) (executive producer)
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (pre-production) (producer)
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (announced) (producer)
Robopocalypse (announced) (producer)
Real Steel 2 (announced) (executive producer)
Intelligent Life (announced) (producer)
Gremlins 3 (announced) (executive producer)
Amazing Stories (announced) (executive producer – 2018)
2018 Ready Player One (completed) (producer)
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (post-production) (executive producer)
2018 Bumblebee (post-production) (executive producer)
2019 The Turning (filming) (executive producer)
2019 Halo (announced) (executive producer)
2019 Untitled ‘Men In Black’ Spin-Off (pre-production) (executive producer)
2020 Animaniacs (pre-production) (executive producer – 1 episode)
2020 Untitled Indiana Jones Project (announced) (executive producer)

Steven Spielberg is busy and will be busy for the next few years at least, doing what he loves and does best. He even said directing and producing is something that he will be doing for the rest of his life, and it’s obvious he means it. We’re gonna see a continuation of Men in Black and Indiana Jones, but also Jurassic World, a movie about dinosaurs that have been brought back to life. Seeing this, we’re ecstatic for the future, and you should be too!

Steven Spielberg Facts

  • Even if he weren’t a director, he said he’d like to be a film composer.
  • He has won 3 Oscars and has been nominated almost 200 times for an award, as of now.
  • Steven Spielberg movies often feature characters discovering something extraordinary, which is his obsession. We’ve seen space, aliens, dinosaurs, Indiana Jones uncovering long-lost secrets and many, many more.
  • One of the richest people in Hollywood.
  • Had two known stalkers – one was Jonathan Norman and he tried to gain entrance to the director’s house in 1997. The other was a woman, Diana Napolis, who accused him of controlling her thoughts. Scary!
  • Supported Hillary Clinton in the recent campaign, and tried to remove gay marriage ban in California.