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Steven Spielberg

Academy Award–winning American Film Director and Producer
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Born Dec 18, 1946

Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing issues such as the Holocaust, the Transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on December 18, 1946.
1950 3 Years Old In 1950, his family moved to Haddon Township, New Jersey when his father took a job with RCA. … Read More
1953 6 Years Old Spielberg attended Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957, in classes taught by Rabbi Albert L. Lewis. … Read More

TEENAGE

1958 11 Years Old In 1958, he became a Boy Scout and fulfilled a requirement for the photography merit badge by making a nine-minute 8 mm film entitled The Last Gunfight. … Read More
1963 16 Years Old In 1963, at age sixteen, Spielberg wrote and directed his first independent film, a 140-minute science fiction adventure called Firelight, which would later inspire Close Encounters. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old 1 More Event
After attending Arcadia High School in Phoenix for three years, his family next moved to Saratoga, California where he later graduated from Saratoga High School in 1965. … Read More

TWENTIES

1969 22 Years Old His first professional TV job came when he was hired to direct one of the segments for the 1969 pilot episode of Night Gallery, written by Rod Serling and would star Joan Crawford. … Read More

THIRTIES

1977 - 1979 2 More Events
1981 34 Years Old It became the biggest film at the box office in 1981, and the recipient of numerous Oscar nominations including Best Director (Spielberg's second nomination) and Best Picture (the second Spielberg film to be nominated for Best Picture). … Read More
1982 35 Years Old Between 1982 and 1985, Spielberg produced three high-grossing films: Poltergeist (for which he also co-wrote the screenplay), a big-screen adaptation of The Twilight Zone (for which he directed the segment "Kick The Can"), and The Goonies (Spielberg, executive producer, also wrote the story on which the screenplay was based). … Read More
1985 38 Years Old In 1985, Spielberg released The Color Purple, an adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, about a generation of empowered African-American women during depression-era America. … Read More

FORTIES

1987 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, as China began opening to Western capital investment, Spielberg shot the first American film in Shanghai since the 1930s, an adaptation of J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun, starring John Malkovich and a young Christian Bale. … Read More
1989 42 Years Old 1 More Event
After two forays into more serious dramatic films, Spielberg then directed the third Indiana Jones film, 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. … Read More
1991 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Spielberg directed Hook, about a middle-aged Peter Pan, played by Robin Williams, who returns to Neverland. … Read More

FIFTIES

1998 - 2001 3 More Events
2002 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Roger Ebert, who named it the best film of 2002, praised its breathtaking vision of the future as well as for the way Spielberg blended CGI with live-action.
2004 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Spielberg collaborated again with Tom Hanks along with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stanley Tucci in 2004's The Terminal, a warm-hearted comedy about a man of Eastern European descent who is stranded in an airport. … Read More
In 2005, Empire magazine ranked Spielberg number one on a list of the greatest film directors of all time.

LATE ADULTHOOD

In 2007, Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett co-produced On the Lot a short-lived TV reality show about filmmaking. … Read More
He was set to be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the January 2008 Golden Globes; however, the new, watered-down format of the ceremony resulting from conflicts in the 2007–08 writers strike, the HFPA postponed his honor to the 2009 ceremony.
2009 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Spielberg received an honorary degree at Boston University's 136th Annual Commencement on May 17, 2009.
2011 64 Years Old On October 22, 2011 he was admitted as a Commander of the Belgian Order of the Crown. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old 1 More Event
He was the president of the jury for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
2015 68 Years Old In November 2015, it was announced that Spielberg would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House.
Spielberg supports Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in the 2016 election. … Read More
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