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  • Name: Steven Spielberg ( Steven Allan Spielberg )
  • Date of birth: 18 December 1946
  • Age: 70 years
  • Place of birth: Cincinnati, USA
  • Height: 171
  • Activity: film Director, film producer, screenwriter
  • Marital status: Married

    Steven Spielberg: a biography

    Steven Spielberg was born into a poor Jewish family in 1946. His hometown is a suburban Cincinnati in Ohio. Father Arnold worked as an engineer and specialized in computers, mother Leah was a concert pianist. The Spielberg family had four children, so mother had to give up my career to raise them.

    All, little Steven spent surrounded by sisters Nancy, sue, and Anne, who later became an actress. The family moved several times: first in new Jersey and later in Arizona. In the town of Scottsdale Steven went to school.

    Spielberg was the only Jew in the class, which gave the boy problems. In those days, among students hung anti-Semitic sentiments, so the future often got from their peers. While the house was surrounded by the boy with care and love. Parents took son the way he is, not tried anything in it to change, given the freedom.

    From early childhood, Steven Spielberg was interested in filming, that’s why parents made a gift to the boy who influenced the rest of his life. It was a portable 8-millimeter camera with which the future Director immediately began to make short films. Little Stephen tried to remove the «bloody» horror movies, by applying the pouring cherry juice, scenes of the invasion of extraterrestrial intelligence, absorbing sisters in costumes of alien beings. Once the child was able to shoot a historical drama about the war, as the special effects he used firecrackers and set fire to the curtains.

    In 12 years, Spielberg, being a student of the College of California, participated in the youth festival of Amateur films. The work «Escape to nowhere» in which all roles were played by his relatives, took first place.

    After a few years Steven Spielberg has completed work on the film «Fire lights» on alien abductions. This tape, which was funded by the parents of young talent, even shown in a local cinema. Shooting costs amounted to about $ 600, crew free feeding Steven’s mother and father were making decorations.


    When Steven Spielberg turned 19, he made two attempts to enter the school of arts of the University of southern California. Both times the young man refused with a note in the summary «mediocrity». He’s not desperate and enrolled in technical College during a study which took a 26-minute film «Amblin». This film was noticed by the film company Universal, becoming the start of the professional career of Steven Spielberg.

    A well-known company has signed a contract with the guy. At first he worked on the filming of the series, and in 1971, already made a little disaster film «Duel» with one actor. The film received good reviews, and the producers at Universal invited the Director-a newbie to shoot your feature film debut, «SUGARLAND Express» (1974). This tape was also warmly received by the audience, but real fame came to Spielberg horror movie «Jaws», released in 1975 and held the record for box office for several years. It was later removed three sequels of the legendary film.

    The paintings of Steven Spielberg’s filled with these wonders, incredible adventures, primal fears. Early in his career, he became famous in the movie «Close encounters of the third kind» (1977), «E. T.» (1982). In 1984, the Director organized a production company Amblin Entertainment, which produced more than a hundred pictures with his participation: among them — Back to the future (1985), «Who framed Roger rabbit» (1988), «the Mask of Zorro» (1998) and others.

    Taken Spielberg for the adaptation of literary works, so were filmed «the Color purple» (1985), «Empire of the Sun» (1987). Viewers love and adventure trilogy about Indiana Jones. Unrivalled imagination can be seen in the films «Captain Hook» (1991), «Jurassic Park» (1993), «the Lost world: Jurassic Park» (1997).

    Seven Oscars, including for best Director, received a historical drama about the Holocaust «Schindler’s List» (1993). In 1998, Steven Spielberg returned to the military theme, removing the picture of «Saving private Ryan». In 2001, the Director finished Stanley Kubrick work on the project «Artificial intelligence», for which even refused to shoot the «Harry Potter». In subsequent years were such well-known picture of the genius as «Catch me if you can» (2002), «the Terminal» (2004), «war of the worlds» (2005), «Lincoln» (2012), «Spy bridge» (2015).

    In addition to direct Steven Spielberg is actively involved in the creation of numerous projects as an Executive producer, writer and actor, appearing in episodes of his own films.

    Personal life

    In 1976, Spielberg began Dating American actress Amy virgin. This relationship lasted three years, after which Amy left him for another man. Through the years, the couple reunited, their wedding took place in 1985. In this marriage, Spielberg had a son, Max Samuel. In 1989 the couple divorced, the virgin received unheard of at the time the amount of compensation in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The divorce process immediately fell to third place in the world ranking for compensation, paid to ex-wife.

    Second time to tie the knot Director was decided in 1991. Choice was actress Kate Capshaw, whom he shot in the second part of the adventures of Indiana Jones. He had close relationship Spielberg and Capshaw since the mid 80’s. In 1990 Kate even gave birth to Steven’s daughter, Sasha.

    Legally married the couple had a son, Sawyer (1992); and daughter Destro (1996.). All in the family of Spielberg and Capshaw grew up 7 children, because Kate had a daughter from a previous marriage, Jessica and an adopted boy, Theo, and son Steven from his first marriage also lived with them. In 1996 the couple adopted baby girl Michaela.


    • «Jaws»
    • «Indiana Jones and the temple of doom»
    • «Artificial intelligence»
    • «War of the worlds»
    • Falling skies
    • «Spy bridge»
    • «Always»
    • «Catch me if you can»
    • «Captain Hook»
    • «Jurassic Park»


    Steven Spielberg

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