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Steven Spielberg
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Spielberg in July 2017
Steven Allan Spielberg

(1946-12-18) December 18, 1946 (age 75)[1]
EducationSaratoga High School
Alma materCalifornia State University, Long Beach
OccupationFilm director, film producer
Years active1963–present
Notable work
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
Net worthSteady $3.2 billion (2012)[2]
Spouse(s)Amy Irving (m. 1985–1989) «start: (1985)–end+1: (1990)»"Marriage: Amy Irving to Steven Spielberg" Location: (linkback:
Kate Capshaw (m. 1991–present) «start: (1991)»"Marriage: Kate Capshaw to Steven Spielberg" Location: (linkback:[3]

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.

He was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents were pianist Leah Adler (1920–2017) and engineer Arnold Spielberg (1917–2020). He started his movie career learning to direct in 1975.[4] He was raised in Haddon Township, New Jersey. Spielberg studied at Saratoga High School. He went to California State University, Long Beach.[4]

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.[4] His later movies include Saving Private Ryan and Munich.

Spielberg helped establish the PG-13 rating for the Motion Picture Association of America.[5][6]

Spielberg married Amy Irving in 1985. They divorced in 1989.[4] He married Kate Capshaw in 1991.[4]

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.

In Oscar acceptance speeches given since 1966, Spielberg holds the record for being thanked the most at 43 mentions, more than God and beating Harvey Weinstein who was thanked 34 times.[7]



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