Steven Spielberg

The story of the multi-faceted Filmmaker – Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, the billionaire filmmaker, is a multi-faceted personality with various shades such as director, screenwriter and producer.

From an amateur filmmaker, Steven Spielberg grew to be one of the most celebrated award-winning filmmakers.

He is known for popular films such as Schindler’s List, The Color Purple, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, and Lincoln.

This famous director has directed and produced more than 100 films and earned above $25 billion at the box office.

He is a part of the movie production company DreamWorks studio as Co-founder and partner.

You would be shocked to know that his net worth is estimated to lie between $3.7 billion and $6.08 billion.

To know, what made him a celebrated filmmaker read on.

Early life of Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg was on December 18, 1946, in Ohio. After moving a lot over his childhood, he spent his teens in Arizona.

He had dyslexia as a kid and had trouble reading and writing. And often, he was laughed at for facing difficulties.

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The young filmmaker 

He said in an interview that the first movie he saw in a theatre was The Greatest show.

Fascinated by the movie, he started using his family’s home camera and started recording camping trips and various family events but all, to become soon bored.

He tried making a narrative by keeping the camera at different angles and adding primitive special effects. This fuelled his ambition, and he started making movies.

Spielberg shot his first movie when he was just 16. It was a feature-length science fiction movie named Firelight which was a complex concept about an encounter with aliens.

His dad hired a movie theatre for rent and showed the two-hour-long movie, which in one night made $500.

Due to his poor grades in high school, he couldn’t enter the University of Southern California (UCLA).

He went to California State College at Long Beach and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1970.

As he couldn’t enter a film program, he watched every film he could at the movies and also found his way into the Universal studios to watch major filming.

His fascination for movies grew and he continued making films. He entered the short film Amblin’ he made in the Atlanta film festival of 1969.

The short film won the Venice film festival and led him to a seven-year contract at Universal.

The Executives of the studio impressed by the story of Amblin’ released it with Love story, the 1970 Major hit.

His first professionally directed movie was Duel and it was considered one of the greatest movies ever made for US television.

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The release earned over $5 million and various awards. This landed him with a lot of scripts and as nothing was compelling he took a break from the studio and started developing his project and Came up with The Sugarland Express.

His film lineup by Steven Spielberg

His films expressed different emotions such as primaeval fears in Jaws which grossed above $60 million in the first month, childlike wonder at the world marvels in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T (1982).

He also portrayed literary adaptation well such as The Color Purple (1985) and Empire of the Sun (1987).

He cemented his spot in the audience’s heart with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Temple of Doom (1984).

He also touched the fantasy genre with Hook on the other hand Jurassic park and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park is more inclined on traditional action and monster sequences.

He also sculpted his in the historic genre. The 1993 Holocaust drama Schindler’s List won seven academy awards and earned the director his first award as the best director.

The American perspective World War II movie Saving Private Ryan (1998) got him another best director academy award.

The science-fiction world by Steven Spielberg

His love for science fiction came to light with the Indiana Jones trilogy and E.T (1982) the phrase “phone home” from the world became popular worldwide.

It was in 1994 the Dreamworks SKG production took form with his partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

He completed AI: Artificial Intelligence started by Stanley Kubrick. His science fiction movies are an endless list and delight to movie lovers.

Continued success of Steven Spielberg

He faced various acquisitions throughout his journey but his success continued beyond a decade.

He gave various top-grossing movies in the 2000s such as The Adventures of Tintin (2011), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012) and more.

Bottom line

Steven Spielberg has become one of the greatest and billionaire filmmakers in the US, with his determination and never-ending love and passion for films.

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