Spielberg in July 2017
Steven Allan Spielberg
December 18, 1946
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Education||Saratoga High School|
|Alma mater||California State University, Long Beach|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
|Close Encounters of the Third Kind, , Jaws, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Munich, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Catch Me If You Can|
|Home town||Haddon Township, New Jersey|
|Net worth|| $3.2 billion (2012)|
Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American movie director, producer and writer.
He was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents were pianist Leah Adler (1920–2017) and engineer Arnold Spielberg (born 1917). He started his movie career learning to direct in 1975. He was raised in Haddon Township, New Jersey. Spielberg studied at Saratoga High School. He went to California State University, Long Beach.
Spielberg started his career learning how to direct in 1963. His first movies include Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and . His later movies include Saving Private Ryan and Munich.
Spielberg helped establish the PG-13 rating for the Motion Picture Association of America.
Spielberg married Amy Irving in 1985. They divorced in 1989. He married Kate Capshaw in 1991. He has six children.
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 were thanked 34 times.