310. Steven Spielberg: Hollywood's Best Director

One of the finest Hollywood directors in the of the film industry is Steven Allan Spielberg. has directed some of the most significant and films in recent Hollywood history. His list of reads like a who's who in the movie . He has directed such blockbusters as E.T. the -Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 's List, and Saving Private Ryan.

Born into a family on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, young Spielberg showed an interest in filmmaking during teen years. When he was 12 years old, created a nine-minute film to earn his photography in the Boy Scouts. This was the first he made. His parents divorced when he was , and Spielberg moved with his family to California. graduating from high school, he applied to the of Southern California (USC) to learn filmmaking, but not graduate. Instead he attended Long Beach State, he earned his degree in Film Production and Arts, 35 years after first attending college.

His work was as a television writer, having written for popular shows such as Night Gallery, Marcus , M.D., and Columbo in the 70s. His breakthrough in Hollywood was 1975's Jaws, which is one the most popular, highest-grossing blockbuster in the history the Silver Screen. He followed the success of with several films that have earned him a in Hollywood lore. His films have become household .

Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down. He involved in several film projects as a director, a producer. Spielberg has been married twice, and six children. He was voted Forbes Magazine's Most Celebrity in America in 2014. His personal wealth estimated to be more than $3 billion.



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