Overcoming Obstacles by mike siders
Steve Spielberg applied for the University of Southern California but was rejected because his grade level was a C. He didn't let this ruin his dreams of becoming a filmmaker and applied again several times and was rejected all three times. Even though he still didn't give up, he decided to apply at a different university in Long Beach, California. In 1970 Steven graduated with a bachelors degree and set out a career in filmmaking.
In 1969 he made a short film called "Amblin" which he entered into the Atlanta and Venice film festivals and received awards at both. Before he was a filmmaker Steven wrote episodes of "Columbo", "M.D", and "Marcus Welby". After a few years he decided to start making movies. It wasn't until 1971 that Steven Spielberg started to actually get noticed. In that year he made the low-budget TV-movie hit that starred Denise Weaver known as "Duel". The movie was an instant success and won universal acclaim and aired in other countries such as japan. "Duel" took only sixteen days to make and a budget of $350,000 but the movie made over $5 million. His next successful film was "The Sugarland Express" which was one of Steven' first successful films.
Propelled Into Success
His next movie "Jaws" in 1975 became an instant blockbuster and has also become one of the most iconic and memorable movies of all time. The movie took $3.5 million dollars to make and made over $60 million in just one month of release. Since then Spielberg has many other blockbusters and iconic movies such as "Indiana Jones", "E.T The Extraterrestrial", "Jurassic Park", "Schindler's List", and "Saving Private Ryan".
Steven Spielberg has become one of the the most influential writers of all time and has made some of the most iconic films ever made. He is still continuing to make films today, his most recent film is "Bridge of Spies".
Link to interview with Steven Spielberg
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Steven Spielberg Escaped His Dyslexia Through Filmmaking. (2012, September 27). Retrieved March 21, 2016, from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/09/steven-spielberg-escaped-his-dyslexia-through-filmmaking/
The Steven Spielberg Three Step Guide to Rejection. (2011, April 05). Retrieved March 21, 2016, from http://www.theblackandblue.com/2011/04/05/the-steven-spielberg-three-step-guide-to-rejection/http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Spielberg-Steven.html