The Makings of Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg's path to success was not easy. Between his parents' unsuccessful marriage, being bullied, and making a choice of college or producing, it was quite a challenge trying to keep his hopes up for his filming dreams.
When he was young, dealing with his parents constant arguing and dissatisfaction with each other was often difficult, but their constant support helped him to deal with it.
As he grew into teenage years, the discontent did not cease; in fact, his parent's relationship got worse, leading to divorce, according to Steven Spielberg by Tom Powers.
In high school, Spielberg not only had to deal with his parents splitting apart, but he also got made fun of because of his ethnicity. Needless to say, growing up around the nineteen-sixties as a boy or girl with Jewish heritage was very challenging. Other children at school mercilessly bullied him simply because he did not share the same beliefs as them. Despite being made fun of for something he couldn't change and watching his family ripping apart, he managed to find an outlet through film. It proved to be a great solution to his bullying problem. By inviting his bullies to come star in his films, young Spielberg was able to reduce his bullying by a huge amount.
After high school, he sought after the top filming college available; however, they repeatedly denied him due to his low grades. His lowest grades were a product of his poor reading skills. Reading comics as a child instead of more challenging literature is the number one reason that he was so far behind. In order to further his knowledge, he enrolled at California State University as an English major. After making a high quality film with the help of his friend, Universal's head producer, Sidney Sheinberg began to see his potential. When offered to work professionally, he gladly quit college and went to work right away. As a result of this offer, Spielberg gained confidence in his work, and his career went upwards from there.
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