The Life of Steven Spielberg

by: Ashley and Natalie

Who is Steven Spielberg?

Steven Spielberg is a movie director and cofounder of DreamWorks Studio.

What is Steven Spielberg famous for?

- Jaws

- Indiana Jones

- E.T.

- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

- Jurassic Park

- War of the Worlds

History of his life

Studied film at California State University

Jaws was the first movie in history to gross over $100 million. This was only the third film he made.

Indiana jones was nominated for eight Academy Awards… and he made lots of money of the sequels.

Spielberg was married to the actress Amy Irving (Crossing Delancey) from 1985 to 1989 and has been married to the actress Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) since 1991.

Born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio

He became one of the youngest television directors for Universal in the late 1960s

Children:Sasha Spielberg (Daughter,25) · Max Spielberg (Son,19) · Theo Spielberg (Son,27) · Sawyer Spielberg (Son,23) · Destry Allyn Spielberg (Daughter,18) · Mikaela George Spielberg (Daughter,19)

Spouse: Kate Capshaw (Since 1991) · Amy Irving (1985 - 1989)

Steven Spielberg's children

Philanthropy

DISASTER RELIEF: Spielberg donated $1.5 million to disaster relief efforts following hurricane Katrina

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY:$100,000 gift to the Planetary Society in 1985,

JEWISH CAUSES50,000 testimonials of people who lived through the Holocaust or experienced it firsthand

FUNDING AREAS: Health, Jewish Causes, Environmental Conservation

Fun Facts

- He was rejected twice for the James Bond franchise

- He cast his own dogs in several of his own movies

- Of his seven children 4 are biological

- He was a college dropout

- He married the female lead of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”

- His first full-length movie had a profit of one dollar

- He suggested the PG-13 movie rating

- He has dyslexia

What he is working on now.

Next two films: A Cold War Thriller(unnamed) and 'The BFG'