The Life of Steven Spielberg
by: Ashley and Natalie
What is Steven Spielberg famous for?
- Indiana Jones
- 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
Steven Spielberg's children
Sasha Spielberg is the daughter of Steven Spielberg, she is 25 years old.
Theo is the son of Steven Spielberg, he is 27 years old.
Sawyer is the son of Steven Spielberg, and is 23 years old.
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
- 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