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Steven Spielberg, Film Director, Producer,
Famous for Jaws, E-T, Schindler's List, Spielberg,
considered one of the most influential and the
wealthiest Film Director and producer of all time.
Steven Spielberg has generated a dozen or more
highest-grossing, critically acclaimed film credits
to his name, as producer, director and screenwriter.
Steven Allan Spielberg was born in 1946 in
"Before I go off and direct a movie I always look at 4 films.
They tend to be: Seven Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia, It's A Wonderful
Life, and The Searchers."
The death of Buddy Holly has gone down in
history as the day the music died. The recent death of Charles Schultz,
Creator of the Beloved Peanuts comic strip, has been suggested as the day
the laughter died. Fortunately for hundreds of thousands of fans around
the world, January 2000 will not go down as the time visual entertainment
died. There are many however, that will remember it as the time that some
higher authority pressed pause.
came as quite a surprise when, on February 7th, 2000, a brief
statement was released by Marvin Levy, spokesman for Steven Spielberg,
saying that an “irregularity” was discovered on Spielberg’s kidney
during a routine exam. Surgery pursued and the kidney was removed,
although Levy declined to clarify whether or not the kidney was cancerous.
Another source close to Spielberg has said that “Steven is fine” and
noted that no follow-up treatment will be needed.
being denied entrance into traditional film schools, Steven Spielberg entered
California State University in Long Beach to study English.
in Cincinnati on December 18, 1946, and
raised in the suburbs of Haddonfield New
Jersey and Scottsdale Arizona, Spielberg
always had a love and fascination for the
movie industry. As a pre-teen, he charged
admission to his home movies (which involved
wrecks he staged with his Lionel train set)
while his sister sold popcorn. At the age of
12, his first production was complete,
including script and actors. Just one year
later at the age of 13, Spielberg won a
prize for a 40-minute war movie he titled Escape to Nowhere.
In 1963, at the young age of 16, his
140-minute production of Firelight
(which would later inspire Close
Encounters) was shown in a local movie theater and brought in $100
being denied entrance into traditional film
schools, Spielberg entered California State
University in Long Beach to study English.
Steven Spielberg’s professional movie
career began the day that he decided to jump
off a tour bus at Universal Studios
Hollywood and wander around the back lots.
Apparently he found an abandoned janitors
closet and turned it into an office. After
some time, the security guards had seen him
so often that they would wave him through
the gates, no questions asked. He would
however, dress the part, looking quite
professional in his Bar Mitzvah suit and tie
(not a T-shirt and jeans) so he didn’t
look so much like a kid.
Themovie, Amblin, 24 minutes long,
led to his becoming the youngest director ever to be
signed to a long-term deal with a major Hollywood
inside and settled, Spielberg started production on Amblin. This
movie, only 24 minutes long, led to his becoming the youngest director
ever to be signed to a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio
(Universal). The movie had a $15,000 budget, provided by a friend whom was
also trying to achieve his big break in the industry. Amblin won
several film festival awards including a showing at the Atlanta Film
Festival in 1969. Spielberg was then signed to a 7-year contract under the
Television division. Just 4 years later, after directing a diversity of TV
shows, he directed the suspense-filled made-for-TV film Duel which
received critical and audience acclaim and was later released into
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