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Steven Allan Spielberg was born on 18 December 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, of part Ukrainian descent through his father, but into an othodox Jewish family. Also known as Steve Spielrock and Uncle Morty, Spielberg is an American film producer, director, screenwriter, actor and TV editor who has produced such popular and financially successful movies as “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List”. He has been active in the film industry since 1963

So just how rich is Steven Spielberg? Sources estimate that Steven’s net worth is now over $3.4 billion. This huge sum of course makes him one of the richest film producers in the world, and today Spielberg’s films are generally considered to be classical masterpieces of cinematography. Nowadays his earnings per year top $150 million, so you shouldn’t have any doubt about how rich he is, nor of the potential for his wealth to increase.

Steven Spielberg Net Worth $3.4 Billion

Steven Spielberg’s parents were a pianist Leah Adherer, and an electrical and computer engineer Arnold Spielberg. Spielberg attended Saratoga high school and later graduated from the California State University, but from early childhood Steven Spielberg was interested in making movies, and he even created the first one by himself as a teenager – it was short 8mm film, after which he made more of them, and showed his first movies to other kids from the neighbourhood for 25 cents, so even as a young child Steven was a successful entrepreneur. This talent later helped Spielberg not only become a famous TV producer, but consequently to build a great amount of net worth too.

Though the first award Steven Spielberg received was at the age of 13, he was not popular until 1975. His films cover many genres, from science fiction in his early days, to action films and subsequently environmental and humanistic themes, and he has achieved success in all these facets. His first blockbuster was “Jaws” in 1975, one of the highest grossing films ever, and a great boost to his net worth. He followed this with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in 1977, before moving into action-adventure with the first of the Indiana Jones films, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981; four more of the series ensued to 2008, all successful at the box office, and contributing regularly to Spielberg’s net worth.

Meantime, Steven Spielberg was constantly busy with films such as “ET the Extra-Terrestrial”, “Empire of the Sun”, “Back to the Future” and its sequel, “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List” for which he won an Oscar for Best Director, “Armistad”, “Saving Private Ryan” – another Oscar –  “Munich” and “War Horse”, among many others.

The box office takings for all the films that Spielberg has directed are assessed as almost $10 billion, which makes him the director grossing the most in cinema history.

Though today Spielberg is 67 years old, he continues his activity in the entertainment industry. His net worth is certain to rise when takings for recent movies “The Hundred-Foot Journey” in 2014 and “Bridge of Spies” in 2015 are calculated, together with three other films still in development as of late 2015.

Perhaps nothing says more about Steven Spielberg’s net worth as his homes and estates. He is the owner of the Quele farm in the East Hampton Village, Malibu mansion in Los Angeles, California, Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, Brentwood estate in Northeast Washington, San Remo Building apartments in Manhattan, and East Hampton mansion in Eastern Long Island, among others. He is also an aviator, flying around in his Bombardier Global Express XRS.

In his personal life, Steven Spielberg first met Amy Irving in 1976, but they married only in 1985, had a son, but divorced in 1989 although remaining friends; the cost to Steven was just $100 million. Spielberg has been married to Kate Capshaw since 1991, and they have three children, plus an adopted son.

Spielberg, TV producer and director, is also known to be a fan of a video gaming. He loves to play Wii, Xbox 360 and PS 3. Moreover, once he was even worked together with EA games and it looks like this deal was quite successful, as Spielrock is known not only as a talented film maker, but also as a great businessman.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 producer
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 producer
Spell Your Name 2006 Documentary executive producer
Monster House 2006 executive producer
Munich 2005 producer
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 producer
The Legend of Zorro 2005 executive producer
Into the West 2005 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Dan Finnerty & the Dan Band: I Am Woman 2005 TV Movie executive producer
The Terminal 2004 producer
Voices from the List 2004 Video documentary executive producer
Burma Bridge Busters 2003 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Catch Me If You Can 2002 producer
Taken 2002 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Men in Black II 2002 executive producer
Price for Peace 2002 Documentary executive producer
Broken Silence 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer
We Stand Alone Together 2001 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Band of Brothers 2001 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Jurassic Park III 2001 executive producer
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 producer
Shrek 2001 executive producer - uncredited
Semper Fi 2001 TV Movie executive producer
Shooting War 2000 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Eyes of the Holocaust 2000 Documentary executive producer
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish 1999 Video executive producer - uncredited
The Haunting 1999 executive producer - uncredited
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain 1998-1999 TV Series executive producer - 25 episodes
Animaniacs 1993-1998 TV Series executive producer - 99 episodes
Pinky and the Brain 1995-1998 TV Series executive producer - 60 episodes
The Last Days 1998 Documentary executive producer
Saving Private Ryan 1998 producer
The Mask of Zorro 1998 executive producer
Invasion America 1998 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Deep Impact 1998 executive producer
Toonsylvania 1998 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Lost Children of Berlin 1997 Documentary executive producer
Amistad 1997 producer
Men in Black 1997 executive producer
High Incident 1996-1997 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Freakazoid! 1995-1997 TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Twister 1996 executive producer
The Best of Roger Rabbit 1996 Video executive producer
Survivors of the Holocaust 1996 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Balto 1995 executive producer
SeaQuest 2032 1993-1995 TV Series executive producer - 44 episodes
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Casper 1995 executive producer
Yakko's World: An Animaniacs Singalong 1994 Video executive producer
The Flintstones 1994 executive producer - as Steven Spielrock
I'm Mad 1994 Short executive producer
Tiny Toons Spring Break 1994 TV Movie executive producer
Schindler's List 1993 producer
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 executive producer
Family Dog 1993 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Class of '61 1993 TV Movie executive producer
Trail Mix-Up 1993 Short executive producer
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990-1992 TV Series executive producer - 98 episodes
Fievel's American Tails 1992 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The Plucky Duck Show 1992 TV Series executive producer
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation 1992 Video executive producer
A Wish for Wings That Work 1991 TV Short executive producer - uncredited
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 producer
Cape Fear 1991 executive producer - uncredited
A Brief History of Time 1991 Documentary executive producer - uncredited
Back to the Future 1991 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 1990 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Arachnophobia 1990 executive producer
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 executive producer
Roller Coaster Rabbit 1990 Short executive producer
Back to the Future Part III 1990 executive producer
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 1990 executive producer: international version
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 executive producer
Always 1989 producer
Back to the Future Part II 1989 executive producer
Dad 1989 executive producer
Tummy Trouble 1989 Short executive producer
The Land Before Time 1988 executive producer
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 executive producer
*batteries not included 1987 executive producer
Empire of the Sun 1987 producer
Three O'Clock High 1987 executive producer - uncredited
Innerspace 1987 executive producer
Harry and the Hendersons 1987 executive producer - uncredited
Amazing Stories 1985-1987 TV Series executive producer - 45 episodes
An American Tail 1986 executive producer
The Money Pit 1986 executive producer
The Color Purple 1985 producer
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 executive producer
Back to the Future 1985 executive producer
The Goonies 1985 executive producer
Fandango 1985 executive producer - uncredited
Gremlins 1984 executive producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 producer
Poltergeist 1982 producer
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 producer
Continental Divide 1981 executive producer
Used Cars 1980 executive producer
I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 executive producer
Escape to Nowhere 1961 Short producer - as Steve Spielberg
Indiana Jones 5 2019 executive producer announced
Untitled Jurassic World Sequel 2018 executive producer pre-production
Ready Player One 2018 producer post-production
Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 executive producer post-production
Halo 2017 TV Series executive producer announced
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 2017 producer pre-production
Gremlins 3 executive producer announced
It's What I Do producer announced
Powerhouse producer announced
Real Steel 2 executive producer announced
Robopocalypse producer announced
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun producer announced
The Talisman TV Mini-Series executive producer announced
The Voyeur's Motel producer announced
Untitled Third Tintin Film executive producer announced
Untitled Transformers Spin-off executive producer announced
Untitled Walter Cronkite/Vietnam War Project producer announced
Bull 2016 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Finding Oscar 2016 Documentary executive producer
All the Way 2016 TV Movie executive producer
The BFG 2016 producer
Public Morals 2015 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Minority Report 2015 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Bridge of Spies 2015 producer
Under the Dome 2013-2015 TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
Extant 2014-2015 TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Falling Skies 2011-2015 TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
The Whispers TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes, 2015 producer - 4 episodes, 2015
Jurassic World 2015 executive producer
Auschwitz 2015 Documentary short producer
Red Band Society 2014 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 producer
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 executive producer
Lucky 7 2013 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Smash 2012-2013 TV Series executive producer - 32 episodes
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary executive producer
Lincoln 2012 producer
Men in Black 3 2012 executive producer
The River 2012 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Terra Nova 2011 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
War Horse 2011 producer
Transformers: The Ride - 3D 2011 Short executive producer
The Adventures of Tintin 2011 producer
Real Steel 2011 executive producer
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero 2011 TV Series documentary executive producer
Cowboys & Aliens 2011 executive producer
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 executive producer
United States of Tara 2009-2011 TV Series executive producer - 36 episodes
Super 8 2011 producer
Locke & Key 2011 TV Movie executive producer
True Grit 2010 executive producer
Hereafter 2010 executive producer
The Pacific 2010 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Lovely Bones 2009 executive producer
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 executive producer
Eagle Eye 2008 executive producer
Dance with the Devil 2007 Short executive producer
On the Lot 2007 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Transformers 2007 executive producer
The Big Bad Heist 2007 Short executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Poltergeist 2015 based on the 1982 motion picture entitled "Poltergeist" screenplay by / based on the 1982 motion picture entitled "Poltergeist" story by
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault 2004 Video Game creator
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun 2003 Video Game creator
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead 2003 Video Game creator
Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002 Video Game creator
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002 Video Game creator
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 screenplay
Medal of Honor: Underground 2000 Video Game creator
Medal of Honor 1999 Video Game creator
High Incident TV Series creator - 32 episodes, 1996 - 1997 story - 1 episode, 1996
The Dig 1995 Video Game additional story elements / original concept
Amazing Stories TV Series developer - 24 episodes, 1985 - 1986 story - 17 episodes, 1985 - 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1985
The Goonies 1985 story
Poltergeist 1982 screenplay / story
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 written by
The Sugarland Express 1974 story
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies 1973 story
Amblin' 1968 Short written by
Slipstream 1967 Short
Firelight 1964 as Steve Spielberg
Escape to Nowhere 1961 Short as Steve Spielberg
Fighter Squad 1961 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indiana Jones 5 2019 announced
Ready Player One 2018 post-production
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 2017 pre-production
It's What I Do announced
Montezuma rumored announced
The BFG 2016
Bridge of Spies 2015
Lincoln 2012
War Horse 2011
The Adventures of Tintin 2011
A Timeless Call 2008 Documentary short
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008
Munich 2005
War of the Worlds 2005
The Terminal 2004
Catch Me If You Can 2002
Minority Report 2002
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
The Unfinished Journey 1999 Documentary short
Saving Private Ryan 1998
Amistad 1997
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair 1996 Video Game
Schindler's List 1993
Jurassic Park 1993
Hook 1991
The Visionary 1990 Video segment ": "Par for the Course"
Always 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
Empire of the Sun 1987
The Color Purple 1985
Amazing Stories 1985 TV Series 2 episodes
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984
Strokes of Genius 1984 TV Mini-Series introductory segments, uncredited
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 segment "2"
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
1941 1979
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Jaws 1975
The Sugarland Express 1974
Savage 1973 TV Movie
Something Evil 1972 TV Movie
Duel 1971 TV Movie
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971 TV Series 1 episode
Columbo 1971 TV Series 1 episode
The Psychiatrist 1971 TV Series 2 episodes
The Name of the Game 1971 TV Series 1 episode
Night Gallery 1969-1971 TV Series 2 episodes
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1970 TV Series 1 episode
Amblin' 1968 Short
Slipstream 1967 Short unfinished
Firelight 1964
Escape to Nowhere 1961 Short as Steve Spielberg
Fighter Squad 1961 Short
The Last Gun 1959 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boom Blox 2008 Video Game creative director
A Remarkable Promise 2004 Short advisor
What Lies Beneath 2000 idea - uncredited
Men in Black Alien Attack 2000 Short creative consultant
Twister: Ride It Out 1998 Short creative consultant
Pinky and the Brain 1995-1997 TV Series presented by - 5 episodes
Back to the Future... The Ride 1991 Short creative consultant
An American Tail 1986 presenter
The Money Pit 1986 presenter
Back to the Future 1985 presenter
The Goonies 1985 presenter
Gremlins 1984 presenter
The Incredible Hulk 1978 TV Series director - 1 episode
Faces 1968/I production assistant - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul 2011 Steven Spielberg (voice)
Vanilla Sky 2001 Guest at David Aames' Party (uncredited)
Men in Black 1997 Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Popcorn-Eating Man (uncredited)
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Backlot Tour Guide (uncredited)
Tiny Toon Adventures 1991 TV Series Roger Rabbit
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Steven Spielberg (uncredited)
Gremlins 1984 Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Tourist at Airport (uncredited)
The Blues Brothers 1980 Cook County Assessor's Office Clerk
Jaws 1975 Amity Point Lifestation Worker (voice, uncredited)
Something Evil 1972 TV Movie Party Guest
The Last Gun 1959 Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shooting War 2000 TV Movie documentary
The Goonies 1985 uncredited
Savage 1973 TV Movie uncredited
Amblin' 1968 Short uncredited
Firelight 1964
Escape to Nowhere 1961 Short as Steve Spielberg
Fighter Squad 1961 Short
The Last Gun 1959 Short

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 second unit director - uncredited
The Haunting 1999 second unit director - uncredited
Arachnophobia 1990 second unit director - uncredited
The Goonies 1985 second unit director - uncredited

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Tintin 2011 lighting consultant / virtual camera operator - uncredited

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scoring 'War of the Worlds' 2005 Video short

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 visual effects concepts

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The NeverEnding Story 1984 editorial consultant - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jaws 1975 musician: clarinet in orchestra - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whip It 2009 thanks
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Video Game extra special thanks
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings 2009 Video Game special thanks
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion 2009 special thanks
Looking Back to the Future 2009 Video documentary special thanks
Northern Lights 2009 Documentary special thanks for inspiration
Indiana Jones and the Star Test Crusade 2008 Short special thanks
Warner at War 2008 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production 2008 Video short special thanks
Exact Bus Fare 2008 Short very special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short special thanks
Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks
The Waitlist 2008 Documentary short special thanks
HBO First Look 2008 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
2038: El futuro de ellas 2008 Short dedicatee
Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick 2008 TV Short special thanks
Creature Story 2008 Short special thanks
Weird Science Whatever 2008 Short special thanks for inspiration
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
You Better Watch Out 2008 Short thanks
Spiritual Warriors 2007 special thanks
Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence 2007 Short very special thanks
Bee Movie 2007 special thanks: cinematic visionary dinner companion
They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists 2007 Video documentary short special thanks
Call This a Cry for Help 2007 Video very special thanks
Cyn 2007 Short very special thanks
Zoé Mélody 2006 Short special thanks
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 special thanks
Horrors of War 2006 thanks
Broken 2005/I Short very special thanks
Jew Tales 2005 Short special thanks
My Karma 2004 Short the producers wish to thank
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary special thanks
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Richard Matheson: The Writing of 'Duel' 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Award Showdown 2004 Video short this film is dedicated to
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 2004 TV Movie documentary acknowledgment: still photographs provided by
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun 2003 Video Game special thanks
Finding Home 2003 thanks
Conversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to Screen 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
The Color Purple: The 'Musical' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy 2002 Video documentary special thanks
The E.T. Reunion 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
In America 2002 special thanks
Punch-Drunk Love 2002 special thanks
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road 2002 special thanks
Creating A.I. 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
Unmasking Zorro 2001 Video documentary special thanks
The Making of 'Cape Fear' 2001/I Video documentary special thanks
The Making of 'Band of Brothers' 2001 TV Short documentary special thanks
Rennie's Landing 2001 special thanks
Undying 2001 Video Game special thanks
Lost Souls 2000 special thanks
The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas 2000 Video documentary short thanks - as Stephen Spielberg
Titus 1999 thanks
BoomBots 1999 Video Game thanks - as Steven
Tiny Toon Adventures - Toonenstein: Dare to Scare 1999 Video Game special thanks
T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger 1999 Video Game thanks
Cruise on Kubrick 1999 Video documentary short thanks
Kidman on Kubrick 1999 Video documentary short thanks
Spielberg on Kubrick 1999 Video documentary short thanks
The Best of Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary thanks
Trespasser 1998 Video Game special thanks
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary very special thanks
Debutante 1998 Short extra special thanks
StarCraft 1998 Video Game special thanks
Skullmonkeys 1998 Video Game thanks - as Steven
Dilbert's Desktop Games 1997 Video Game thanks
Full Tilt Boogie 1997 Documentary special thanks
The Locusts 1997 thanks
Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant 1997 Video Game thanks
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland 1996 Video Game special thanks
Someone's in the Kitchen! 1996 Video Game special thanks
The Neverhood 1996 Video Game special thanks - as Steven
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster and the Beanstalk 1996 Video Game special thanks
The Dig 1995 Video Game very special thanks
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' 1995 Video documentary special thanks
Visions of Light 1992 Documentary special thanks: AFI
Abdulladzhan, ili posvyashchaetsya Stivenu Spilbergu 1991 dedicatee
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special special thanks
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Video Game special thanks
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary special thanks
Waxwork 1988 dedicated to - as Spielberg
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary acknowledgment
The Puppetoon Movie 1987 special thanks
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary special thanks
Lawrence of Arabia 1962 special thanks - 1989 restoration
Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon 2016 Documentary short special thanks
De Palma 2015 Documentary special thanks
The A-List 2015 the producers wish to thank
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema 2014 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Homesman 2014 special thanks
Consumed 2014/I Short special thanks
Nanoman 2013 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Demented 2013 special thanks
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary special thanks
Paranormal Movie 2013 very special thanks
Dead on Arrival 2013 grateful acknowledgment
Broken Glass 2012 Short special thanks
Julestjerner 2012 TV Series inspirational thanks - 1 episode
Rakugo eiga 2012 grateful acknowledgment
Crossroad 2012 acknowledgment to the works of
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 2012 Video documentary special thanks
Moxina 2012 Short grateful acknowledgment
Will 2012/I Short special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie 2012 acknowledgment to the works of
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King 2011 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Back for the Future 2011 Short special thanks
Derrière les murs 2011 special thanks
El defensor 2011 Short the director wishes to thank
Emerging Past 2011 Video acknowledgment
Margin Call 2011 special thanks - as Steven Speilberg
South Jersey Sam 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Medal of Honor 2010 Video Game special thanks
Jaws: The Inside Story 2010 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Road to Freedom 2010/II special thanks: for the inspiration
Dash Cunning 2010 Short grateful thanks
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Climbing Spielberg 2009 Documentary special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary thanks
25 Years of Transformers 2009 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'The Goonies' 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
Shootout 2006 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery 2006 TV Special Himself
Horizon 1985 TV Series documentary Himself - Director of 'Indiana Jones' films
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Munich: Editing, Sound and Music 2006 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Back to the Future' 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
Munich: Memories of the Event 2006 Video short Himself
Bitte umblättern 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Munich: Portrait of an Era 2006 Video short Himself
Northwest Afternoon 1984 TV Series Himself
Munich: The Experience 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture & Best Director
Munich: The International Cast 2006 Video short Himself
New York, New York 1982 TV Series Himself
Munich: The Mission - The Team 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Poltergeist' 1982 TV Short documentary Himself - Writer / Producer
Munich: The On-Set Experience 2006 Video short Himself
Chambre 666 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture & Best Director
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
Artour 2006 TV Series
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Star Wars: Music by John Williams 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fantasy Film Festival 1979 TV Series Himself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Exile 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The H.G. Wells Legacy 2005 Video short Himself
Ciné regards 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
'War of the Worlds': Characters - The Family Unit 2005 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
'War of the Worlds': Previsualization 2005 Video short Himself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary Himself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Beginning 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Jaws: From the Set 1974 Video short Himself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, West Coast - Destruction 2005 Video documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford 1973 TV Special documentary Himself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, West Coast - War 2005 Video documentary short Himself
'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion 2005 Video short Himself
Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens 2005 Video short Himself
Scoring 'War of the Worlds' 2005 Video short Himself
Steven Spielberg and the Original 'War of the Worlds' 2005 Video short Himself
We Are Not Alone 2005 Video short Himself
Best Ever Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Animal Icons 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Close-up 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Waging the War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Steven Spielberg 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Smap×Smap 2005 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas 2005 TV Special Himself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest War Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Sam Mendes Tribute
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2004 TV Special Himself
The Ultimate Film 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Booking the Flight: The Script, the Story 2004 Video documentary short Himself
In Flight Service: The Music of 'The Terminal' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Landing: Airport Stories 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Waiting for the Flight: Building 'The Terminal' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
2nd Irish Film and Television Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 2004 Documentary Himself
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director, 'Minority Report'
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope 2004 Video documentary Himself
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary Himself - Filmmaker
La semaine du cinéma 2004 TV Series Himself
Steven Spielberg: The Man and His Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': An Introduction 2004 Video short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Looking Into the Past 2004 Video short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Miller and His Platoon 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Parting Thoughts 2004 Video short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Re-Creating Omaha Beach 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Making 'Saving Private Ryan' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary Himself
Inside 'The Terminal' 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Double Dare 2004 Documentary Himself
Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Voices from the List 2004 Video documentary Himself, host
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Music of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Sound of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Conversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to Screen 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Color Purple: The 'Musical' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Primetime Glick 2003 TV Series Himself
Why History Matters: A Dialogue with Students 2003 TV Movie Himself - Special Guest
'Catch Me If You Can': Behind the Camera 2003 Video documentary short Himself
'Catch Me If You Can': In Closing 2003 Video short Himself
'Catch Me If You Can': The Casting of the Film 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Dateline NBC 2003 TV Series documentary Hiimself
Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Scoring 'Catch Me If You Can' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The FBI Perspective 2003 Video short Himself
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit 2003 Video documentary short Himself
IMDb First Credit 2016 TV Series Himself
L'aventure Spielberg 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Extra 2002-2016 TV Series Himself
Taff 2003 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Exec Producer, Jurassic World
Wetten, dass..? 2003 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood 2003 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams 2016 TV Movie Himself
A.I.: From Drawings to Sets 2002 Video documentary short
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2016 TV Series documentary Himself (L'interview d'Augustin) / Himself
AI/FX 2002 Video documentary short
The View 2016 TV Series Himself
Dressing 'A.I.' 2002 Video documentary short
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture
Inside Taken 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Himself
Live at the Shrine! John Williams and the World Premiere of 'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial': The 20th Anniversary 2002 Video Himself
A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The E.T. Reunion 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Berlin 1961: Re-Creating the Divide 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Life of Brian 2002 Himself
Spy Swap : Looking Back on the Final Act 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Music of 'A.I.' 2002 Video documentary short
U-2 Spy Plane 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Robots of 'AI' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
American Masters 1990-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Interviewee
The Sound of 'A.I.' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
'Minority Report': The Players 2002 Video documentary short Himself
60 Minutes 2009-2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Film Director (segment "The New Force Behind Star Wars") / Himself - Director (segment "Lincoln") / Himself - Director (segment "Spielberg") / ...
'Minority Report': The Story, the Debate 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Film '72 1984-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
Deconstructing Precog Visions 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Jurassic World: Building the Gyrosphere 2015 Video short Himself
Deconstructing Precrime and Precogs 2002 Video short Himself
Jurassic World: Dinosaurs Roam Once Again 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Deconstructing Vehicles of the Future 2002 Video short Himself
Welcome to 'Jurassic World' 2015 Video documentary Himself
Final Report 2002 Video short Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
ILM and 'Minority Report' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Everything Is Copy 2015 Documentary Himself
The Stunts of 'Minority Report' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Mifune: The Last Samurai 2015 Documentary Himself
The World of 'Minority Report': An Introduction 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Back in Time 2015 Documentary Himself
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Celebration 2002 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1997-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2014 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Miniseries
The Concert for Valor 2014 TV Special Himself
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Himself / Famous Director ('Austinpussy')
Kubrick Remembered 2014 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter of AFI Life Achievement Award
Troldspejlet 1998-2014 TV Series Himself - Executive Producer / Himself - Director
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 2014 Documentary Himself
Prelude to a Dream 2002 Video documentary short Himself
From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree 2014 Documentary Himself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Gremlins: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins 2014 Video short Himself
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 20th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures 2014 Video short Himself
Acting A.I.: A Portrait of David 2002 Video short Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life 2014 TV Movie Himself - Director and Friend
Acting A.I.: A Portrait of Gigolo Joe 2002 Video short Himself
The South Bank Show Originals 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Creating A.I. 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Lighting AI 2002 Video short Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
Special Visual Effects and Animation: ILM 2002 Video documentary short Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director
Steven Spielberg: Our Responsibility to Artificial Intelligence 2002 Video short Himself
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster 2013 Documentary Himself
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2002 TV Movie Himself - Flag Bearer
Funny Shorts 2013 TV Series Himself
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Himself
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth 2013 Documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television & Nominee: Best Director
Cinema 3 1987-2013 TV Series Himself
Beyond Jurassic Park 2001 Video Himself - Director
Click Online 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Film Director
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' 2001 Video documentary Himself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' 2001 Video documentary Himself
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
ILM and 'Jurassic Park': Before and After Visual Effects 2001 Video short Himself
The World of Jurassic Park 3D 2013 Video documentary short Himself
ILM and 'The Lost World': Before and After the Visual Effects 2001 Video short Himself
The Journey to Lincoln 2013 Video documentary short Himself - Director / Producer
Jurassic Park: Hurricane in Kauai 2001 Video short Himself
Milius 2013 Documentary Himself
Steven Spielberg Directs 'Jurassic Park' 2001 Video short Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director and Best Picture
The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg from ILM 2001 Video short Himself
Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome 2001 TV Special short Himself (uncredited)
Días de cine 1994-2013 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Los desayunos de TVE 2013 TV Series Himself
2001 World Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Android Prophecy 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Les Coulisses des Golden Globes 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Band of Brothers' 2001 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Culture Show 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Lincoln: An American Journey 2012 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Greats 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Happy Birthday E.T. 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001 Documentary Himself
Stanley Kubrick in Focus 2012 Short Himself
The 10 Commandments of Creativity 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Lawrence of Arabia: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Morning Joe 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Himself
AMC Lincoln Live Q & A 2012 TV Movie Himself
American Beauty: Look Closer... 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Jurassic Park: Behind the Scenes 2000 Video short Himself
The Making of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2012 Video short Himself
31st NAACP Image Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Honoree
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Making of Transformers the Ride 3D 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Honorary Award
Saturday Night Live 1976-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford 2000 TV Movie Himself
Jaws: The Restoration 2012 Documentary short Himself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Animating Tintin 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Journey to Tintin 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The World of Tintin 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tintin: In the Volume 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Inside Hollywood: The Pictures, the People, the Academy Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture
People Profiles: Steven Spielberg 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film & Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama
Intimate Portrait 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic 2012 Video documentary
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Dyslexia: A Hidden Disability 2011 Documentary short Himself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (# 91)
Return to Jurassic Park: Finding the Lost World 2011 Video documentary short Himself
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Return to Jurassic Park: Something Survived 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Return to Jurassic Park: The Third Adventure 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Amistad' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Stu Plus Who? 2011 Documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture / Presenter: Stanley Kubrick Tribute
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 1999 TV Series Himself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 1999 Annual Golden Laurel Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Conversations with Jon Favreau 2011 Video Himself
Die goldene Kamera 1999 1999 TV Movie Himself
Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys & Aliens 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director
DGA Moments in Time 2011 Short Himself
Spielberg on Kubrick 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of Jurassic Park
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Return to Normandy 1998 Video documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Film Director
Gomorron 1995-1998 TV Series Himself / Himself - Om Filmen / Himself - regissör
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era 2011 Video documentary short Himself - Director
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Antiheroes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory 2011 Video documentary short Himself - Director
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: In Search of 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution 2011 Video documentary short Himself - Director
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 Documentary Himself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special Himself
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself - Jaws Director
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director
Science-fiction et paranoïa. La culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis 2011 Documentary Himself
Making the 'Lost World' 1997 Video documentary Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Ships of Slaves: The Middle Passage 1997 TV Movie Himself - Introducer
2011 Writers Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
In the Teeth of Jaws 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Return of Steven Spielberg 1997 TV Short Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
The Force Returns: Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' 1996 Video documentary Himself
Tales from the Future 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair 1996 Video Game Himself (voice)
Jaws: The Inside Story 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Don't Surf! 2010 Documentary Himself
The Making of '1941' 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Future According to Steven Spielberg: An Interactive Guide to 'Minority Report' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Kirk Douglas
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Himself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Honors Martin Scorsese 1996 TV Movie Himself
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Survivors of the Holocaust 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Climbing Spielberg 2009 Documentary Himself
Cyberspace 1996 TV Series Himself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary Himself
The Nuremberg Trial: War Crimes on Trial 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' 1995 Video documentary Himself
David Lean in Close-Up 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' 1995 Video documentary Himself
Previously On: E.R. 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary Himself - Concert Attendee (uncredited)
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg 1995 TV Movie Himself - Winner: John Huston Award
Closing: Team Indy 2008 Video short Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
The 10th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' with Faith Hill 2008 TV Movie Himself
La nuit des Césars 1978-1995 TV Series documentary Himself - César d'honneur / Himself
The Movie Loft 2008 TV Series Himself
American Cinema 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Warner at War 2008 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Siskel & Ebert Interviews 1995 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production 2008 Video short Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Adventures in Post-Production 2008 Video documentary short Himself - Director
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Special Award
Iconic Props 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Newton's Apple 1994 TV Series Himself
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture & Best Director
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' 2008 Video documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Director's Guild Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner
The Crystal Skulls 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Face to Face 1994 TV Series Himself
The Effects of Indy 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Best Director
Warrior Make-up 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Society of Operating Cameramen: Lifetime Achievement Awards 1994 Video Himself
Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' 2008 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' 1993 Video short Himself
Godfather World 2008 Video short Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped 2008 Video short Himself
Shattered Lullabies 1992 Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 1982-1992 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 Documentary Himself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Thalberg Award
Achter de schermen bij 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' 2008 TV Short documentary Himself
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fantástico 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala 1991 TV Movie Himself
Indiana Jones: An Appreciation 2008 Video short Himself
Tiny Toon Adventures 1991 TV Series Himself
Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies 2008 Video short Himself
The Movie Awards 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Indy's Friends and Enemies 2008 Video short Himself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total 1991 TV Series Himself
Raiders: The Melting Face! 2008 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean 1990 TV Special Himself
Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Making Close Encounters 1990 Video documentary Himself
Temple of Doom: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Crusade: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala 1990 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Akira Kurosawa
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Home Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Our World 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Tracey Ullman Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Their War 2007 Video documentary Himself
NHK supesharu 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
On the Lot 2007 TV Series Himself
Steven Spielberg: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1989 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Today 1989 TV Series Himself
Spielberg on Spielberg 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of 'Letters from Iwo Jima' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
BAFTA British Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director
Citizen Steve 1987 Documentary short Himself - Kane
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Shark Is Still Working 2007 Documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2006 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Searching for Orson 2006 Documentary Himself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Directing in Drama Series
CC Variety TV 2006 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Duels 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2015 TV Series Himself
Atari: Game Over 2014 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Director (segment "Lincoln")
10 O'Clock Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Himself
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 2012 Video documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 1998-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Executive Producer
The True Story 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself - Director
Inside the Actors Studio 2011 TV Series Himself
The People vs. George Lucas 2010 Documentary Himself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary Himself
Storm Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Looking Back to the Future 2009 Video documentary Himself
The Last Days of the Big Lie 2009 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Back to Room 666 2008 Documentary short Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
La mandrágora 2008 TV Series Himself
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Empreintes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007 TV Series documentary Amity Point Lifestation Worker
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
The Queen 2006 Himself (uncredited)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Biography 1998-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' 2005 Video documentary Himself
49º premis Sant Jordi de cinematografía 2005 TV Special Himself
The Last Mogul 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The Dream Studio 2004 Video documentary short Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #68: Box Office Hit to Box Office Flop
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 2002 TV Series Himself
Reflections of Evil 2002 Himself (Pookie Ride Narrator)
Who Is Alan Smithee? 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Himself
Close Encounters: Proof of Alien Contact 2000 Video documentary Himself
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review 1997 TV Short Himself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside the White House 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Universal Story 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood '84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film The BFG (2016)
2016 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Bridge of Spies (2015) · Marc Platt
· Kristie Macosko Krieger
2015 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film Bridge of Spies (2015)
2014 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards
2013 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Feature Films Lincoln (2012) · Tony Kushner (screenwriter)
· Kathleen Kennedy (producer)
· Kristie Macosko Krieger (co-producer)
· Adam Somner (co-producer)
· Jonathan King (executive producer)
· Daniel Lupi (executive producer)
· Jeff Skoll (executive producer)
2013 Cinema for Peace Award Cinema for Peace Awards Most Valuable Movie of the Year Lincoln (2012)
2013 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 International Theater Award Tokyo Anime Award The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2013 Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award American Cinema Editors, USA
2012 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Feature Films War Horse (2011) · Lee Hall (screenplay)
· Richard Curtis (screenplay)
· Revel Guest (executive producer)
· Kathleen Kennedy (producer)
· Frank Marshall (executive producer)
· Tracey Seaward (co-producer)
· Adam Somner (co-producer)
2012 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film Lincoln (2012)
2012 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Animated Picture The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Peter Jackson
· Kathleen Kennedy
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures PGA Awards
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Peter Jackson
· Kathleen Kennedy
2012 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year War Horse (2011) · Kathleen Kennedy
2011 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film War Horse (2011)
2011 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Peter Jackson
· Kathleen Kennedy
2011 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television The Pacific (2010) · Gary Goetzman
· Tom Hanks
· Eugene Kelly
· Todd London
· Cherylanne Martin
· Bruce C. McKenna
· Steve Shareshian
· Tony To
· Timothy Van Patten
· Graham Yost
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Animated Feature Film The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2011 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA TV Program of the Year The Pacific (2010) · Gary Goetzman
· Tom Hanks
· Timothy Van Patten
· Todd London
2011 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture True Grit (2010) · A.C. Lyles (executive producer)
· Paul Schwake (executive producer)
· Ethan Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Joel Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
· Jeff Bridges (actor)
· Josh Brolin (actor)
· Matt Damon (actor)
· Hailee Steinfeld (actor)
2010 Filmmaker's Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries The Pacific (2010) · Gary Goetzman (co-executive producer)
· Tom Hanks (executive producer)
· Tony To (co-executive producer)
· Eugene Kelly (co-executive producer)
· Bruce C. McKenna (co-executive producer)
· Cherylanne Martin (producer)
· Todd London (producer)
· Steve Shareshian (producer)
· Graham Yost (co-executive producer)
· Timothy Van Patten (supervising producer)
2009 BAFTA Games Award BAFTA Awards Best Casual Game Boom Blox (2008) · Louis Castle
· Amir Rahimi
2008 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA Due to the ceremony canceled in 2008 the award will be handed out at the 2009 ceremony.
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Visual Effects Society Awards
2007 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) · Clint Eastwood
· Robert Lorenz
2006 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
2006 Founders Award International Emmy Awards
2006 Kennedy Center Honors The Kennedy Center Honors
2006 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Munich (2005) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Barry Mendel
· Colin Wilson
2006 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Television Feature Film Into the West (2005) · Darryl Frank (producer)
· Justin Falvey (producer)
· David A. Rosemont (producer)
· William Mastrosimone (producer)
· Kirk Ellis (producer)
· Larry Rapaport (producer)
· Matthew Settle (actor)
· Skeet Ulrich (actor)
· Tonantzin Carmelo (actor)
· Irene Bedard (actor)
· Michael Spears (actor)
· Zahn McClarnon (actor)
· Rachael Leigh Cook (actor)
2005 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2004 Special David David di Donatello Awards
2004 Akira Kurosawa Award Tokyo International Film Festival
2003 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2003 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Television & Cable Broken Silence (2002) · Pavel Chukhray (director, writer)
· Andrzej Wajda (director)
· János Szász (director, writer)
· Vojtech Jasný (director, writer)
· Luis Puenzo (director)
· Marcel Lozinski (director)
· James Moll (producer)
· Anya Verkhovskaya (co-producer)
· John Ballon (co-producer)
· Christopher Pavlick (co-producer)
· Lew Rywin (executive producer)
· Andrew G. Vajna (executive producer)
· Sheila Nevins (Cinemax Reel Life executive producer)
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Minority Report (2002)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries Taken (2002) · Leslie Bohem (executive producer)
· Steve Beers (co-executive producer)
· Darryl Frank (co-executive producer)
· Joe M. Aguilar (co-executive producer)
· Richard Heus (produced by)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Minority Report (2002)
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 10 January 2003. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2002 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Television & Cable Band of Brothers (2001) · Phil Alden Robinson (director)
· Richard Loncraine (director)
· Mikael Salomon (director)
· David Nutter (director)
· Tom Hanks (director/writer/executive producer)
· David Leland (director)
· David Frankel (director)
· Tony To (director/co-executive producer)
· Erik Jendresen (writer)
· John Orloff (writer)
· E. Max Frye (writer)
· Graham Yost (writer)
· Bruce C. McKenna (writer)
· Erik Bork (writer)
· Mary Richards (producer)
· Stephen Ambrose (co-executive producer)
· Gary Goetzman (co-executive producer)
2002 Hollywood Movie of the Year Hollywood Film Awards Minority Report (2002)
2002 Readers' Choice Award Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) · Tom Hanks (executive producer)
· Stephen Ambrose (co-executive producer)
· Gary Goetzman (co-executive producer)
· Tony To (co-executive producer)
· Erik Bork (supervising producer)
· Erik Jendresen (supervising producer)
· Mary Richards (producer)
2002 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Band of Brothers (2001) · Tom Hanks
· Tony To
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award ShoWest Convention, USA
2002 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA TV Movie or Mini-Series of the Year Band of Brothers (2001) · Tom Hanks
· Stephen Ambrose
· Gary Goetzman
· Tony To
· Erik Bork
· Erik Jendresen
· Mary Richards
2001 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Excellence in Film
2001 Billy Wilder Award National Board of Review, USA
2001 Future Film Festival Digital Award Venice Film Festival Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer)
· John P. McCann (producer/writer)
· Charles M. Howell IV (producer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
· Gordon Bressack (writer)
· Earl Kress (writer)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Bob Davies (director)
· Nelson Recinos (director)
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Directors Guild of America, USA
2000 Vanguard Award Image Awards
2000 PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures PGA Awards E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) · Kathleen Kennedy
1999 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Pinky and the Brain (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer/director)
· Liz Holzman (producer/director)
· Charles M. Howell IV (producer/writer)
· Gordon Bressack (writer)
· Jed Spingarn (writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Earl Kress (writer)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Russell Calabrese (director)
· Kirk Tingblad (director)
· Mike Milo (director)
· Nelson Recinos (director)
· Charles Visser (director)
1999 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Mark Huffam (production manager plaque)
· Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (first assistant director plaque)
· Adam Goodman (second assistant director plaque)
· Karen Richards (second second assistant director plaque)
1999 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Millennium Award
1999 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Picture Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Milestone Award PGA Awards
1999 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Allison Lyon Segan
· Bonnie Curtis
· Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Vision Award PGA Awards Theatrical Motion Pictures Amistad (1997) · Debbie Allen
· Colin Wilson
1998 Audience Award Rembrandt Awards Best Director The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
1998 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Animaniacs (1993) · Liz Holzman (producer/director)
· Rusty Mills (producer/director)
· Peter Hastings (producer/writer)
· Tom Ruegger (senior producer/writer)
· Charles Visser (director)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Audu Paden (director)
· Jon McClenahan (director)
· Randy Rogel (writer)
· John P. McCann (writer)
· Paul Rugg (writer)
· Nick Dubois (writer)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Freakazoid! (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Rich Arons (producer)
· John P. McCann (producer)
· Paul Rugg (producer)
· Mitch Schauer (producer)
· Ronnie Del Carmen (director)
· Jack Heiter (director)
· Scott Jeralds (director)
· Eric Radomski (director)
· Dan Riba (director)
· Andrea Romano (voice director)
· Peter Shin (director)
1997 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film Amistad (1997)
1997 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
1996 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Animaniacs (1993) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Peter Hastings (producer)
· Rusty Mills (producer)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) A Pinky & the Brain Christmas (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Peter Hastings (producer/writer)
· Rusty Mills (producer/director)
1995 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Honorary César César Awards, France
1995 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Schindler's List (1993)
1995 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Readers' Choice Award Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
1994 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Director Jurassic Park (1993)
1994 Jackie Coogan Award Young Artist Awards
1994 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film Jurassic Park (1993)
1994 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) Jurassic Park (1993)
1994 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1994 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Schindler's List (1993) · Branko Lustig (unit production manager plaque)
· Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (first assistant director plaque)
· Michael Helfand (second assistant director plaque)
1994 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Jurassic Park (1993) · David Koepp (screenplay)
· Michael Crichton (screenplay, novel)
1994 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Readers' Choice Award Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Jurassic Park (1993)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Schindler's List (1993) · Gerald R. Molen
· Branko Lustig
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1994 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Schindler's List (1993)
1994 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA People's Choice Awards Honoree
1994 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Schindler's List (1993)
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Schindler's List (1993) · Gerald R. Molen
· Branko Lustig
1994 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Schindler's List (1993) · Branko Lustig
· Gerald R. Molen
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Jurassic Park (1993)
1994 President's Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1994 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Director of the Year
1994 Governors' Award Society of Camera Operators
1994 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Board of the Governors Award American Society of Cinematographers, USA
1993 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Sherri Stoner
· Rich Arons (director)
· Byron Vaughns (director)
· Ken Boyer (director)
· Alfred Gimeno (director)
· David West (director)
1993 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film Schindler's List (1993)
1993 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Jurassic Park (1993)
1993 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director Jurassic Park (1993)
1993 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1993 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) · Tom Ruegger (producer)
· Ken Boyer (director)
· Art Leonardi (director)
· Art Vitello (director)
· Paul Dini (story editor)
· Sherri Stoner (writer)
1990 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) · Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)
· George Lucas (story, characters)
· Menno Meyjes (story)
· Philip Kaufman (characters)
1990 Wise Owl Award Retirement Research Foundation, USA Television and Theatrical Film Fiction Dad (1989) · Gary David Goldberg
· Joseph Stern
· Kathleen Kennedy (executive)
· Frank Marshall (executive)
1990 Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award American Cinema Editors, USA
1989 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1987 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film The Color Purple (1985)
1987 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Best Picture Empire of the Sun (1987) · Robert Shapiro (producer)
· Kathleen Kennedy (producer)
· Frank Marshall (producer)
1987 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Empire of the Sun (1987)
1987 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Empire of the Sun (1987)
1987 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Academy Awards, USA
1986 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero) Back to the Future (1985)
1986 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Color Purple (1985) · Gerald R. Molen (unit production manager plaque)
· Pat Kehoe (first assistant director plaque)
· Richard A. Wells (first assistant director plaque)
· Victoria E. Rhodes (second assistant director plaque)
1986 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards
1985 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film The Color Purple (1985)
1985 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Color Purple (1985)
1985 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture
1984 Nocciola d'Oro Giffoni Film Festival
1984 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
1983 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1983 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Mejor Película Infantil E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) · Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)
· George Lucas (story)
· Philip Kaufman (story)
1982 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Director of the Year
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 Marquee American Movie Awards Best Director Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1981 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1978 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1974 Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival The Sugarland Express (1974) · Hal Barwood
· Matthew Robbins
1973 Grand Prize Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Duel (1971)
1973 Best First Film Taormina International Film Festival Duel (1971)
1972 Gold Remi Award WorldFest Houston Short Subject - Live Action Amblin' (1968)
1969 CINE Golden Eagle CINE Competition Short Films Amblin' (1968)
1968 Jury Award Atlanta Film Festival Best Short Film Amblin' (1968)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best North American Film Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 Cinema for Peace Award Cinema for Peace Awards Most Valuable Movie of the Year Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Bridge of Spies (2015) · Marc Platt
· Kristie Macosko Krieger
2016 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Bridge of Spies (2015) · Marc Platt
· Kristie Macosko Krieger
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie All the Way (2016) · Robert Schenkkan (executive producer)
· Bryan Cranston (executive producer)
· Jay Roach (executive producer)
· Justin Falvey (executive producer)
· Darryl Frank (executive producer)
· James Degus (co-executive producer)
· Michelle Graham (co-executive producer)
· Scott Ferguson (produced by)
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Bridge of Spies (2015) · Marc Platt
· Kristie Macosko Krieger
2016 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Bridge of Spies (2015)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Bridge of Spies (2015) · Kristie Macosko Krieger
· Marc Platt
2016 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards BAFTA Kids Vote - Feature Film The BFG (2016) · Melissa Mathison
· Frank Marshall
· Sam Mercer
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Bridge of Spies (2015)
2013 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Film Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Direction Lincoln (2012)
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Lincoln (2012)
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Lincoln (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Lincoln (2012)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Lincoln (2012)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Lincoln (2012) · Kathleen Kennedy
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director War Horse (2011)
2012 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 Cinema for Peace Award Cinema for Peace Awards Most Valuable Movie of the Year War Horse (2011)
2012 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director War Horse (2011)
2012 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director War Horse (2011)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Animated Feature Film (Miglior film d'animazione) The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film War Horse (2011)
2012 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year War Horse (2011) · Kathleen Kennedy
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (2011) · Deborah Adler Myers (executive producer)
· Christo Doyle (executive producer)
· Justin Falvey (executive producer)
· Danny Forster (executive producer)
· Darryl Frank (executive producer)
· Jonathan Hock (executive producer)
· Bill Hunt (executive producer)
· Vincent Kralyevich (executive producer)
· Kristine Sabat (executive producer)
· Mark E. Breeze (producer)
· Christopher Cassel (producer)
· Jessica Conway (producer)
· Zaida Espada (producer)
· Kaitlin McIntyre (producer)
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures War Horse (2011) · Kathleen Kennedy
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Animated Film The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2012 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Feature Film The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director War Horse (2011)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
2007 Golden Eagle Golden Eagle Awards, Russia Best Foreign Film Munich (2005)
2007 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) · Clint Eastwood
· Robert Lorenz
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2006 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Munich (2005)
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director War of the Worlds (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Munich (2005)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Munich (2005) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Barry Mendel
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Munich (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Munich (2005)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Munich (2005) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Barry Mendel
· Colin Wilson
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Munich (2005)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries Into the West (2005) · Justin Falvey (co-executive producer)
· Darryl Frank (co-executive producer)
· William Mastrosimone (co-executive producer)
· Kirk Ellis (supervising producer)
· Larry Rapaport (producer)
· David A. Rosemont (produced by)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2006 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Into the West (2005) · Darryl Frank
· Justin Falvey
· David A. Rosemont
· Kirk Ellis
· Larry Rapaport
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director War of the Worlds (2005)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Munich (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Munich (2005)
2003 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Minority Report (2002)
2003 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Minority Report (2002)
2003 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Minority Report (2002) · Scott Frank (screenplay)
· Jon Cohen (screenplay)
· Philip K. Dick
2003 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Minority Report (2002)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Minority Report (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Minority Report (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Minority Report (2002)
2003 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Minority Report (2002)
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best SF or Fantasy Film Director Minority Report (2002)
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2002 Screen International Award European Film Awards Minority Report (2002)
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Minority Report (2002)
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) We Stand Alone Together (2001) · Tom Hanks (executive producer)
· Gary Goetzman (co-executive producer)
· Tony To (co-executive producer)
· Mark Cowen (producer/director)
· William Richter (producer/writer)
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
1999 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Animaniacs (1993) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer/writer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer/director)
· Liz Holzman (producer/writer)
· Randy Rogel (writer)
· Kevin Hopps (writer)
· Nick Dubois (writer)
· Charles M. Howell IV (writer)
· Earl Kress (writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Stephen Lewis (director)
· Kirk Tingblad (director)
· Mike Milo (director)
· Nelson Recinos (director)
· Russell Calabrese (director)
· Herb Moore (director)
· Dave Pryor (director)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer/director)
· Liz Holzman (producer/director)
· Charles M. Howell IV (producer/writer)
· John P. McCann (producer/writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Gordon Bressack (writer)
· Douglas Langdale (writer)
· Kate Donahue (writer)
· Scott Kreamer (writer)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Nelson Recinos (director)
· Russell Calabrese (director)
· Bob Davies (director)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Drama Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Ian Bryce
· Mark Gordon
· Gary Levinsohn
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1999 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Amistad (1997)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Animaniacs (1993) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer/writer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer/director)
· Liz Holzman (producer/director)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Mike Milo (director)
· Jon McClenahan (director)
· Charles M. Howell IV (writer)
· Randy Rogel (writer)
· Kevin Hopps (writer)
· Gordon Bressack (writer)
· Nick Dubois (writer)
· Tom Minton (writer)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Pinky and the Brain (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Rusty Mills (supervising producer/director)
· Liz Holzman (producer)
· Charles M. Howell IV (producer)
· Kirk Tingblad (director)
· Charles Visser (director)
· Andrea Romano (voice director)
· Russell Calabrese (director)
· Mike Milo (director)
· Nelson Recinos (director)
· Jed Spingarn (writer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Earl Kress (writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
1998 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Amistad (1997)
1998 Screen International Award European Film Awards Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Amistad (1997)
1998 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Amistad (1997) · Debbie Allen
· Colin Wilson
1998 Golden Aries Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Drama Amistad (1997) · Debbie Allen
· Colin Wilson
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Amistad (1997)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Pinky and the Brain (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Peter Hastings (producer)
· Liz Holzman (producer/director)
· Rusty Mills (producer/director)
· Andrea Romano (director)
· Kirk Tingblad (director)
· Charles Visser (director)
· Brett Baer (writer)
· Dave Finkel (writer)
· Earl Kress (writer)
· Wendell Morris (writer)
· Tom Sheppard (writer)
· Charles M. Howell IV (writer)
1995 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Children's Program Animaniacs (1993) · Rich Arons (producer)
· Sherri Stoner (producer)
· Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
1995 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film) Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Schindler's List (1993)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Michael Gerard (producer/director)
· Peter Hastings (producer/writer)
· Rich Arons (director/writer)
· Paul Dini (writer)
· Paul Rugg (writer)
· Rusty Mills (director)
· Greg Reyna (director)
1994 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Foreign Film Schindler's List (1993) · Branko Lustig
· Gerald R. Molen
1994 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute Schindler's List (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Schindler's List (1993)
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Children's Program Animaniacs (1993) · Sherri Stoner (producer)
· Rich Arons (producer/animation director)
· Tom Ruegger (coordinating producer)
· Michael Gerard (animation director)
· Alfred Gimeno (animation director)
· Bob Kline (animation director)
· Jenny Lerew (animation director)
· Rusty Mills (animation director)
· Audu Paden (animation director)
· Greg Reyna (animation director)
· Lenord Robinson (animation director)
· Barry Caldwell (animation director)
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) · Tom Ruegger (senior producer)
· Sherri Stoner (producer)
· Rich Arons (director)
· Art Leonardi (director)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) · Tom Ruegger (writer/producer)
· Paul Dini (writer)
· Sherri Stoner (writer)
· Dave Marshall (director)
· Glen Kennedy (director)
· Rich Arons (director)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero) Empire of the Sun (1987)
1988 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Empire of the Sun (1987)
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Color Purple (1985) · Kathleen Kennedy
· Frank Marshall
· Quincy Jones
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Color Purple (1985)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Amazing Stories (1985)
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
1984 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) · Joe Dante
· John Landis
· George Miller
1983 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) · Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) · Kathleen Kennedy
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) · Kathleen Kennedy
1983 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1979 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1979 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1978 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1976 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Jaws (1975)
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Jaws (1975)
1976 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Jaws (1975)
1975 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen The Sugarland Express (1974) · Hal Barwood
· Matthew Robbins
1974 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Sugarland Express (1974)
1973 Golden Charybdis Taormina International Film Festival Duel (1971)
1972 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Name of the Game (1968) · Philip Wylie (teleplay)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lincoln (2012)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
2005 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
1999 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1998 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1993 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Schindler's List (1993)
1982 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1977 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Munich (2005)
1977 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

TitleSalary
War Horse (2011) $20,000,000
Jurassic Park III (2001) $72,000,000
Schindler's List (1993) $0 (Asked not to be paid.)
Jurassic Park (1993) $250,000,000 (gross and profit participations)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $1,500,000 + % of gross

#Fact
1 Both detectives Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) use magnifying glasses, and both were Spielberg productions.
2 Spielberg had directed Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971), the very first episode of that famous series (not counting two pilot films). In the 3rd season episode Mind Over Mayhem (1974), screenwriters Steven Bochco and Dean Hargrove named the boy genius character Steve Spelberg. That episode was in production (airing in February) while Spielberg's breakthrough theatrical film The Sugarland Express (1974) was generating industry buzz prior to its April release.
3 He has directed ten films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Jaws (1975), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Bridge of Spies (2015). Of these, Schindler's List (1993) is the only one to have won the award.
4 In the novelization for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), there is the line "sixth sense"; Frank Marshall produced this and The Sixth Sense (1999) and Spielberg later directed Haley Joel Osment, the star of the latter film in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
5 In Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), that film mentions bats, snakes, spiders and rats; these would appear in all the Indiana Jones films, Arachnophobia (1990) and The Goonies (1985), films either produced or directed by Spielberg.
6 In Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and The Goonies (1985), Holmes and Data have much gadgetry on their person, like James Bond, and Spielberg and screenwriter Chris Columbus are huge Bond fans. Also, in the novelization for Holmes, it uses the words "a view to kill", and the Bond film A View to a Kill (1985) was made the same year.
7 Gremlins (1984), the Back to the Future trilogy and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) were all produced by Spielberg and all have eccentric inventors who create madcap inventions with pet dogs, Barney, Einstein and Uncas.
8 After having a great working relationship with Spielberg on Gremlins (1984), Spielberg produced the next two films Chris Columbus scripted, The Goonies (1985), based on an idea Spielberg had, and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), which was Columbus's idea, which altogether was two years working on those three films. Spielberg then wanted Columbus to script Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), a big step for Columbus as a writer. He accepted and went to meet Spielberg and George Lucas, two men he was very intimidated by, even though he had worked with Spielberg three times, and they were two of his cinematic heroes. Columbus acted as Spielberg and Lucas's secretary on The Last Crusade for five days taking down all their ideas. Lucas dictated the screenplay to Columbus making him fearful of changing any of it, and that went against what Columbus had learned at film school. To him, the script seemed lifeless and without energy and there was nothing of Columbus in it. Columbus assumed Spielberg hired him for that last reason and when Columbus turned in the draft, he was fired from the picture for all the above flaws in the script. It was a defining moment in Columbus's career, to never again ignore his base instincts on a movie, or to be intimidated by the people he worked with.
9 According to friend and veteran film editor Michael Kahn, Spielberg will not watch a cut of his film without temp music (temporary score).
10 He was a big fan of Twin Peaks (1990) and he was set to direct the first episode of the second season of the show before David Lynch decided to direct the episode himself.
11 Is best friends with George Lucas and Oprah Winfrey. He was also best friends with Robin Williams until he passed away.
12 The first major star he worked with was Joan Crawford, who appeared in the segment of the pilot episode for Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969) which he directed. Crawford was initially skeptical about working with the then-inexperienced director, but her fears were soon allayed when she met with him and watched him at work. He, meanwhile, was surprised to find that Crawford was not demanding and made none of the outlandish requests which stars of her caliber were usually known to make. On the contrary, she was happy to give him advice about various aspects of film making which she had learned throughout her years in motion pictures, and gave him a lot of much needed encouragement. They quickly developed a strong working relationship, and as a result of her kindness became close friends, remaining so until her death.
13 Five films he directed set the North American opening weekend record, more than any other director: Jaws (1975), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Jurassic Park (1993), and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Additionally, two sequels to his films he declined to direct also set the opening weekend record: Jaws 2 (1978) and Jurassic World (2015).
14 For an AFI poll, Spielberg designated Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as his favourite film.
15 When promoting A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), which he wrote, he was asked why he had not written a film in the 19 years since Poltergeist (1982). He replied that the gap was not that long because he actually does rewrites on many of the scripts that he directs.
16 Has worked with several actors from the Star Wars films. -Harrison Ford and William Hootkins appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan also wrote two Star Wars films. -Julian Glover and Michael Sheard appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). -Samuel L. Jackson and Laura Dern appeared in Jurassic Park (1993). -Liam Neeson appeared in Schindler's List (1993). -Ian Abercrombie (voice of Palpatine/Darth Sidious on the Clone Wars cartoon) appeared in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). -Christopher Lee appeared in 1941 (1979). -Max von Sydow appeared in Minority Report (2002). -Adam Driver appeared in Lincoln (2012). A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) featured Rena Owen and Brendan Gleeson, whose son Domhnall Gleeson appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). '_E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ was written by Harrison Ford's then-girlfriend Melissa Mathison, and Eve Mavrakis, wife of Ewan McGregor, worked on Empire of the Sun (1987).
17 Was at one point considering directing a Harry Potter film. Although he never directed one of the films, he has directed several cast members in his films: -Maggie Smith appeared in Hook (1991). -Ralph Fiennes appeared in Schindler's List (1993). -Julian Glover appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). -Brendan Gleeson appeared in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). -Ciarán Hinds appeared in Munich (2005). -John Hurt and Jim Broadbent appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). -George Harris appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). -Toby Jones was in The Adventures of Tintin (2011). -David Thewlis and Peter Mullan appeared in War Horse (2011). It also featured Benedict Cumberbatch, who voiced Severus Snape on an episode of The Simpsons. Richard Harris's son, Jared Harris, appeared in Lincoln (2012).
18 Has several career parallels to Oliver Stone. Both frequently direct historical dramas, many times about U.S. Presidents. For Spielberg, they were John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln. For Stone, they were John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Both have cast Anthony Hopkins as one of those Presidents, and in both cases, Hopkins was nominated for an Oscar. Hopkins (as Nixon) and Daniel Day-Lewis are also one of a pair of actors to be nominated for playing that same President. (The others were Frank Langella and Raymond Massey). They both frequently use John Williams to score their films. They have also used several of the same cast members: Wayne Knight, David Paymer, Bob Hoskins, Tommy Lee Jones, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Colin Farrell, Martin Sheen, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner, Elizabeth Banks, John Candy, Shia LaBeouf, Richard Dreyfuss and Bruce McGill. Stone also cast Josh Brolin and Colin Hanks in W. (2008), while Spielberg used both of their fathers in Catch Me If You Can (2002). Toby Jones appeared in The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and W. (2008). Spielberg also cast Kiefer Sutherland on an episode of Amazing Stories, while Donald Sutherland appeared in JFK (1991).
19 Steven and his wife Kate Capshaw are very close friends with Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley. They often vacation together and went to the White House Correspondents' Dinner together.
20 He presented the Oscar for Best Director at the 57th Academy Awards in 1985. The winner was Milos Forman for Amadeus (1984). During the presentation, Spielberg paid tribute to his friend François Truffaut who had recently died.
21 President of the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
22 The film The Goonies (1985) was based on his group of childhood friends, which he referred to as the "goon squad.".
23 He struggled with dyslexia his whole life but was not diagnosed until very recently (approx. 2007).
24 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [January 2003]
25 A lifelong fan of the 007 movies, he named Honor Blackman as his favorite Bond girl.
26 He lost the Best Director Oscar to Ang Lee both in 2006 and 2013.
27 Steven Spielberg was the first living person to have a playable Lego mini-figure modelled after him. It was sold with several sets as part of the Lego Studios product range in the early 2000s.
28 Is at his most productive and creative when working on more than one project at a time, be it as producer and/or director: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) + Poltergeist (1982) / Schindler's List (1993) + Jurassic Park (1993) / War Horse (2011) + The Adventures of Tintin (2011), etc.
29 Formed his production company "Amblin Entertainment" with longtime friend and production associate Kathleen Kennedy in 1981.
30 A lifelong fan of the 007 movies, Spielberg has never directed a feature in the successful franchise, though he did the next best thing directing his share of notable 007 series alumni such as:
31 Claims his family name "Spielberg" has Austrian origins meaning "Play Mountain" when translated into English.
32 Father Arnold Spielberg was an innovator who worked on the first computer that was ever sold commercially back in 1950.
33 Attended the first AFI "Life Achievement Award" as a guest of his The Sugarland Express (1974) and Jaws (1975) producer Richard D. Zanuck where Spielberg's lifelong hero John Ford was the honored recipient (Los Angeles / March 31 1973).
34 Confessed to host James Lipton that he has a phobia about "furniture with feet" (Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #5.9 (1999)).
35 Has made two films that, between them, feature four former U.S. Presidents. He has hired a British actor to play the President each time: Nigel Hawthorne as Martin Van Buren and Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams in Amistad (1997), and Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln and Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant in Lincoln (2012).
36 Favorite indoor relaxation pursuits are watching golf on TV and playing his computer game "Assassin's Creed".
37 Belgium: (22 October 2011) honored as Commander in the Order of the Crown by outgoing Finance Minister Didier Reynders at the Hotel Amigo in Brussels ahead of the world premiere of Spielberg's new film - "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn."
38 Will receive the 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild Of America (PGA) on January 21, 2012 in Los Angeles [September 21, 2011].
39 His favourite directors are David Lean, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, Francois Truffut', Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford.
40 Ex son-in-law of Jules Irving.
41 In 1985, Spielberg purchased a Pacific Palisades hilltop estate from singer Bobby Vinton, a palatial residence that, over the years, had been home to producer David O. Selznick, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., spouses Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton, etc.
42 His publicist is Marvin Levy.
43 Lives in Los Angeles, Malibu, California and East Hampton, New York.
44 He directed six of the American Film Institute's 100 Most Heart-Pounding Movies: Jaws (1975) at #2, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) at #10, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) at #31, Jurassic Park (1993) at #35, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at #44 and Saving Private Ryan (1998) at #45.
45 Is one of 9 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Schindler's List (1993). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015).
46 Worked with both father and son Brolin actors. He worked with James Brolin in Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Josh Brolin in The Goonies (1985) and Into the West (2005).
47 Is an excellent shot with a shotgun. Actor Shia LaBeouf once said about his shooting, "He's an Olympic shot. The hand-eye co-ordination of that man is unlike anything I've ever seen. If he weren't a great director, he could be one of our greatest snipers".
48 When Spielberg accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards he expressed his gratitude to DeMille for helping him come to love filmmaking in the first place, describing his earliest childhood memory of going to see DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) with his father. "I think my fate was probably sealed that day in 1952", he said, recalling how the train wreck scene in that film inspired first a keen interest in electric train sets and eventually his passion for film.
49 In the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), 8 of Spielberg's films are listed: Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
50 Served on the Board for the Institute for the Study of Women in Men in Society for USC. Hosted events for the intellectual society at his screening room and offices on the Universal lot in the late 1980s.
51 Turned down the opportunity to direct Deep Impact (1998) and The Mask of Zorro (1998) to work on Saving Private Ryan (1998).
52 Is a fan of the works of Carl Barks, and cites them as a big inspiration on his storytelling.
53 Pulled out of his role as advisor to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, reacting to the Chinese government's inaction over the genocide in Darfur (February 2008).
54 Owns homes in Pacific Palisades, California; New York City; East Hampton, New York; and Naples, Florida.
55 His dog Elmer starred in several of his films including Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
56 Is a fan of video games and says that their development is intriguing to him.
57 In 2007, Forbes estimated his earnings for the year 2006 to be $110 million.
58 Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963).
59 2007- Ranked #2 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
60 Robbie Williams mentions him in his song "I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen".
61 Burt Reynolds film "White Lightning" (1973) was originally slated to be Spielberg's first theatrical feature and he spent months on pre-production.
62 Was originally in talks to direct The Mask of Zorro (1998) but later only produced it.
63 Went to the same college, CSULB as Frank Miranda.
64 (September 6, 1997) Attended the funeral of Princess Diana with friends Richard Attenborough, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks.
65 Was originally set to direct Cape Fear (1991). He later recommended Martin Scorsese for the job and personally called the director, letting him know that this was a commercial film that had potential to be a hit, which would exercise more power for Scorcese to make his films.
66 Was offered the opportunity to direct California Split (1974), but job went to Robert Altman.
67 Is a huge fan of the actors Steve Martin, Bill Murray and Robin Williams. He is also proud to admit they are good friends of his.
68 He, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola presented Martin Scorsese with his first ever award for Best Director, for The Departed (2006).
69 Considered directing Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
70 Is of Hungarian descent, which explains his surname, coming from the Austrian city where his ancestors lived.
71 According to Teri Garr, Spielberg told her on a set that one of his favorite movies is Viva Las Vegas (1964), starring Elvis Presley.
72 Awarded Kennedy Center Honors in 2006, with Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Zubin Mehta, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
73 Godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow.
74 Owns one of the largest gun collections on the East Coast. He shoots, but only privately.
75 Though he frequently works with Tom Hanks, Hanks is not, as of 2006, involved in Spielberg's biopic about Abraham Lincoln, even though he is descended from the family of Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.
76 Both live-action adaptations of "The Incredible Hulk" have references to his films. The first used stock footage from Duel (1971). In the 2003 film by Ang Lee (Hulk (2003)), the impact of the Hulk hitting the ground causes ripples to form in nearby bodies of water, just as the Tyrannosaur does in Jurassic Park (1993).
77 Early in his career, while working for Universal Studios, he was asked to give a tour to a special guest who had just sold the film rights to one of his books to the studio. That guest was Michael Crichton, who later worked with Spielberg on Jurassic Park (1993).
78 On 19 July 2001 he purchased Bette Davis' Oscar statuette, which she won for Jezebel (1938), at a Christie's auction and returned it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
79 On 14 December 2002 he bought Bette Davis' Oscar, which she won for Dangerous (1935), at a Sotheby's auction in New York to return it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The statuette was among the memorabilia sold by the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain, which has emerged from bankruptcy protection.
80 In 1996, he purchased Clark Gable's Oscar (which he won for It Happened One Night (1934)) to protect it from further commercial exploitation and gave it back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, commenting that he could think of "no better sanctuary for Gable's only Oscar than the Motion Picture Academy".
81 Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
82 Ranked #4 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #2 in 2005.
83 Ranked #6 in the Power Rankings and #1 in the Money Rankings on Forbes' 2006 Celebrity 100 List, with earnings of $332 million. Most of those earnings were from the 2005 sale of DreamWorks to Paramount Pictures.
84 Is the most represented filmmaker on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, with five films on the list and three in the top ten. They are: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) at #58; The Color Purple (1985) at #51; Saving Private Ryan (1998) at #10; E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at #6 and Schindler's List (1993) at #3.
85 His iconic character "E.T." from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is ranked #26 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
86 Has an estimated fortune of $2.8 billion ($2,800,000,000), according to the "Los Angeles Business Journal". The size of his fortune him the 14th richest person in the Los Angeles area and likely the wealthiest producer-director in the world (with only his friend George Lucas coming close).
87 His ten favourite films of all time are: Fantasia (1940); Citizen Kane (1941); A Guy Named Joe (1943); It's a Wonderful Life (1946); The War of the Worlds (1953); Psycho (1960); Lawrence of Arabia (1962); 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); The Godfather (1972) and Day for Night (1973).
88 Once screened Lawrence of Arabia (1962) with director David Lean, who gave Spielberg a "live director's commentary", as Spielberg put it. Spielberg said that it was one of the best moments of his life, learning from a true master. Consequently, Spielberg stated that it helped him make better pictures and that commentary directly influenced every movie he has made since.
89 In December, he, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen sold DreamWorks SKG to Paramount Pictures Corporation for $1.6 billion.
90 In the 2005 edition of Forbes' "400 Richest People in America", his net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion, a $100 million improvement over 2004 (due mostly to his share of the DreamWorks Animation public stock offering). He, and good friend George Lucas (net worth: $3.5 billion) are the only filmmakers on the list.
91 Aside from producing The Goonies (1985), he also directed at least one scene in the movie.
92 He has always been very protective of his name. If his company is working on a film and he feels it is not up to his standards, he will remove his name as a producer.
93 Has been Honorary Member of the Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC) since 1995 and received the Governors Award "for his contributions in the advancement of the use of the motion picture camera".
94 Ranked #1 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" (2005).
95 Ranked #2 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List, behind only Peter Jackson. Had the same ranking in 2004, behind Pixar bosses John Lasseter and Steve Jobs.
96 Graduated from Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California.
97 Wrote a letter to Polish writer/director Mira Hamermesh in appreciation of one of her films.
98 Directed 13 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Liam Neeson; Ralph Fiennes; Anthony Hopkins; Tom Hanks; Melinda Dillon; Whoopi Goldberg; Oprah Winfrey; Margaret Avery; Christopher Walken; Daniel Day-Lewis; Tommy Lee Jones; Sally Field and Mark Rylance. Day-Lewis and Rylance won the award for their performances in Spielberg movies.
99 When he used product placement in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), he used Reese's Pieces only because M & M's parent company didn't want their product associated with aliens and UFOs.
100 His longtime friend George Lucas originally wanted him to direct the third entry of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Spielberg was eager to do so, but Lucas was unsuccessful in getting him the job because of his dispute with the Director's Guild at the time.
101 Described One Froggy Evening (1955) as "the most perfect cartoon ever made".
102 In the 2004 edition of Forbes' "400 Richest People in America", his net worth is estimated at $2.6 billion, his highest showing yet. The only filmmaker ahead of him is his good friend George Lucas, whose worth is estimated at $3 billion.
103 To date, has never provided a director's commentary on any of his films DVDs. [2004]
104 According to his interview on the series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), his favorite curse word is "Rats!"
105 Although close friend, George Lucas, has vowed to only shoot future movies digitally, Spielberg has been the most vocal film-maker of the opposing view: to continue shooting all of his movies on film. Other directors siding with Spielberg include Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone.
106 When asked what are the films he's made he would like to be remembered for, he said E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Schindler's List (1993).
107 Has worked with four actors from the Hannibal Lecter film series, in reverse order to the order in which the Lecter films came out. The first one he worked with was Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List (1993), who went on to play Francis Dollarhyde in Red Dragon (2002). His next film was The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), with Julianne Moore, who played Clarice Starling in the third Lecter film, Hannibal (2001). After this, he made Amistad (1997), with Anthony Hopkins, who began playing Hannibal Lecter in the second film, The Silence of the Lambs (1991). After this he made Saving Private Ryan (1998), which featured Dennis Farina, who played Jack Crawford in the original Lecter film, Manhunter (1986).
108 In 1983, he lost the Best Picture Oscar to Gandhi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough. He later went on to direct six cast members, as well as Attenborough, in his later movies: Amrish Puri in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); Roshan Seth in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park (1993); Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List (1993), Nigel Hawthorne in Amistad (1997), Martin Sheen in Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012).
109 Was voted the 11th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
110 The first film he directed that was not scored by John Williams was The Color Purple (1985), which was scored by Quincy Jones.
111 Is set to produce a mini-series for HBO that will set out to debunk the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The mini-series, written by David Leland, will focus on the historical reality of life in 500 A.D., when Arthur was thought to be King and will have no round table, Merlin, Lancelot, Excalibur, or knights. Camelot itself will be shown to have been a simple Roman fort and Arthur, named Artos in the film, will be portrayed as a humble blacksmith whose forging skills win him the English throne. It was expected to air sometime in 2004. [2003]
112 In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the humans and aliens use music and computers to communicate. Spielberg's father was a computer scientist and his mother was a musician. This fact was only recently pointed out to him on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) by host James Lipton and he was unsurprisingly delighted when he realised the connection.
113 Ranked #1 in Premiere's 2003 annual Hollywood Power List. It is the third time he received the top ranking (the others being in 1994 & 1995). He had ranked #6 in 2002.
114 According to the 2002 edition of Forbes' "400 Richest People in America," his fortune is estimated at $2.2 billion, a $100 million improvement over the 2001 estimate.
115 Michael Kahn has edited all of Spielberg's theatrical features since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), their first collaboration. Kahn did not, however, edit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) because he was editing Poltergeist (1982). E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) was edited by Carol Littleton.
116 His father served in World War II in South East Asian Front.
117 Owns the rights to the Stephen King novel "The Talisman". As of 2002, the book has not been made into a film. He is now producing this film for release in 2007.
118 When Spielberg received his undergraduate degree (about 35 years after he had first entered college), the orchestra played the theme from the "Indiana Jones" series of films as he walked up to and across the stage.
119 Received honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Yale University (27 May 2002).
120 On May 31, 2002, graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in film and electronic arts. He had dropped out of college in 1968 to concentrate on his career, but during the 2000s fulfilled his remaining graduation requirements via independent projects, which required correspondence courses and several term papers. For Spielberg, the school waived its requirement that all senior film majors must submit a completed 12-minute short film, accepting Schindler's List (1993) in its place. He donned cap and gown and marched in the commencement ceremony with his fellow graduates.
121 Was irked when footage from his movie Duel (1971) was used as stock footage in an episode of The Incredible Hulk (1978). But since Universal Studios owned the rights to both the The Incredible Hulk series and the film of Duel, taking legal action was not possible. However, he subsequently updated his contracts to include a clause that would protect his future material from being used as stock footage.
122 Born at 6:16 PM EST.
123 According to the 2001 issue of Forbes' "400 Richest People In America," Spielberg's fortune is $2.1 billion.
124 Was directing a childbirth scene when he received a call that Amy Irving was giving birth to their son Max Spielberg.
125 He is an Eagle Scout and was on an advisory board for the Boy Scouts of America. He left this position because he did not agree with the fact that the Boy Scouts of America discriminated against homosexuals.
126 Was asked to approve use of the theme music from Jaws (1975) for Swingers (1996). When he saw a cut of the film, he saw Vince Vaughn, whom he chose to play Nick Van Owen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
127 Often casts new actors based on their performances in other works. Rarely does auditions for major roles.
128 Flew Will Smith to his Hamptons home via helicopter to offer him the part in Men in Black (1997).
129 Personally offered the American Beauty (1999) script to Sam Mendes, who ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Director on the film, which was Mendes's debut feature.
130 Almost directed Big (1988) with Tom Hanks starring, but didn't want to steal the thunder of his sister, Anne Spielberg, who co-wrote the script.
131 Spent five months developing the script for Rain Man (1988) with Ronald Bass, but had to commit to his handshake deal to direct Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Spielberg gave all of his notes to Barry Levinson.
132 States that the work of David Lean has had a profound effect on his career.
133 Awarded the honor of Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in New Years Honours 2001 by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the British film industry. As a non-Commonwealth citizen, he will not be able to use the title. [December 2000]
134 During filming of their episode of Night Gallery (1969), Spielberg gave Joan Crawford the gift of a single red rose in a Pepsi bottle. During an on-set conversation with Detroit Free Press reporter Shirley Eder, Crawford pointed out Spielberg and said, "Go interview that kid, because he's going to be the biggest director of all time!" Crawford and Spielberg remained good friends until her death in 1977.
135 Gwyneth Paltrow calls him Uncle Morty.
136 When he was a child, he sneaked onto the lot of Universal Studios during a tour and befriended an editor who showed him a few things about filmmaking.
137 Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors.
138 Received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the U. S. Navy's highest civilian honor, on Veterans Day 1999 for his work on the movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).
139 Born to Arnold Spielberg, a computer engineer, and Leah Adler, née Posner, a restaurateur and concert pianist.
140 Named Best Director of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, substantially beating out runners-up Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. [September 1999]
141 Godfather of Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.
142 He has one of the original Rosebud sleds from Citizen Kane (1941) in his house.
143 Co-founder (with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen) of DreamWorks SKG.
144 Awarded second annual John Huston Award for Artists Rights by the Artists Rights Foundation. [1995]
145 Donated $100,000 to the Democratic Party. [1996]
146 Attended Arcadia High School in Phoenix.
147 Attended California State University-Long Beach after being turned down by USC Cinema school twice.
148 He claims Richard Dreyfuss is his alter-ego.
149 Amy Irving gave birth to his son Max Spielberg on 13 June 1985.
150 There are seven children in the Capshaw-Spielberg family: Theo Spielberg, who was adopted by Kate Capshaw before their marriage and later adopted by Spielberg, born in 1988, Sasha Spielberg, born on 14 May 1990, Sawyer Spielberg, born on 10 March 1992, their adopted daughter Mikaela George Spielberg, born on 28 February 1996, and Destry Allen Spielberg, born on 1 December 1996. Kate Capshaw's daughter Jessica Capshaw, born in 1976, is from her previous marriage. Steven Spielberg's son Max Spielberg, born in 1985, is from his previous marriage to Amy Irving.
151 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. [1995]
152 Involved in road accident and treated for an injured shoulder. [September 1997]
153 Chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the most powerful person in entertainment in 1997. [October 1997]
154 Jonathan Norman was sentenced to 25 years to life, for stalking Spielberg and threatening to rape him. [June 1998]
155 Received the Germany's Cross of Merit with star for his sensible representation of Germany's history in Schindler's List (1993). [1998]
156 Is among the richest individuals in Hollywood.
157 Is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
158 Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Zeta Epsilon Chapter, Long Beach State University). One of his fraternity brothers was Roger Ernest.

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1 [on John Ford] I try to watch a John Ford film before I start work on any movie simply because he inspires me, and I'm very sensitive to the way he paints his pictures, and the way he blocks people, and frames the action while giving the illusion that there's things happening outside of the camera when there's not. He celebrates the frame, not just what happens inside of it. He's like a classic painter. So I have to watch The Searchers (1956). I have to. Almost every time. I never tire of it. It has so many superlatives.
2 [on directing] I just love it. This is something that I'll be doing for the rest of my life. [2016]
3 [on Super 8mm] For me, 8mm was the beginning of everything. (...) When I think of 8mm, I think of the movies. [2016]
4 [on Kodak's new Super 8 camera and film in general] When I watch the news, I expect and want it to look like live television. However, I don't want that in my movies. I want our century-plus medium to keep its filmic look and I like seeing very fine, swimming grain up there on the screen. To me, it's just more alive and it imbues an image with mystery, so it's never literal. I love movies that aren't literally up in my face with images so clear there is nothing left to our imaginations. Had I shot it on a digital camera, the Omaha Beach landings in Saving Private Ryan (1998) would have crossed the line for those that found them almost unbearable. Paintings done on a computer and paintings done on canvas require an artist to make us feel something. To be the curser or the brush, that is the question and certainly both can produce remarkable results. But doesn't the same hold true for the cinematic arts? Digital or celluloid? Vive la difference! Shouldn't both be made available for an artist to choose? [2016]
5 [After watching Showgirls (1995)] Sometimes I hate this town.
6 [on Back to the Future (1985)] I just think the movie is so rich in story, and so rich in occurrence that I really liked it. And it was all in the script too.
7 I could never have been an accountant. I got a D in math. [2015]
8 [on Richard Attenborough] Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life - family, friends, country and career. He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi (1982) and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park (1993). He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him.
9 [on awarding the Palme d'Or to Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival] The film was a great love story that made all of us privileged, not embarrassed to be flies on the wall, but privileged to have been invited to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve from the beginning in a wonderful way where time stood still, because the director didn't put any constraints on the narrative - he let the scenes play as long as scenes play in real life. We were absolutely spellbound by the brilliance of the performances and especially the way the director observed his players - the way he just let the characters breathe. The spaces were as important as what they said - what they weren't saying - and we just felt that it was a profound love story and whether or not it plays in the United States was not a criterion for any of our choices. We didn't think about how it was going to play; we just were really happy that somebody had the courage to tell the story the way they told it.
10 I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That's never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad's 8-millimeter movie camera. The thrill hasn't changed at all. In fact, as I've gotten older, it's actually increased, because now I appreciate the collaboration. When I was a kid, there was no collaboration, it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself. My job was constantly to keep a movie family going. I'm blessed with the same thing that John Ford and Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock were blessed with, a mini-industry very similar to the one from the golden era of Hollywood, where it was the same people making movies with you each and every time. And it makes life so much more enjoyable when you get to go home to your family and go to work with your other family.
11 I've often wondered what gets me to direct and what gets me to produce. I've never been able to answer the question adequately even for myself. When something gets a stranglehold on me and compels me to direct it, I don't question why. I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I just know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with a desire to make a movie. And I also know as a businessman what it means to be overwhelmed with a desire to produce a good story. But there's a great difference between production and direction for me. Once I'm producing something, I never think, "Gee, I wonder what it would have been like if I had directed it." I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I've never questioned the choices I make as a director. Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed.
12 [on discovering his calling in life] I think it was 'A Tale of Two Cities'. It was required reading. How do you require a child of let's say twelve years-old to read 'A Tale of Two Cities'? What I did was just make little stick figures in the dog-eared sections of the book, one frame at a time, in different positions. And it was like a flip-book. I just did flip-books and saw these images come to life. That was the first time I was able to create an image that moved.
13 [laughingly, to composer John Williams who first played the theme for Jaws (1975) on the piano] Well, that isn't going to do it.
14 I think that science fiction is the child of every soul with an imagination. There's no predicting what the next generation of imaginative writers and directors be giving all of us. Sci-fi, in a way, is the greatest exercise. It's like turning your brain into a muscle. It just exercises every single aspect of your brain. It sometimes forces filmmakers to think, on the one hand, as a quantum physicist and, on the other hand, as a capricious idealist. It's fun. It's like when actors say they would rather play the villain than the hero because the villain has more character. Science fiction is the character of every genre. I actually have a dream sci-fi project that I'm not ready to talk about yet. But it's in the early, early, early planning stages and I'm very excited about it. It will be an original screenplay. I'm not going to write it. I wrote the story and somebody else will write the screenplay. [2001]
15 The world would be a poorer place without Doctor Who (1963).
16 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) made so much money and rescued Columbia from bankruptcy. It was the most money I ever made, but it was a meagre success story. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was a phenomenon and I was the happy beneficiary of a couple of points from that movie which I am still seeing money on today.
17 I said to George there's only one person that can play Indy's father and that's James Bond, and the original James Bond and the greatest James Bond, Sean Connery.
18 [Interview on "Inside the Actors Studio" 14 March 1999] I think "cutting-in-the-camera" is the greatest lesson that any director can learn about filmmaking, because when you don't got it, you don't got it, and there's no way to go back and get it...
19 [on beginning film production at the age of eleven] It cost me about fifty dollars to make the movie, and I would charge a quarter a ticket, and at the end of the summer I might have fifty-five dollars. That's kind of the way Hollywood works today. Small margins.
20 [on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)] A.I. is a Kubrick concept, a Kubrick approach, a Kubrick philosophy, generalled by Kubrick and charged by me.
21 It boggles my mind how much I feel is left on my plate. There are things on the other side of the supper table stewing in pots that I'm not really even aware of. I would retire if I didn't feel that way. [2009]
22 I don't plan my career. I don't think I'll go dark, dark, dark, then light, then dark. I react spontaneously to what falls into my arms, to what is right at the time. I've never made a conscious choice, except maybe for the Indiana Jones sequels and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). They're the only times I've said, "Okay, I need to make these pictures for the public because they're craving it." Also, with Lost World, I hadn't directed for three years so I wanted to do something I felt secure making. I didn't want to make a serious picture like Schindler's List (1993).
23 [on filming Lincoln (2012)] All during the picture I called Daniel Day-Lewis Mr. President, but that was my idea. I also wore a suit every day which I don't usually do when I'm directing. Everybody was dressed up in their period wardrobe. I did not wear 19th century wardrobe. I wore pretty good clothes from this era. I just wanted to blend in. We knew we were in the 21st century at all times. But once you stepped onto the stages of the White House, everybody really felt that they were making a contribution to remembering this critical moment in our shared history.
24 [on Daniel Day-Lewis, preparing to portray Abraham Lincoln] Daniel did something first that made me sad. He wanted to wait a year. And it was a masterstroke because he had a year to do research. He had a year to find the character in his own private process. He had a year to discover how Lincoln sounded, and he found the voice. He had Lincoln so embedded in his psyche, in his soul, in his mind, that I would come to work in the morning and Lincoln would sit behind his desk, and we could begin.
25 [on film] My favorite and preferred step between imagination and image is a strip of photochemistry that can be held, twisted, folded, looked at with the naked eye, or projected on to a surface for others to see. It has a scent and it is imperfect. If you get too close to the moving image, it's like impressionist art. And if you stand back, it can be utterly photo-realistic. You can watch the grain, which I like to think of as the visible, erratic molecules of a new creative language. After all, this "stuff" of dreams is mankind's most original medium, and dates back to 1895. Today, its years are numbered, but I will remain loyal to this analogue art-form until the last lab closes.
26 [About the criticism he received for The Color Purple (1985)] Most of the criticism came from directors that felt that we had overlooked them, and that it should have been a black director telling a black story. That was the main criticism. The other criticism was that I had softened the book. I have always copped to that. I made the movie I wanted to make from Alice Walker's book. Alice was on the set a lot of the time and could have always stepped forward to say, "You know, this is too Disney. This is not the way I envisioned the scene going down." She was very supportive during filmmaking, and so I felt that we were doing a good job adapting her novel. There were certain things in the [lesbian] relationship between Shug Avery and Celie that were finely detailed in Alice's book, that I didn't feel could get a [PG-13] rating. And I was shy about it. In that sense, perhaps I was the wrong director to acquit some of the more sexually honest encounters between Shug and Celie, because I did soften those. I basically took something that was extremely erotic and very intentional, and I reduced it to a simple kiss. I got a lot of criticism for that.
27 There are parts of Hook (1991) I love. I'm really proud of my work right up through Peter being hauled off in the parachute out the window, heading for Neverland. I'm a little less proud of the Neverland sequences, because I'm uncomfortable with that highly stylized world that today, of course, I would probably have done with live-action character work inside a completely digital set. But we didn't have the technology to do it then, and my imagination only went as far as building physical sets and trying to paint trees blue and red.
28 John has given movies a musical language that can be spoken and understood in every country on this planet. John Williams is the most common language through which people of all ages communicate and remember to each other why they love movies. I am the only person who can say that I've collaborated with John for exactly half of his life. Without question, he has been the single most significant contributor to my success as a filmmaker. This nation's greatest composer and our national treasure is also one of the greatest friends I have ever had in my entire life.
29 Carlo Rambaldi was E.T.'s Geppetto.
30 [on Schindler's List (1993)] Robin (Williams) would call me every week to cheer me up. And I'd tell him what scenes we'd shot.
31 I tried twice to get Cubby Broccoli to hire me to direct a Bond film. The first time I met him in person was after I'd done Duel (1971). I told him I wanted to do a Bond picture more than anything else in the world and he said, "We only hire British, experienced directors." So I failed in both categories.
32 When I did War Horse (2011), I was struck by the reality of being out in the fresh air, seeing the sky changing and light moving, and seeing the performances in real time. But being corralled in a digital world with no way out on Tintin became so thrilling to me, I was completely enveloped and enraptured.
33 When you listen, you learn, You absorb like a sponge - and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.
34 Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema's distant future.
35 [About Munich (2005)] I am not attacking Israel with this film. In no way, shape or form am I doing that. I'm simply asking why the world feels that the only acceptable response to violence is counter-violence. I'm not answering that question. Just asking it.
36 [on his friend and frequent collaborator Michael Crichton] Michael's talent out scaled even his own dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park.' He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again walking the earth. In the early days, Michael had just sold 'The Andromeda Strain' to Robert Wise at Universal and I had recently signed on as a contract TV director there. My first assignment was to show Michael Crichton around the Universal lot. We became friends and professionally 'Jurassic Park,' 'ER,' and 'Twister' followed. Michael was a gentle soul who reserved his flamboyant side for his novels. There is no one in the wings that will ever take his place.
37 I had a lot to prove when I made Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because I had done three movies in a row that had gone wildly over budget and schedule, 1941 (1979), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Jaws (1975). I was ready to turn over a new leaf and Raiders was my chance to make a movie responsibly - under schedule and under budget. Fortunately George Lucas gave me a lot of support and help with preparation. I wasn't dreaming of big box office or making a classic; all I was focused on was making a film the audience would like and doing it in a way that was fiscally responsible. I think we were all surprised by the worldwide success of Raiders. I remember hearing people quote lines from the film or seeing kids pretend to be the characters, and realizing that the film had gone beyond box office success and had entered popular culture. That was one of the happy aftershocks of making that movie. More than anything, we want our films to be watchable and Raiders is a movie I can watch with my kids and completely detach myself from the fact that I directed it. I sit back and enjoy it. For a kid who grew up dreaming of making memorable images, it's a thrill to know Raiders is one of those films where people just have to see the silhouette of the main character, and they immediately think, "Indiana Jones!"
38 [on Akira Kurosawa] Kurosawa is the pictorial Shakespeare of our time.
39 I'm very relaxed about Oscars. I'll admit to you that I wasn't relaxed before I won for Schindler's List (1993). I was pretty much worried about it and almost wanted to get one behind me to get the anxiety out of my gut every time December reared its ugly head. So after I won for Schindler's and Saving Private Ryan (1998), I have no expectations of ever winning again. Whatever happens, happens.
40 I've had darkness in all the films, in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jaws (1975). There are moments in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) that are brutally dark. I just don't think people have stopped to study. They may not have stopped to think when they assume that I suddenly developed a dark side because of Schindler's List (1993). When critics carp about my dark side, I always wonder, "Well, did they really look in the shadows?"
41 I committed to directing Catch Me If You Can (2002) principally because Frank Abagnale Jr. did things that were the most astonishing scams I had ever heard. And I'm a big fan of scams. I loved The Flim-Flam Man (1967). I loved Scarecrow (1973) with Gene Hackman. I loved Elmer Gantry (1960) - which I think is a bit of a scam movie. The Sting (1973) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) were kind of scams. You know, some of those villains, you have to sympathize with them.
42 In Saving Private Ryan (1998) I had a sense that I was establishing a template, based on the experiences communicated to me by the veterans who fought that morning on Dog Green, Omaha Beach, and their experiences, and the very few surviving photographs of the great war correspondent, Robert Capa. I combined those photographs to try to find a 24-frame-per-second equivalent for how I can show that kind of terror and chaos without making a movie that looked elegant and beautiful and in full living color, very much like war movies had been made in the past. It wasn't that I was trying to break the mold of the old war movie approach, visually, but I was simply trying to validate all of this testimony that had been communicated to us, based on the young men that lived and survived that battle. I didn't know it was going to establish a look for war movies, but it was certainly what I thought was right for that particular story.
43 [on working on The Pacific (2010), Band of Brothers (2001) and Saving Private Ryan (1998)] - What moved us to tell these stories, based on these survivors and veterans, was to see what happens to the human soul throughout this particular engagement. These islands were stepping stones to the mainland of Japan. We weren't trained by the drill instructors stateside. We were trained by the enemy, in how to fight the enemy. They trained us how to fight like them. I don't want to compare one war to the other, in terms of savagery, but there's a level when nature and humanity conspire against the individual. To see what happens to those individuals, throughout the entire course of events, leading up to the dropping of the two atomic bombs, is something that was very, very hard for the actors, the writers and all of us to put on the screen, but we felt we had to try.
44 There's no other way to learn about it, except through documentaries. I encourage documentarians to continue telling stories about World War II. I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn't often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today. Documentaries are the first line of education, and the second line of education is dramatization, such as "The Pacific."
45 [on if the soldier's journey is the ultimate hero's journey] - For one thing, I don't think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero. The minute anybody presumes that they are heroes, they get their boots taken away from them and buried in the sand. That's not going to happen. In the re-creation of combat situations, and this is coming from a director who's never been in one, being mindful of what these veterans have actually gone through, you find that the biggest concern is that you don't look at war as a geopolitical endeavor. You look at war as something that is putting your best friend in jeopardy. You are responsible for the person in front of you and the person behind you, and the person to the left of you and the person to the right of you. Those are the small pods that will inadvertently create a hero, but that is someone else's observation, not the observation of those kids in the foxholes.
46 [on Janusz Kaminski] I was watching television and saw his name on a TV movie, Wildflower (1991), that was beautifully photographed, so I called up the head of my TV department and asked him to consider hiring him to do a pilot we produced about the Civil War, Class of '61 (1993). The director agreed to use Janusz and he was great. I think Janusz has brought a lighting style to my movies that I'd never had before. Even Allen Daviau who had done three pictures with me, who I think is the greatest lighting cameraman in town. But Janusz brought more daring, dangerous light into my films. I set the camera. I do all the blocking. I choose the lenses. I compose everything. But Janusz, basically, is my lighting guy. And he's a master painter with light; he's made tremendous contributions to my work through his art.
47 I've never used John Williams to tell people how to feel. I use John Williams to enhance my vision and my thoughts emotionally from scene to scene. He'll signal when the shark is coming, which are the most famous single notes next to Beethoven's Fifth. In telling a story, I will use every tool in my arsenal. I will do anything in my power to communicate the best story as I know how.
48 My movies are all different. I've tried to make every movie as if it was made by a different director, because I'm very conscious of not wanting to impose a consistent style on subject matter that is not necessarily suited to that style. So I try to re-invent my own eye every time I tackle a new subject. But it's hard, because everybody has style. You can't help it. It just comes off you like pollen. I mean, if you're a bee, you're a bee, but at the same time I try very hard to work a little out of the box every time I make a choice. And I had to go back to a box that I had helped invent in the 1980s to accomplish the task of bringing Indiana Jones back to life in the 21st century. We went right back to the blazing Technicolor style of the first three installments. For Munich (2005), I certainly tried to bring an early-70s Hollywood style, a cinéma-vérité style, with zoom-lenses, and a lot of the tools that were used to make movies in the 70s, one of my favorites being The Day of the Jackal (1973), the Fred Zinnemann film. But I didn't want to update Indiana Jones to the 1950s beyond hair, makeup, costumes and cars. I wanted it to look very similar to the first three pictures.
49 I never know what I'm in for. Most of my presumptions about a production are usually wrong. For instance, with Schindler's List (1993) I was pretty certain that whatever came my way in Poland I could tolerate, and just put my camera between myself and the subject, and protect myself by creating my own aesthetic distance. And immediately, on the first day of shooting, that broke down. I didn't have that as a safety net and immediately I realized that that this was about to become the most personal professional experience of my life. It was a devastatingly insightful experience, but it's something I still haven't gotten over. I think back on the production of Schindler's List with very sad memories, because of the subject matter, not because of the working experience. The working experience was nearly perfect because everybody held on to each other in that production. We formed a circle. It was very therapeutic, and for a lot of people, it changed their lives. A lot of the actors, a lot of the crew, it changed their lives. It changed my life, for sure. But other productions I've gone into with a blythe spirit, thinking, This film's a pushover. It's often when I take that attitude, the movie turns around and runs over me as if it were a tank. So I've tried my best to stop second-guessing what the working experience is going to be like. Because I'm usually wrong.
50 The one ingredient I bring to all of my films is the ability to listen to anybody who has a good idea on the production. I'm very collaborative with actors, with my writers, with my editor, my cinematographer, with Johnny Williams who does all of my scores. And I just think from a very young age my parents taught me probably the most valuable lesson of my life - sometimes it's better not to talk, but to listen.
51 I think most of my movies are personal movies. I think the most personal movie I've made is Schindler's List (1993). I think the second-most personal movie I have ever made is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). I also find The Color Purple (1985) to be a personal film for me. So I've made a number of personal films. But I haven't made a movie yet that is actually a mirror neuron of my factual life and I don't think I ever will. My sister wrote a script about our lives and that might come around again some day, but I've always stayed away from anything that is too biographical.
52 [on James Cameron] He gets a lot of points for being a techno-brat, but he is a very emotional storyteller.
53 [on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] Harrison became Indiana Jones in a millisecond. He came on set, he donned the hat and everything came with it; his laconic sense of humour, his willingness to take a punch...and get hurt by that punch. All the things that Harrison, George, Larry Kasdan and I originally created. He brought all this back to life as if no time had elapsed since the third movie. My favourite memories from the shoot are my deepening respect for Harrison, not only as an actor but as a dear friend. We've gone off and made other movies which mean our paths have not crossed all that often. I'm not the most social guy in the world and neither is Harrison, so we didn't spend much time together, but we actually became great buddies on this movie, more even than on the first three. It's the best thing that came out of this experience for me.
54 [on seeing The Godfather (1972) for the first time] I felt that I should quit, that there was no reason to continue directing because I would never reach that level of confidence.
55 [Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards] Whenever I try to tell a risky story, whether it's about sharks or dinosaurs, or about aliens or about history, I'll always be thinking, "Am I going to get away with this?" When I don't have that worry, I won't make that movie.
56 Disney is the birthplace of imagination and has always been as close to the worldwide audience as any company ever has.
57 The most expensive habit in the world is celluloid, not heroin, and I need a fix every two years.
58 {On his behavior following the premiere of a new film] My ritual is total blackout. No radio, no television, no internet, no newspapers. I just want to hear one number, which is the Monday-morning number.
59 At E3 games convention about partnership with EA: I am a gamer myself, and I really wanted to create a video game that I could play with my kids.
60 I interpret my dreams one way and make a movie out of them and people see my movies and make them part of their dreams.
61 If I weren't a director, I would want to be a film composer.
62 The person I enjoy working for more than anyone else is George Lucas. He's the best boss I ever had because he's the most talented boss I ever had.
63 All those horrible, traumatic years I spent as a kid became what I draw from creatively today.
64 Duel (1971) was almost a once-in-a-lifetime story. You don't get stories like that all the time.
65 I'll probably never win an Oscar, but I'll sure have a lot of fun! I really believe that movies are the great escape!
66 As long as there's been Transformers, I've been one of the biggest fans. And I always thought that somewhere in this genius concept, there was a movie.
67 What kept us going was the thought that David Lean, at 54, had done this every day for a year. David Lean was our criterion for survival - on filming Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) in Tunisia.
68 I feel like I've been engaged to the British Empire since 1980 and tonight you have given me the ring knighthood.
69 During an interview with Roger Ebert regarding his film Munich (2005) and the response from Jewish critics that claim it depicts Israeli and Palestinian causes as morally equivalent: Frankly, I think that's a stupid charge. The people who attack the movie based on 'moral equivalence' are some of the same people who say diplomacy itself is an exercise in 'moral equivalence' and that war is the only answer. That the only way to fight terrorism is to dehumanize the terrorists by asking no questions about who they are and where they come from. What I believe is, every act of terrorism requires a strong response, but we must also pay attention to the causes. That's why we have brains and the power to think passionately. Understanding does not require approval. Understanding is not the same as inaction. Understanding is a very muscular act. If I'm endorsing understanding and being attacked for that, then I am almost flattered.
70 I had dinner with the founder of Yahoo! about seven years ago in Japan. I had my son, who is now sixteen, he was much younger then. I took him to a tea house. We had Geishas, they were serving us tea and I had a little soki and we were talking. And he kept sitting across from me and he kept saying "Yahoo! You have to know what Yahoo!"... and he was going crazy over this thing called Yahoo! And I thought he was actually out of his brain. You know, because he kept talking about Yahoo! and I thought he was trying to say "Yahoo!" And he was, but I had no idea what he was building. And he was so thrilled with what was happening in his world. And this was way beyond my world at that time. And how I look back. I thought: God if I could have been a little bit nicer to that guy, he might have called me up and offered me a chance to invest early. (2002).
71 I've learned that we can do just about anything under the sun with computers. So the question becomes, should we? Or, should we remind ourselves, as filmmakers, to be careful and remember that there is nothing more important than how a story is told? If storytelling becomes a byproduct of the digital revolution, then the medium itself is corrupted. On the other hand, if digital tools are simply a way to enhance a conventional story, then in that case, they can make telling that story easier. It's easier and more practical to show 20,000 soldiers in the Crimean War using computers, obviously. So, that's fine. But now, we have technology that can replace actors, or an entire performance in an already existing movie. We could cut out Humphrey Bogart and replace him with Vin Diesel, if somebody wanted. Who would want to? Well, there might be people who would. That's why we have to be careful. Movies reflect our cultural heritage from the period in time in which they were made. Therefore, altering them can destroy that historical perspective. That's disrespectful of history, which is a big issue for me. The situation is like walking a tightrope - we have to move forward, but we have to be careful.
72 Times have changed. It's like when the first 747 landed at Los Angeles international airport: everybody thought flying through the sky was the most greatest marvel they had ever seen - floating through the air, seemingly in slow motion. Today we never even look at 747s. They're a dime a dozen and it's that way with the blockbuster. If there was one blockbuster every three years, it meant a lot more than when you have a blockbuster every three weeks. It's the job of each of these studios to market these movies as the must-see movie of the year, so they go after blockbuster status by creating a grand illusion. Sometimes they've got a real engine behind that grand illusion, meaning the movie is damned good and the audience will say they got their money's worth. Other times, the audience comes on the promise of seeing something they've never ever seen before and it becomes just another sci-fi action yarn and they feel disappointed.
73 What I'm saying is that I believe in showmanship.
74 After a scary movie about the world almost ending, we can walk into the sunlight and say, "Wow, everything's still here. I'm OK!" We like to tease ourselves. Human beings have a need to get close to the edge and, when filmmakers or writers can take them to the edge, it feels like a dream where you're falling, but you wake up just before you hit the ground.
75 Being a movie-maker means you get to live many, many lifetimes. It's the same reason audiences go to movies, I think. When my daughter Sasha (Sasha Spielberg) was 5 years old, we would be watching something on TV and she'd point to a character on screen and say, "Daddy, that's me." Ten minutes later a new character would come on screen and she'd say, "No, Daddy. That's me." Throughout the movie she would pick different people to become. I think that's what we all do. We just don't say it as sweetly.
76 I'm as guilty as anyone, because I helped to herald the digital era with Jurassic Park (1993). But the danger is that it can be abused to the point where nothing is eye-popping any more. The difference between making Jaws (1975) 31 years ago and War of the Worlds (2005) is that today, anything I can imagine, I can realize on film. Then, when my mechanical shark was being repaired and I had to shoot something, I had to make the water scary. I relied on the audience's imagination, aided by where I put the camera. Today, it would be a digital shark. It would cost a hell of a lot more, but never break down. As a result, I probably would have used it four times as much, which would have made the film four times less scary. Jaws is scary because of what you don't see, not because of what you do. We need to bring the audience back into partnership with storytelling.
77 I think every film I make that puts characters in jeopardy is me purging my own fears, sadly only to re-engage with them shortly after the release of the picture. I'll never make enough films to purge them all.
78 I don't work weekends. Weekends are for my kids. And I have dinner at home every night when I'm not physically directing a movie - I get home by six. I put the kids to bed and tell them stories and take them to school the next morning. I work basically from 9.30 to 5.30 and I'm strict about that.
79 Godzilla (Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)) was the most masterful of all dinosaur movies because it made you believe it was really happening.
80 [When asked about being conflicted whether to make more artistic films, or more commercial films]: All the time, but when you have a story that is very commercial and simple, you have to find the art. You have to take the other elements of the film and make them as good as possible, and doing that will uplift the film.
81 The older I get, the more I look at movies as a moving miracle. Audiences are harder to please if you're just giving them special effects, but they're easy to please if it's a good story. The audience is also the toughest critic - a good story that exists in your world may not be the first choice for an audience. So I just do the best I can.
82 I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.
83 With Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), George (George Lucas) put the butter back into the popcorn.
84 Poltergeist (1982) is the darker side of my nature, it's me when I was scaring my younger sisters half to death. In Poltergeist, I wanted to terrify and I also wanted to amuse - I tried to mix the laughs and screams together.
85 I'd rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.
86 I dream for a living.
87 I don't drink coffee. I've never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That's something you probably don't know about me. I've hated the taste since I was a kid.
88 I would love to see the British film industry get back on its feet again.
89 I have made almost as many films in England as I have in America. I will come back to England again and again.
90 [on friend Joan Crawford]: She is five feet four, but she looks six feet on the screen. In a two-shot with anyone, even Gable, (Clark Gable), your eyes fix on her. She is imperious, yet with a childlike sparkle. She is haughty, yet tender. She has no great range as an actress, yet within the range she can perform better than any of her contemporaries.
91 Before I go off and direct a movie I always look at 4 films. They tend to be: Seven Samurai (1954), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Searchers (1956).
92 [on winning the Best Director Oscar for Saving Private Ryan (1998)]: Am I allowed to say I really wanted this?
93 Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to and I see another movie I want to make.
94 I think that the Internet is going to effect the most profound change on the entertainment industries combined. And we're all gonna be tuning into the most popular Internet show in the world, which will be coming from some place in Des Moines. We're all gonna lose our jobs. We're all gonna be on the Internet trying to find an audience.

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1 Frequently uses (and helped re-popularize) the "dolly zoom" in-camera effect used to signify/evoke an impactful moment or realization, famously employed in "Jaws" upon Chief Brody witnessing the shark attack from his beach chair.
2 Ardent champion of the "cutting-in-camera" philosophy
3 Known on-set for being able to work and come up with ideas very quickly (the best example of this would be the filming of "Saving Private Ryan", where Spielberg came up with angles and shot ideas on the spot, due to the fact that the film was largely un-storyboarded). Perhaps this is a habit he picked up after the filming of "Jaws", which was, very famously, a torturously slow shoot due to technical problems.
4 His films are almost always edited by Michael Kahn.
5 Is credited for starting the summer blockbuster tradition with 1975's first $100 million megahit, Jaws (1975).
6 Since Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), all of his movies have featured visual effects (even those that were undetected) by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the F/X house created by his friend George Lucas. The only exception has been The Terminal (2004), which had F/X work by Digital Imageworks.
7 A common theme in many of his films is ordinary people who discover something extraordinary - people, places, artifacts, creatures, etc. (Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)).
8 Protagonists in his films often come from families with divorced parents, with fathers portrayed as reluctant, absent or irresponsible, most notably in _et: the Extra-Terrestrial_ (Elliot's mother is divorced and father is absent) and Catch Me If You Can (2002) (Frank Abagnale's mother and father split early in the film). This reflects Spielberg's own experience as a youth with his parents breaking up.
9 Frequently casts Tom Hanks, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Frank Welker and Tom Cruise.
10 Important images, or characters, are often seen through the rear-view mirror of a car (Duel (1971), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler's List (1993), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)).
11 Frequently uses a piano as an element in key scenes (Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Minority Report (2002)).
12 Frequent references to Disney films, music, or theme parks
13 Consistent references to World War II.
14 His films often show children in some sort of danger.
15 He often uses images of the sun (Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Saving Private Ryan (1998)).
16 Onscreen performers staring, usually at something off-camera.
17 Often shows shooting stars (Jaws (1975)).
18 Frequently uses music by John Williams.
19 Uses powerful flashlights in dark scenes (Jurassic Park (1993); The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)). The outline of the beam is often made visible through dust, mist, or fog.

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