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Steven Spielberg      

Oscar Award-Winning Filmmaker

Steven Spielberg is an Oscar Award-winning filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction/adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), which became archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking.

Spielberg transitioned into addressing serious issues in his later work with The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler's List (1993), Amistad (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has largely adhered to this practice during the 21st century, with 2005's Munich, 2012's Lincoln, 2015's Bridge of Spies, and 2017's The Post.

He co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Studios, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for several successful film trilogies, tetralogies and more including the Gremlins, Back to the Future, Men in Black, and the Transformers series. He later transitioned into producing several video games.

Spielberg is one of the American film industry's most critically successful filmmakers, with praise for his directing talent and versatility, and he has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice. Some of his movies are also among the highest-grossing films, while his total work makes him the highest-grossing film director in history. His net worth is estimated to be more than $3 billion.

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Steven Spielberg And USC Shoah Foundation Announce Ambassadors For Humanity Gala

Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation Institute – The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with the Institute’s Ambassador for Humanity Award at the organization’s annual gala, taking place this year in Detroit on Sept. 10.

Steven Spielberg will be Harvard’s 2016 commencement speaker

Harvard University officials announced Thursday that Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, known for blockbuster films such as “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” will be the featured speaker during this year’s commencement ceremonies

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