Carving His Own Path As A Filmmaker
Influential, clever and revered by many in his works, Spielberg smashed the world of filmmaking as he crafted film industry movies and the best of the best blockbusters of all times. Obviously, like any other, he did not made his journey on top without beginning at the extreme base. In fact, he had his genuine deal on TV back in 1969 as he directed a primary episode of Night Gallery. After this, he impressed Universal Studio upon directing The Name of the Game called L.A. 2017 that made him concur for a contract with them. This resulted for another four TV films – Duel, that gained honor from Dilys Powell, Something Evil, The Exorcist and The Sugarland Express, his debut film.
Spielberg was truly relentless. In his film Jaws entrusted by Universal Studio that almost shut down brought on by hesitations and lack of budgets, he drove forward and completed one of his masterpieces. Its launch shook the nation hitting above $470 million depicting it as Jawsmania.
He ascended higher as his film, Close Encounter of the Third Kind, won cinematography and sound effects editing in Oscars which named him for best director. His team-up with George Lucas, maker of Star Wars became another defining moment in his career where it achieved numbers of Oscar Nomination as well as Best Director for Spielberg. Besides this, he gained various affirmations filming Indiana Jones, Temple of Doom, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s list, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and many more.
Besides being a filmmaker, Spielberg became executive producer on The Hunting, Shrek, The Prince of Egypt, Just like Heaven, Evolution including Men in Black, Memoirs of Geisha, Band of Brothers, Taken and the Pacific, Into the West, The River and Smas.
One of his greatest masterpieces is Armageddon starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.
His Complicated Private Life
Despite his busy life, destiny paved its way as he met Amy Irving in 1976 when he was looking for a role to play in Close Encounters. He asked her out and began dating. Their relationship lasted for years but came to an end in 1979 caused by pressures of their professions. Additionally, she wanted to prove that the achievements she gained were results of her hard work as an actress not because she is Spielberg’s girlfriend. But of course, just like movies with sequels, their love story did not end here. They both gave their romance a second chance in November 1985 with their son Max Samuel. However, their more than three years of togetherness once again resulted to a divorce. Spielberg’s broken heart got healed after marrying Kate Capshaw on Oct 12, 19991 who belonged to the cast of Indiana Jones and with whom he has seven children.
Steven Spielberg mansion is worth $20 million located in Brentwood, CA.
A Hit Maker To Be
On December 18, 1946 at Cincinnati, Ohio, Leah Adler Posner and Arnold Spielberg had a baby who they named Steven Allan Spielberg. He belonged to an Orthodox Jewish family which later on became reasons why his classmates bullied him. He did not feel ashamed being a Jewish but he just saw it different from the people around him.
As a little boy, he displayed his skill in filmmaking as he made short films like The Last Gun Fight, Firelight, and Amblin praised by Sideny Sheinberg , the Universal Studio Vice President.