Steven Spielberg onstage during the opening ceremony of the 66th-annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013, in Cannes, France
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Steven Spielberg is an award-winning American filmmaker and screenwriter famous for myriad iconic movies. He is also the top-grossing director of all time.

His films run the gamut of genres, from sci-fi classics like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. to dramas such as The Color Purple and Lincoln. Box office smashes include Jaws, Jurassic Park, and the Indiana Jones series. Other memorable films in Spielberg’s expansive oeuvre are A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Amistad, and Munich.

In his decades-long Hollywood career, the prolific moviemaker has also amassed numerous accolades, including Academy Awards and Golden Globes for the historical dramas Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

Spielberg is married to actor Kate Capshaw, whom he met on the set of 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where she starred opposite Harrison Ford.

  • Full name: Steven Allan Spielberg
  • Born: Dec. 18, 1946
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Net worth: $7.5 billion
  • Spouse: Kate Capshaw (m. 1991), Amy Irving (m. 1985-1989)
  • Children: Sasha Spielberg, Theo Spielberg, Destry Allyn Spielberg, Jessica Capshaw, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, Max Spielberg, Mikaela George Spielberg
  • Top movies: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jaws, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ready Player One, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s ListWar of the Worlds
  • Fun fact: Spielberg wrote the script for E.T. during breaks from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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