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 +'''Steven Allan Spielberg''' (born December 18, 1946) is an American [[film director]], [[Film producer|producer]], and [[screenwriter]]. He began his career in the [[New Hollywood]] era, and is currently the most commercially [[List of highest-grossing film directors|successful director]].
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 +Spielberg was born in [[Cincinnati]], [[Ohio]], and grew up in [[Phoenix, Arizona]]. He later moved to California and studied film in college. After directing television episodes and several minor films for [[Universal Pictures|Universal Studios]], he became a household name for directing 1975's summer [[Blockbuster (entertainment)|blockbuster]] ''[[Jaws (film)|Jaws]]''. He then directed box office hits ''[[Close Encounters of the Third Kind]]'' (1977), ''[[E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]'' (1982), and the adventure films in the ''[[Indiana Jones]]'' series. Spielberg later explored drama in ''[[The Color Purple (film)|The Color Purple]]'' (1985) and ''[[Empire of the Sun (film)|Empire of the Sun]]'' (1987)''.''
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 +After a brief hiatus, he directed back to back box office hits with the acclaimed [[science fiction]] action film ''[[Jurassic Park (film)|Jurassic Park]]'' and the [[holocaust]] drama ''[[Schindler's List]]'' (both 1993). In 1998, he directed the World War II epic ''[[Saving Private Ryan]],'' which was both a critical and commercial success. Spielberg continued in the 2000s with science fiction, including ''[[A.I. Artificial Intelligence]]'' (2001), ''[[Minority Report (film)|Minority Report]]'' (2002) and ''[[War of the Worlds (2005 film)|War of the Worlds]]'' (2005). He has since directed several fantasy films including ''[[The Adventures of Tintin (film)|The Adventures of Tintin]]'' (2011), and ''[[Ready Player One (film)|Ready Player One]]'' (2018), and the historical dramas ''[[War Horse (film)|War Horse]]'' (2011), ''[[Lincoln (film)|Lincoln]]'' (2012), and ''[[The Post (film)|The Post]]'' (2017).
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Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career in the New Hollywood era, and is currently the most commercially successful director.

Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He later moved to California and studied film in college. After directing television episodes and several minor films for Universal Studios, he became a household name for directing 1975's summer blockbuster Jaws. He then directed box office hits Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and the adventure films in the Indiana Jones series. Spielberg later explored drama in The Color Purple (1985) and Empire of the Sun (1987).

After a brief hiatus, he directed back to back box office hits with the acclaimed science fiction action film Jurassic Park and the holocaust drama Schindler's List (both 1993). In 1998, he directed the World War II epic Saving Private Ryan, which was both a critical and commercial success. Spielberg continued in the 2000s with science fiction, including A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Minority Report (2002) and War of the Worlds (2005). He has since directed several fantasy films including The Adventures of Tintin (2011), and Ready Player One (2018), and the historical dramas War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012), and The Post (2017).




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