Dec. 18th, 1946
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Steven Allan Spielberg is an American 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
- 'Amy Irving' (qv) gave birth to his son 'Max Spielberg' (qv) on 13 June 1985.
- 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)_ (qv) in its place. He donned cap and gown and marched in the commencement ceremony with his fellow graduates.
- (December 2000) Awarded the honor of Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in New Years Honours 2001 by 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv) for his contribution to the British film industry. As a non-Commonwealth citizen, he will not be able to use the title.
- (September 1999) Named Best Director of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, substantially beating out runners-up 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv) and 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv).
- 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.
- 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.
- Owns one of the largest gun collections on the East Coast. He shoots, but only privately.
- 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".