American film producer and director, the winner of an Academy Award on 3/21/1994 for his direction of the Best Picture of the year, "Schindler's List." On 3/21/1999, he won the Oscar as Best Director for his "Saving Private Ryan." Spielberg grew up in Cincinnati, hearing war stories from Hungarian Holocaust survivors who were tutored by his grandmother.The family moved often and the boy often found himself an outcast, the only Jewish kid in school.Steven enjoys collecting things, from film memorabilia to paintings and drawings.
On one such visit to the Universal Studios tour, legend has it that he jumped off the tour bus and wandered around the back lot.The most successful man of the '80s and the most successful director in history, he achieved notoriety and wealth with such film greats as "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T." "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the blockbuster, "Jurassic Park." Spielberg also produced several films as well as dabbling in TV production; with interests that ranged from cartoons to serious adult themes.He found a janitors closet, converted it to his own private office and began working on a film.The security guards saw him so often on the lot, they assumed he actually worked there.