Wiki : Steven Spielberg Wiki & Biography
- Full Name : Steven Allan Spielberg
- Born : 18th-Dec -1946
- Zodiac Sign : Cancer
- Birth Place : Kennedy Center HonorsCincinnati Ohio
- Education : California State University Long Beach, Brookdale Community College Lincroft, Arcadia High School Phoenix, Saratoga High School Saratoga
- Occupation : Director – Producer
Steven ‘Allan’ Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother was a concert pianist and his father was an electrical engineer. He was attracted to films at a very young age itself. By the time he finished his teens he had made a number of 8 mm films mostly featuring World War II stories that his father used to tell him. Other than that he also liked to make adventure movies which he shot in nearby parks and restaurants.
At the age of 13, he set off with his father’s movie camera and made a 40-minute film called’ Escape to Nowhere’ based on a battle in East Africa. At 16 years of age he made a sci-fi adventure film called ‘Firelight’ on a $500 budget. In 1965, he graduated from Saratoga High School. Then he went on to attend University of Southern California where he studied Theatre, Film and Television. He was unsuccessful there and thus joined Universal Studios as a seven-day-week unpaid intern.
Here he worked in the editing department but his name was never mentioned in the credits. He went on to make a 26-minute short film called Amblin’ in 1968 which was also released in few theatres. This film was liked by the top management at Universal Studios and he was signed to direct a full-length film. Due to various complications the film didn’t take off but soon he was hired to direct a segment for the first episode of television series ‘Night Gallery’.
He got a chance to direct many short TV films before he made his debut film ‘Sugarland Express’. Though the film was not a critical or commercial success, he was praised for the cinematography. In 1975, he got a chance to direct the film ‘Jaws’ which would go on to turn his fledgling career upside down. This movie was a blockbuster hit collecting more than $450 million at the worldwide box office. This movie had lots of delays and the budget went haywire but Spielberg’s calm and confident demeanour helped him complete the film successfully.