Full Name: Steven Spielberg
Why Famous: Regarded as one of the finest directors in motion picture history. His early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking.
In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
- 1991-10-12 Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw
- 1975-06-20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released
- 1981-06-12 "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the first Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres
- 1982-06-11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released
- 1984-05-23 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US
- 1985-09-29 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
- 1989-05-24 "Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas premieres
- 1993-11-30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)
- 1994-06-02 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
- 1997-05-19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US
- 1998-07-24 "Saving Private Ryan", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1999)
- 2001-06-29 "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law and Frances O'Connor, is released