Steven Spielberg Biography

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Steven Spielberg is known as a well accredited award winning Director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for major motion films such as “Jaws” “The Color Purple” and
“Schindlers List”. Making a career out in the media business isn’t the easiest to do. Many people even go to college and major in film, journalism, etc. and never get their big break to share their work on big screens or in magazines or even publish a book. Yet Steven did amazingly well.
Spielberg was born December 18th, 1946 in Cincinnati Ohio. His family moved several times and most of his childhood was spent in Arizona. As a child he made amateur films and played around with videos. It’s almost as if he already knew where his career was going to go. By the late 1960’s Spielberg
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His first film company, Amblin Entertainment, which was founded in 1982, produced several other successful movies, notably Back to the Future (1985) and its two sequels, and Who Framed Roger
Rabbit (1988). “( Biography.com)
Politically, Spielberg is democratic. In the 2008 elections he actively supported Hilary Clinton and also donated $ 87,000 to the Democratic Party that same year. Socially Spielberg is liberal.
He quit his high-tanking position in the Boy Scouts of America because they decided they were no longer going to accept openly gay scout leaders to participate. He then donated $100,000 to the program proposition 8, whose aim was to defeat the ban on gay marriage in California he stated “By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation. Such discrimination has NO place in California’s constitution, or any other.” ( Kenshaw, 2012)
Spielberg could be looked at as the father of blockbusters. Although, away from all the successful movies he’s made he really has a major influence in the film industry. Many of
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With more than 30 films, 7 Academy Award nominations and 3 wins, Spielberg has many lessons to share. For example working with the right collaborators, Spielberg usually works with the same people for long periods of time. For example film Editor Michael Kahn, composer John
Williams and cinematographer Janusz Kamiński. Each professional brings their talent to the table, Spielberg knows that his work is only as good as his partners and has fostered long-lasting relationships to get the best results. Spielberg also advises to get up close and personal, he usues certain angles in E.T to grasp the wonders in a Childs mind and still be able to bring a grown adult to feel like a child again. Spielberg says, know what stories are worth being retold. He made Jaws as a retold tale of “Moby Dick” but with his twist. Know what to change and what

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