Steven Spielberg: E. T. The Extra Terrestrial

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Steven Spielberg was born on December 18, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the eldest of four children. Steven’s father, Arnold, was an electrical engineer who designed computers, and his mother, Leah, was an accomplished pianist. Spielberg’s father moved the family frequently as he pursued jobs around the country, but they finally settled in Phoenix, Arizona. School proved to be difficult for Spielberg. He had trouble making friends because he moved so often, and at school he was constantly teased because he was often the only Jewish student. But movies are what he focused his time on. At the age of twelve, Spielberg decided to start making movies. He bought his own supplies with the money that he earned from working in the family tree business. …show more content…
The action drama set in the 1930s, with Harrison Ford starring as the well known character Indiana Jones, was so successful that Spielberg released two sequels, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, in 1984 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. in 1989. However, it was Spielberg 's next effort which truly confirmed his seat as the era 's most popular filmmaker: 1982 's E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. It was a touching story of a boy who befriends an alien. Despite its overwhelming popularity with fans and critics alike, and its many nominations, E.T. received no Academy Awards. His film organization, Amblin Entertainment, produced films such as Back to the Future, and Men in Black and Land Before Time. Amblin was also responsible for a few television …show more content…
The members included music producer David Geffen and former Disney president Jeff Katzenberg. They wanted to use each others talents and build their own multimedia entertainment project. The company began making records, films, animated movies, toys, and video games. DreamWorks operates out of Universal Studios.
In 2004 and the next years to follow were very successful for Spielberg in the terms of recognition. Spielberg received the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award and the French Legion of Honor. The following year, Spielberg was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2008, Spielberg united with filmmaker and entrepreneur, George Lucas, as the director for the latest installment of the Indiana Jones saga, Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal

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