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Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Forbes magazine places Spielberg's net worth at $3.1 billion. In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Important People of the Century. At the end of the twentieth century, Life named him the most influential person of his generation. In a career of over four decades, Spielberg's films have touched on many themes and genres. Spielberg's early sci-fi and adventure films, sometimes centering on children, were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years his films began addressing such issues as The Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for 1993's Schindler's List and 1998's Saving Private Ryan. Three of Spielberg's films, Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), broke box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, the unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide.

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Quick Tip by . June 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
My favorite director, I don't give a shit what my film school contemporaries think. His movies generally aren't known for depth, but he's capable of giving depth, as he proved with Munich. Spielberg directs movies that are acclaimed and, most importantly, entertaining, and that's what movies are supposed to be about. That his work is regarded as vulgarian trash by film school students and teachers tells you everything you need to know about film schools. I know - I was a film student.
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