Spielberg didn’t make his first big splash until 1977, though, when he released “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” his first Oscar-nominated picture and clear example of his talent as a sci-fi director. His next major project involved working with a fellow rising star in the film industry, George Lucas. The duo teamed up for “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and the film was such a success that it produced two superior sequels. Spielberg returned to his sci-fi roots in the early ‘80s with “E.T.,” and finished out the decade with a handful of great films that failed to be box office successes. The ‘90s, however, proved to be the director’s most dominating decade, releasing the blockbuster hit “Jurassic Park,” and both of this Oscar-winning movies (“Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan”) in a six-year time span. The 1990’s also brought about Spielberg’s partnership with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen to form the powerhouse studio DreamWorks SKG, in which Steven acted as producer on a number of some of the biggest films of the last ten years, including “American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “Shrek.”
Steven On The Web
An online database of Steven's work as a director, producer and writer.
TV Guide: Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
A massive biography with a complete timeline through 2005.
The official site of Steven's one-third share studio.
A decent feature of Steven as one of the magazine's top 100 artists.
A cool fan page with updated news, articles and online store.
Steven Behind the Camera
Steven Spielberg's directorial resume reads a lot like a Best of Film History list, with such classics as "Jaws," "E.T.," "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan" sitting pretty at the top. Spielberg has also scored critical praise with more recent submissions like "Catch Me if You Can," "War of the Worlds" and "Munich," but is most popular project has to be the Indiana Jones trilogy.
Along with acting as producer on a number of big upcoming films, Steven will direct the yet-titled Abraham Lincoln project starring Liam Neeson, as well as the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series for a 2007 release.
Steven Phone Home
"The most expensive habit in the world is celluloid, not heroin, and I need a fix every few years."
On spending money:
"Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?"