Steven Spielberg - bio, height, weight, wife, age, net worth, movies, house and many more

Steven Spielberg - bio, height, weight, wife, age, net worth, movies, house and many more
Steven Allan Spielberg


Bio/wiki



Steven Allan Spielberg is one of the most revered and influential film personalities in the history of Hollywood.  He is one of the wealthiest and most popular directors in Hollywood. It is said that he is one of the founding members of the New Hollywood era.

    Steven Spielberg was born on 18 December 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother's name was Leah, a restaurateur and concert pianist and his father's name was  Arnold Spielberg, an electrical engineer. He grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family. The entire family of Spielberg had to move Haddon Township, New Jersey when his father took a job with RCA in 1950. After 3 years, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. where Spielberg was a student of the known Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, in Hebrew school, between 1953 and 1957.

Early life


As a child, Spielberg faced embarrassment because they were Orthodox Jews. He also suffered from acts of anti-Semitic prejudice and bullying. He made his first home movie when he was 12 years old. The movie was about a train wreck when he filmed with his toy, Lionel trains. 

  He became a Boy Scout in 1958 and won the photograph merit badge after making a 9-minute 8mm film, which he titled The Last Gunfight. At age 13, he won a prize for a 40-minute war film he titled Escape to Nowhere with his high school friends. 

  At 16 years of age, he made a sci-fi adventure film called ‘Firelight’ on a $500 budget. He joined Universal Studios as a seven-day-week unpaid intern after being unsuccessful at the University of Southern California. He got an opportunity to make a 26-minute short film called 'Amblin' in 1968 which was liked by the Top management at Universal Studios. Later he directed a segment for the first episode of television series ‘Night Gallery’.

Early career


He made his debut film ‘Sugarland Express’. In 1975, he directed a film called Jaws which was a blockbuster hit collecting more than $450 mn at the worldwide box office. Later he directed ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark’ with his close friend. Again this film made more than $380 million and made him one of the elite directors in Hollywood.

Height, weight, age


His zodiac sign/Sun sign is Sagittarius and ethnicity is white. His height is 172 cm of 5 ft 7 inches (approx) and weight is 90 kg or 198 lbs. His eye color is blue and hair color is dark brown. His age as in 2019 is 72 years and shoe size is 10 (US).

Wife, Children, relationships


Steven Spielberg has dated - Valerie Baternilli (1980), Sarah Miles, Margot Kidder, Janet Maslin, Debbie Allen.

 He married twice. His first marriage in 1979 with Amy Irving. The couple had a son Max Samuel. They divorced in 1989. Speilberg married Kate Capshaw in 1991. They have six children- Jessica Capshaw, Theo Spielberg, Sasha Rebecca Spielberg, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, Mikaela George, Destry Allyn Spielberg.

Net worth, House, cars


He has a net worth is $3.7 bn as in 2019. He has several estates and homes- Quelle Farm, Malibu mansion, Pacific Palisades estate, Brentwood estate, The San Remo, East Hampton mansion. He has several cars- Chrysler 300 C, Honda CRV, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Land Cruiser LC, Tesla Model S.

Movies


Spielberg has directed several blockbuster movies like -  Duel, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Always, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Men in Black, Saving Private Ryan, The Mask of Zorro, Catch Me If You Can and The Transformers Series.


Favorite items

Favorite Food                 McAloon’s Chicken Pot Pie
Favorite Film                  Fantasia (1940)
Favorite Candy               Reese’s Pieces
Favorite TV Show          Deadliest Catch
Favorite Cartoon
Character                        Daffy Duck
Favorite Painter              Norman Rockwell

His hobbies are - Collecting Paintings, Watching Golf, Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Playing the Piano.


Awards

Academy Award

He won Best Director and Best Picture Award for 'Schindler's List' (1994) and Best Director Award for 'Saving Private Ryan' (1999).

BAFTA Award

He won Best Film and Best Director Award for 'Schindler's List' (1993).

Golden Globe Awards

He won Best Motion Picture – Drama Award for 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' (1983) and Drama Award and Best Director Award for 'Schindler's List' (1994). Spielberg won Best Director Award for 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' (2001).

Fun facts

From childhood, he had a wish to be a director. Spielberg is one of the largest gun collectors on the East Coast. He hates coffee from childhood. Spielberg was forbidden twice to direct James Bond movies.