Knowledge Identifier: +Steven_Spielberg
At age 13, Spielberg won a prize for a 40-minute war film he titled Escape to Nowhere which was based on a battle in east Africa.
Joan Crawford - Crawford's appearance in the 1969 TV film "Night Gallery" , marked one of Steven Spielberg's earliest directing jobs
Dennis Weaver - During the series, in 1971, Weaver appeared in "Duel", a television movie directed by Steven Spielberg
Peter Falk - The debut episode in 1971 was directed by 25-year-old Steven Spielberg in one of his earliest directing roles
Since playing Pong while filming Jaws in 1974, Spielberg has been an avid video gamer.
David Yates - Raised in the village of Rainhill, Yates was inspired to pursue a career in filmmaking after watching Steven Spielberg's 1975 movie "Jaws"
Audie Murphy - The movie held the record as the company's highest-grossing motion picture until 1975, when it was surpassed by Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"
Amy Irving - Irving dated American film director Steven Spielberg from 1976 to 1979
Merrill Connally - He appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Sugarland Express" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" In the filming of "Close Encounters" in 1977, Connally was known on the roll-call sheets as "The American Eagle" because of his shock of white hair and his authoritarian demeanor
Ralph McQuarrie - McQuarrie designed the alien ships in Steven Spielberg's films "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" , while his work as the conceptual artist on the 1985 film "Cocoon" earned him the Academy *award for Visual Effects
Melinda Dillon - She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role of a mother whose young child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in 1977, and had an uncredited short role in "The Muppet Movie"
Spielberg revisited his Close Encounters project and, with financial backing from Columbia Pictures, released Close Encounters: The Special Edition in 1980.
Bob Haro - Also, in 1981, Haro was involved in the Steven Spielberg production of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" as a stunt rider
Poldek Pfefferberg - After the publication of "Schindler's Ark" in 1982, Pfefferberg worked to persuade Steven Spielberg to film Kenneally's book, using his acquaintance with Spielberg's mother to gain access
Jessica Lange - Tootsie garnered Lange the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, her first, and a second Golden Globe, in the supporting category, while becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1982 (following Steven Spielberg's E.T.).
From 1985 to 1989 Spielberg was married to actress Amy Irving.
Also in 1989, he re-united with actor Richard Dreyfuss for the romantic comedy-drama Always, about a daredevil pilot who extinguishes forest fires.
Brad Johnson (actor) - Johnson's first acting credit was in the low-budget biker film "The Nam Angels" , and shortly after he had his first co-starring role in a major film when he played the role of Ted Baker in the 1989 film "Always", directed by Steven Spielberg
David Brown (producer) - He and partner Zanuck were jointly *awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial *award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1990 for their achievements in producing films including the horror thriller "Jaws" , directed by Steven Spielberg
Ryan Murphy (writer) - He began scriptwriting in the late 1990s, when Steven Spielberg purchased his script, "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn-"
Phil Tippett - In 1991, Phil was hired to create the dinosaur effects for the Steven Spielberg blockbuster "Jurassic Park" using his go motion technique made famous in the film "Dragonslayer"
Julia Roberts - She played Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's "Hook" in 1991, and played a nurse in the 1991 film, "Dying Young"
In 1993, Spielberg returned to the adventure genre with the film version of Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, about a theme park with genetically engineered dinosaurs.
Laura Dern - Dern starred as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park"
Patrick Bristow - He resides in L.A. with Andrew Nicastro, his partner since 1994, the former Director of Global Production for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation
Seymour Reit - In all, Casper has appeared in 55 animated theatrical shorts, hundreds of comic books, multiple television series, and several film adaptions, including a 1995 movie produced by Steven Spielberg
He collaborated with software publishers Knowledge Adventure on the multimedia game Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, which was released in 1996.
In 1997, he helmed the sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park with $The_Lost_World:_Jurassic_Park, which generated over $618 million worldwide despite mixed reviews, and was the second biggest hit of 1997 behind James Cameron's Titanic.
Harry Blackmun - In 1997, Blackmun portrayed Justice Joseph Story in the Steven Spielberg film "Amistad", making him the only Supreme Court justice to have played a judge in a motion picture
Vin Diesel - He was cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film "Saving Private Ryan" on the poignancy of his performance in "Multi-Facial"
Adam Goldberg - His career-making role was arguably that of the tough, wise-cracking infantryman Mellish in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film "Saving Private Ryan"
Bryan Cranston - In 1998, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as the colonel who insists that Private Ryan be saved
Spielberg with a public service award presented by United States Secretary of Defense William Cohen, 1999.
Marc Levy - In 1999, after selling the film rights to Steven Spielberg for Dreamworks, he left his architectural firm to dedicate himself to writing
Jennifer Garner - After the initial success of "Alias", Garner made a big screen cameo in the Steven Spielberg film "Catch Me if You Can" in 2002
Jennifer Love Hewitt - In 2002, a conspiracy theorist and former social worker, Diana Napolis, was arrested for stalking and uttering death threats against Hewitt and Steven Spielberg after "verbally confronting" the actress at the 2002 Grammy *awards, and the subsequent day attempting to pose as one of Hewitt's friends to enter the premiere of "The Tuxedo"
In 2004 he was admitted as knight of the Legion d'honneur by president Jacques Chirac.
Tony Kushner - His co-written screenplay "Munich" was produced and directed by Steven Spielberg in 2005
Meret Becker - In 2005 she was a supporting actress in the film "Munich", directed by Steven Spielberg
Tom Cruise - In 2005, Cruise worked again with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, which became the fourth highest grossing film of the year with US$591.4 million worldwide.
Ann Robinson - In the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, "War of the Worlds", she played the role of Tom Cruise's character's mother in law, the grandmother of Dakota Fanning's character
Rachael Leigh Cook - She appeared as a main cast in the 2005 television miniseries "Into the West" produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks
John Terry (actor) - He had a guest role in a 2006 episode of "Law & Order", as well as the part of older Jacob Wheeler in Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" mini series, which was nominated for 16 Emmy *awards in 2006
John Ford - The longer revised version of Directed by John Ford shown on Turner Classic Movies in November, 2006 features directors Steven Spielberg, Clint_Eastwood, and Martin Scorsese, who suggest that the string of classic films Ford directed during 1936 to 1941 was due in part to an intense six-month extra-marital affair with Katharine Hepburn, the star of Mary of Scotland, an Elizabethan costume drama.
In 2007, Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett co-produced On the Lot a short-lived TV reality show about filmmaking.
Thomas Sangster - In March 2008 it was announced that Sangster would star in Steven Spielberg's CGI motion capture film "The Adventures of Tintin" as the title character of Hergé's comic books
John Hurt - In May 2008, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" as Harold Oxley
In 2009, Spielberg reportedly tried to obtain the screen rights to make a film based on Microsoft's Halo series.
Spielberg followed that with War Horse, shot in England in the summer of 2010.
Jafar Panahi - American film directors Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel & Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Robert De Niro, Curtis Hanson, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, James Schamus, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver_Stone and Frederick Wiseman signed a letter on 30 April 2010 urging Panahi's release
It was released just four days after The Adventures of Tintin, on December 25, 2011.
Adam Butcher - Butcher has appeared in an episode of "Falling Skies", a 2011 alien invasion TV series produced by Steven Spielberg
Nic Kelman - In 2011, Kelman's first screenplay, "Genneris," was purchased by Steven Spielberg at Dreamworks Studios
Michael Morpurgo - "War Horse" was adapted as a 2011 British-American film directed by Steven Spielberg
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Also released in 2012, he played the starring role of a bicycle messenger in the action film "Premium Rush", the younger version of the lead role, shared with Bruce Willis, in the time-travel thriller "Looper", and the supporting role of Robert Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic "Lincoln"
James Mitchell Ashley - Ashley is played by actor David Costabile in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln
According to "Forbes"' Most Influential Celebrities 2014 list, Spielberg was listed as the most influential celebrity in America
"The BFG" premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016
Marcus Welby, M.D. - After this, and an episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D.", Spielberg got his first feature-length assignment: an episode of "The Name of the Game" called "L.A. 2017"
It was announced that filming would begin in the UK in April 2019 and the film was given a new release date of July 10, 2020