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Steven Spielberg

Film director, producer and screenwriter, Hollywood

Net Worth $ 3.5 Billion
  • Birthday18th Dec, 46
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Steven Allan Spielberg is an influential film director and producer. He is a three-time Academy Award winner and is the highest Box office grossing filmmaker of all time with his films making nearly $8 billion internationally. Forbes Magazine places Spielberg's net worth at $3 billion. In 2006, Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry, whereby TIME named him in the '100 Greatest People of the Century'. At the end of the 20th century LIFE named him the most influential person of his generation.In a long and fruitful career of about 35 years so far, Spielberg's films have touched multifaceted themes and genres. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, three of his films, Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park became the highest grossing films for their time. During his early years as a director, He wooed the audience with his science-fiction and adventure films which are often considered as the model and symbol of modern Hollywood large scale Film Making. Whereby ,later on he bowled over Film Critics with portrayal of struggle and strength of human spirit through canvas of topics like War, Loss, Holocaust, Apartheid and Terrorism. Thus, if film making is war, then Steven Spielberg is its most decorated general. Life Magazine garnished praise on him as follows "He's our Homer and our Hans Christian Andersen, an epic fairy-tale-maker with a Midas touch. His films, from E.T. to Schindler's List, show us that the human spirit is alive in the most unlikely places--in a creature from outer space or a Nazi concentration camp. His heroes, fueled by a curiosity bigger than they are (think of Richard Dreyfuss trying to find celestial significance in a pile of mashed potatoes), charm us into opening our hearts and our wallets. Four of the 10 top-grossing movies of all time--E.T., Jurassic Park, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark--were directed by this film-school reject. A self-described Peter Pan, he lives every boomer's secret dream: He never has to wear a tie." He success is unique in the sense that it has ensured that he is popular among every generation and has appeal with every section of society, thus no wonder he is best performing Film director on Box office and is richest Hollywood celebrity. He owns Several luxurious properties, private jet, Gran Tourismo car and private islands and lives an iconic life with a deserving style and comforts.

Quotes

  • “Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?.”
  • “I dream for a living.”
  • “I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.”
  • People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
  • There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
  • “All I have to do is pose for a picture and I'm getting married to the person standing next to me.”
  • There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It's bound to try a man's soul.
  • “We were just doing a job and loving it. It had great success, and we were thrilled. Then it got bigger and bigger, and then, out of nowhere, one day you're reading that people are really annoyed. ... This [backlash] happens to everybody. Don't think you're so special.”
  • “I hate that people think it's wrong to say you're inspired by Jaws or by Raiders Of The Lost Ark. You're allowed to be.”
  • “There are three movies that I am exceptionally proud of in my life, and I rarely commit to a list of films that I like, that I've made, ... but these are the three films that I was passionately connected to. The first was 'ET,' the second 'Schindler's List,' and third is 'Saving Private Ryan.'”
  • “All through my career I've done what I can to discover new talent and give them a start.”
  • “Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship and understanding. Through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life."
  • “I'd love to build a company that will continue to make movies well beyond me someday. And I'd like to help start something great, even investing in it myself.”
  • “I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try.”
  • "I don't dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I'm dreaming for living."
  • The most expensive habit in the world is celluloid, not heroin, and I need a fix every few years.
  • "Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about."
  • "Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers."
  • "The love we do not show here on Earth is the only thing that hurts us in the after-life. "
  • If I weren't a director, I would want to be a film composer.
  • I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.

Did you know?

  • Steven Spielberg has been nominated for 13 "Academy Awards" so far, and received 4 of them.
  • Steven Spielberg has been nominated for 15 "Golden Globes" so far, and received 6 of them.
  • Spielberg was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, for his career accomplishments and service to others.
  • Steven Spielberg's fan list include the name of great directors like Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog, Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese and many others.
  • An entire generation of great directors like David Fincher, Peter Jackson, Robert Rodriguez, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and many others considers him a influence on their careers.
  • He is considered Godfather of actresses Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • He received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the U. S. Navy's highest civilian honor, on Veterans Day 1999 for his work on the movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).
  • He personally offered the American Beauty (1999) script to Sam Mendes, who later on ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Director on the film, which was also Mendes's debut feature.
  • In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), humans and aliens use the music and computers to communicate with each other. Spielberg's father was a computer scientist and his mother was a musician. This fact was later pointed out to him on "Inside the Actors Studio" by host James Lipton and he was unsurprisingly delighted when he realized the connection.
  • He along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola presented Martin Scorsese with his first ever award for Best Director, for The Departed (2006). Scorsese is his good friend and like Steven he had to wait for an Academy Award for awfully long period of time despite being of greatest director of all time.
  • His favourite film directors include Frank Capra, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Ford.
  • Robbie Williams mentioned him in his cover song "I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen".
  • He purchased actor Clark Gable's Oscar (which he received for It Happened One Night (1934)) in 1996, and gave it back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He commented later that he could think of "no better sanctuary for Gable's only Oscar than the Motion Picture Academy".
  • He purchased both Oscars won by actress Betty Davis's for Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938) when they were offered for auction for $207,500 and $578,000, respectively, and returned them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Family & relationships

Steven Spielberg Estates and Homes (6)

Quelle Farm

Quelle Farm

Spielberg owns a twelve-acre estate called as Quelle Farm and is his family’s summer retreat. The farm was built in 1740 and mixes classic New England architecture of New York of that era with elegant French accents.


Location: The estate is located near the center of East Hampton Village and Main Beach is just a short walk.


Accommodation: The mansion is inspired by the French architecture and has sprawling 19 rooms in it.  


Neighborhood: It sits on Georgica Pond the area that is known for high-profile residents. Financier Ron Perelman and designer Calvin Klein has estates here. 

Steven's mansion

Malibu mansion

Steven Spielberg owns a luxurious mansion in Malibu, where celebrities are often spotted on vacation. David Beckham who is already an owner of £11million mansion 30 miles away in Beverly Hills has moved along with the family to this mansion on rent for $150,000 a month.

 

Location: The sprawling estate is located in Malibu which is an affluent, beachfront city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California.


Accommodation: the mansion on the estate measures 7,237 sq ft in area. The house is constructed in Craftsman-style and sits on a double-lot with a sprawling lawn, which opens right onto Malibu beach. The mansion consists of 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and an extended pool and screening room.


Neighborhood: Many noted celebrities owns vast estates in Malibu such as Mel Gibson whose mansion is listed for sale at  $14.5 million and Brad Pitt who also owns a sprawling mansion in beachfront of Malibu and is listed for $13.75 million

Pacific Palisades estate

Pacific Palisades estate

Spielberg purchased this Pacific Palisades hilltop estate from singer Bobby Vinton in 1985. He currently stays in this mansion along with wife and seven children.


Location: The estate is located in the Pacific Palisades which is an affluent neighborhood and district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California.


Accommodation: the Estate sits in the area of 145,860 sq ft/3.35 acre and the mansion is spread in the area of 8,932 square foot. the mansion is one of the largest houses in this area. the property has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and the  estimated value range is between $11.7 and $20.9 Million.


Neighborhood: Earlier to that the extravagant residence had been home to producer David O. Selznick, ‘Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’, spouses Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton, etc.

Steven Spielberg's mansion

Brentwood estate

He owns this $20 million Luxury estate in California, one of most expensive house in Hollywood.


Location: The Estate is in Brentwood is located in California which is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.


Accommodation: The giant five story mansion is built in the area of 27,000-square-foot. The house is six times the size of a typical home in neighborhood. The house is constructed in a domed, retractable roof, subterranean stables and a spectator platform.

 

Neighborhood: the estate is located very near to the Marilyn Monroe’s home where she was found dead in 48 years ago. Brentwood real estate has served as home for the likes of Nat King Cole, Clark Cable and Judy Garland.

The San Remo

The San Remo

Steven Spielberg owns an apartment in a prestigious apartment building The Sam Remo in New York. Steven Spielberg combined two Park-facing units on the 13th floor of the tower. Recent asking prices have ranged from a minimum of $3 million to a high of $24 million.

 

Location: The Sam Remo Building is located  in 74th and 75th streets, Manhattan, New York.


Accommodation: Steven owns two apartment on the 13th floor spread in  6,000 sq. foot unit with terraces. The lavish apartments are one of the priciest apartments in the city and are luxuriously decorated with all the modern amenities.  

 

Neighborhood: the building has famous residents like Bono who bought his apartment form Late Steve Jobs. The apartments also includes famous personalities like Stephen Sondheim, Tiger Woods, Donna Karan, Demi Moore, Glenn Close, Stanley Donen, Dustin Hoffman and many more.

East Hampton mansion

East Hampton mansion

Apart from owning Quelle Farm, an estate on East Hampton's Georgica Pond , Steven Spielberg also owns a house at the Hamptons that he  purchased in 1983. 

 

Location: East Hampton is located on the Eastern Long Island New York and is about 90 miles from New York City. The island being the favorite celebrity spot has many well known stores along the town streets including Tiffany's & Coach for its celebrity residents. The island is famous for its scenic views and beauty.

Accomodation: The estate includes a main house, guesthouse, a studio-complete with screening room, editing bay, and offices-horse stables, and staff quarters. He also bought few acres across the pond to maintain privacy. The value of the property has been estimated at $64 million.

 

The Neighborhood: Tha Hamptons is the favorite retreat of the elite New Yorkers, and has long been the favored vacation destination of billionaires including designer Calvin Klein, Dan Marino amongst others. It's the favorite hideaway of the rich and the famous.

Director’s guesthouse

Director’s guesthouse
Spielberg's cedar-shingled guesthouse

The living room

The living room
The living room is enriched with all luxurious amenities and deluxe pyramidal timber-frame ceiling

The Kitchen

The Kitchen
Open and spacious kitchen

Scenic property views

Scenic property views
A view of the main house

The skylit gallery

The skylit gallery
Spielberg’s favorite area of the house

Children’s bedroom

Children’s bedroom
Lavish well furnished children's room

Steven Spielberg Yachts (1)

Hollywood mogul’s yacht

Seven Seas yacht

The Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has got himself a new $200 million Oceanco Seven Seas super-yacht. The Hollywood director has been spotted in St. Barth’s and St. Maarten aboard his luxurious 86m (282.15ft) yacht. The Cayman-Islands registered, oceangoing vessel with the navy hull was built under the project name Y706 in collaboration with the designers Nuvolari & Lenard, Azure Naval Architects and the Wright Maritime Group. Dutch shipyard Oceanco built the Seven Seas to suit the liking of Steven Spielberg.


Features

The luxury yacht boasts an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that could also be used a movie screen, so that Spielberg and his guests can enjoy a movie while taking a dip. Offering luxurious accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of 26, the Seven Seas yacht has a private owner's deck on a large master stateroom with a study and private deck area with a Jacuzzi.

Other highlights include a helipad, fully equipped gymnasium, a spa and massage room and an indoor cinema. The stability systems allow the Seven Seas to travel smoothly at 20 knots.


Accommodations

Seven Seas offers comfortable accommodation and all luxurious amenities for up to 12 guests in its 7 suites comprising 1 master cabin and 6 double cabins. In addition to the private owner’s deck, the main deck has 4 large guest suites and a full width VIP stateroom. The yacht has space for up to 23 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.


Specifications

Seven Seas is equipped with twin 4,680hp MTU engines, which make it capable of reaching a maximum speed of around 20 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. 

The bathroom

The bathroom
Fully equipped bathroom, it also has well equipped gymnasium and massage room

Inside Steven Spielberg's Yacht

Inside Steven Spielberg's Yacht
The Seven Seas has accommodation and luxury amenities for 12 guests

Entertainment room

Entertainment room
Luxurious sofas and TV to take care of guests on yacht

Luxury amenities

Luxury amenities
Steven's yacht full of luxury amenities

Dining hall

Dining hall
Well furnished dining hall on seven seas

Upper deck

Upper deck
Upper deck view of seven seas

Super yacht

Super yacht
Steven Spielberg's seven seas

Seven Seas

Seven Seas
Steven Spielberg's private yacht

Steven Spielberg Islands (1)

Two inhabited islands

Madeira archipelago

He owns a island in Madeira Archipelago off the coast of Portugal.

Madeira archipelago

Madeira archipelago
Steven Spielberg's private island

Paradise on earth

Paradise on earth
Its knowledgeable visitors have called it a paradise not to be missed.

Steven Spielberg Private jets (1)

Bombardier  Global Express jet

Bombardier Global Express jet

Powered by 2 × Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofans, 14,750 lbf (65.5 kN) each, This plane can cruise at an average speed of 564 mph/ 907 km/h. The plane has a range of 6170 nautical miles which is sufficient to be able to fly from Los Angeles to Kyoto or Amsterdam without the need to refuel. This is a smaller jet in comparison to the Boeing version and can hold anywhere from 8-19 passengers with 2-4 crew members.

Steven Spielberg Hobbies (2)

Cinema

Cinema

He is a self confessed Movie addict, and said that "Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about."

Video Gaming

He owns a Wii, a PlayStation 3, a PSP, and Xbox 360 and loves to play game. He has been involved with EA in development of games as well.

Steven Spielberg Autos and Cars (1)

DB9 Volante interiors

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

It's a high-performance luxury gran turismo (GT) car by Aston Martin, It 'Volante' convertible variant which is capable of producing 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 PS) from a 6.0L V12 engine. It can hit 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph): 4.8 seconds with a Top Speed of 306 km/h.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Steven Spielberg's automobile

Steven Spielberg Wedding (2)

Amy Irving

They dated each other from 1975 - 1979, after which they broke up. later that romance rekindled and they got married in 1985. However, it was not a successful marriage and broke up in 1989 leading to a very expensive divorce settlement of $100 million to Amy.
Kate Capshaw

Steven met when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and after his divorce with Amy they developed a relationship and got married on October 12, 1991. Kate subsequently converted to Steven religion,"Judaism". They now have a family of 6 kids, 3 of which are Steven and Kate's.

Steven Spielberg Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (4)

Portugal

He owns a island here in Madeira Archipelago of the coast of Portugal into the Atlantic. He regularly spends his holidays here.
Necker Island

Necker Island

He has been among regular visitors at Sir Richard Branson's Private Island "Necker's island".
Corfu

Corfu

Spielberg made his presence felt before he even set his foot on the island, leaving the residents awestuck with his 85 meter long superyacht.
Dublin ( Ireland )

Ireland

Spielberg, along with his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, and their teenage son have taken a wide trip of the country from the windy Aran Islands to the Dublin in 2009. After vacations he infact said he was "spellbound" by the skills of the local musicians and storyteller and said he was more relaxed than he had ever been in his life.

Steven Spielberg Cause (1)

No on Proposition 8

No on Proposition 8

Spielberg and his wife offered their support to same-sex marriage, by issuing a statement of support and following their donation of $100,000 to the "No on Proposition 8" campaign fund in 2008.

Steven Spielberg Collectibles (3)

Rosebud sleds

Rosebud sleds

Steven Spielberh has one of the original Rosebud sleds from Citizen Kane (1941) in his house.

Guns collection

Guns collection

May be his fascination with wars , or his father's service in second world war, we don't know the reason. But Steven Spielberg owns one of the largest gun collections on the East Coast.

Norman Rockwell paintings

Art Collection

Steven Spielberg shares more than film-making as a passion with George Lucas - they both are madly in love with the art pieces by Rockwell. The artist who had the uncanny ability to convey a whole story with a single painting has had a great influence on Spielberg's successful movie-making and directorial skills. Between him and Lucas there are about 57 paintings by Rockwell and an exhibition of all these masterpieces was arranged in the past. The whole world was amazed that the ace director had discreetly amassed such a huge collection of a single artist.

Pardon me, Shadow Artist, The Toy Maker, Christmas:Santa with Elves and Woman at Vanity are some of the vibrant and tale-telling pieces in the collection. These paintings are believed to be worthy of way more then the price this world's greatest directors has paid for them back when he bought them. Spielberg and Lucas both have intentions to to sell their art collection curated over the time. However, Steven is keen on exhibiting them and speaking about the profound influence they have had on him and his movie-making. In fact, the art exhibition had a 12-minute film which featured Spielberg and Lucas.

Steven Spielberg is a true art lover and that is proved by his collection of Norman Rockwell paintings he possesses. Norman Rockwell was a noted painter of 20th century and his work reflected the American culture of mid 20s. Spielberg is a big fan of his work and has huge collection of  paintings as his collection. The director has many a time displayed his collection in various art galleries and has also showcased his collection in Smithsonian American Art Museum. Steve once did a joint exhibition with George Lucas called: "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg". More than 100 paintings were on display and attracted huge art lovers. It is said that Norman Rockwell paintings often resound since of their representations  of everyday life, but the life of one of his paintings has been anything but ordinary.

Let Nothing You Dismay 1941

Let Nothing You Dismay 1941
Steven Spielberg owns a lot of such paintings

1920 canvas called Shadow Artist

1920 canvas called Shadow Artist
Stephen Spielberg found inspiration for their films

Art Collection

Art Collection

Happy Birthday Miss Jones

Happy Birthday Miss Jones

Mermaid

Mermaid

Boy on High Dive

Boy on High Dive

Steven Spielberg Brands (1)

Lexus concept car

Lexus

He featured Lexus concept cars in his films as model for futuristic cars.
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