Steven Spielberg As you may or may not know, Steven Spielberg is a famous director. Some his “best” movies are “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” The Poltergeist” “Close Encounters of a Third Kind” “Jaws” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Steven says that “Movies are my life.”
Steven first discovered his love for the camera as a very young child. Steven was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18, 1947. One day Steven was cleaning out the families’ garage, when he found his father old film camera. Steven then immediately went outside and started filming the night sky. After that day every time the family went somewhere or went to one of his sister’s dance recital he always had the camera.
When Steven moved to California and started to go to one of their high school he wasn’t exactly the most popular kid in school. He was always the object of cruel jokes and the school bullies “human punching bag”. When Steven started to grow up he started to realize that he wanted to be a director. He started to write scripts for short films. As he got better at it he started to write longer scripts. One this movie was” Firelight” A movie that began with a group a scientists who research a bunch of mysterious lights in the sky. Then the lights turn out to be space ships, and the space ships come down and take an entire city from the Earth.
When Steven graduated from High School he knew that he wanted to go to college to become a film maker. For film students, the best schools in California were U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. Since Steven didn’t have the right grades to get into those colleges he had to settle for the University of California.
Then Steven made a short-film called “Amblin”, it told a simple story about to young people wandering around together. Some studio bosses at Universal Studios saw it and were so impressed that they gave Steven a long-term contract six weeks before his twenty- first birth-day. Steven was the youngest director to ever get such an offer.
Steven’s first job for universal was to direct a television movie called “Night Gallery” in the story Steven directed Joan Crawford who played a rich blind women who finds an unusual way to regain her vision.
Out of all the movies Steven Spielberg made most people would say that “E.T.” was his best film ever made. “The story is based on my childlike outlook on what I think aliens would be like” says Steven.
Mr. Spielberg says that movie making is his life and that he wants to do it for the rest of his life.