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George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) --George Clooney is to be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony.
Karen Butler
'Minority Report' sequel series in the works at Fox

'Minority Report' sequel series in the works at Fox

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) --A "Minority Report" television series is in the works at Fox, and will focus on one of the movie's Precog characters.
Annie Martin
Josh Brolin is interested in 'The Goonies' sequel

Josh Brolin is interested in 'The Goonies' sequel

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Original "The Goonies" star Josh Brolin expressed his enthusiasm for a sequel Thursday on "The Tonight Show."
Annie Martin
Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) --Halle Berry's freshman sci-fi drama "Extant" and the veteran police procedural "Criminal Minds" are scheduled to swap time slots starting Wednesday, CBS said.
Karen Butler
Bryan Cranston will reprise his 'All the Way' role on HBO

Bryan Cranston will reprise his 'All the Way' role on HBO

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --"Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston will reprise his award winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in an HBO adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way."
Annie Martin
'Extant' star Halle Berry says she believes in aliens

'Extant' star Halle Berry says she believes in aliens

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Halle Berry, who portrays a pregnant astronaut on new sci-fi series "Extant," told David Letterman she believes in aliens.
Annie Martin
Steven Spielberg was integral to getting 'Extant' started, says show-runner

Steven Spielberg was integral to getting 'Extant' started, says show-runner

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --"Extant" executive producer Steven Spielberg was integral to bringing the new science-fiction series to the small screen, says show-runner Greg Walker.
Karen Butler
'Extant' creator says he was inspired by Steven Spielberg, 'Doctor Who'

'Extant' creator says he was inspired by Steven Spielberg, 'Doctor Who'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --"Extant" creator Mickey Fisher says his show was inspired by Steven Spielberg's early movies and influenced by the recent revival of Britain's "Doctor Who."
Karen Butler
Malia Obama spotted working on the set of Halle Berry's 'Extant'

Malia Obama spotted working on the set of Halle Berry's 'Extant'

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) --Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia Obama, reportedly scored a job as a production assistant on the set of the new Halle Berry series, Extant.
Kate Stanton
'Extant' trailer: Halle Berry brings something mysterious back from space

'Extant' trailer: Halle Berry brings something mysterious back from space

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Watch the trailer for CBS' "Extent," featuring Halle Berry as an astronaut to returns home form a solo space mission to find out that she's pregnant.
Kate Stanton
Mondo to release dinosaur-themed 'Jurassic Park' soundtrack vinyls

Mondo to release dinosaur-themed 'Jurassic Park' soundtrack vinyls

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- Austin printshop Mondo plans to release special dinosaur-themed "Jurassic Park" soundtrack vinyls in honor of the film's 21st anniversary.
Annie Martin
Steven Spielberg to adapt Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

Steven Spielberg to adapt Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg will adapt Roald Dahl's "The BFG."
Kate Stanton
Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg to reunite for Cold War thriller

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg to reunite for Cold War thriller

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing an untitled Cold War film starring Tom Hanks.
Kate Stanton
Steven Spielberg won $40 million in a 'Star Wars' bet with George Lucas

Steven Spielberg won $40 million in a 'Star Wars' bet with George Lucas

March 31 (UPI) -- George Lucas made a 1977 bet with Steven Spielberg that has cost him $40 million over the last several decades.
Kate Stanton
Steven Spielberg may direct a remake of 'West Side Story'

Steven Spielberg may direct a remake of 'West Side Story'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Fox has unlocked "West Side Story" for a potential remake due to director Steven Spielberg's interest.
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Director Steven Spielberg arrives on the red carpet before the world premiere of his film "Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, video game designer and studio executive. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He is also one of the co-founders of the DreamWorks movie studio.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg's films—Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993)—achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, the unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide. Forbes puts Spielberg's wealth at $3.0 billion.

Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a Jewish family. His mother, Leah Adler, was a restaurateur and concert pianist, and his father, Arnold Spielberg, was an electrical engineer involved in the development of computers. He spent his childhood in Haddon Township, New Jersey, where he saw one of his first films in a theater, as well as in Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout his early teens, Spielberg made amateur 8 mm "adventure" films with his friends, the first of which he shot at the Pinnacle Peak Patio restaurant in Scottsdale. He charged admission (25 cents) to his home films (which involved the wrecks he staged with his Lionel train set) while his sister sold popcorn.

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