• Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. Forbes magazine places Spielberg's net worth at $3.1 billion.[2] In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. 10. The Color Purple In 1985, after striking earlier success with thrillers (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) and family-oriented adventures (Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), Spielberg made his first foray into the field of drama. The result -- an adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about poor African-American women in the South -- garnered eleven Academy Award nominations, including nods for lead Whoopi Goldberg, first-time actress Oprah Winfrey, and Margaret Avery. 9. Jurassic Park Spielberg's trademark sense of wonder came thrillingly to life in the box office blockbuster Jurassic Park. He called the best in the business to work on the project: writer Michael Crichton to adapt his own novel, John Williams to provide a signature sweeping score, and Phil Tippett and Stan Winston to create some of the most memorable visuals of modern cinema. 8. The Sugarland Express Spielberg's first theatrically released feature rode the popular genre of on-the-lam pics of the 1970s, but it bears the marks of his later cinematic signatures just the same. Cleverly-plotted visuals and a particularly humanizing turn by Goldie Hawn help distance this "based on a true story" crime drama from less successful road flicks.
  • Close Encounters, his masterpiece of sound, light and heart. The risky subject of a government faking deadly methane to cover up first contact and alien abduction of a child would not get made today.
  • His most powerful work is Schindler's List. But he's got some excellent "lighter" work as well!
  • Hard to say,because he's a genius,and everything his hands touch,turn to gold,but if I HAD to pick,I'd say E.T. was his most memorable!
  • MUNICH Hands down.
  • I'm gonna go with Saving Private Ryan, byt I may be slightly prejudiced;0 <------------
  • Jurassic Park and Jaws.
  • 1/ Jaws 2/ Schindler's List 3/ Close Encounters 4/ Saving Private Ryan 5/ ET
  • &quot;Duel" 1971 was his first feature film about a salesman (Dennis Weaver) being chased by a crazed tanker truck driver that is trying to kill him by running him off the road.The driver of the truck is never seen.For such a low budget film the scenes were incredible.It is probably a sleeper for not to many might have seen it.
  • For a low budget film, I thought "Duel" was a masterpiece.

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