Steven Spielberg is a principal partner (with Stacy Snider) of DreamWorks Studios. One of the industry's most successful and influential filmmakers, Spielberg has directed, produced or executive produced some of the top-grossing films of all time, including "Jaws," "Jurassic Park" and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." Among his myriad honors, he is a three-time Academy Award® winner, earning two Oscars®, for Best Director and Best Picture, for "Schindler's List" (which received seven Oscars® overall), and a third Oscar® for Best Director for "Saving Private Ryan." Starring Tom Hanks, "Saving Private Ryan" earned four other Oscars®, as well as two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director. He has also been honored with Academy Award® nominations for Best Director for "Munich," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Spielberg recently wrapped principal photography on the 3D film "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," due for release in 2011.
Spielberg has received ten DGA Award nominations, more than any other director in history, and received the DGA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
Spielberg's other directing credits include three more "Indiana Jones" films, "The Color Purple," "War of the Worlds" and "A.I." His first directing credits included the telefilm "Duel" and the feature film "The Sugarland Express." He executive produced the two "Transformers" films and produced "Memoirs of a Geisha," as well as two films with director-producer Clint Eastwood: "Flags of Our Fathers," nominated for two Academy Awards®, and its companion film, "Letters from Iwo Jima," nominated for four Oscars®, including Best Picture.
In 1984, Spielberg formed his own production company, Amblin Entertainment, where he served as producer or executive producer on such films as "Gremlins," "The Goonies," the three "Back to the Future" movies, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "An American Tail," "The Land Before Time," "The Flintstones," "Casper," "Twister," "The Mask of Zorro," "Men in Black" and "Men in Black II." Amblin Entertainment also produced, with Warner Bros., the long-running TV series "ER."
Spielberg's other TV endeavors include executive producing HBO's award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers" with Tom Hanks; the miniseries "Taken," which won the Emmy® for Best Miniseries; and the 12-hour limited series "Into the West." He is currently an executive producer on the series "United States of Tara."