"I never thought I wanted to do a dinosaur
movie better than anyone else's," he says,
"but I did want my dinosaur movie to be the most
realistic of them all. I wanted the audience to say,
'I really believe this could happen today.'"
Steven Spielberg is one of the world's greatest
popular talents. He has directed or produced six of
the 20 highest-grossing films of all-time, including
the top two - " Jurassic Park" and
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" - and in 1994
he won the Academy Award for best director, for
"Schindler's List." He has also received
the Irving Thalberg Award for career achievement and
the Directors Guild of America Award for
"Schindler's List" and "The Color
Spielberg made his feature directing debut in 1974
with "The Sugarland Express." The two films
that followed, "Jaws" and "Close
Encounters of the Third Kind," were phenomenal
He later teamed with longtime friend George Lucas
on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
as well as "Indiana Jones and the Temple of
Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade." He also directed "1941,"
"Always" and "Hook."
The year 1993 was perhaps Spielberg's most
momentous. In June, "Jurassic Park" was
released, becoming the hit film of the summer,
breaking box-office records and eventually becoming
the top-grossing film of all time. The film also won
three Academy Awards. And in December came
"Schindler's List," the acclaimed drama
which won the Academy Award for best picture and
earned Spielberg his first Oscar as best director.
The television subsidiary of Spielberg's
production company, Amblin Entertainment,
produces two NBC shows, "E.R." and
"seaQuest 2032." Spielberg has also
served as executive producer on such films as
"Gremlins," "The Goonies,"
"Back to the Future" and its two
sequels, and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"