From MCA's Casper site
Executive producer Steven Spielberg is one of the
world's most respected and successful filmmakers.
He reached a new peak with Jurassic Park, which
grossed over $913,000,000 worldwide to become the
highest-grossing film of all time, and Schindler's List,
which earned seven Academy Awards, including Best Director
and Best Picture.
This past March, Spielberg was honored with a Life
Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
In 1987, he received the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg
Award at the Academy Award ceremonies in recognition of his
consistent excellence in filmmaking. He was further honored
in 1993 at the Venice Film Festival with the Golden Lion
Award for Career Achievement, and this February, he received
a special Cesar Award in Paris for his body of work.
He has been associated as director or producer on seven of
the top films of all time.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is still the highest
grossing film in the U.S. and Canada, and second only to Jurassic
His direction of The Color Purple in 1986 earned
him his first Directors Guild Award. The DGA also nominated
him for Empire of the Sun, Jaws, Close Encounters of the
Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. The
Extra-Terrestrial in addition to Schindler's List.
For the last four, he was also nominated by the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Since forming his own production company, Amblin
Entertainment, in 1984, he has served as producer or
executive producer on more than a dozen films, including the Back
to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit,
Gremlins, An American Tail, The Land Before Time and The