Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love.
There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film.
Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was distributed in the United States by none other than The Weinstein Company, chaired by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Steven Spielberg movies
May 2015 Update: Ever since the mid-1970s, Steven Spielberg movies have been eagerly awaited cinematic events. Below is a partial list of the best-known work of Spielberg the Director.
- The Night Gallery (1969, TV pilot).
Steven Spielberg directed the segment “Eyes,” starring Joan Crawford.
- Duel (1971, TV).
Cast: Dennis Weaver.
- The Sugarland Express (1974).
Goldie Hawn. William Atherton. Michael Sacks. Ben Johnson.
- Jaws (1975).
Cast: Roy Scheider. Robert Shaw. Richard Dreyfuss.
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss. Melinda Dillon. Cary Guffey. Teri Garr. François Truffaut. Bob Balaban.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Cast: Harrison Ford. Karen Allen.
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Cast: Henry Thomas. Dee Wallace. Robert MacNaughton. Peter Coyote. Drew Barrymore.
- The Color Purple (1985).
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg. Margaret Avery. Danny Glover. Oprah Winfrey.
- Empire of the Sun (1987).
Cast: Christian Bale. John Malkovich. Nigel Havers. Miranda Richardson. Joe Pantoliano. Leslie Phillips.
- Always (1989).
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss. Holly Hunter. Brad Johnson. Audrey Hepburn. John Goodman.
- Hook (1991).
Cast: Robin Williams. Dustin Hoffman. Julia Roberts. Bob Hoskins. Maggie Smith. Caroline Goodall.
- Schindler's List (1993).
Cast: Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley.
- Jurassic Park (1993).
Cast: Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff Goldblum. Richard Attenborough. Joseph Mazzello.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Cast: Tom Hanks. Matt Damon. Tom Sizemore. Edward Burns. Barry Pepper. Adam Goldberg. Jeremy Davies.
- Catch Me If You Can (2002).
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hanks. Christopher Walken. Martin Sheen. Nathalie Baye. Amy Adams. James Brolin.
- Minority Report (2002).
Cast: Tom Cruise. Colin Farrell. Max von Sydow. Samantha Morton. Jessica Harper.
- Munich (2005).
Cast: Eric Bana. Geoffrey Rush. Daniel Craig. Ciarán Hinds. Mathieu Kassovitz. Marie-Josée Croze.
- War Horse (2001).
Cast: Jeremy Irvine. Emily Watson. Benedict Cumberbatch. Tom Hiddleston. David Thewlis. Peter Mullan. Niels Arestrup. David Kross. Toby Kebbell. Céline Buckens. Eddie Marsan.
- Lincoln (2012).
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis. Sally Field. Tommy Lee Jones.
Upcoming Steven Spielberg films
Steven Spielberg has completed filming the thriller Bridge of Spies, from a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell, and Sebastian Koch.
Additionally, Spielberg is currently working on The BFG – no relation to the expression “BFF” – based on a Roald Dahl novel, and featuring, among others, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, and Penelope Wilton.
Announced Spielberg movie projects include:
- It's What I Do, to star Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) as wartime photographer Lynsey Addario.
- Montezuma, from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, Moneyball), adapting an original by blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo – one of the Hollywood Ten – whose efforts included Roman Holiday, The Brave One, Spartacus, and Johnny Got His Gun.
- The sci-fier Ready Player One.
Destry Spielberg is the director's daughter with his Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom leading lady Kate Capshaw. Spielberg had been previously married to Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Irving (Barbra Streisand's Yentl).
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg photo: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.
Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique and editor Andrew Weisblum
Pictured above are Black Swan cinematographer Matthew Libatique and editor Andrew Weisblum on the 2011 Oscars' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre. Both Libatique and Weisblum were shortlisted for their work on Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama starring Best Actress Oscar winner Natalie Portman.
The 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography was Wally Pfister for Christopher Nolan's Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, and Michael Caine.
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall shared the Best Film Editing Oscar for their work on David Fincher's The Social Network, featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, and Rooney Mara.
'Black Swan' cast
Besides Natalie Portman, Black Swan also features Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, and Benjamin Millepied. The low-budget production has grossed more than $200 million worldwide.
Cinematographer Matthew Libatique and editor Andrew Weisblum photo: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.