Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, born in 1946, is an American director, screenwriter, film and television producer. Some Spielberg films are among the most popular in cinema history. He is considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers.

He won two Academy Awards as best director for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. He also received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 1993 Venice International Film Festival. In 1987 he won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He is also the highest-grossing director in the history of cinema. He was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks. According to Forbes he is the 514th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $4 billion.

From 1976 to 1979 he had a relationship with the actress Amy Irving, who, after a breakup, he married in 1985. The two divorced in 1989 and on the basis of a sentence in which the judge recognized as valid a prenuptial agreement written on a napkin, Irving receives a severance package of 100 million dollars. By Irving she had a son, Max Samuel. Since 1991 he has been married to the actress Kate Capshaw, with whom he had children Sasha, Sawyer and Destry and with whom he adopted Theo and Mikaela. He has a daughter-in-law, the actress Jessica Capshaw, born from his wife's previous marriage.

Spielberg is the godfather of two well-known American actresses: Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore. In 1998, Spielberg was threatened and stalked by a certain Jonathan Norman, who was later arrested and tried. On May 27, 2002, he received his doctorate in Literature from Yale University.