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Born: December 18, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Made first 8mm (3 1/2 min.) film while in grade school; set up a tree-planting business to pay for film and equipment while in teens
1960:
Won first contest with 40-minute war film, "Escape to Nowhere" at age 13
1962:
Made first amateur 8mm feature film, "Firelight" at age 16; father hired local theater to screen film
1968:
Professional debut with 24-minute short, "Amblin" (shown at Atlanta Film Festival)
1968:
Signed to seven-year contract as TV director with Universal-MCA
1969:
TV directing debut with the "Eyes" episode of the anthology series "Night Gallery"; segment starred Joan Crawford (NBC)
1971:
First feature-length film for TV, "Duel" (ABC)
1973:
Wrote story for feature film "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies"
1974:
Feature directorial debut, "The Sugarland Express"
1975:
Breakthrough feature film, the summer blockbuster "Jaws"; also first collaboration with actor Richard Dreyfuss; film brought in 100 days over schedule (and comparably over budget); reportedly the first director to do so
1977:
Reteamed with Dreyfuss on the sci-fi classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; received first Best Director Oscar nomination
1978:
First feature as executive producer, Robert Zemeckis's "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
1979:
Witnessed rare film flop with the large-scale comedy "1941"
1980:
Made a cameo appearance as the Cook County Clerk at the end of John Landis's "The Blues Brothers"
1981:
First collaboration with executive producer George Lucas and first collaboration with actor Harrison Ford, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; garnered second Best Director Academy Award nomination
1982:
First film as producer, "Poltergeist," helmed by Tobe Hooper
1982:
Helmed the blockbuster "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"; also served as one of the producers; became the top-grossing movie of all time pulling in $399 million in its initial release; earned third Best Director Oscar nomination as well as a Best Picture nod; re-released on 20th anniversary in March 2002 with minor changes and enhanced digital effects
1983:
Helmed the "Kick the Can" segment of "Twilight Zone ¿ The Movie"
1984:
Directed the sequel "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
1984:
Formed production company Amblin Entertainment
1985:
First TV series as executive producer, "Amazing Stories" (NBC)
1985:
Produced and directed "The Color Purple," adapted from Alice Walker's novel; movie received 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, but not one for Best Director
1986:
Executive produced first animated feature "An American Tail"
1987:
Made the underrated WWII drama "Empire of the Sun," which featured a young Christian Bale in his acting debut
1989:
TV acting debut as himself in a segment of "The Tracey Ullman Show" (Fox)
1989:
Served as a founding member and VP of the Artists Rights Foundation
1989:
Directed the second sequel "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
1989:
Helmed the less successful "Always," a remake of the 1943 feature "A Guy Named Joe"; third film with Richard Dreyfuss
1991:
Helmed the lavish "Peter Pan" update "Hook" starring Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter and Dustin Hoffman as the title character
1992:
With wife Kate Capshaw, co-hosted "Shattered Lullabies" ¿ a documentary on high infant mortality rates in America; broadcast on Lifetime as an episode of "Your Family Matters"
1992:
Signed a one-year deal to produce "seaQuest DSV" a 22-episode series, a joint effort between Universal and Amblin Entertainment
1993:
Directed his most commercially successful feature "Jurassic Park"; film outgrossed "E.T." to become the top movie of all time
1993:
Co-produced and directed his most critically acclaimed feature "Schindler's List"; first feature shot in black-and-white
1994:
Formed the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to videotape the testimonies of Holocaust survivors
1994:
Invested in a CD-ROM company Knowledge Adventure; participated in the creation of five titles
1994:
Along with mogul David Geffen and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, formed DreamWorks SKG, a multimedia entertainment company for the production of live-action and animated features, TV programming, music and interactive software
1995:
Announced that DreamWorks SKG would grant their filmmakers "moral rights" to protect the original versions of their films after release
1996:
"Champs", an ABC sitcom from executive producer Gary David Goldberg, became the first DreamWorks TV series (only lasted for a month)
1996:
Received story credit on the premiere episode of "High Incident," an ABC cop drama; the first hour-long dramatic series from DreamWorks; was reportedly involved with production, casting and operating a camera during portions of the pilot
1997:
Helmed the sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
1997:
Helmed "Amistad," a film based on a real-life 19th-century legal case involving slaves who staged a mutiny on the ship carrying them to North America; author Barbara Chase-Riboud claimed that the film's script was based in part on her book; subsequent threats of lawsuits and articles tainted film's release
1998:
Bounced back with the acclaimed WWII story "Saving Private Ryan," starring Tom Hanks; earned second Best Director Academy Award
2001:
Returned to filmmaking with "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," based on a story by the late Stanley Kubrick; also wrote screenplay
2001:
With Hanks, produced the HBO WWII miniseries "Band of Brothers"
2002:
With the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, served as presenter of "Broken Silence," a series of five documentaries about Holocaust survivors; aired on Cinemax
2002:
Served as a co-executive producer on Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"
2002:
Directed the sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," starring Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell
2002:
Executive produced the hit Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "Taken"
2002:
Reunited with Tom Hanks, who co-starred as an FBI agent pursuing the first teenager ever to make the Ten Most Wanted list (Leonardo DiCaprio) in "Catch Me If You Can"
2003:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004:
Again paired with Tom Hanks for "The Terminal"; also starred Catherine Zeta-Jones
2005:
Executive produced "Into the West," (TNT) a saga spanning 65 years of U.S. history from 1825 to 1890; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Miniseries
2005:
Once again collaborated with Tom Cruise for "War of the Worlds," a remake of the 1953 film, which chronicles a Martian invasion of Earth
2005:
Helmed "Munich," a film based on the book <i>Vengeance</i>; detailed the tragic aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics; received Academy nominations for Directing and Best Picture and a Golden Globe nomination for Directing; was also nominated by the Directors Guild of America
2006:
Produced the Clint Eastwood directed WWII dramas, "Flags of Our Fathers" and the companion piece "Letters from Iwo Jima"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture as the producer of "Iwo Jima"
2007:
Teamed with Mark Burnett for "On the Lot," an "American Idol"-meets- "The Apprentice" Fox reality series
2007:
Executive produced "Transformers," the live action film based on the franchise and toy line
2008:
Returned to direct the fourth installment of the adventure series "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," starring Harrison Ford in the title role
2009:
Re-teamed with Michael Bay (who directed) to produce the sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
2010:
Re-teamed with Tom Hanks to executive produce HBO's 10-part miniseries "The Pacific," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries
2011:
Co-produced the J. J. Abrams directed thriller "Super 8"
2011:
Re-teamed with Michael Bay (who directed) to produce "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
2011:
Directed and produced "The Adventures of Tintin"
2011:
Directed the WWI-set drama "War Horse," based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name
2012:
Produced and directed "Lincoln" about the 16th U.S. President, starring Daniel Day-Lewis

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