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A Mini-paper on Steven Spielberg Stephen Spielberg has directed some of the most popular and highest grossing movies of all time He has directed six of the top 25 highest grossing movies of all time and is clearly one of the most notable directors of our day Stephen Spielberg was born on December 18th 1947 in Cincinnati Ohio Stephens family moved around a lot and Stephen had troubles fitting in at school His peers constantly picked him on for his physical weakness and his ethnic background Stephen is Jewish and in his childhood he attended predominately non-Jewish schools ReedCunneff 139 His father Arnold was a computer engineer and his mother Leah was a restaurateur Stephen was a practical joker who constantly played tricks on his sisters Stephen found his best mode of expression however through an old eight-millimeter camera that he had found in his garage Spielberg focused all of his time and effort into this new form of expression he had found even at the expense of other things in his life In an article in Time magazine Spielberg said From age twelve or thirteen I knew I wanted to be a movie director and I didnt think that science or math or foreign languages were going to help me turn out the little 8-mm sagas I was making to avoid homeworkContemporary Authors 3 Movies were also helping Stephen to escape his family life where at home things were bad with his parents and when Stephen was twelve years old they divorced This only helped to clarify Stephens love of film After he completed high school Spielberg was well on his way to becoming a director He had already won student awards for some of his short films and one of them a movie called Firelight had actually been shown in a local movie theatre As a young high school graduate Spielberg would often take tours
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