From young Spielberg was a terror - tearing heads off his sister's dolls to put it on a plate and completing with lettuce in the doll's mouth, throwing things at his baby sister until his parents had to put wire round the crib etc.
His talents showed when he was young - at seventh grade he already finished
his first 24 minute film, 'The Fighter Squad' (inspired by his father who
was a pilot).In high school he finished 'Escape to Nowhere', a 22 minute
color film about a boy obssessed with his father's war, and later, 'Firelight'
in 1964, at the age of 16. From the above we could see that Spielberg was
much influenced by his father.
Later, his film 'Amblin' was big enough to make the big bosses hire Speilberg to direct some television shows.
The multi-talented Spielberg, besides directing TV shows, also wrote scripts, like 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. He was also producer for many films.
His first theatrical film was 'The Sugarland Express'(1974), and then came the very famous 'Jaws' in 1975. Since then Spielberg had been churning out blockbusters one after another, like 'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial' in 1982, the Indiana Jones Trilogy, 'Jurrasic Park'(1993), 'Schindler's List' (1993) and the very recent 'Amistad' (1997).
'Jurrasic Park' was the top grossing film for the year of 1993, and broke
all mental barriers with the very spectacular technology used. The technology
was down by his company DreamWorks SKG too. It swept away 3 Oscars, and
'Schindler's List', a black and white film about the ill-treated Jews in
Poland during World War II, bagged 3 Oscars, including one for him as Best