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    Who is the most famous Hollywood director?

    Steven Allan Spielberg, an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, was born on December 18, 1946. He started his career in the New Hollywood era and is now the most commercially successful director in the industry. Three Academy Awards (two for Best Director), a Kennedy Center distinction, a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and an AFI Life Achievement Award have all been bestowed to Spielberg.

    Spielberg grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He eventually moved to California and went to college to study film. He became a household name after directing television episodes and a few minor pictures for Universal Studios before directing the summer smash Jaws in 1975.

    Steven Allan Spielberg

    Steven has three Academy Awards to his name. For Best Director, he earned seven nominations and won twice (for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan). His third award was for Schindler’s List, which he won for Best Picture. For his contribution as a creative producer, he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1987.

    Based on his own Scouting experiences, Spielberg assisted the Boy Scouts of America in developing a cinematography merit badge to promote filmmaking as a marketable ability; the badge was introduced at the 1989 National Scout Jamboree. Spielberg received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1989. In 1995, Spielberg was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

    He co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, as well as served as a producer for numerous television shows and films. Spielberg is also recognized for his lengthy association with composer John Williams, with whom he has collaborated on all of his feature films but five.

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