Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Top 5 Favorite Steven Spielberg Films

Steven Allan Spielberg, (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. Forbes magazine places Spielberg's net worth at $3.1 billion. In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 Most Important People of the Century. At the end of the twentieth century, Life magazine named him the most influential person of his generation. In a career which spans over four decades, Spielberg's films have touched on many themes and genres. Spielberg's early sci-fi and adventure films, sometimes centering on children, were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years his movies began addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism.

(in order)

1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

3. Jaws (1975)

4. Schindler's List (1993)

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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