Steven Spielberg
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Amblin Partners



Since the ’70s, Spielberg has reigned as one of Hollywood’s top filmmakers — if not the top one period — and a surprising number of the movies that earned him that exalted position deal with daddy issues, from “E.T.” to “Lincoln.” On the heels of directing December 2021’s big-screen reimagining of “West Side Story,” a musical he fell in love with as a kid, he’s gone back to the source of that artistic preoccupation with “The Fabelmans,” a semi-autobiographical movie about his childhood starring Paul Dano and Michelle Williams. Due for release in 2022, it marks the first time since 2001’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” he will be credited as a writer on a film (along with playwright Tony Kushner), as well as its director. In June 2021, Spielberg’s Amblin Partners closed a deal with Netflix to produce multiple features a year.




  • California State University–Long Beach (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Billion Dollar Director
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Steven Spielberg on Authentic Casting in 'West Side Story': 'This Is the Way to Do It'

Steven Spielberg on Authentic Casting in 'West Side Story': 'This Is the Way to Do It'

Steven Spielberg has a simple reason for why he made sure Latino characters were played by Latino actors in his “West Side Story” adaptation.“This is the way to do it,” the director said Tuesday at the film’s Los Angeles premiere. “This is the way we are in this world. This is where we should have always been, but this is very important, especially in ‘West Side Story.’ We have to get it right. It’s not that other productions didn’t get...


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