Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 18, 1946, Steven Spielberg directed The Sugarland Express (1974) with Goldie Hawn, Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Always (1989) with Richard Dreyfuss, E.T. the Extraterrestrial (1982). He collaborated with George Lucas on the Indiana Jones saga starring Harrison Ford, directing Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). He directed The Color Purple (1985) with Whoopi Goldberg, Empire of the Sun (1987) with Christian Bale, Hook (1991) with Robin Williams as Peter Pan, Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993) with Liam Neeson, Saving Private Ryan (1998) with Tom Hanks, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Minority Report (2002) and War of the Worlds (2005) with Tom Cruise, Munich (2005), War Horse (2011), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Lincoln (2012) with Daniel Day-Lewis, Bridge of Spies (2015) with Tom Hanks, The B.F.G. (2016).
Spielberg directed The Post (2017) about the publication of the Pentagon Papers in the Washington Post in 1971.