Sharing his college experience of having graduated in his 50s in this video, Spielberg who is known for classic films like 'Jurassic Park', Schindler's List, among others, says that everyone has "character-defining moments" in their lives each day just like in the movies.
Hollywood seems divided on the debate whether films produced and distributed by streaming platforms should compete for an Oscar. Stars like Ben Affleck, Seth Rogen, Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates recently reacted on the issue.
Steven Spielberg will be speaking with the Board of Governors at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to insist for a rule change that will make films made by the streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon ineligible for Oscars.
Starring Steven Spielberg's regular collaborator, Tom Hanks, as an army captain during World War II, Saving Private Ryan, that completes 20 years of its release today, is widely considered to be the best movie on war ever made.
Steven Spielberg and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who last worked together on 2002's Catch Me If You Can, are in early talks to re-team for a Ulysses S Grant biopic. The feature will be produced by DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.
Steven Spielberg and Robin Williams became close after they worked together on 1991's Hook and when Spielberg took on the emotional task of directing Schindler's List, Williams was there to comfort his friend.
Schindler's List, made for just $22 million (Steven Spielberg declined a pay check), grossed $321 million worldwide and won seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It also did much to educate the American public on the Holocaust.
It may come as a surprise to many but legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who breathed his last on this very day 26 years ago, had accused Steven Spielberg of borrowing a number of basic ideas from his unrealised film The Alien for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.