Spielberg’s success with Duel (1971) and other television movies enabled him to make his feature-film debut. It was the comedy-drama The Sugarland Express (1974). His career took off when he was chosen to direct the movie version of the popular novel Jaws (1975), a thriller about a beach community terrorized by a great white shark. Spielberg wrote the screenplay for his next blockbuster, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). He earned the first of his several Academy Award nominations for his direction of the science-fiction drama.

Spielberg teamed with producer George Lucas for the highly popular Indiana Jones action-adventure series. It was initially a trilogy, consisting of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).

One of Spielberg’s greatest successes as a director was E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), about a gentle alien stranded on Earth. Another was Jurassic Park (1993), a thriller about genetically engineered dinosaurs out of control at a theme park. Spielberg also directed a sequel to Jurassic Park titled The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).

Spielberg co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks, and he has served as a producer for many successful films and television series. He has had a long collaboration with the composer John Williams, with whom he has worked for all but five of his feature films. Several of Spielberg’s works are considered among the greatest films in history, and some are among the highest-grossing films ever.

In addition to his Academy Awards, Spielberg was the recipient of many honors. His influence earned him the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1987. He received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute in 1995. In 2015 Spielberg was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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