Some lesser known facts about Steven Spielberg
- He was never paid for his work on ‘Schindler’s List.’this movie was said to be the most expensive black and white film ever made. Spielberg didn’t take any payment for his work on this film; he stated that any money taken would be “blood money,” considering the Holocaust
- He was rejected 2 times for the James Bond franchise. He also admitted that the rejection hadn’t stopped him from enjoying his all-time favorite Bond movies.
- Steven Spielberg cast his dog in several of his movies. Spielberg’s cocker spaniel Elmer appeared in ‘The Sugarland Express,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘1941’ and also in ‘Jaws.’
- Steven Spielberg totally has 7 Kids. Of his seven children, 4 are biological (Max, age 21; Sasha, 16; Sawyer, 15; and Destry Allyn, 10), two were adopted (Theo, age 19; and Mikaela George, 11) and one is his stepchild (Jessica Capshaw, age 31, a daughter from Kate Capshaw’s prior marriage to Robert Capshaw).
- His quote taken from IMDb, “I don’t drink coffee. I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That’s something you probably don’t know about me. I’ve hated the taste since I was a kid.”
- Steven Spielberg was thrice denied entry into USC’s elite directing program due to his C-average. He was later admitted into the film program at California State University.
- But he was later dropped out in 1968 to make a 22-minute film entitled Amblin. . In 2002, he was awarded a B.A. in film production by California State.
He married the female lead of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” S Kate Capshaw. Steven Spielberg directed “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” during 1984 and married her.
During the production of the film, she met director Steven Spielberg and got married later. Capshaw decided to convert to Judaism before marrying director Steven Spielberg. There are seven children in the Spielberg-Capshaw family now.
His first full-length movie had a profit of just one dollar.
- When Spielberg was 16 years old, he wrote and created the sci-fi flick Firelight on a short budget of just $500. The cast included his high school friends, and he used his garage for the shooting location. The Admission fee was like $1 per person, but one guest must have paid double because Spielberg came out of the debut with a profit of just one dollar.
- He suggested the PG-13 movie rating. Steven Speilberg was the first person to suggest/introduce PG-13 rating, which indicates that only individuals who are 13 years or above can be allowed the right to watch a movie. This happened because of the complaints made by parents over the PG ratings of movies like Poltergeist, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, etc. The first film distributed with a PG-13 rating was Red Dawn (1984).
- Steven suffered from Dyslexia. he struggled for years with the undiagnosed learning disability. He was bullied during his school days because of his inability to read. Dyslexia
Steven Spielberg is NOT just another famous director who makes films with billions. There are many interesting things about him which you wouldn’t have known and which makes him unique.
From a little kid who suffered from a disorder, who was bullied by his classmates, and who earned an unbelievable profit from his first film, Spielberg now is one of the top directors in the world, and the World Cinema remembers him forever.