Steven Spielberg

Responsible for ushering in the modern blockbuster era, Steven Spielberg is the largest grossing movie director in history. In 1993, he directed the Oscar-winning Schindler's List, based on Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning Holocaust novel. Spielberg has since devoted all his earnings from the film to the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which has documented more than 100,000 hours of Holocaust survivors' testimonies, and the Righteous Persons Foundation, which grants money to various projects affecting modern Jewish life. Spielberg's award-winning 1998 film Saving Private Ryan broke ground in its harrowing portrayal of World War II combat.


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