As a child, Cecil B. DeMille's production of The Greatest Show on Earth was the first movie Steven Spielberg ever saw, marking the beginning of his love affair with the world of film. Spielberg began making home movies at an early age, and, at 14, he won an award for a 40-minute war movie he called Escape to Nowhere. Spielberg attended Long Beach University, but dropped out to pursue his dream of a career in film. Television assignments followed, but it wasn't until 1971 with his direction of a Richard Matheson television adaptation called Duel that Spielberg's burgeoning reputation as a superb filmmaker was cemented.
In this article you will learn about several classic blockbusters directed by Spielberg, most of which you're likely to have in your own collection of favorites.