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Steven Spielberg awarded the Golden Bear at the 73rd Berlin Film Festival

Steven Spielberg

The Berlin Film Festival revealed that director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg will be honored for his lifetime achievements by receiving the Honorary Golden Bear Award at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. The festival will screen his latest film, The Fabelmans, and award him on February 21, 2023.

Spielberg has won many Academy Awards, and he is one of the most famous filmmakers in the world. His works consist of more than 100 films and series, and they are unique in the history of world cinema over the past 60 years for their enormous diversity.

Spielberg has been nominated for an Academy Award 19 times throughout his career, to date, and is considered the most successful director of all time.

His career has garnered him numerous accolades, including Golden Globes and Emmys for his cinematography, as well as a host of accolades for his commitment to social causes.

For example, in 1998 he was awarded the Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his film Schindler's List and his Shoah Foundation.

  In 2001, Queen Elizabeth II appointed him a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).

In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama.

Steven Spielberg

American director, screenwriter, and film producer of Jewish descent. He won the Academy Award twice, which is the most important international cinematic award. He began his artistic career in the new Hollywood era. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for his films Schindler's List in 1994 and Saving Private Ryan in 1999. He also won other awards such as the Kennedy Center Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His grandfather comes from an Austrian city called Spielberg, where he lived in the seventeenth century. Spielberg moved to California to study film in college. After teaming up with Universal Studios to direct TV episodes and several spin-offs, he became a household name for directing the blockbuster Jaws.

In addition to filmmaking, Spielberg co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Productions, where he produced many cartoons such as Shrek, and produced several films and series. He is also known for his longtime collaboration with composer John Williams, with whom Spielberg worked on all but five of his films. Many of Spielberg's works entered the highest-grossing and acclaimed films; Eleven of his films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and seven of his films have been entered into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

His Success Story

Steven Spielberg has become one of the most famous cinema directors at the age of thirty-six, as he has already directed four of the ten greatest films that achieved the highest revenues; Including: E. T (or Outer Space (1982), one of the highest-grossing films of all time), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (the first of the Indiana Jones series), one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and science fiction film Close Encounters. the third (1977), and the blockbuster Jaws (1975).

At the age of twelve or thirteen, Spielberg knew he wanted to be a film director. His life changed when he toured Universal Studios in Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. Then Spielberg snuck away to watch the shooting of an actual movie. He ended up meeting with the editorial director of Universal, who spoke with Spielberg for an hour and expressed interest in his films.

Best Director in 1978 for Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Best Director in 1982 for Raiders of the Lost Ark
Best Director in 1983 for E.T
Best Picture in 1983 for E.T
Best Picture in 1986 for The Color Purple
Best Director in 1994 for Schindler's List, and he won it.
1994 Best Picture for Schindler's List.
Best Director in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan.
Best Picture 1999 for Saving Private Ryan.
Best Director in 2006 for Munich.
Best Film 2006 for Munich.
Best Picture 2007: Letters from Iwo Jima


Mohamed Al-Rawi is a professional journalist since 2011, a media graduate from Kuwait University, a technology expert, a media consultant and a member of the International Organization of Journalists - a member of the fact-checking team at Meta Company. He writes in the fields of entertainment, art, science and technology, and believes that the pen can change everything.