|Name:|| Steven Spielberg
|Birth name:|| Steven Allan Spielberg
|Date of Birth:|| December 18, 1946
|Place of Birth:|| Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Occupation:|| Film Director|
|Era(s):|| The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
|Notable Work(s):|| Indiana Jones (series)|
Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer who directed and co-produced the The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. He has won three Academy Awards, as well as an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, and ranks among the most successful filmmakers in history in terms of both critical acclaim and popular success. His films have however also been derided as the archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster film-making (commercialism over artistic purposes).
First coming to attention directing adventure films, Spielberg is noted in recent years for his willingness to tackle emotionally powerful issues, such as the horrors of the Holocaust in Schindler's List, slavery in Amistad, hardships of war in Saving Private Ryan, and terrorism in Munich. One consistent theme in his family-friendly work is a childlike, even naïve, sense of wonder and faith, as attested by works such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, A.I., and Super 8, and the challenging role of a father-figure, apparent in War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The Tintin Franchise
At the beginning of 2009, Spielberg shot the first film in a planned trilogy of motion capture films based on The Adventures of Tintin, with Peter Jackson. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn , was not released until October 2011, due to the complexity of the computer animation involved. The world premiere took place on October 22, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. The film was released in North American theaters on December 21, 2011, in Digital 3D and IMAX. Jackson has been announced to direct the second film, which Spielberg will produce. It will be based on the two books The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun.