Spielberg’s work spans four decades and includes some of Hollywood’s most successful and cherished movies. Born in 1946 he began making home movies when he was 12 using his dad’s 8mm movie camera and his own model trains.
He gradually got other kids to act in his short movies. A nine-minute 8 mm film entitled “The Last Gunfight”, earned him the Boy Scouts photography merit badge. When he was 13, he entered his 40-minute war movie, “Escape to Nowhere” in a competition. He won and used the prize to buy his own movie camera.