Life before filmmaking, Steven Spielberg’s family gave him nothing but support in following his dreams. Steven Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 (“Steven Spielberg”). Steven was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but he has also lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, Scottsdale, Arizona, and in San Jose, California during his childhood. Spielberg’s parents are Arnold and Leah Spielberg; he is the oldest with three younger sisters. Leah, Spielberg’s mother gave up being a trained pianist after marrying Arnold, Spielberg’s father who was an electrical engineer. Spielberg’s parents gave him everything they could to help him make movies when he was younger (Hargrove 9-11). Without the help and support of his family, Spielberg may not be who he is today.
Even though there were struggles on the pathway of achieving his dream, Steven Spielberg never gave up when it got tough, but instead he pushed harder. In fact, as a teenager, Spielberg had made 15 movies. Sometimes on Mondays, he would pretend to be sick to stay home that day to edit his movies. During middle school, Spielberg was bullied and would run home from school to try to avoid the bullies. Battle Squad, a movie he made in middle school, he used one of his bullies to play the war hero who lat...
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