One of the world's most prolific directors, Steven Spielberg's career has spanned nearly four decades and more than 30 feature films. In addition to being recognized as one of the highest-grossing directors in history, Spielberg has won the Academy Award for Best Director for films such as Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, and has received a variety of awards and nominations over the course of his career .
West Side Story (2021)
The latest installment of the 2021 timeless comedy “West Side Story” starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria, star lovers from opposite ends of Puerto Blanc in 1990's 50's NYC. The gang feud continues. Despite the disappointing box office performance, critics praised Spielberg's take on the Romeo and Juliet drama, with film connoisseur David Stratton hailing the film's "beautiful dance routines as fit for the big screen." "West Side Story" was nominated seven times at the 94th Academy Awards and won the historic Best Supporting Actress award for Ariana DeBose (as Anita).
Based on George Jonas' historical account of Operation Wrath of God, Munich is a semi-fictional story about several key agents tasked with killing those responsible for the 1972 Summer Olympics massacre in Munich. This spy drama starring Eric Bana and Daniel Craig was another of Spielberg's historical epics. Munich was a huge success by any measure, with particular praise for the cast, music by John Williams and direction by Spielberg. He was also nominated for five Oscars, although he didn't win any. The film did well at the box office, but not as well as the director's other films.
West Side Story
West Side Story is a reboot of the 1961 film of the same name, itself based on the classic musical comedy by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Spielberg's reboot stays mostly true to the original story, presenting the popular tale with new visuals and a cast of young actors ready to make their mark in the industry.
Just turned 40, ET Extra-Terrestrial was the monumental hit of the early '80s that launched Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas into stars and led to the release of a string of similar films that were cheaply and quickly put together, such as Mac and Me.