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Interactive video lesson plan for: Mini BIO - Steven Spielberg

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Watch a short biography video about Steven Spielberg's life, including his first 8mm camera, his directing the Hollywood blockbuster "Jaws," his Oscars for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," and his co-founding of DreamWorks.

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At the age of 10, Steven Spielberg took his father's 8mm camera and started filming home movies. By 1975, Spielberg became one of the most powerful directors in Hollywood when "Jaws" became an instant blockbuster. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, for his films "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan." He co-founded his studio, DreamWorks, in 1994.

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