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Steven Spielberg is arguably one of the most prominent Jewish American film directors/screenwriters/producers of all time. He’s won the Academy Award for Best Director for both “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” His body for work speaks for itself: “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones,” “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws,” Back to the Future,” “Men in Black,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Munich,” among many, many others. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to a Jewish family, Spielberg made amateur 8mm films as a young boy with his friends. He admitted to suffering embarrassment about his Orthodox Jewish family around his friends as well as experiencing anti-Semitism and bullying in his early life. “In high school I got smack and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible,” Spielberg said.