All you Femm fans, let's congratulate the first director to ever gross $10 billion dollars at the box off Steven Spielberg. As one of the most famous film directors and producers, it's hard to believe that he hadn't already made this happen with his film history. He hit this milestone in his career after the release of his recent sci-fi adventure film, Ready Player One. Released on April 15, the film was set in the future year of 2045 and followed the story of an orphaned teen as he tries to unlock the hidden secrets of the virtual reality software OASIS. The film initially premiered at South by Southwest.
Since the 70s, Spielberg has been making a big name for himself within the film industry. The beginning of his career he directed and wrote many adventure and science fiction films such as the 1975 classic Jaws and his first science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). In 1982 Spielberg co-produced and directed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which went on to be the biggest film that year and is now considered one of the greatest films ever. From then on, Spielberg's work ethic was unmatched.
He went on to produce, direct, and write many gems throughout the years that become big fan favorites such as Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), The Color Purple (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and Schindler's List (1993). He also produced/ direct 3 big film franchises during his career Back to the Future (1985-1990), Indiana Jones (1984-2008), and Jurassic Park (1993-2015). All these films were the stepping stones that led him to cross the $10 billion mark with his gross box office sales collectively.
Although he has had major success, I don't believe Spielberg plans on slowing down. His talent as a film director and producer doesn't go unnoticed and he even has a few films that he will be executive producing this year and next. This year he will have his hand in the newest installation of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the film is set be released in June. He will also be executive producing the new installation of the Transformers film series, Bumblebee: The Movie, set to be released in December.