December 18, 1946
Cincinnati, Ohio


197850th Academy AwardsBest Director“Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”Nominated
198254th Academy AwardsBest Director“Raiders Of The Lost Ark”Nominated
198355th Academy AwardsBest Picture“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”Nominated
198355th Academy AwardsBest Director“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”Nominated
198658th Academy AwardsBest Picture“The Color Purple”Nominated
198759th Academy AwardsIrving G. Thalberg
Memorial Award
199466th Academy AwardsBest Picture“Schindler’s List”WON
199466th Academy AwardsBest Director“Schindler’s List”WON
199971st Academy AwardsBest Picture“Saving Private Ryan”Nominated
199971st Academy AwardsBest Director“Saving Private Ryan”WON
200678th Academy AwardsBest Picture“Munich”Nominated
200678th Academy AwardsBest Director“Munich”Nominated
200779th Academy AwardsBest Picture“Letters From Iwo Jima”Nominated
201284th Academy AwardsBest Picture“War Horse”Nominated
201385th Academy AwardsBest Picture“Lincoln”Nominated
201385th Academy AwardsBest Director“Lincoln”Nominated
201689th Academy AwardsBest Picture“Bridge Of Spies”Nominated
201889th Academy AwardsBest Picture“The Post”Nominated


1974The Sugarland Express
1977Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1981Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment “Kick the Can”)
1984Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1985The Color Purple
1986Amazing Stories
1987Empire of the Sun
1989Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1993Jurassic Park
1993Schindler’s List
1997The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1998Saving Private Ryan
2001A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2002Minority Report
2002Catch Me If You Can
2004The Terminal
2005War of the Worlds
2008Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2011The Adventures of Tintin
2011War Horse
2015Bridge of Spies
2016The BFG
2017The Post
2018Ready Player One
2021West Side Story


1978I Wanna Hold Your HandExecutive Producer
1980Used CarsExecutive Producer
1981Continental DivideExecutive Producer
1982E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialProducer
1983Twilight Zone: The MovieProducer
1984GremlinsExecutive Producer
1985FandangoExecutive Producer
1985The GooniesExecutive Producer
1985Back to the FutureExecutive Producer
1985Young Sherlock HolmesExecutive Producer
1985The Color PurpleProducer
1986The Money PitExecutive Producer
1986Amazing StoriesExecutive Producer
1986An American TailExecutive Producer
1987Harry and the HendersonsExecutive Producer
1987InnerspaceExecutive Producer
1987Three O’Clock HighExecutive Producer
1987Empire of the SunProducer
1987*batteries not includedExecutive Producer
1988Who Framed Roger RabbitExecutive Producer
1988The Land Before TimeExecutive Producer
1989DadExecutive Producer
1989Back to the Future Part IIExecutive Producer
1990Joe Versus the VolcanoExecutive Producer
1990DreamsExecutive Producer
1990Back to the Future Part IIIExecutive Producer
1990Gremlins 2: The New BatchExecutive Producer
1990ArachnophobiaExecutive Producer
1991Cape FearExecutive Producer
1991A Brief History of TimeExecutive Producer
1991An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestProducer
1993We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s StoryExecutive Producer
1993Schindler’s ListProducer
1994The FlintstonesExecutive Producer
1995CasperExecutive Producer
1995BaltoExecutive Producer
1996TwisterExecutive Producer
1997Men in BlackExecutive Producer
1997The Lost Children of BerlinExecutive Producer
1998Deep ImpactExecutive Producer
1998Small SoldiersExecutive Producer
1998The Mask of ZorroExecutive Producer
1998Saving Private RyanProducer
1998The Last DaysExecutive Producer
1999The HauntingExecutive Producer
2000Eyes of the HolocaustExecutive Producer
2001ShrekExecutive Producer
2001A.I. Artificial IntelligenceProducer
2001Jurassic Park IIIExecutive Producer
2002Price for PeaceExecutive Producer
2002Men in Black IIExecutive Producer
2002Catch Me If You CanProducer
2004The TerminalProducer
2005The Legend of ZorroExecutive Producer
2005Memoirs of a GeishaProducer
2006Monster HouseExecutive Producer
2006Spell Your NameExecutive Producer
2006Flags of Our FathersProducer
2006Letters from Iwo JimaProducer
2007TransformersExecutive Producer
2008Eagle EyeExecutive Producer
2009Transformers: Revenge of the FallenExecutive Producer
2009The Lovely BonesExecutive Producer
2010HereafterExecutive Producer
2010True GritExecutive Producer
2011Super 8Producer
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonExecutive Producer
2011Cowboys & AliensExecutive Producer
2011Real SteelExecutive Producer
2011The Adventures of TintinProducer
2011War HorseProducer
2012Men in Black 3Executive Producer
2013Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking:
The Story of Richard D. Zanuck
Executive Producer
2014Transformers: Age of ExtinctionExecutive Producer
2014The Hundred-Foot JourneyProducer
2015Jurassic WorldExecutive Producer
2015Bridge of SpiesProducer
2016The BFGProducer
2016Finding OscarExecutive Producer
2017Transformers: The Last KnightExecutive Producer
2017The PostProducer
2018Ready Player OneProducer
2018Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomExecutive Producer
2018First ManExecutive Producer
2019BumblebeeExecutive Producer
2019Men in Black: InternationalExecutive Producer
2021West Side StoryProducer
2022Jurassic World: DominionExecutive Producer


1973Ace Eli and Rodger of the SkiesStory by
1974The Sugarland ExpressStory by
1977Close Encounters of the Third KindWritten by
1982PoltergeistScreenplay/Story by
1985The GooniesStory by
2001A.I. Artificial IntelligenceScreenplay by
2015PoltergeistBased on


1959The Last GunShort
1961Fighter SquadShort
1961Escape to NowhereShort
1969-1971Night Gallery2 Episodes
1970Marcus Welby, M.D.Episode: “The Daredevil Gesture”
1971The Name of the GameEpisode: “LA 2017”
1971The Psychiatrist2 Episodes
1971ColumboEpisode: “Murder by the Book”
1971Owen Marshall, Counselor at LawEpisode: “Eulogy for a Wide Receiver”
1972Something EvilTelevision movie
1973SavageTelevision movie
1984Strokes of GeniusTelevision mini-series
1985Amazing Stories2 Episodes
1990The VisionarySegment: “Par for the Course”
1999The Unfinished JourneyDocumentary short
2008A Timeless CallDocumentary short


1959The Last GunShortProducer
1961Fighter SquadShortProducer
1961Escape to NowhereShortProducer
1985-1987Amazing Stories45 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1989Tummy TroubleShortExecutive Producer
1990Roller Coaster RabbitShortExecutive Producer
1990Warner Bros. Celebration of
Tradition, June 2, 1990
TV MovieExecutive Producer
1990-1992Tiny Toon Adventures98 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1991Back to the Future1 EpisodeExecutive Producer
1991A Wish for Wings That WorkTV ShortExecutive Producer
1992Tiny Toon Adventures:
How I Spent My Vacation
TV MovieExecutive Producer
1992The Plucky Duck ShowTV SeriesExecutive Producer
1992Fievel’s American Tails13 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1993Trail Mix-UpShortExecutive Producer
1993Class of ’61TV MovieExecutive Producer
1993Family Dog1 EpisodeExecutive Producer
1993-1995SeaQuest 203244 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1993-1998Animaniacs99 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1994Tiny Toons Spring BreakTV ShortExecutive Producer
1994I’m MadShortExecutive Producer
1995Tiny Toons’ Night GhouleryTV ShortExecutive Producer
1995-1997Freakazoid!24 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1995-1998Pinky and the Brain61 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1996Survivors of the HolocaustTV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
1996The Best of Roger RabbitTV MovieExecutive Producer
1996-1997High Incident13 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1998Toonsylvania2 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1998Invasion America13 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1998-1999Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain25 EpisodesExecutive Producer
1999Animaniacs: Wakko’s WishTV MovieExecutive Producer
2000Shooting War: World War II
Combat Cameramen
TV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
2001Semper FiTV MovieExecutive Producer
2001Band of Brothers10 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2001We Stand Alone TogetherTV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
2002Broken SilenceTV Mini-seriesExecutive Producer
2002Taken10 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2003Burma Bridge BustersTV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
2004Voices from the ListTV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
2005Dan Finnerty & the Dan Band:
I Am Woman
TV SpecialExecutive Producer
2005Into the West6 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2007The Big Bad HeistShortExecutive Producer
2007On the Lot4 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2007Dance with the DevilShortExecutive Producer
2009-2011United States of Tara36 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2010The Pacific10 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2011Rising: Rebuilding Ground ZeroTV DocumentaryExecutive Producer
2011Transformers: The Ride – 3DVideo ShortExecutive Producer
2011Terra Nova13 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2011Locke & KeyTV MovieExecutive Producer
2011-2015Falling Skies39 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2012The River8 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2012-2013Smash32 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2013Lucky 72 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2013-2015Under The Dome36 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2014Red Band Society2 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2014-2015Extant26 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2015AuschwitzDocumentary ShortProducer
2015The Whispers10 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2015Minority Report4 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2015Public Morals10 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2016All the WayTV MovieExecutive Producer
2016-2019Bull56 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2017Five Came Back3 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2019Why We Hate6 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2020Amazing Stories4 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2020-2021Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous37 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2020-2022Animaniacs9 EpisodesExecutive Producer
2021OsloTV MovieExecutive Producer
2022Halo9 EpisodesExecutive Producer


1961Fighter SquadShort
1961Escape to NowhereShort
1985-1987Amazing StoriesStory (17 Episodes) | Written by (1 Episode)
1996High IncidentStory (1 Episode)
2007Indiana Jones and the Jewel of the ForestShort


  1. “Jurassic Park”
  2. “Saving Private Ryan”
  3. “Jaws”
  4. “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  5. “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”
  6. “Ready Player One”
  7. “The Post”
  8. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
  9. “Schindler’s List”
  10. “Minority Report”
  11. “Catch Me If You Can”
  12. “Lincoln”
  13. “The Adventures of Tintin”
  14. “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
  15. “War of the Worlds”
  16. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
  17. “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
  18. “West Side Story”
  19. “The BFG”
  20. “Bridge of Spies”
  21. “War Horse”
  22. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

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