At the end of the 20th century Life magazine named him the most influential person of his generation and last year he was listed in Premiere magazine as the most “powerful” and “influential” figure in the motion picture industry. During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, three of his films became the highest grossing films of their time: Jaws, ET and Jurassic Park. There is no doubt that Steven Spielberg is the most successful, wealthiest and admired director in Hollywood. Few have so frequently combined box office success with critical acclaim, but Spielberg has achieved this time and time again with Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The Colour Purple (1985), Schindler’s List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), War of the Worlds (2005) as well as the Indiana Jones films, to name just a fraction. This documentary is an unparalleled insight into an exceptionally successful career. The legendary filmmaker talks in extensive and fascinating detail encircled by clips from the greatest and most popular of his huge film slate. Produced and Directed by Richard Schickel for TCM (Woody Allen – A Life in Film, Scorsese on Scorsese & The Men Who Made The Movies).