If you ask someone who the best living director is today, you’re likely to get a few different answers. Some might say Steven Spielberg, others might go with Martin Scorsese, and still, others might even opt for David Fincher or Quentin Tarantino. All solid picks, but if you ask someone who is the most well-known director of our time, perhaps of all-time, it’s hard to argue that it’s anyone but Spielberg.
Since vaulting to fame with Jaws, Spielberg has been responsible for some of the more widely known and iconic movies to hit the silver screen over the last few decades. From E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones trilogy to Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park, Spielberg has more than a few blockbuster hits to his name. Spielberg has even played important roles in films that he didn’t happen to direct, including The Goonies (which he wrote) and Back to the Future (which he executive produced).