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Because people are always interested in what books the President likes, or what Dave Barry reads, back around 1997 we wrote to a lot of people we found interesting to see what their favorite books were.

Steven Spielberg's favorite books:

    1. The Last of the Mohicans

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      (literature and fiction, classics)

    2. Treasure Island

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      (literature and fiction, classics)

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Steven Spielberg Who?

Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. He is the most financially successful motion picture director of all time. He has directed and/or produced a number of major box office hits, giving him great influence in Hollywood. As of 2006, he has been listed in Premiere and other magazines as the most "powerful" and "influential" figure in the motion picture industry, and at the end of the 20th century LIFE named him the most influential person of his generation.

He has won three Academy Awards (including an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award). He has been nominated for six Academy Awards for Best Director, winning two of them (Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan), and seven of the films he directed were up for the Best Picture Oscar (Schindler's List won). During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, three of his films became the highest grossing films for their time: Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park.

Spielberg ranks among the most successful filmmakers in history, in terms of both critical acclaim and popular success even though his films are sometimes portrayed as the archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster film-making (commercialism over artistic purposes) by critics. First coming to attention directing adventure films, in later years he has tackled emotionally powerful issues, such as the Holocaust, slavery, war, and recently terrorism.

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