It is an amazing feat, one unsurpassed by anyone in movie history. Last year, with the release of the box office smash “Ready Player One,” director Steven Spieldberg became the the first director in history to cross the $10 billion mark worldwide. As one journalist puts it, “Steven Spielberg is far and away, financially speaking, the most successful director of all time … and nobody else is even close. So, not only is he one of the most beloved and respected directors to ever do it, he’s quantifiably one of the most successful.”
It’s Interesting to note his use of the words “beloved” and “respected” when describing Steven. As Brain Type enthusiasts know, Spielberg is a rare #14 BCIR, the same as Nelson Mandela, William F. Buckley Jr., John Lennon, or Jane Goodall. They are deep, thoughtful, introspective people, searching for answers to life’s problems and calculating how they might solve them. As such, they can be awkward, too. Steven once said, “I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives.” Also, BCARs are not typically pretentious. “I’m not really interested in making money,” he said years ago, but “I dream for a living.” Amazingly, Steven even dropped out of college to follow those lofty dreams. “I quit college so fast I didn’t even clean out my locker.”
And dream Steven does! He is the master of science fiction, with his highest-grossing effort being “Jurassic Park” in the early 1990s ($983.8 million). Of course, “Jaws” and “E.T.” are also on his resume. Remember, BCIRs live in the creative world of concepts and ideas. Even existence can be an abstract to them, as they pursue the next impossible theory or grand idea, sometimes to the disregard of reality itself.
For now and the foreseeable future, Steven’s reality is movie making. “Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.”
Written by: Staff
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