Latest Steven Spielberg News

Feast and famine for Disney at Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 27, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its...

Famed 'Goonies' house for sale in coastal Astoria, Oregon

Nov. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for fans of “The Goonies:” the old Victorian home featured in the film is on sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering making it more accessible to the public. “We have a few interested parties right now,” said realtor...

Berlin film fest gives Spielberg lifetime achievement award

Nov. 22, 2022 08:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Steven Spielberg will be honored for his life's work at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Festival organizers said Tuesday that the 75-year-old American director, producer and screenwriter will be awarded an honorary Golden Bear, the annual event's...

Trailblazing director Euzhan Palcy returns for Oscar honor

Nov. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than a few times in her four decades in the movie business. She was the first Black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (MGM’s “A Dry White Season”), the first Black director of any gender to win the...

‘Black Panther' sequel scores 2nd biggest debut of 2022

Nov. 13, 2022 12:21 PM EST

The box office roared back to life with the long-awaited release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The Marvel sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, according to estimates from The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making it...

Iranian who inspired 'The Terminal' dies at Paris airport

Nov. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and whose saga loosely inspired the Steven Spielberg film “The Terminal” died Saturday in the airport that he long called home, officials said. Mehran Karimi Nasseri died after a heart...

Q&A: Tony Kushner on playing therapist to Steven Spielberg

Nov. 10, 2022 12:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Fabelmans” is Steven Spielberg's most autobiographical movie, but the introspection it required wasn't done in isolation. The film, rather, grew out of conversations between Spielberg and his frequent collaborator Tony Kushner, the “Angels in America”...

Review: In 'The Fabelmans,' Spielberg looks back in vanity

Nov. 08, 2022 13:33 PM EST

A movie by one of Hollywood's most successful directors that's based on his early life begins, appropriately enough, at a movie theater and ends in a movie back lot. “The Fabelmans” is clearly a very personal film for Steven Spielberg and it's as much a coming-of-age journey as a...

Steven Spielberg's 'Fabelmans' wins Toronto audience award

Sep. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans" won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the People's Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner. Toronto's audience award was announced Sunday as the largest...

A big break comes with a big task: Playing Steven Spielberg

Sep. 12, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — “Untitled Amblin Film,” read Gabriel LaBelle's audition sheet. Director “TBD." LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver with a handful of credits in TV and film, taped his audition and sent it off, not thinking too much about it. A couple days later, he...