One of the most influential directors in U.S. film history, Steven Spielberg is up for a Best Director Oscar for his Academy Award-nominated biopic Lincoln. Here are five things you may not know about this iconic filmmaker.
1. Was rejected by the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts before deciding to attend California State University in Long Beach.
2. Is a godfather to Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.
3. Once dated actress Valerie Bertinelli.
4. Directed his wife Kate Capshaw (who played Willie Scott) in the 1984 hit Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
5. Owns one of the original "Rosebud" sleds from the 1941 classic Citizen Kane.