Spielberg, Steven (1947–)

Steven Spielberg is an American director (born in Cincinnati and raised in Arizona) of several populist and influential motion pictures with an extraterrestrial theme, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. After being approached by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Speilberg donated $100,000 to support Project META, a SETI program at Harvard University.