Celebrated director, producer, and writer Steven Spielberg, celebrates his 65th birthday on Sunday. The influential American film great -- whose directorial successes include "Jaws" (1975), "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984), "Jurassic Park" (1993), and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), among others -- recently directed "The Adventures of Tintin" (2011).

Born in Cincinnati, Spielberg made his feature-film directorial debut with "The Sugarland Express" (1974), and is believed to have been influenced by legends such as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, and Ingmar Bergman.

Check out some of the special moments in Steven Spielberg's life and career: