One of the most prolific writers, directors, and producers in film history, Steven Spielberg greatly influenced the world of film during the 1980s. Already a well-known director of the 1970s, Spielberg was heavily involved in directing and executive producing many blockbusters of the 1980s. The films he worked on in the 80s alone grossed over $5billion (adjusted for inflation).
The Indiana Jones trilogy grossed over $1.4billion worldwide and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial grossed over $2billion (1982) worldwide (adjusted).