Does Steven Spielberg smoke?: Yes.Does Steven Spielberg drink alcohol?: Yes.Spielbergs paternal grandparents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the United States in the 1900s.Being an orthodox Jew, he suffered from anti-Semitic (Anti-Jew) prejudice and bullying: In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible, Spielberg said in an interview.When he was doing his schooling, his parents divorced and he decided to stay with his father.Since childhood, he had a wish to be a director.When he was 12, he started making films.As a kid, Spielberg recorded family events using an 8-mm camera and made some horror films with his younger sisters.His short film Amblin (1968) got the attention of the Universal Pictures and he was signed by it to a seven-year contract.He was rejected by both the University of Southern California and UCLA, at least once each, due to his poor grades.