Spielberg, with his wife Kate, at this year's Oscars.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton has won the backing of movie director Steven Spielberg, her presidential campaign announced Wednesday.
Spielberg is a longtime supporter of the New York senator and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, but he and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, have made campaign contributions this year to all three Democratic frontrunners: Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, and former Sen. John Edwards. The Academy Award-winning director and producer has also hosted or co-hosted high-profile fundraising events for both Clinton and Obama.
"I’ve taken the time to familiarize myself with the impressive field of Democratic candidates and am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House," Spielberg said in a statement. “Hillary is a strong leader and is respected the world over. As president, she will bring America back together, rebuild our prestige abroad and ensure our protection here at home.”
David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who co-founded the DreamWorks movie studio with Spielberg, have endorsed Obama.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney