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** Creator/TomHanks has worked with Spielberg four times, Creator/HarrisonFord will have worked with him five times (six if you could his DeletedRole in ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''), and Creator/MarkRylance is set to work with him four times.

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** Creator/TomHanks has worked with Spielberg four five times, Creator/HarrisonFord will have worked with him five times (six if you could his DeletedRole in ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''), and Creator/MarkRylance is set to work with him four times.


*** He approached to direct ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and later apparently offered to direct ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', but Lucas turned him down. Spielberg later helped direct a few parts of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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*** He was approached to direct ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', but he declined, and later apparently offered to direct ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', but Lucas turned him down. Spielberg later helped direct a few parts of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.


*** He later apparently offered to direct ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', but Lucas turned him down. Spielberg later helped direct a few parts of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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*** He approached to direct ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' and later apparently offered to direct ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', but Lucas turned him down. Spielberg later helped direct a few parts of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.


* OneOfUs: Spielberg himself has stated that he plays video games, such as ''{{Franchise/Halo}}''. He's also helped produce some games, too, and had a hand in the creation of the [=GameWorks=] arcade venues.
** Also seems to be a sci-fi and alternate history fan, as well as a lover of Creator/WaltDisney, ''Franchise/LooneyTunes'', Creator/RayHarryhausen, Creator/DavidLean and Franchise/{{Tintin}}.
** PersonalArcade: Spielberg was known in TheEighties to have had a varying set of arcade video games in his home and offices, including ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/MissileCommand'', and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.



** [[OneOfUs Being a big fan]] of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', he was originally going to have a cameo in the [[Film/MortalKombat film adaptation]] of the games, where he'd be directing one of Johnny Cage's movies, but scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out at the last minute.

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** [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs Being a big fan]] of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', he was originally going to have a cameo in the [[Film/MortalKombat film adaptation]] of the games, where he'd be directing one of Johnny Cage's movies, but scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out at the last minute.

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** [[OneOfUs Being a big fan]] of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', he was originally going to have a cameo in the [[Film/MortalKombat film adaptation]] of the games, where he'd be directing one of Johnny Cage's movies, but scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out at the last minute.


** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Music/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Music/AlanSilvestri

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** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Music/QuincyJones, Creator/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Music/AlanSilvestriMusic/AlanSilvestri.


** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestri

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** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones, Music/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestriMusic/AlanSilvestri


** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestri.

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** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestri.Creator/AlanSilvestri


** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestri

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** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones Creator/QuincyJones, ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestriCreator/AlanSilvestri.


** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all of his movies but two; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' was scored by Thomas Newman.

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** Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all but three of his movies but two; movies; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' which was scored by Thomas Newman.Newman, and ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' which was scored by Creator/AlanSilvestri


** He has always expressed an intention to direct a musical. He once noted that ''[=1941=]'' was planned as one but changed during its chaotic production. Later he was attached to a project about opera divas but that was shelved. The closest he came was the opening of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. His dream may come true, however. As evidenced [[http://screenrant.com/west-side-story-remake-spielberg-script/ here]], he is very eager to do an adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.

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** He has always expressed an intention to direct a musical. He once noted that ''[=1941=]'' was planned as one but changed during its chaotic production. Later he was attached to a project about opera divas but that was shelved. The closest he came was the opening of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. His dream may come true, however. As evidenced [[http://screenrant.com/west-side-story-remake-spielberg-script/ here]], he is very eager to do an adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://spielberg.wikia.com/wiki/Spielberg_Wiki The Spielberg Wiki]].


** Creator/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all of his movies but two; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' was scored by Thomas Newman.

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** Creator/JohnWilliams Music/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all of his movies but two; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' was scored by Thomas Newman.


** Creator/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all of his movies but two (''Film/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies''

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** Creator/JohnWilliams has composed the scores to all of his movies but two (''Film/TheColorPurple'' two; ''Film/TheColorPurple'' was scored by Creator/QuincyJones and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies''''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' was scored by Thomas Newman.


* TomHanksSyndrome: Since ''Film/SchindlersList'' most of the films he has directed have been serious (often historical) dramas, rather than action-adventure blockbusters and he has been criticized for this. Of course, Spielberg's first feature debut ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' was a serious film and already in the 80s he had made ''Film/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: Since ''Film/SchindlersList'' most of the films he has directed have been serious (often historical) dramas, rather than action-adventure blockbusters and he has been criticized for this.
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Of course, Spielberg's first feature debut Spielberg would point out that most of his early films were on the serious side: ''Film/{{Duel}}'' was a dark bleak thriller with a relentless humourless tone and a not especially likable hero, ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' was a serious film and already in bleak UsefulNotes/NewHollywood take about a working-class OutlawCouple with a sad ending, while ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' was far more critical of nuclear family values than ''E.T.''. From the 80s very beginning, he had always been a film-maker [[GenreBusting who could shift between genres]] and not be tied to doing "one" kind of film.
** Likewise in TheEighties, he
made ''Film/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' and in TheNoughties, he made genre films like ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence, Film/MinorityReport, War of the Worlds'' with only ''Munich'' qualifying as a "serious film". Incidentally, two of the films he made with Tom Hanks, (''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheTerminal'') ''are'' comedies.



** He has always expressed an intention to direct a musical. He once noted that ''[=1941=]'' was planned as one but changed during its chaotic production. Later he was attached to a project about opera divas but that was shelved. The closest he came was the opening of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
*** His dream may come true, however. As evidenced [[http://screenrant.com/west-side-story-remake-spielberg-script/ here]], he is very eager to do an adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.

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** He has always expressed an intention to direct a musical. He once noted that ''[=1941=]'' was planned as one but changed during its chaotic production. Later he was attached to a project about opera divas but that was shelved. The closest he came was the opening of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
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''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. His dream may come true, however. As evidenced [[http://screenrant.com/west-side-story-remake-spielberg-script/ here]], he is very eager to do an adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.


** He always wanted to direct a Film/JamesBond movie, but Albert R. Broccoli r

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** He always wanted to direct a Film/JamesBond movie, but Albert R. Broccoli rrejected him twice. The first time, early in his career, Broccoli turned him down because he was young, inexperienced, and unknown. He approached Broccoli again after directing ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but Broccoli wouldn't hire him because he was afraid he'd demand too much money.
** He was going to have a small cameo in ''Film/{{Casper}}'' that was actually filmed, but later cut for pacing.
** ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' was written for him to direct. Many have noted that a certain plot twist near the end would fit far better into a Spielberg film than a Christopher Nolan one.
** He has always expressed an intention to direct a musical. He once noted that ''[=1941=]'' was planned as one but changed during its chaotic production. Later he was attached to a project about opera divas but that was shelved. The closest he came was the opening of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
*** His dream may come true, however. As evidenced [[http://screenrant.com/west-side-story-remake-spielberg-script/ here]], he is very eager to do an adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.

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