Steven Spielberg says he can only rewatch one of his movies over and over
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Steven Spielberg has revealed which of his movies he’s happy to watch again and again - and you might be surprised by which it is.
The legendary director has more iconic movies than you can shake a stick at and is the winner of numerous awards - including three Oscars.
Spielberg has the enviable title of most commercially successful director of all time, with his filmography spanning numerous genres and including classics such as Jaws, The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan.
However, despite his movies selling out cinemas and scooping up awards, the 76-year-old has admitted that he doesn’t usually watch his own work back.
Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Spielberg said: "I don’t look a lot at my movies after I’ve made them.
“I don’t look back too often but every once in a while I’ll see a movie with my kids.”
He went on to explain that he wanted to be there to ‘comfort my kids when they watched ET for the first time’, which is fair enough because that movie is a tear-jerker.
He added: “I don’t want them to see ET without dad sitting there – especially with the scary parts at the beginning.”
And it turns out that ET: The Extra Terrestrial is actually one of his movies that he considers pretty much spot on.
He continued: “Sometimes I see things that I had intended to do that I didn't do, and sometimes I see things that would have been a better idea than what I’m now seeing all these years later – but for the most part, ET is a pretty perfect movie.
“It’s one of the few movies I’ve made that I can actually look back at again and again.”
Somewhat surprisingly, Spielberg said there’s only a ‘handful’ of movies that he’s made that he can watch again.
Spielberg said: “I’ve made like 34 films and – I’m not going to name which ones they are beyond ET – there’s about five or six films that I can watch again, but I don’t usually do that.”
Although he didn’t reveal which of his other movies he’s happy to rewatch, it’s worth noting that he bagged himself an Oscar for Saving Private Ryan and two for Schindler’s List.
His latest movie The Fabelmans his nominated for three Oscars at this years award - it’s up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
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