17 Interesting Bits Of Information About Steven Spielberg's Movies That'll Blow Your Mind

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Steven Spielberg is without a doubt one of the greatest directors of the cinema. There may be a few people who watched his movies and didn't like them. Of course, this fame is not easy to make. He is a devoted director and there are many things we don't notice about his films. In this list, we put together the things you may have missed while watching the films and the stories behind them. Enjoy!

1. E.T.'s face was based on the face of poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein, and a pug.

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2. During the movie 'Saving Private Ryan,' Tom Sizemore was fighting against drug addiction.

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Steven Spielberg made him take a blood test every day on the film set and told him that if he used drugs, he would be fired, even if the movie was over, and that he would film his scenes again with someone else.

3. In 'Indiana Jones,' the famous scene with Harrison Ford shooting the man with the sword wasn't written in the script.

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Originally Indiana Jones had to get the sword with a whip. Harrison Ford decided to try this scene personally, as his stuntman had food poisoning the day of the shoot. After dozens of unsuccessful attempts, Ford came up with the idea of shooting the man, and Spielberg liked it.

4. The shark models in Jaws had never been tested in water when they were made. When it was first put in water, the model sank to the bottom and with the divers' efforts, it was brought back to the surface again.

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5. Steven Spielberg named the model shark "Bruce," which was his former lawyer's name.

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6. To make the audience feel the warmth of the story of Elliott and E.T. better, Steven Spielberg shot several scenes from a child's eye level.

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7. In E.T, no adult faces were shown except Elliot's mother until the last 30 minutes of the film.

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If you're wondering how watch the scene below. 👇

8. In the movie, Harrison Ford also played a small part. He was Elliott's principal with his back turned to the camera, but the scene was later removed from the film.

9. The movie 'The Color Purple' won an Academy Award nomination for 11 Academy Awards, but didn't win a single Oscar.

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Another film that received 11 nominations and never received awards was The Turning Point, which was made in 1977.

10. When Mila Pfefferberg, one of the survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, was introduced to Ralph Fiennes wearing a military costume on a set, he started to shake uncontrollably.

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When asked, he said he was overly resembling the real Amon Goeth.

11. After the movie and the books for 'Jurassic Park,' dinosaurs began to attract so much attention that there was a large increase in the number of students choosing the fossil science branch.

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12. It was George Lucas and Carrie Fisher who started kissing on the bridge after fairy dust was spilled on them and they started flying in the movie 'Hook.'

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13. Captain Hook was played by Dustin Hoffman when the Bannings family went to England.

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14. Steven Spielberg chose Matt Damon for 'Saving Private Ryan' because he wanted an unknown actor with a face that all Americans could feel close to.

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Of course, Spielberg couldn't have known that Matt Damon would win an Oscar with The Good Will Hunting and become popular overnight.

15. Tom Hanks was 59 years old when he played James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies.

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The real James B. Donovan was only in his 40s when the events happened and lost his life at the age of 53 from a heart attack.

16. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who was then the wife of Harrison Ford, was visiting Indiana Jones's set.

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During these visits, Steven Spielberg told a story in his mind to Melissa Mathison. The work that these two made was the screenplay of E.T.

17. The BFG was the second movie in which Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison came together after E.T.

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Melissa Mathison lost her life at the age of 65 during the shootings of the film and Steven Spielberg dedicated the movie to her.

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