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26 Awesome Behind-The-Scenes Shots From Spielberg's Greatest Movies

Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, and Saving Private Ryan, just to name a few...

Posted on June 22, 2017, at 5:58 p.m. ET

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A mechanical great white shark opens its mouth underwater during the 1974 filming of Jaws.

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Director Steven Spielberg (center) and camera crew on the set of Jaws in 1974.

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Filming on the set of Jaws, 1974 (left), and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1976.

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Spielberg and George Lucas pose with the cast of Raiders of the Lost Ark on set in 1980.

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Harrison Ford and Spielberg on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1980.

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Spielberg on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1980.

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Special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi stands before his designs on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1981.

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Spielberg directs his crew on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1981.

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Kate Capshaw is directed by Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1983.

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Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg on the set of The Color Purple in 1984.

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Spielberg speaks with a young Christian Bale on the set of Empire of the Sun in 1986.

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Spielberg directs Robin Williams on the set of Hook in 1989.

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Spielberg and Liam Neeson in 1993 on the set of Schindler's List.

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Spielberg poses with a triceratops on the set of Jurassic Park in 1992.

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Filming on the set of Saving Private Ryan in 1997.

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Spielberg directs the cast and crew of Saving Private Ryan.

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Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment perform on the set of the 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

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Spielberg talks with Osment between takes during the filming of 2001's A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

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Leonardo DiCaprio looks over Spielberg's shoulder to review his take during the

filming of Catch Me If You Can in 2002.

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Spielberg speaks with Tom Cruise during the filming of Minority Report in 2001.

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Spielberg directs Cruise on the set of War of the Worlds in 2004.

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Filming on the set of War Horse in 2010.

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Spielberg with one of the 14 horses used to play the main horse in War Horse.

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Tom Hanks and Spielberg during the filming of Bridge of Spies in 2014.

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Spielberg and Ruby Barnhill on the set of The BFG in 2015.

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