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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Spielberg directs his crew 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Filming on the set of Saving Private Ryan in 1997.
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Filming on the set of Saving Private Ryan in 1997.

Spielberg directs the cast and crew of Saving Private Ryan.
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Spielberg directs the cast and crew of Saving Private Ryan.

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

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

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

filming of Catch Me If You Can in 2002.

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

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

Filming on the set of War Horse in 2010.
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Filming on the set of War Horse in 2010.

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

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

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

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