Steven Spielberg is an absolute treasure. The man has directed every single movie we love: timeless classics like 1941, Always, War Horse, Bridge of Spies, and Ready Player One. Oh, Ready Player One, what would the art of cinema be without your ground-breaking, boundless imagination? Spielberg has pretty much woven the fabric of our contemporary culture, even if he also resists its progress (some say, hypocritically), and even if he has annoyed his own collaborators. These issues might just be the cost of genius, of the fact we wouldn’t have the insane number of classic Spielberg films he’s provided us with if he weren’t also an idea-driven, visionary artist. And he is. He is such a visionary that even his earliest movies are still being ripped off.

In this context, this week not only are we celebrating a decent Jurassic threequel finally coming to theaters (well, possibly, we hope – we still haven’t forgiven you for abandoning us back in 2001, Steven). We’re also adding a bunch of awesome new facts about his movies, because there is no way a filmmaker could work with the finest artists around the world and make some of the most important movies of the last 50 years without these movies also containing fascinating Easter eggs and behind-the-scenes facts. Plus, he got all mushy watching the gang getting together again in Jurassic World: Dominion, so that just makes us mushy as well. In all seriousness now: Steven Spielberg is an absolute treasure, and we’re happy to provide you with a new batch of facts to acknowledge this once again.

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg Movies Schindler's List Schindler's List is... a student film? Three decades after dropping out of college, Spielberg secretly re-enrolled in California State University - and submitted friggin' Schindler's List to get his В.А. in Film and Video Production. That's showing off, Steve. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Phil Tippett

Steven Spielberg Movies Jurassic Park Phil Tippett is still supervising dinosaurs. Tippet had one job: to make awesome dino effects, and he's great at it. Even after the effects went full CGI, Spielberg kept him around to work with the visual effects team. Phil truly deserves some love. DINOSAUR SUPERVISOR PHIL TIPPETT CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg Movies Schindler's List Robin Williams helped Spielberg endure the experience. Filming the movie was emotionally grueling for Spielberg, so he would regularly talk on the phone with Williams, after having befriended him while filming Hook. As Spielberg remembers, Williams would do 15 minute of stand-up to make him laugh. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vanity Fair

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Steven Spielberg Movies John Williams created 100 versions of the alien melody. Williams and Spielberg went through all the five-note combinations one by one, until they found one they liked the most. (The total number of possible combinations was 134,000, as calculated by a mathematician at Williams' request.) Close Encounters of the Third Kind CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg Movies The Lost World: Jurassic Park The T. rex rampage through San Diego was intended for the third movie. Spielberg included it here because he knew he wouldn't direct another Jurassic Park film. (Не only directed this one because Joe Johnston was busy finishing Jumanji.) CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Steven Spielberg Movies Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford was a last-minute replacement for Tom Selleck. When CBS banned their Magnum P.I. star from appearing in the movie, Spielberg suggested Ford. George Lucas didn't want Indiana Jones and Han Solo to be played by the same actor, but Spielberg convinced him. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Steven Spielberg Movies Stanley Kubrick handed the project to Spielberg in 1995. Spielberg only went forward with it after Kubrick died in 1999. Spielberg used many of Kubrick's materials and ideas during his own development of the movie, which in the end was dedicated to him. A.I. Artificial Intelligence CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

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