Why Steven Spielberg Sometimes Waits Years to Watch His Own Movies
Steven Spielberg sometimes waits years to watch his own movies. The famed Hollywood director responsible for iconic films such as Jaws (1975), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993), and Lincoln (2012), doesn’t watch films he’s directed long after he’s called “cut” on the final scene. Continue reading to learn why the 72-year-old director doesn’t watch his own films until years after they’ve hit theaters.
Why Steven Spielberg may wait years to watch his movies
During an interview with The New York Times in March of 2018, Spielberg explained why it takes him years to watch movies he’s directed. Understandably, he’s a busy man and that’s why he doesn’t watch his own films.
“I’m always moving really fast, and I don’t look back a lot,” Spielberg said. “That’s why I don’t sit down and look at my movies on a movie screen after I’ve made them.”
He continued, saying in the event he does find time to watch one of his past films, he might stop watching shortly after.
“Sometimes it’s years before I will even dare look at a movie again, and sometimes I’ll shut it off after five minutes,” the director said.
The Oscar-winning director admitted because he’s got so much going on his life, he doesn’t time to reflect on his work.
“I’m really too busy, both in my private life and in my professional life, to have a lot of time to dwell on success or failure,” Spielberg said.
What is Steven Spielberg’s net worth?
Spielberg has been making movies for more than 40 years. He’s an incredibly successful director and thanks to his storied career, Spielberg’s bank account reflects it.
He’s amassed a fortune of $6.13 billion (billion with a b). His films have defined generations — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was a pop culture phenomenon of the 1980s when it premiered in 1982 — and he continues to make films that get him award nominations practically every awards show season.
How many times has Steven Spielberg been nominated for an Academy Award?
Spielberg is a red carpet mainstay and one of his film’s getting an Oscar nomination has come to be expected. He’s been nominated 17 times throughout his career and won many.
What are Steven Spielberg’s highest grossing movies?
Spielberg’s net worth is thanks to many of his blockbuster films. He has a slew of films but his biggest moneymakers are as follows:
- Jaws (1975) – Made $260 million at U.S. box offices which equates to $1.2 billion adjusted for inflation
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Made $435.1 million at U.S. box offices which equates to $1.1 billion adjusted for inflation
- Jurassic Park (1993) – Made $402.5 million at U.S. box offices which equates to $ 690.4 million adjusted for inflation
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Made $248.2 million at U.S. box offices which equates to $678.4 million adjusted for inflation
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – Made $135.2 million at U.S. box offices which equates to $553 million adjusted for inflation
Spielberg’s next project is a reboot of the classic musical, West Side Story.