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Steven Spielberg Returns To War, And Settles Back Into Director’s Chair

A sit-down with the legendary director-producer who has lately spent most of his time back behind the camera. Spielberg says he has more free time now that his kids have left him a virtual empty nester. His latest release is War Horse, an epic World War I

Steven Spielberg at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gerald Geronimo)
Steven Spielberg at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gerald Geronimo)
Lorenzo Soria

It was Spielberg v. Spielberg. For three years, ever since the last Indiana Jones release, Steven Spielberg was kept extra busy wearing his "studio boss' hat, managing the split between his DreamWorks studio and Paramount, securing the finance capital coming in from India and inking a distribution deal with Disney. He also happened to produce a basketful of new movies (Transformers III , Super 8 and Cowboys and Aliens ), as well as television series.

But now the maker of E.T., Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan is back where he is both most comfortable, and happiest: the director's chair.

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