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Steven Spielberg: A Life

HBO doc on legendary director airs Saturday

On the Set of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

He's directed some of the most popular movies in Hollywood history, but apparently Steven Spielberg always wanted to act, even if that means just being himself.

The legendary 70-year-old filmmaker will star in and narrate a new documentary, "Spielberg," which premieres October 7 on HBO.

The feature-length biography, produced and directed by Susan Lacy, is based on 30 hours of interviews with the man who has written, produced and/or directed more than 100 movies since 1968, including blockbusters like "Jaws," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and the Oscar-winning Best Pictures "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan."

Among the more than 80 Hollywood all-stars who sat down for interviews: Francis Ford Coppola, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese.

"Spielberg" debuts two months before the debut of Spielberg's new movie, "The Papers," starring Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as publisher Katherine Graham.

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