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Steven Spielberg Apologizes to Sharks for Jaws

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Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has made an apology to sharks the world over for what he pays was how they were perceived as a result of his 1975 blockbuster movie Jaws. So, Steven Spielberg is apologizing to an entire species of animals; even though tonight is the start of Chanukah, not Yom Kippur.

So, what exactly did Steven Spielberg say anyway? Well, in an appearance on the BBC’s “Desert Island Discs” hosted by Lauren Laverne, the 3 time Oscar winner said, “I truly and to this day regret the decimation of the shark population because of the book and the film. I really, truly regret that.”

Almost 40 years late and Steven Spielberg is still scared “sharkless” by sharks, but not being eaten by one. Speilberg said that he fears “that sharks are somehow mad at me for the feeding frenzy of crazy sports fishermen that happened after 1975.”

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And that is not all. Steven Spielberg apparently also has some anxieties related to his latest film, a semi-autobiographical movie called “The Fabelmans.” Specifically, he fears having his personal life story made public. Spielberg told Laverne, “I’m a private person that’s going public about and I can’t hide behind somebody else’s authorship or a book or a genre or American history.”

Steven Spielberg went on to call the new movie a form of personal therapy describing it as the, “most self-indulgent thing I’ve ever asked people to accompany me through.”

Michelle Williams plays the stand-in for Steven Spielberg’s mother in the movie, Mitzi Fabelman. She explained to Variety, “He’s explaining his life story, who his mother was, what she meant to him. And then it dawned on me, what he was asking. And I said, ‘If I’m hearing you correctly, you want me to play your mom?’ And he said, ‘Oh, yeah. That’s exactly what I’m asking.’ And I said, ‘OK.’ I have worked my whole life to feel able to say yes and be ready and capable, when that request is made, to say, “I can and I will — and let’s go.”



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