11/25/2012 02:51 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2012

Steven Spielberg & James Bond: Director Says He Was Denied Chance To Direct 007 Film

With more than 100 projects to his name, Steven Spielberg has led some of the biggest pictures as of late. The one film that the prolific director did not get the chance to oversee? A "James Bond" film.

"I went to Cubby Broccoli and I asked if I could do one and he said: 'No’," Spielberg said in an interview with Daily Mail. "I’ve never asked again. Instead, I made the 'Indiana Jones' series."

With hundreds of millions in profits, "Indiana Jones" wasn't a bad consolation prize for Spielberg.

About the most recent James Bond movie, "Skyfall," Spielberg said, "I’ve seen it once and I’ll see it a second time."

Spielberg's current hit, "Lincoln," is receiving major critical acclaim and has been mentioned as an Oscar contender.

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