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12/03/2012 07:57 am ET

Steven Spielberg on His Famous Name -- And How His Kids Deal With It (VIDEO)

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg recently sat down with Oprah for a one-on-one "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview about life, family and his new movie, "Lincoln." The father of seven children ranging in age from 16 to 36, Spielberg opens up about the parenting challenges that he and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, have faced.

"How do you raise kids... when you carry the name Spielberg?" asks Oprah. "Because the sense of ambition and the sense of graciousness that sometimes comes with struggle... How do you do that when you're born to the name Spielberg?"

"One of the biggest issues that my kids have had growing up is, 'Do people like me for me, or do they like me for my name?'" he replies. "And they all get through it."

According to Spielberg, his children are usually confronted with it for the first time at school. "It really sometimes causes, you know... tremendous distress," he tells Oprah.

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