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Who would have thought at the beginning of the '70s tWho would have thought at the beginning of the '70s that the guy who directed "Duel" would emerge ten years later with two the biggest films of the decade under his belt, with "Jaws" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind." But looking back, it's also interesting to consider what could have been. While Spielberg no longer has to chase jobs and has scripts coming to him, back then, he was still a filmmaker on the rise looking to make a name for himself. You might recall the budding filmmaker sent a script to the fake movie company the CIA set up for the operation outlined in Ben Affleck's "Argo," and had things gone differently, Spielberg would have taken on one biggest franchises of all time. Catching up with the Daily Mail, Spielberg reveals he once offered »

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