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Steven Spielberg accepts an Oscar award for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan in 1999. - Provided courtesy of Oscar.com

Throughout this Oscar season, we are looking back at some of the great moments in the history of the awards. At the 71st Oscars in 1999, Steven Spielberg won the Oscar for Best Director for his war drama "Saving Private Ryan," which he said was an "extraordinary moment" in his life.

The film is a recreation of World War II's D-day invasion, and what resulted immediately afterward. Tom Hanks starred in the film as Captain John Miller, who leads his squad on a mission to bring home Private James Ryan, who is played by Matt Damon.

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Prince William appears to reject an umbrella, as his wife Kate accepts one on the red carpet of the UK premiere of War Horse in London on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. - Provided courtesy of none / DreamWorks SKG Prince William and Kate attend the UK premiere of Steven Spielberg's film 'War Horse' on Jan. 8, 2012.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, greets a child at the UK Premiere of War Horse at a central London cinema on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. - Provided courtesy of DreamWorks SKG

Kate Middleton, known formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William made a surprise appearance on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Steven Spielberg's film "War Horse" at the Odeon cinema in London on Sunday, January 8.

The event took place a day before the 30th birthday of the duchess. Kate, who has become a fashion icon, wore a black lace Alice by Temperley gown with a plunging neckline.

Emily Watson talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a promotional event for the movie War Horse in December 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Emily Watson did not appear to need much convincing to accept her role as a tough matriarch in the new film "War Horse," which depicts a connection between a boy and his horse that she compares to that of "star-crossed lovers."

"It's Steven Spielberg," she joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com about the movie's director, adding that she would play a "meek mouse" if he asked.

Steven Spielberg talks about the subliminal theme of War Horse and how important animal safety was to him.

Steven Spielberg made another epic war film with "War Horse" however, the director said one of the most important things for him while filming was making sure the horses on set were safe.

The war drama film, based on the children's novel and drama play by the same name, tells the story of Joey, a beloved horse of a young Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) that is sold to the British cavalry and shipped to France during World War I.

Jeremy Irvine appears in a still from War Horse. - Provided courtesy of none / Touchstone Pictures Jeremy Irvine stars in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse,' which hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2011.
A scene from the 1993 movie Jurassic Park. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

Steven Spielberg gave "Jurassic Park" fans hope that the franchise has not gone extinct at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, telling crowds that the sequel might be only a few years away.

Spielberg told the audience that he has a story and a screenwriter for the next installment of his blockbuster franchise about prehistoric reptiles brought into modern times through cloning.

Elle Fanning talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about Super 8. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Elle Fanning has had a busy year, and says starring in J.J. Abrams' new film, "Super 8" was like starring in two films simultaneously since there is a movie within the movie.

The movie takes place in a small town in Ohio in 1979. A group of youngsters witness a train crash while making a zombie movie on their Super 8 camera. Following the crash, disappearances and other strange events begin to take place in town.

Steven Spielberg talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com  at the premiere of the film Super 8 in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Steven Spielberg returned to his roots producing J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," which is the type of film the legendary director experimented with when he first began making movies.

"I made war movies, I made science fiction movies, I played a dentist and I pulled the teeth out of all three of my sister's mouths - things like that," Spielberg told OnTheRedCarpet.com and other news outlets at the film's Hollywood premiere.

Wizards of Waverly Place actor David Henrie talks to Chris Balish about his second writing effort for the show. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

This episode of "On The Red Carpet" was filmed at the L.A. County Museum of Art, where they're featuring a spectacularly strange exhibit from fantastical filmmaker Tim Burton.

In this episode, Steven Spielberg shares the Sci-Fi secrets of 'Super 8', 'Judy Moody' gears up for the best summer of her life, and the 'Pretty Little Liars' dish on a new season of secrets and lies!

Steven Spielberg talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com  at the premiere of the film Super 8 in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Steven Spielberg talks about his earliest film-making experiences at the premiere of his new film 'Super 8.'
OTRC chats with Oscar-winning director, Steven Spielberg about being a presenter. - Provided courtesy of KABC OTRC chats with Oscar-winning director, Steven Spielberg about being a presenter.
Daniel Day-Lewis appears in a promotional still from There Will Be Blood. - Provided courtesy of Paramount

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis visited historic sites in Illinois to prepare for his upcoming role as Abraham Lincoln.

The Academy Award-winning actor will star in the movie, "Lincoln," which is based on the book "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.


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