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6. Alfred Hitchcock Refused To Ever Meet With Steven Spielberg Because He Felt Like A "Whore"

Alfred Hitchcock Jaws

Alfred Hitchcock was one of Steven Spielberg's greatest idols - so much so, in fact, that you can feel a clear Hitchockian prescene running through the entirety of his movie catalogue, but most noticeably his 1975 masterpiece Jaws. After the success of the movie, Spielberg decided that he might finally be able to meet with his hero, and spent days lingering around the set of Hitch's latest movie, Family Plot. What happened? Hitchcock asked that the lingering man be removed.

When Hitch was told that it was Steven Spielberg, and that he just wanted to spend 5 minutes in the master's company, Hitchcock said that he knew who it was, and that's exactly why he didn't want to meet him. Why? Because Hitch felt like a "whore," having agreed to provide a voiceover for the Jaws ride (for which he was paid $1,000,000).

"I can't sit down and talk to the boy who did the fish movie," he said. "I couldn't even touch his hand."


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