“I take great pride in young actors who started off doing films with me and have then made careers for themselves,” Spielberg told the Mail on Sunday newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“Nothing that Christian Bale does, has ever failed to impress me. He is fearless now and he was fearless when he was 12 years old. I am impressed more and more with each role he takes. But in a quiet place in my own life I’ll say, ‘That’s my boy’,” he added.
Among the actors that Spielberg has developed a particular rapport with is Harrison Ford, who starred in the popular Indiana Jones franchise. The director said he relished working with Ford and was always amused by what they managed to get away with.
“We always look at each other and say about the movie we are making, ‘Are we really going to get away with this?’” While making Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spielberg adopted the curious idea of making biscuits alongside auditioning actors. Speilberg shared that every actor who came in, had to meet him in the kitchen.
But despite his reputation in Hollywood circles, Spielberg said that he has been rejected by actors also.