Steven Spielberg is directing his first animated film, "The Adventures of Tintin," and tells "Extra," "'Tintin' was something I wanted to make for 28 years."

Spielberg explained that the movie was put on hold due to another exciting project. "I was right in the middle of making 'Tintin' when 'War Horse' came along, which became an overnight passion for me."

The famed director revealed three interesting facts about himself, starting with some Hollywood rejection. "A lot of my first choices have turned me down."

Spielberg also said, "I offered Harrison Ford to play the Sam Neill role in 'Jurassic Park,' but he turned me down."

His 1980s classic film "E.T." was originally a horror movie called "Night Skies." "I had another alien story based on a mythology of aliens that invaded a Kentucky farmhouse. It was a very dark film."

When asked whether he would make another "Indiana Jones," Spielberg replied, "You have to ask George Lucas, he's my boss on those movies. When he's ready to give the story that he thinks would make a great 'Indy 5,' then I'll make myself available."

"The Adventures of Tintin" is in theaters now.

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