Steven Spielberg Wanted to Direct James Bond Film

"Skyfall" was released earlier this month and has already grossed $708 million globally, making it the highest-grossing James Bond film ever and on track to possibly break the $1 billion mark.

While promoting "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg was asked whether he would be interested in ever directing a James Bond installments. The director replied: "I went to producer [Cubby Broccoli] and I asked if I could do [a James Bond film] and he said, 'No.' I've never asked again. Instead, I made the 'Indiana Jones' series."

He was then asked if he had the chance to see "Skyfall." "I've seen it once and I'll see it a second time," he said.