Steven Spielberg has said that he once offered to make a James Bond film, but was turned down.

During the press tour for his latest film, Lincoln, Spielberg admitted he had been snubbed for Bond back in the '70s.

The Daily Mail quotes Spielberg as saying: "I went to Cubby Broccoli and I asked if I could do one and he said, 'No'.

"I've never asked again. Instead, I made the Indiana Jones series."

However, the award-winning director admitted that he is still a big 007 fan and thinks Sam Mendes has done a great job on the latest film Skyfall.

"I've seen it once and I'll see it a second time." he said.