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A Big Break Comes With a Big Task: Playing Steven Spielberg

Gabriel LaBelle, a cast member in the film "The Fabelmans," poses for a portrait during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Gabriel LaBelle, a cast member in the film "The Fabelmans," poses for a portrait during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Toronto (AP) -- “Untitled Amblin Film,” read Gabriel LaBelle's audition sheet. Director “TBD."

LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver with a handful of credits in TV and film, taped his audition and sent it off, not thinking too much about it. A couple days later, he began to hear whispers. That movie? It's a Steven Spielberg film. And the part? Playing Steven Spielberg.