STEVEN SPIELBERG GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

12/21/2014 12:05 AM PST

Steven Spielberg: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Steven Spielberg is always ready for his close up!

Here's a 39-year-old version of the "Goonies" god at an old school Hollywood event back in 1985 (left) and nearly 30 years later ... the movie making mogul -- who celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this week -- at a fancy Washington D.C. party earlier this month (right).

"Transformers"

The question is ...