George Lucas

Birthday: 1944-05-14

Place of birth: Modesto, California, USA

Biography:
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic. He served as chairman of Lucasfilm before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success but a financial failure. His next work as a writer-director was the film American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his youth in early 1960s Modesto, California, and produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Lucas's next film, the epic space opera Star Wars (1977), had a troubled production but was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time, winning six Academy Awards and sparking a cultural phenomenon. Lucas produced and co-wrote the sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). With director Steven Spielberg, he created, produced and co-wrote the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989) and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). He also produced and wrote a variety of films and television series through Lucasfilm between the 1970s and the 2010s. In 1997, Lucas rereleased the Star Wars trilogy as part of a special edition featuring several alterations; home media versions with further changes were released in 2004 and 2011. He returned to directing with a Star Wars prequel trilogy comprising The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He last collaborated on the CGI-animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2014, 2020), the war film Red Tails (2012), and the CGI film Strange Magic (2015). Lucas is one of history's most financially successful filmmakers and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. His films are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation. Lucas is considered a significant figure of the 20th-century New Hollywood movement. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Lucas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga

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The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

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Fog City Mavericks

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George Lucas: Maker of Films

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Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138'

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Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed

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Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138'

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Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing

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Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

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Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III

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A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema

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The Making of 'American Graffiti'

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Star Warriors

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Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master

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From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II'

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Anatomy of a Dewback

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The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'

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The Music of 'Indiana Jones'

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The Characters of Star Wars

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The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later

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The Mythology of Star Wars

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Star Wars: Deleted Magic

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The Chosen One

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Star Wars After George Lucas

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Milius

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Journey Through the Labyrinth

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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

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Science-fiction et paranoïa: La culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis

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A Conversation with The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later

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Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga

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Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us

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The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones'

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From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

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Project Happiness

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From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking

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The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

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The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

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The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

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The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

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Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

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Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood

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Star Wars: Music by John Williams

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The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

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Willow: The Making of an Adventure

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Sean Connery: In His Own Words

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The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped

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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema

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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope

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Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel

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Filmmaker

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside

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The Making of Star Wars

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

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Laddie

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The Harryhausen Chronicles

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Face of Unity

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

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Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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The New Cinema

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Hollywood's Greatest Villains

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Side by Side

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Robot Chicken: Star Wars

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Alien Planet

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The People vs. George Lucas

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The Pixar Story

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Martin Scorsese Directs

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Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi

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R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

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The Sci-Fi Boys

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Tell Them Who You Are

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Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound

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Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias

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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits

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Kurosawa

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The Making of The Empire Strikes Back

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When Star Wars Ruled the World

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Beverly Hills Cop III

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The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

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Spielberg

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The Skywalker Legacy

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Hook

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

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Men in Black

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Heckler

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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And the Oscar Goes To...

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