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George Lucas

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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Born:
May 14, 1944 In Modesto, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
91
First Appeared:
Movie The Skywalker Legacy 2020-03-18
Latest Project:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Known For
Poster of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits
Poster of Heckler
Poster of Kurosawa
Poster of Al TV
Filmography
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Himself (archive footage)
Movie Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself
Movie Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits
Movie The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later Himself
Series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Himself
Movie Laddie Himself
Movie Spielberg Himself
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Himself
Movie Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Himself
Movie Face of Unity Himself
Movie And the Oscar Goes To...
Movie Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself
Movie A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema Himself
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself
Movie Milius Himself
Movie Side by Side Himself
Movie A Conversation with The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later himself
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself
Movie Project Happiness Himself
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible himself
Movie The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage)
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself
Movie Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself
Movie The Pixar Story Himself
Movie Journey Through the Labyrinth Himself
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Himself (voice)
Movie Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Himself
Movie Star Warriors Himself
Movie Heckler Himself
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Himself
Movie Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias Himself
Movie Hollywood's Greatest Villains Himself
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself
Movie Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Baron Papanoida (uncredited)
Movie Alien Planet Himself
Movie Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga Himself
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself
Movie Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing Himself
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself
Movie A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself
Movie The Characters of Star Wars Himself
Series Star Wars: Clone Wars Himself
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself
Series The O.C. Unknown
Movie The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' Himself
Movie The Music of 'Indiana Jones' Himself
Movie The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself
Movie Kurosawa Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Mythology of Star Wars Himself
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself
Series TV Total Unknown
Series Family Guy Unknown
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself
Movie The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself
Movie Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Movie Anatomy of a Dewback Himself
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Disappointed Man
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself
Movie Hook Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Himself
Movie Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Missionary (uncredited)
Series Al TV Unknown
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself
Movie From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga Himself
Movie The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself
Movie The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
Movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself
Movie George Lucas: Maker of Films Himself
Movie Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself
Movie Filmmaker Himself (voice)
Movie The New Cinema
Movie The Emperor Army Captain
Series The Academy Awards Unknown