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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:
103
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars After George Lucas 2020-12-19
Known For
Poster of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Poster of George Lucas: Creating an Empire
Poster of Beverly Hills Cop III
Poster of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Filmography
Movie Star Wars After George Lucas Unknown 2020-12-19
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Himself (archive footage) 2020-03-18
Series Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian Self - Creator of Star Wars 2020-05-04
Movie The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later Himself 2019-05-19
Movie Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself 2019-10-25
Movie Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits 2019-09-29
Series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Self 2018-04-29
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie Sean Connery: In His Own Words Unknown 2015-08-18
Movie Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Himself 2015-12-10
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Himself 2015-12-15
Movie Face of Unity Self 2014-01-01
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself 2014-03-05
Movie A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema Himself 2014-11-25
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
Movie From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Executive Producer (archive footage) 2013-04-05
Movie Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Himself 2012-09-18
Series Half in the Bag Himself (archive footage) 2011-03-11
Movie Project Happiness Himself 2011-05-01
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself 2011-05-06
Movie A Conversation with The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later himself 2011-09-19
Movie The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Self 2009-01-01
Movie Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood Self 2008-04-01
Movie The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped Himself 2008-09-23
Movie Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Self 2007-05-28
Movie Heckler Self 2007-01-01
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Himself (voice) 2007-07-17
Movie Star Warriors Himself 2007-01-01
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Movie The Pixar Story Himself 2007-08-28
Movie Journey Through the Labyrinth Himself 2007-08-01
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006-04-27
Movie Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias Himself 2006-12-12
Movie Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga Himself 2005-03-22
Movie Star Wars: Deleted Magic Self (archive footage) 2005-03-01
Movie George Lucas: Creating an Empire Himself 2005-01-27
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Baron Papanoida (uncredited) 2005-05-17
Movie Alien Planet Himself 2005-05-14
Movie Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Hollywood's Greatest Villains Himself 2005-12-01
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself 2005-11-01
Movie The Chosen One Himself 2005-11-09
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 2005-09-13
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
Movie Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing Self 2004-05-01
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Self 2004-01-01
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Movie The Characters of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
Movie The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Music of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself 2003-10-21
Series The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
Series Star Wars: Clone Wars Himself 2003-11-07
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself 2002-11-12
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie The Mythology of Star Wars Himself 2000-09-01
Movie Kurosawa Himself (archive footage) 2000-12-24
Series TV Total Unknown 1999-03-08
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside Self 1999-05-04
Movie The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself 1998-01-27
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Movie Anatomy of a Dewback Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited) 1997-07-02
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995-06-05
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Disappointed Man 1994-05-24
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Hook Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited) 1991-04-10
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Movie Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth Unknown 1988-01-02
Movie Willow: The Making of an Adventure Self - Executive Producer 1988-04-26
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1985-04-05
Series Al TV Unknown 1984-04-01
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Missionary (uncredited) 1984-05-23
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga Himself 1983-12-03
Movie The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
Movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself 1980-05-18
Movie The Making of The Empire Strikes Back Unknown 1980-09-22
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Movie Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
Movie George Lucas: Maker of Films Himself 1971-04-01
Movie The New Cinema Unknown 1968-01-01
Movie Filmmaker Himself (voice) 1968-12-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18