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.

George Lucas
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NameGeorge Lucas
Birthday1944-05-14
Place of BirthModesto, California, USA
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Also Known AsGeorge Walton Lucas Jr. , 乔治·卢卡斯, Джордж Лукас, ジョージ・ルーカス, จอร์จ ลูคัส, 조지 루카스, جورج لوكاس
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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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Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
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Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138'
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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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Milius
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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy
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The Emperor
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Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us
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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
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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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The Making of 'Star Wars'
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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
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Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel
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Filmmaker
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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
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The Harryhausen Chronicles
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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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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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The Sci-Fi Boys
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Tell Them Who You Are
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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick
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Kurosawa
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When Star Wars Ruled the World
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Beverly Hills Cop III
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Spielberg
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Hook
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
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Heckler
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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