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Birth information

14 May 1944 Modesto, California, USA

Given Name

George Walton Lucas Jr.

How tall is George Lucas?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Mellody Hobson
Marcia Lucas

Life Story of George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (Modesto, California, May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker, creator of the film sagas of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and former president of Lucasfilm Limited, LucasArts Entertainment Company, Lucas Digital Ltd, Lucas Licensing, LucasBooks and Lucas Learning Ltd. It was considered, for two consecutive years, the fourth most powerful person in the entertainment industry, behind the owners of Time Warner, Turner and Steven Spielberg.

Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with his fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), based on his student short Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success, but a financial failure. His next job as a screenwriter-director was the movie American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his adolescence in the 1960s in Modesto, California, and produced through the newly created Lucasfilm. The film was a critical and commercial success, and received five nominations to the Academy Award, including Best Picture.

The next film by Lucas, an epic space opera entitled Star Wars (1977), went...

Significant features of George Lucas

Letters/numbers THX-1138 (name of his first "real" movie) appears in many films: The licence plate number on Milner's deuce coupe in American Graffiti (1973) was THX 138. A battle droid who captures Jar Jar Binks and the Gungans has the number 1138 written on his back. In Star Wars:...

How much money has George Lucas earned?

Finian's Rainbow (1968) $3,000
The Rain People (1969) $3,000
THX 1138 (1971) $15,000
American Graffiti (1973) $50,000 + 15% of gross
Star Wars (1977) $200,000 + 40% of the net profits ...

Publications and Magazines about George Lucas

John Baxter Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas. 1999
Garry Jenkins Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars. 1997
John Baxter George Lucas - A Biography. 1999
Howard Maxford George Lucas Companion. 2000
Marcus Hearn The Cinema of George Lucas. 2005
Chris Salewicz George Lucas. 1998

What movies did George Lucas play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Star Wars: Underworld , Star Wars: Detours , Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2015) , Strange Magic (2015) , Red Tails (2012) , Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War (2012) , Manifest Destiny (2011) , Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011) , The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors (2010) , Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (2009) , Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) , Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) , Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) ,...

Birth information

14 May 1944 Modesto, California, USA

Given Name

George Walton Lucas Jr.

How tall is George Lucas?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Mellody Hobson
Marcia Lucas

Life Story of George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (Modesto, California, May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker, creator of the film sagas of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and former president of Lucasfilm Limited, LucasArts Entertainment Company, Lucas Digital Ltd, Lucas Licensing, LucasBooks and Lucas Learning Ltd. It was considered, for two consecutive years, the fourth most powerful person in the entertainment industry, behind the owners of Time Warner, Turner and Steven Spielberg.

Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with his fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), based on his student short Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success, but a financial failure. His next job as a screenwriter-director was the movie American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his adolescence in the 1960s in Modesto, California, and produced through the newly created Lucasfilm. The film was a critical and commercial success, and received five nominations to the Academy Award, including Best Picture.

The next film by Lucas, an epic space opera entitled Star Wars (1977), went...

Significant features of George Lucas

Letters/numbers THX-1138 (name of his first "real" movie) appears in many films: The licence plate number on Milner's deuce coupe in American Graffiti (1973) was THX 138. A battle droid who captures Jar Jar Binks and the Gungans has the number 1138 written on his back. In Star Wars:...

How much money has George Lucas earned?

Finian's Rainbow (1968) $3,000
The Rain People (1969) $3,000
THX 1138 (1971) $15,000
American Graffiti (1973) $50,000 + 15% of gross
Star Wars (1977) $200,000 + 40% of the net profits ...

Publications and Magazines about George Lucas

John Baxter Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas. 1999
Garry Jenkins Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars. 1997
John Baxter George Lucas - A Biography. 1999
Howard Maxford George Lucas Companion. 2000
Marcus Hearn The Cinema of George Lucas. 2005
Chris Salewicz George Lucas. 1998

What movies did George Lucas play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Star Wars: Underworld , Star Wars: Detours , Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2015) , Strange Magic (2015) , Red Tails (2012) , Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War (2012) , Manifest Destiny (2011) , Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011) , The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors (2010) , Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (2009) , Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) , Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) , Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) ,...

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George Lucas in Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004)

Three adopted children: Amanda Lucas (b. 1981) (with ex-wife Marcia Lucas), Katie Lucas (b. 1988) and Jett Lucas (b. 1993).

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Harrison Ford, George Lucas, and Carrie Fisher in Movie Magic (1994)

Graduated from USC's school of cinema (1962)

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in Not Necessarily the News (1982)

Shortly before graduating high school, he was involved in a high speed car accident that left him hospitalized and near death.

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George Lucas in The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978)

For 2nd consecutive year, ranked No. 4 on Entertainment Weekly's annual list of "101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment." Ranked just ahead of Steven Spielberg and just behind the power couple that runs the Time Warner Turner media empire.

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George Lucas and Carrie Fisher in Hook (1991)

In the 2001 edition of the Forbes' "400 Richest People In America", it is reported that Lucas' fortune is $3 billion.

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George Lucas in The Crystal Skulls (2008)

He is a diabetic.

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George Lucas in The Effects of Indy (2008)

He has created the image of always being on the cutting edge of technology. However, when he writes, he does it in longhand in a loose leaf binder rather than on a word processor.

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George Lucas in Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production (2008)

He was so impressed with relatively unknown stage actor James Wheaton that he cast him over studio objections in the voiceover role of "OMM" in THX 1138 (1971). The studio wanted Orson Welles to play the role.

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George Lucas in Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (2008)

His script for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was turned down by every major Hollywood studio, the reason being that no one would want to see it. In a last ditch attempt, Lucas approached 20th Century Fox who decided to go ahead with the script even though they were convinced it would flop. Star Wars ended up becoming the highest grossing movie ever released at that time.

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George Lucas in Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008)

Sold Lucasfilm's Computer Graphics Division to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, and it later became Pixar Animation Studio.

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George Lucas in Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003)

His name backwards is Egroeg Sacul. This name is also used in the Disney theme park ride Star Tours (1987).

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug (1989)

With THX 1138 (1971) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Lucas reinvented the way sound was used in films. Using it in both a linear and abstract way, to tell the story, he pushed sound design to the forefront of the filmmaking process.

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug (1989)

Refuses to put "critics quotes" on his movie posters. Something that infuriates many critic societies.

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George Lucas and Anthony Daniels in Star Wars: Episode II - Angriff der Klonkrieger (2002)

He based the character of Han Solo on his friend Francis Ford Coppola.

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George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode II - Angriff der Klonkrieger (2002)

He originally wanted his friend Steven Spielberg to direct Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), but his dispute with the Director's Guild barred him from doing so. He settled for director Richard Marquand instead.

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George Lucas and Mel Smith in Radioland Murders - Wahnsinn auf Sendung (1994)

Became so stressed during the filming of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) that he checked himself into a hospital, where he was diagnosed with hypertension.

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallsch

Said that Alec Guinness was very helpful to him during the filming of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) even to the point of getting the other actors to work more seriously.

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George Lucas and Karen Allen in Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallsch&auml

Disowned Howard the Duck (1986) after the film's release.

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George Lucas and Mark Hamill

Won the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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George Lucas, David Bowie, and Jim Henson in Labyrinth (1986)

His favorite stage of filmmaking is editing the film together.

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George Lucas, David Benioff, Kit Harington, etc.

Used the UFA film Metropolis (1927) as guidelines for some of his Star Wars characters - the "robotic man" for "C-3PO" and the "robot's creator" as "Anakin Skywalker". Both the creator and Anakin lost a hand. The "robotic man's creator" loses his hand while building the robot.

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George Lucas and Alfie Curtis in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

He received a medal from US president George W. Bush for outstanding achievement in improvements in technology in movies made by his special effects company, ILM.

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Alec Guinness and George Lucas in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) is ranked #39 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.

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George Lucas and Anthony Daniels in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade. [2007]

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George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and David Prowse in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

He, his mentor Francis Ford Coppola, and good friend Steven Spielberg presented Martin Scorsese with his first ever Oscar for Best Director for The Departed (2006).

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George Lucas in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963).

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George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, and Anthony Waye

Skywalker Ranch, Lucas' film production facility, covers an area of some 3,000 acres in Northern California's Marin County hills. The precise address is: 5858 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio, California, 94946. The facility employs around 200 personnel, is home to a baseball field, a vineyard, 3 restaurants and a fire station, not to mention the array of hi-tech amenities. The fact that Skywalker Ranch is located off Lucas Valley Road is pure coincidence.

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George Lucas and Walter Murch in Krieg der Sterne (1977)

Rankings on Premiere's annual Power 100 List - 2002: #14; 2003: #10; 2004: #16; 2005: #11.

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George Lucas, Haskell Wexler, and Victor J. Kemper

Quit the DGA after some disputes over the opening credits in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The movie had no opening credits and the DGA fined Lucas with $250.000, which he paid, and eventually quit.

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George Lucas and Maggie McOmie in THX 1138 (1971)

George Lucas's close friend John Landis was originally slated to direct Howard the Duck (1986) but after reading the script turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film The Blues Brothers (1980).

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George Lucas, Robert Duvall, and Donald Pleasence in THX 1138 (1971)

During pre-production of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), George created a phony working title - not for fan purposes, but to save money. Vendors and service providers, upon getting wind of the next Star Wars picture, were doubling their prices.

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