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George Lucas

1944-05-14 Modesto, California, USA

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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.


Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett Self 2021-11-12
Indiana Jones : à la recherche de l'âge d'or perdu Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2021-05-07
The Skywalker Legacy Self (archive footage) 2020-03-18
The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later Himself 2019-05-19
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits 2019-09-29
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Self 2019-10-25
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
Behind the Scenes Self 2017-04-22
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Sean Connery: In His Own Words 2015-08-18
Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Himself 2015-12-15
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Himself 2015-12-10
Face of Unity Self 2014-01-01
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema Himself 2014-11-25
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself 2014-03-05
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Executive Producer (archive footage) 2013-04-05
Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Science-fiction et paranoïa: La culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis Himself 2011-05-06
Project Happiness Himself 2011-05-01
The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Self 2009-01-01
The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped Himself 2008-09-23
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't Himself 2008-06-03
Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood Self 2008-04-01
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 Self 2007-10-23
Star Warriors Himself 2007-01-01
Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
The Pixar Story Himself 2007-08-28
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Self 2007-05-28
Journey Through the Labyrinth Himself 2007-08-01
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Himself (voice) 2007-07-17
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Heckler Self 2007-01-01
Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias Himself 2006-12-12
The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006-04-27
George Lucas: Creating an Empire Himself 2005-01-27
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 2005-09-13
Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga Himself 2005-03-22
Star Wars: Deleted Magic Self (archive footage) 2005-03-01
Alien Planet Himself 2005-05-14
Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself 2005-11-01
The Chosen One Himself 2005-11-09
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Baron Papanoida (uncredited) 2005-05-17
Hollywood's Greatest Villains Himself 2005-12-01
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Self 2004-01-01
The Characters of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
Edge The Art of Motion Picture Editing Self 2004-05-01
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
The Music of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself 2003-10-21
Films Are Not Released, They Escape Self 2002-11-12
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself 2002-11-12
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-10-16
Kurosawa Himself (archive footage) 2000-12-24
The Mythology of Star Wars Himself 2000-09-01
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside Self 1999-05-04
The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself 1998-01-27
Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited) 1997-07-02
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery Self 1997-02-06
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Beverly Hills Cop III Disappointed Man 1994-05-24
The Magical World of Chuck Jones Self 1992-10-23
Here's Looking At You, Warner Bros. Self 1991-09-14
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Hook Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited) 1991-04-10
映画の肖像 黒澤明 大林宣彦 映画的対話 MAKING OF 'DREAMS' Self 1990-11-02
Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 1988-01-02
Willow: The Making of an Adventure Self - Executive Producer 1988-04-26
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1984-12-04
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Missionary (uncredited) 1984-05-23
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga Himself 1983-12-03
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself 1980-05-18
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back 1980-09-22
The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
George Lucas: Maker of Films Himself 1971-04-01
The New Cinema 1968-01-01
Filmmaker Himself (voice) 1968-12-01
State of the Art: The Previsualization of Episode II Documentary Himself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story