George Lucas
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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.
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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.
Known For
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father
Star Wars
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues
The Ewok Adventure
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Scandal of 1920
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Patterson Cut
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
The Acolyte
LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song
LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
Labyrinth
Return of the Jedi
Twice Upon a Time
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure
Radioland Murders
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Captain EO
Strange Magic
Filmmaker
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The Land Before Time
The Mandalorian
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
The Book of Boba Fett
Star Wars Resistance
American Graffiti
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Herbie
Star Wars: Droids
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Red Tails
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Untitled New Republic Era Star Wars Film
Return of the Ewok
Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age
The Empire Strikes Back
Howard the Duck
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Passion for Life
Untitled Shawn Levy Star Wars Film
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: Visions
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen
LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Phineas and Ferb
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Robot Chicken: Star Wars
Ewoks
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film
Star Tours
The Mandalorian & Grogu
Willow
Star Wars Rebels
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance
Star Wars: Ewoks - The Haunted Village
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick
More American Graffiti
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Untitled Star Wars "New Jedi Order" Film
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life
Inside the Labyrinth
Tales of the Empire
The Godfather Part III
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: Andor
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies
Lando
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of The Brick
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
A Droid Story
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell
Willow
Obi Wan Kenobi - The Patterson Cut
Ahsoka
Latino
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation
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