George Lucas

BirthDay:

14 May 1944

BirthPlace:

Modesto, California, USA

BirthName:

George Walton Lucas Jr.

Bio:

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver. However, a terrible car accident just after his high school graduation ended that dream permanently. The accident changed his views on life. He decided to attend Modesto Junior College before enrolling in the University of Southern California film school. As a film student, he made several short films including THX-1138: 4EB (Electronic Labyinth) which won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival. In 1967, he was awarded a scholarship by Warner Brothers to observe the making of Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas and Coppola became good friends and formed American Zoetrope in 1969. The company's first project was Lucas' full-length version of THX 1138 (1971). In 1971, Coppola went into production for The Godfather (1972), and Lucas formed his own company, Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1973, he wrote and directed the semiautobiographical American Graffiti (1973) which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award nominations. This gave him the clout he needed for his next daring venture. From 1973 to 1974, he began writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He was inspired to make this movie from Flash Gordon and the Planet of the Apes films. In 1975, he established I.L.M. (Industrial Light and Magic) to produce the visual effects needed for the movie. Another company called Sprocket Systems was established to edit and mix Star Wars and later becomes known as Skywalker Sound. His movie was turned down by several studios until 20th Century Fox gave him a chance. Lucas agreed to forego his directing salary in exchange for 40% of the film's box-office take and all merchandising rights. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned seven Academy Awards. It redefined the term "blockbuster". The rest is history. Lucas made the other Star Wars films and along with Steven Spielberg created the Indiana Jones series which made box office records of their own. From 1980 to 1985, Lucas was busy with the construction of Skywalker Ranch, built to accommodate the creative, technical, and administrative needs of Lucasfilm. Lucas also revolutionized movie theatres with the T.H.X. System which was created to maintain the highest quality standards in motion picture viewing. He went on to make several more movies that have introduced major innovations in film-making technology. He is chairman of the board of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. In 1992, George Lucas was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his life-time achievement.
Filmography

Actor ( 105 credits )

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2015)
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013) Himself
Kathleen Kennedy 2013 Pioneer of the Year Award Tribute Reel (2013) Himself
Milius (2013) Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2015)
Side by Side (2012) Himself
Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi. The Power of Myth (2011) Himself
Project Happiness (2011) Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Himself (uncredited)
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Trek Nation (2010) Himself
The People vs. George Lucas (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Man Kissing on Bridge (1 episode, 2010)
Hollywood's Top Ten (2010)  Director / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009) Himself: Film Director / Producer
The Phantom Menace Review (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)  Film Director / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Indie Cinema Showcase (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself - Film Director (1 episode, 2011)
Séries express (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (2008) Himself
Star Wars: Star Warriors (2007) Himself
Heckler (2007) Himself
The Pixar Story (2007) Himself
Fog City Mavericks (2007) Himself
Burn Hollywood Burn (2007)  Himself - Creator: Star Wars (1 episode, 2007)
Remembering Arthur (2006) Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006) Himself
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Baron Papanoida (uncredited)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
In the Cutz (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself - Filmmaker (1 episode, 2007)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mañanas informales (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Movies That Shook the World (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) Himself
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Jessica's Crush (2004)  Himself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003) Himself
The O.C. (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
From Hollywood to Borehamwood (2003)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - A Jigsaw Puzzle (2002) Himself
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents (2002) Himself
The Life of Brian (2002) Himself
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
TV total (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Story of Computer Graphics (1999)
George Lucas... Cruisin' Modesto (1998) Himself (prologue)
Men in Black (1997) Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  George Lucas (1 episode, 2003)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Smap×Smap (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
American Cinema (1995)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Carrie on Hollywood (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) Disappointed Man (as Gentle George)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Taff (1994)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992) Himself
Hook (1991) Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) Himself
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1989-2013)
NHK Special (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell (1987) Himself - Director, Star Wars
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
The Media Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Citizen Steve (1987) Himself
Siskel & Ebert (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Follow That Bird (1985) Extra (uncredited)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Missionary (uncredited)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1999)
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Bitte umblättern (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (4 episodes, 1992-2012)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
George Lucas: Maker of Films (1971) Himself
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971) Himself
This Is Your Life (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Filmmaker (1968) Himself (voice) (uncredited)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Creator, Star Wars (segment "The Last Star W
The Emperor (1967) Army Captain (uncredited)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Horizon (1964)  Himself - Founder of Industrial Light and Magic (1 epi
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)

Producer ( 36 credits )

Indiana Jones 5 (2019) executive producer
Star Wars: Detours (2016) executive producer
Strange Magic (2015) executive producer
Red Tails (2012) executive producer
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011) executive producer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) executive producer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) executive producer (121 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Documentaries (2007) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) executive producer
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) executive producer
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) executive producer
Radioland Murders (1994) executive producer
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) executive producer (28 episodes, 1992-1993)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) executive producer
The Land Before Time (1988) executive producer
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) executive producer
Willow (1988) executive producer
Powaqqatsi (1988) executive producer
Star Tours (1987) executive producer
Captain EO (1986) executive producer
Howard the Duck (1986) executive producer
Labyrinth (1986) executive producer
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) executive producer
Latino (1985) executive producer (uncredited)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) executive producer
Twice Upon a Time (1983) executive producer
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) executive producer
Body Heat (1981) executive producer (uncredited)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) executive producer
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) executive producer
Kagemusha (1980) executive producer: international version
More American Graffiti (1979) executive producer
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) executive producer
Star Wars: Underworld (0) executive producer

Writer ( 46 credits )

Indiana Jones 5 (2019) (characters)
Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018) (characters)
Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (characters)
Star Wars: Detours (2016) (head writer) (2012)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (characters)
Strange Magic (2015)
Android Rooster (2015) (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut (2014) (story)
Star Wars Rebels (2014) (6 episodes, 2014)
If Star Wars Wasn't Serious (2014) (original scripts) (2 episodes, 2014)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2013) (Star Wars and Star Wars characters by)
Lawrence Jones and the King Salomon's Table (2009) (additional material)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) (story)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) (121 episodes, 2008-2014)
Phineas and Ferb (2007) (1 episode, 2014)
Star Wars: Extintion (2006) (characters) (uncredited)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (written by)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) (unknown episodes)
Star Wars: Episodio Pi - Sithspotting (2002) (characters)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (written by)
The Dark Redemption (1999) (creator: Star Wars universe created by)
Troops (1997) (based on an idea by)
Radioland Murders (1994) (story)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) (19 episodes, 1992-1993)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (story)
Willow (1988) (story)
Captain EO (1986) (screenplay) &
Ewoks (1985) (unknown episodes)
Droids (1985) (unknown episodes)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
More American Graffiti (1979)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) (written by)
American Graffiti (1973) (written by) and
THX 1138 (1971) (earlier screenplay)
Filmmaker (1968) (writer)
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) (written by)
Freiheit (1966) (as Lucas)
Star Wars: Underworld (0) (characters and universe)
Untitled Star Wars Anthology Film (0)

Director ( 17 credits )

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
American Graffiti (1973)
THX 1138 (1971)
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971) (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Rain People' (1969)
Filmmaker (1968)
6-18-67 (1967)
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (1967)
The Emperor (1967)
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)
Herbie (1966)
1:42.08 (1966)
Freiheit (1966) (as Lucas)
Look at Life (1965)