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George Lucas: 10 Interesting Facts

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George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

George Lucas was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. … Lucas directed THX 1138, 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, inspired by his teen years in early 1960s Modesto, California, and produced through the newly-formed Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

  • George Lucas didn’t always want to be a filmmaker. …
  • George Lucas once worked as a camera operator for the Rolling Stones. …
  • George Lucas’s dog was a major influence on his work. …
  • Star Wars wasn’t an easy sell for George Lucas. …
  • George Lucas based Han Solo partly on Francis Ford Coppola.
  • GEORGE LUCAS PLANS TO GIVE AWAY HALF HIS FORTUNE
  • EORGE LUCAS STOOD BEFORE CONGRESS TO ARGUE AGAINST THE ALTERATION OF CLASSIC FILMS.
  • GEORGE LUCAS WAS ROOMMATES WITH ANOTHER FAMOUS DIRECTOR.
  • GEORGE LUCAS’S FAVORITE STAR WARS CHARACTER IS … JAR JAR BINKS. (YES, REALLY.)

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