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George Lucas

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George Lucas

American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneuradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (62%), (10%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Star Wars, Lucasfilm, American Graffiti

Linked to: Modesto Junior College, American Film Institute, Pixar, Apple Inc.

 

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George Lucas was born in 1944 add something


1967

After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts in film in 1967, he tried joining the United States Air Force as an officer, but he was immediately turned down because of his numerous speeding tickets. add something

 

In 1967, Lucas re-enrolled as a USC graduate student in film production. add something


1968

John Milius - In 1968 his name had been mentioned in a "Time" magazine article about the new generation of Hollywood filmmakers, which referred to George Lucas and Martin Scorsese


1969

In 1969, George Lucas was one of the camera operators on the classic Rolling Stones concert film Gimme Shelter. add something

 

In 1969, Lucas married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who went on to win an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars film. add something

 

Scott Bartlett - His acclaimed work, such as his intense abstract 16mm movie Moon 1969, is greatly admired by many filmmakers, including Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas

 

Marcia Lucas - She met George Lucas while he was attending film school at the University of Southern California, and they were married from 1969 to 1983

 

Francis Ford Coppola - The film introduced George Lucas to him, who became his life-long friend as well as production assistant in his next film The Rain People in 1969.


1970

Heaven's Gate (film) - During the 1970s, relatively young directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, William Friedkin, and Steven Spielberg had been given unprecedentedly large budgets with very little studio control


1971

David Prowse - He had a role as F. Alexander's bodyguard Julian in the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange", in which he was noticed by the future Star Wars director George Lucas

 

Lucasfilm - Lucasfilm was founded by filmmaker George Lucas in 1971

 

Lucasfilm - Lucasfilm was founded by filmmaker George Lucas in 1971 in San Rafael,_California; most of the company's operations were moved to San Francisco in 2005


1973

Ron Howard - Howard played Steve Bolander in George Lucas's coming-of-age film "American Graffiti" in 1973

 

Wolfman Jack - In 1973, he appeared in director George Lucas' second feature film, "American Graffiti", as himself

 

Kathleen Quinlan - Quinlan made her film debut in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgic look at the early sixties, "American Graffiti", at the age of 19

 

John Milius - The character of John Milner from the 1973 George Lucas film "American Graffiti" was inspired by Milius, who was a good friend of Lucas while they were at USC film school

 

American Graffiti - "'American Graffiti"' is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Wolfman Jack


1975

Harrison Ford - In 1975, George Lucas hired him to read lines for actors auditioning for parts in his space opera Star Wars.

 

Douglas Trumbull - In 1975, Trumbull turned down an offer to provide the effects for George Lucas' "Star Wars" due to other commitments, but in 1977 he contributed effects to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"


1976

Sorcerer (film) - Furthermore, he states that the last favorable year for New Hollywood was 1976, and "socially critical, stylistically adventurous cinema" would soon be substituted by "ideologically and formally conservative work" of directors like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas

 

Dennis Muren - In 1976, Muren was hired at Industrial Light & Magic , an upstart visual effects studio founded by little-known director George Lucas


1977

Akira Kurosawa - In 1977, American director George Lucas had released Star Wars, a wildly successful science fiction film influenced by Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, among other works.

 

Burt Reynolds - In 1977, director and producer George Lucas offered Reynolds the part of Han Solo in the first film of the Star Wars franchise

 

Sorcerer (film) - Many point to its commercial failure as a result of the movie being released a month after George Lucas' runaway box-office smash of 1977, "Star Wars"

 

Akira Kurosawa - Today, the film is considered one of Kurosawa's most lightweight efforts, though it remains popular, not least because it is one of several major influences on Lucas' hugely popular 1977 space opera, Star Wars.


1978

Leigh Brackett - It is known that Brackett wrote a finished first draft which was delivered to Lucas shortly before Brackett's death from cancer on March 18, 1978


1979

Pixar Image Computer - When George Lucas recruited people from NYIT in 1979 to start the Computer Division, the group was set to develop digital optical printing, digital audio, digital non-linear editing and computer graphics


1980

Sylvester Levay - From 1980 on, he worked with various Hollywood greats, including Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, George Lucas and others

 

Artificial intelligence - In the 1980s artist Hajime Sorayama's Sexy Robots series were painted and published in Japan depicting the actual organic human form with life-like muscular metallic skins and later "the Gynoids" book followed that was used by or influenced movie makers including George Lucas and other creatives


1984

Paul Dini - In 1984, he was hired to work for George Lucas on several of his animation projects


1986

Thomas Dolby - Dolby wrote the songs for the 1986 George Lucas film "Howard the Duck" and chose the members of the film's fictional band, Cherry Bomb

 

Jim Gary - This exhibition was used as the setting for significant portions of the 1986 film, "Howard the Duck", a science fiction comedy produced by George Lucas

 

Labyrinth (film) - "'Labyrinth"' is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud

 

Labyrinth (film) - Various other script-writers, including Laura Phillips , George Lucas, Dennis Lee, and Elaine May 1986 , subsequently re-wrote and made additions to the screenplay, although Jones received the film's sole screen-writing credit

 

Labyrinth (film) - While Jones is credited with writing the screenplay, the shooting script was actually a collaborative effort that featured contributions from Henson, George Lucas, Laura Phillips, and Elaine May 1986


1987

Warwick Davis - In 1987, Davis was called to Elstree Studios in London to meet with Ron Howard and George Lucas to discuss a new film project called "Willow", which was written with Davis specifically in mind

 

Paul Reubens - In 1987, Reubens provided the voice of REX, the main robot in the George Lucas produced Disneyland attraction, Star Tours, and reprised the role of Pee-wee Herman in a cameo appearances in the film "Back to the Beach" and TV show "Sesame Street", the latter of which made a cameo in "Playhouse"


1988

Lucas has since adopted two more children: Katie, born in 1988, and Jett, born in 1993. add something

 

Pauline Kael - In his 1988 film "Willow", George Lucas named one of the villains "General Kael," after the critic

 

The Land Before Time - "'The Land Before Time"' is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall

 

Willow (film) - "'Willow"' is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty


1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - "'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"' is a 1989 American Supernatural fiction-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas


1991

In 1991, The George Lucas Educational Foundation was founded as a nonprofit operating foundation to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. add something


1992

Between 1992 and 1996, Lucas served as executive producer for the television spinoff The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. add something

 

Edgar Burcksen - His work with George Lucas on the series earned him an Emmy for best editing in 1992


1994

In 1994, Lucas began work on the screenplay for the prequel Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, which would be the first film he had directed in over two decades. add something

 

Radioland Murders - "'Radioland Murders"' is a 1994 comedy mystery film directed by Mel Smith and co-written/produced by George Lucas


1996

Lucas, through his foundation, was one of the leading proponents of the E-rate program in the universal service fund, which was enacted as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. add something


1997

In 1997, for the 20th anniversary of Star Wars, Lucas went back to his trilogy to enhance and add certain scenes using newly available digital technology. add something

 

American Graffiti - In 1997 the city of Modesto, California, honored Lucas with a statue dedication of "American Graffiti" at George Lucas Plaza


1999

The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, beginning a new trilogy of Star Wars films. add something

 

John Williams - In 1999, George Lucas launched the first of a series of prequels to the original "Star Wars" trilogy

 

Samuel L. Jackson - In 1999, Jackson starred in the horror film Deep Blue Sea, and as Jedi Master Mace Windu in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

 

Liam Neeson - In 1999, Neeson starred as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, in director George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

 

Joseph Campbell - Moyers and Lucas filmed an interview 12 years later in 1999 called the "Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas & Bill Moyers" to further discuss the impact of Campbell's work on Lucas' films

 

Star Wars - While the similarly discussed "Star Wars" prequel trilogy was ultimately released between 1999 and 2005, Lucasfilm and George Lucas have for many years denied plans for a sequel trilogy, insisting that "Star Wars" is meant to be a six-part series


2000

Nick Zinner - Before forming the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs with Karen O and Brian Chase in 2000, Zinner attended Bard College where he played in the Boba Fett Experience, who later changed their name to Challenge of the Future because of concerns about being sued by George Lucas


2001

Robert Zemeckis - When the Center opened in March 2001, Zemeckis spoke in a panel about the future of film, alongside friends Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.


2002

Lucas directed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: $Revenge_of_the_Sith (Star_Wars_Episode_III:_Revenge_of_the_Sith) which were released in 2002 and 2005, respectively. add something

 

Frank Darabont - In 2002, he penned an early draft of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; while Spielberg reportedly loved it, George Lucas rejected it


2003

Trey Stokes - In 2003, "Pink Five" moved to AtomFilms as part of The Official Star Wars Fan Film *awards, where the film was picked by George Lucas as the grand prize winner of that year's competition


2004

For DVD releases in 2004, this series has received further revisions to make them congruent with the prequel trilogy. add something


2005

The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005. add something

 

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - "'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"' is a 2005 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas

 

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith charity premieres took place in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Miami on Thursday, May 12, 2005; and on May 13, 2005, there were two additional charity premiere screenings in George Lucas's hometown of Modesto


2006

He has been dating Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, since 2006 and she has accompanied him to several events including the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in February 2007, an American Film Institute event in October 2007, the 2008 Cannes Film Festival held in May, and the 2010 Golden Globes. add something

 

On September 19, 2006, USC announced that George Lucas had donated $175–180 million to his alma mater to expand the film school. add something


2007

Glynn Turman - In a 2007 interview, Turman recalled, "That was in George Lucas' book

 

Labyrinth (film) - The 2007 release was promoted an Anniversary Edition, and featured a commentary by Brian Froud and two newly produced making-of documentaries: "Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters" and "Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City" which featured interviews with producer George Lucas, choreographer Gates McFadden and Brian Henson

 

Robot Chicken - The program even had a 30-minute episode dedicated to " Star Wars" which premiered June 17, 2007, in the US featuring the voices of Star Wars notables George Lucas, Mark_Hamill , Billy Dee Williams, and Ahmed Best


2008

In 2008, he reteamed with Spielberg for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. add something

 

On June 24, 2008, Lucas testified before the United States House of Representatives subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet as the head of his Foundation to advocate for a free wireless broadband educational network add something

 

The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008 add something

 

Harrison Ford - In 2008, Ford enjoyed success with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, another collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series) - "'Star Wars: The Clone Wars"' is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by & Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. The series debuted on the US version of Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008


2009

In 2009, he was one of 13 California Hall of Fame inductees in The California Museum's yearlong exhibit add something

 

Ken Annakin - Despite claims that George Lucas took the name for Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars" from his friend and fellow film director, Lucas denied this via his publicist following Annakin's death in 2009


2010

A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Stephen Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011 in an exhibition titled "Telling Stories" add something

 

Return of the Jedi - Gary Kurtz, who produced "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" but was replaced as producer for "Return of the Jedi", claimed in 2010 that the ongoing success with "Star Wars" merchandise and toys led George Lucas to reconsider the idea of killing off Han Solo in the middle part of the film during a raid on an Imperial base

 

Star Wars Holiday Special - On the 2010 television program "Times Talk", "New York Times" columnist David Carr asked Carrie Fisher about the special; she said that she made George Lucas give her a copy of the special in exchange for recording DVD commentary for the "Star Wars" films

 

Warwick Davis - In April 2010, Davis published his autobiography, "Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis", with a foreword by George Lucas

 

David Prowse - In July 2010, Prowse was banned from attending official "Star Wars" fan conventions by George Lucas


2012

In January 2012, Lucas announced his retirement from producing large-scale blockbuster films and instead re-focusing his career on smaller, independently budgeted features add something

 

He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012 add something

 

Method Man - In 2012 he played crewman "Sticks" in George Lucas' movie Red Tails about the Tuskegee airmen.


2013

In June 2013, it was reported Lucas will propose establishing a museum, Lucas Cultural Art Museum, to be built on Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco add something

 

Lucas and Hobson announced their engagement in January 2013, and married on June 22, 2013 at Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California add something

 

In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema add something

 

They have one daughter together, Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born via gestational carrier in August 2013 add something

 

Hajime Sorayama - In 2013 to 2014 a tribute art book entitled " Star Wars Art Concept" found famous moviemaker George Lucas engaging Sorayama to create a spread of Twi'lek and droid fantasy Star Wars figures at about the time Lucas' firm LucasFilm was sold to Disney

 

Mark Hamill - In an interview with "Bloomberg Businessweek" in March 2013, George Lucas as much as revealed that Fisher, Ford and Hamill would reprise their respective roles in "Star Wars: Episode VII"

 

Prince (musician) - On 29 June 2013, Prince performed at George Lucas' wedding reception and at Chicago's City Winery the same night


2014

A potential lakefront site in Chicago was proposed in May 2014 add something

 

On June 24, 2014, the " Chicago Sun-Times" reported that Chicago was selected as the location, pending approval of the Chicago Plan Commission add something

 

In October 2014, Lucas will receive Honorary Membership in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers add something

 

Cite du Cinema - February 15, 2014 to October 5, 2014, the exhibition " Star Wars Identities" takes place in two film sets almost 2 000 m² which will be revealed over 200 original pieces from the archives of the "Lucas Arts Museum" : models, props, costumes, sketches that built the universe Star Wars of George Lucas


 

In August 2015, Lucas will receive the Disney Legends award from The Walt Disney Company add something

 

During an interview with talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose that aired on on 24 December 2015, Lucas likened his decision to sell Lucasfilm to Disney to a "divorce" and outlined the creative differences between him and the producers of "The Force Awakens" add something


2016

On June 24, 2016, Lucas announced that he was abandoning his plans to locate the museum in Chicago, due to a lawsuit by a local preservation group, Friends of the Parks, and would instead build the museum in California add something

 

In October 2016, Lucas announced his decision to not be involved add something


2017

On January 17, 2017, Lucas announced that the museum will be constructed in Exposition Park, Los Angeles California add something


2018

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - As of 2018, "Revenge of the Sith" stands as Lucas' most recent directorial credit