Knowledge Identifier: +George_Lucas
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.
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.
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
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
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"
Dennis Muren - In 1976, Muren was hired at Industrial Light & Magic , an upstart visual effects studio founded by little-known director George Lucas
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.
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"
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
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
Paul Dini - In 1984, he was hired to work for George Lucas on several of his animation projects
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) - 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
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"
Pauline Kael - In his 1988 film "Willow", George Lucas named one of the villains "General Kael," after the critic
Between 1992 and 1996, Lucas served as executive producer for the television spinoff The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Edgar Burcksen - His work with George Lucas on the series earned him an Emmy for best editing in 1992
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.
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.
The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, beginning a new trilogy of Star Wars films.
John Williams - In 1999, George Lucas launched the first of a series of prequels to the original "Star Wars" trilogy
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
The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005.
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
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.
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
In 2008, he reteamed with Spielberg for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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
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
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
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
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
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"
A potential lakefront site in Chicago was proposed in May 2014
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