George Lucas

Director, Producer, Editor
Arguably the most important innovator cinema history, George Lucas pushed the envelope ever since his early film student days. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he initially had difficulty communicating his ... Read more »
Born: 05/14/1944 in Modesto, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Milius 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Trek Nation 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The People vs. George Lucas 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fog City Mavericks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tell Them Who You Are 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Watch the Skies! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cinema Secrets 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Kurosawa 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

From Star Wars to Star Wars 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Paris Fashion Collections 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Masters of Fantasy: Industrial Light & Magic 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Aliens Invade Hollywood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Quest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

Disappointed Man (Actor)

George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Martin Scorsese Directs 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

Beruchet dit la Boulie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hero's Journey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Willow: The Making of an Adventure 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (TV Show)

Voice

The Pixar Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (33)

Star Wars: Episode 8 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Young Indiana Jones: Travels With Father 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Powaqqatsi 1988 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

The Land Before Time 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Willow 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Captain Eo 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Howard the Duck 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twice Upon a Time 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kagemusha 1980 (Movie)

(international version) (Executive Producer)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Ewok Adventure (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (29)

Star Wars: Rebels 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Source Material

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Source Material

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Willow 1988 (Movie)

(Story By)

Willow 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ewoks 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Great Heep 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

(From Story)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

(From Story)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("American Graffiti") (Characters as Source Material)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Electronic Labyrinth 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Exposure (TV Show)

Other Writer
Director (7)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Electronic Labyrinth 1967 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Editor (1)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

(Editor)
Other (5)

Star Wars: Episode 8 2017 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Spy Kids 2001 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Assistant

Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

The Rain People 1969 (Movie)

(Production Associate)

Biography

Arguably the most important innovator cinema history, George Lucas pushed the envelope ever since his early film student days. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he initially had difficulty communicating his vision to studio executives, who did little to support "THX 1138" (1971) or "American Graffiti" (1973), his first two features. Lucas again struggled to find a studio to take a risk on his sci-fi epic "Star Wars" (1977), although its monumental triumph both set the standard for the blockbuster film and established Lucas as a titan in the industry. When he teamed with fellow boy genius Steven Spielberg on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and its sequels, his stature was secured. In addition to overseeing the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker in various forms, Lucas acted as executive producer on several projects throughout the 1980s and became the industry's premier innovator of theatre and film technology through his companies ILM and Lucasfilm . While merchandising from "Star Wars" continued to earn him millions, Lucas continually tinkered with the existing trilogy, often angering diehard fans. "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) and its two prequels ruled the box office, but fan and critical reaction was tepid. Another long-awaited project "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) also made money, but ultimately left viewers cold. Consequently, Lucas' legacy would be one of conflicting emotions from generations of ardent fans who simultaneously felt inspired by and betrayed by the once infallible creative genius.

Relationships

Mellody Hobson Executive Producer

Wife
Began dating in 2007; accompanied Lucas to the 79th Academy Awards (2007) and the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Announced engagement January 2013 Married in June 2013

Amanda Lucas Actor

Daughter
Born in 1981; adopted with then-wife Marcia; appeared in minor roles in father's films "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002), and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005)

George Lucas

Father
Born in 1913; operated the L M Morris Company stationery store in downtown Modesto, CA where he lived since the early 1980s Died in 1991 in a nursing home in Modesto, suffering from Alzheimer's disease

Marcia Lucas Editor

Wife
Married Feb. 22, 1969; worked with Lucas in "American Graffiti" (1973) and won Oscar for editing the original "Star Wars" (1977) Divorced in 1983

Dorothy Lucas

Mother
Born in 1913 Died in 1989

Katie Lucas Writer

Daughter
Born in 1988; adopted; appeared in minor roles in father's films "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002), and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005)

Ann Lucas

Sister
Born in 1934

Jett Lucas Actor

Son
Born in 1993; adopted; appeared in minor roles in father's films "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005)

Kathleen Lucas

Sister
Born in 1936

Wendy Lucas

Sister
Born in 1947

Everest Lucas

Daughter

Linda Ronstadt Actor

Companion
Previously in a long-term relationship and engaged in the mid-1980s No longer together

EDUCATION

Modesto Junior College

Modesto , California 1964

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1967
Formed Sunrise Productions with Christopher Lewis during senior year

Downey High School

Downey , California 1962

Milestones

2012

Executive produced the WWII drama "Red Tails" about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program

2012

Ten months after announcing retirement, sold Lucasfilm, Ltd. to Disney for $4.05 billion; retained as "creative consultant" for newly announced "Star Wars" films

2008

Produced the 3-D animated movie "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

2008

Produced the fourth installment of the adventure series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; re-teamed with Steven Spielberg who directed

2005

Wrote and directed the sixth and final film released in the Star Wars saga "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

2002

Directed the fifth film in the saga "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"; first feature to be shot completely on a high definition digital 24-frame system

1999

Returned to directing, releasing the first of the three planned prequels "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"

1999

Executive produced the Family Channel's "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones"

1997

Re-released a digitally enhanced "Star Wars" trilogy

1994

Began writing the three Star Wars prequels, leaving the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business

1992

Created (also executive produced) the ABC series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

1990

Formed The George Lucas Educational Foundation, which provided computer-based technologies for schools

1989

Completed trilogy with Spielberg, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; also provided story and executive producer

1984

Re-teamed with Spielberg for "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom"; once again wrote and executive produced

1981

Wrote (also executive produced) the story for "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; first collaboration with director Steven Spielberg

1980

Formed Sprocket Systems Inc., a research and post-production company

1977

Third and last directing assignment before taking a 20 year sabbatical, "Star Wars"; film earned 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay

1975

Formed Industrial Light & Magic, a special effects subsidiary of Lucasfilm

1973

Co-produced first feature "American Graffiti"; also directed and co-wrote; film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay

1973

Formed Star Wars Corp.

1970

Incorporated Lucasfilm Ltd.

1970

Directed (also wrote) debut feature "THX-1138"

1968

Appointed vice-president of Coppola's newly-formed American Zoetrope company

1968

Won Warner Bros scholarship; spent six months as an assistant to Francis Ford Coppola on "Finian's Rainbow"

1967

Received Grand Prize in the National Student Film Festival for his short version of "THX-1138"

1966

Began film career as assistant editor for U.S. Information Agency

1962

Badly injured in car crash just days before his high school graduation

Split off the non-filmmaking divisions of Lucasfilm (including ILM, a computer game division and a theater sound systems group) and named it LucasArts

Won numerous motor racing trophies while a teenager

Bonus Trivia

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The animation studio Pixar was founded as the Graphics Group, one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm. Pixar's early computer graphics research resulted in groundbreaking effects in films such as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) and "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985).

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The George Lucas Educational Foundation was established in 1991 (www.glef.org).

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Lucas received an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern California on May 6, 1994.

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In 1999, Lucas donated $1.5 million to USC to fund a digital studio to be named in honor of the late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

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In 2003, Lucas announced plans to consolidate his film production company, his special effects house and video game company under the name Lucasfilm Ltd. and relocate most of the company's 2,000 employees to the company's planned Digital Arts Center campus at San Francisco's Presidio in 2005.

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