George Lucas

Biography

Arguably the most important film innovator in the history of the medium, George Lucas continually "pushed the envelope" of filmmaking technology since his early days as a student at U.S.C. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he had a much harder time communicating his vision to studio executives, whose meddling managed to compromise each of his first three feature directing efforts in some way. The monumental success of "Star Wars" (1977) ushered in the era of the "summer blockbuster," which, despite the later popularity of low budget independent films, was still the prevailing mentality powering the Hollywood engine.

Though he set the tone and established the expectations which influenced studios to devote the bulk of their resources to films designed to blast off into hyperspace for spectacular profits, it was doubtful that a film as revolutionary as "Star Wars" was in its day could get made in the later blockbuster assembly line climate of the new millennium.

Arguably the most important film innovator in the history of the medium, George Lucas continually "pushed the envelope" of filmmaking technology since his early days as a student at U.S.C. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he had a much harder time communicating his vision to studio executives, whose meddling managed to compromise each of his first three feature directing efforts in some way. The monumental success of "Star Wars" (1977) ushered in the era of the "summer blockbuster," which, despite the later popularity of low budget independent films, was still the prevailing mentality powering the Hollywood engine.

Though he set the tone and established the expectations which influenced studios to devote the bulk of their resources to films designed to blast off into hyperspace for spectacular profits, it was doubtful that a film as revolutionary as "Star Wars" was in its day could get made in the later blockbuster assembly line climate of the new millennium.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1944-05-14

Place of Birth Modesto - California - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • George Walton Lucas Jr.

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Laddie as Himself
2015 Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Himself
2014 A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema as Himself
2014 Face of Unity as Himself
2013 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster as Himself
2013 Milius as Himself
2012 On Set With "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" as Himself (archive footage)
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2011 Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi. The Power of Myth as Himself
2010 Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible as himself
2010 The People vs. George Lucas as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel as Himself
2007 Fog City Mavericks as Himself
2007 The Visions of Stanley Kubrick as Himself
2007 The Pixar Story as Himself
2007 Journey Through the Labyrinth as Himself
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars as Himself (voice)
2007 Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed as George Lucas
2007 Heckler as Himself
2006 The Sci-Fi Boys as Himself
2005 Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III as Himself
2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema as Himself
2005 Alien Planet as Himself
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Himself
2004 A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope as Himself
2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy as Himself
2004 Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' as Himself
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Himself
2003 Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy as Himself
2003 The O.C.(1 episode)
2001 The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Himself
2000 Kurosawa as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 The Making of 'American Graffiti' as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III as Disappointed Man
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1991 Hook as Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1988 Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
1984 Al TV(1 episode)
1983 From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga as Himself
1981 The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' as Himself
1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' as Himself
1971 George Lucas: Maker of Films as Himself
1971 Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' as Himself
1968 The New Cinema
1967 The Emperor as Army Captain
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Writing

2019 Star Wars: Episode IX … Characters
2018 Han Solo: A Star Wars Story … Characters
2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII … Characters
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story … Characters
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens … Characters
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars(126 episodes) … Writer
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull … Characters
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull … Story
2007 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception … Story
2007 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance … Story
2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars: Volume 2 … Writer
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith … Screenplay
2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars: Volume 1 … Writer
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones … Screenplay
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid … Story
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil … Characters
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure … Story
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service … Story
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace … Screenplay
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life … Story
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell … Story
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure … Story
1994 Radioland Murders … Story
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade … Characters
1986 Captain EO … Writer
1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor … Screenplay
1984 The Ewok Adventure … Author
1983 Return of the Jedi … Story
1983 Return of the Jedi … Screenplay
1982 Return of the Ewok … Characters
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark … Writer
1980 The Empire Strikes Back … Story
1979 More American Graffiti … Characters
1977 Star Wars … Writer
1973 American Graffiti … Screenplay
1971 THX 1138 … Screenplay
1967 Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB … Writer
1967 Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town … Writer
1966 Herbie … Writer

Production

2016 Clone Wars: Episode III - Children of the Force … Executive Producer
2015 Strange Magic … Executive Producer
2012 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Darth Maul Returns … Executive Producer
2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue … Executive Producer
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars(126 episodes) … Executive Producer
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars … Executive Producer
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull … Executive Producer
2006 Vader Sessions … Executive Producer
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith … Executive Producer
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars(37 episodes) … Producer
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones … Producer
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace … Executive Producer
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles(0 episodes) … Executive Producer
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade … Executive Producer
1988 The Land Before Time … Executive Producer
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream … Executive Producer
1988 Willow … Executive Producer
1987 Star Tours … Executive Producer
1986 Inside the Labyrinth … Executive Producer
1986 Howard the Duck … Executive Producer
1986 Labyrinth … Executive Producer
1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor … Producer
1985 Star Wars: Ewoks(39 episodes) … Producer
1985 Star Wars: Droids(17 episodes) … Producer
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters … Executive Producer
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom … Executive Producer
1983 Twice Upon a Time … Executive Producer
1983 Return of the Jedi … Executive Producer
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark … Executive Producer
1980 Kagemusha … Executive Producer
1980 The Empire Strikes Back … Executive Producer
1979 More American Graffiti … Executive Producer
1977 Star Wars … Executive Producer

Directing

2014 Anthony Daniels … Director
2005 Le Court des grands … Director
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith … Director
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones … Director
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace … Director
1977 Star Wars … Director
1973 American Graffiti … Director
1971 THX 1138 … Director
1971 Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' … Director
1968 Filmmaker … Director
1967 Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB … Director
1967 The Emperor … Director
1967 Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town … Director
1966 Freiheit … Director
1966 Herbie … Director
1966 1:42.08 … Director
1965 Look at Life … Director

Editing

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade … Editor
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom … Editor
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark … Editor
1980 The Empire Strikes Back … Editor
1971 THX 1138 … Editor
1965 Look at Life … Editor

Creator

2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars … Creator
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars … Creator
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles … Creator
1985 Star Wars: Ewoks … Creator
1985 Star Wars: Droids … Creator
1900 Star Wars live-action TV series … Creator

Crew

2016 Clone Wars: Episode III - Children of the Force … Creator
2007 Sicko … Thanks

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