People of Lucasfilm

by adog1990 | created - 10 Oct 2012 | updated - 10 Oct 2012 | Public

A list of people involved with LucasFilm.

1. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

CEO and founder

2. Kathleen Kennedy

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...

Co-chairman

3. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

Mentor of George Lucas and the studio's influence

4. Bill Norton

Director | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bill Norton was born in the USA. He is a director and producer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Tour of Duty (1987) and More American Graffiti (1979).

5. Irvin Kershner

Director | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Irvin Kershner was born on April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Kershner began his career in 1950, producing documentaries for the United States Information Service in the Middle East. He later turned to television, directing...

6. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and...

7. Lawrence Kasdan

Writer | The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan was born on January 14, 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985) and Wyatt Earp (1994). He has been married to Meg Kasdan since November 28, 1971. They have two children.

8. Philip Kaufman

Writer | The Right Stuff

Director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago and later Harvard Law School. He won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at Cannes in 1965 for his film Goldstein (1964). He was the screenwriter for The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and was to ...

9. John Korty

Director | The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

John Korty was born on June 22, 1936 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He is known for his work on The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), Farewell to Manzanar (1976) and Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (1977).

11. Bill Couturié

Producer | Earth and the American Dream

Bill Couturié is a producer and director, known for Earth and the American Dream (1992), Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) and Vietnam Requiem (1982).

12. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

13. Henry Selick

Director | Coraline

Henry Selick is a film director, specializing in films with stop-motion animation. He has formal training as an animator.

Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. As a child, Selick took up drawing as a hobby. He ...

14. Richard Marquand

Director | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Richard Alfred Marquand. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Nowhere to Run (1993). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine ...

15. Haskell Wexler

Cinematographer | Medium Cool

Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...

16. Paul Schrader

Writer | Affliction

Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...

17. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

18. Willard Huyck

Writer | Howard the Duck

Willard Huyck was born on September 8, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Willard Miller Huyck Jr. He is a writer and director, known for Howard the Duck (1986), American Graffiti (1973) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He has been married to Gloria Katz since November 25, 1969...

19. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

20. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

21. Mel Smith

Actor | The Princess Bride

Mel Smith was born on December 3, 1952 in Chiswick, London, England as Melvyn Kenneth Smith. He was an actor and producer, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Brain Donors (1992) and National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985). He was married to Pamela Gay-Rees. He died on July 19, 2013 in St ...

22. Dave Filoni

Writer | Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Dave grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was in the marching band, and was the starting goaltender for half of his senior year on the hockey team. He graduated from high school in 1992 and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where he played club ...

23. Anthony Hemingway

Director | Red Tails

Anthony Hemingway is a director and producer, known for Red Tails (2012), Underground (2016) and American Crime Story (2016).

24. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

25. Mark Andrews

Writer | Brave

Mark Andrews was born on September 12, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Mark Elliott Andrews. He is known for his work on Brave (2012), John Carter (2012) and The Iron Giant (1999).

26. Brenda Chapman

Writer | Brave

Brenda Chapman was born on November 1, 1962 in Beason, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Brave (2012), The Lion King (1994) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). She is married to Kevin Lima. They have one child.

27. Clive A. Smith

Producer | Rolie Polie Olie

Clive Smith has been a force in the international animation community for over forty years. With partners Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, he co-founded Nelvana in the early seventies and kick-started the industry in Toronto. Together they grew the company from a three-man animation shop to one ...

28. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's ...

29. Matthew Senreich

Writer | Robot Chicken

Matthew Senreich was born on June 17, 1974 in Long Island, New York, USA as Matthew Ian Senreich. He is a writer and producer, known for Robot Chicken (2001), Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008) and Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007).

30. Ben Burtt

Sound_department | WALL·E

Ben Burtt was born in New York, USA. Though he is a writer, an editor and a director, he is best known for his work as a sound designer. Ben has worked on many Pixar and Star Trek movies and all of the Star Wars movies. He is credited for creating Chewbacca's voice and sounds as well as the voice ...

31. Henry Gilroy

Writer | Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Henry Gilroy is a writer and producer, known for Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), The Wacky World of Tex Avery (1997) and Star Wars: Rebels (2014).

32. Raymond Jafelice

Art_department | Babar: King of the Elephants

Raymond Jafelice was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on Babar: King of the Elephants (1999), Stella and Sam (2011) and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1993).

33. Dale Schott

Art_department | Rupert

34. Joe Johnston

Director | Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston II. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), October Sky (1999) and The Rocketeer (1991).

35. Jim Wheat

Writer | Pitch Black

Jim Wheat was born in 1952. He is a writer and producer, known for Pitch Black (2000), Riddick (2013) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

36. Ken Wheat

Writer | Pitch Black

Ken Wheat was born in 1950. He is a writer and producer, known for Pitch Black (2000), Riddick (2013) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

37. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Green Mile

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...