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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 Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver. However, a terrible car accident just after his ... See full bio »
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 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX (characters) (announced)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII (characters) (filming)
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (characters) (filming)
  Indiana Jones 5 (characters) (announced)
 2015 Strange Magic (story)
 2013 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Star Wars and Star Wars characters by)
 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (characters and universe)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (screenplay) / (story)
 1994 Radioland Murders (story)
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (characters) / (story)
 1988 Willow (story)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (story)
 1979 More American Graffiti (characters)
 1973 American Graffiti (written by)
 1971 THX 1138 (earlier screenplay) / (screenplay) / (story)
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DVD commentary: Video interview with Leonard Maltin on the Criterion Collection DVD for The Hidden Fortress (1958) ("The Hidden Fortress"). See more »

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8 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 22 Interviews | 28 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gentle George | George | George L. | Lucas


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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On the making of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): "When you're directing, you have to get up at four thirty [A.M], have breakfast at five, leave the hotel at six, drive an hour to location, start shooting at eight, and finish shooting around six. Then you wrap, go to your office, and set up the next day's work. You get back to the hotel about eight or nine, hopefully get a bite to eat, ... See more »


His script for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was turned down by every major Hollywood studio, the reason being that no one would want to see it. In a last ditch attempt, Lucas approached 20th Century Fox who decided to go ahead with the script even though they were convinced it would flop. Star Wars ended up becoming the highest grossing movie ever released at that time. See more »


His stories often feature older, more experienced characters educating younger ones. See more »

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Good director, bad writer newhouse47
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but why don't people like him? shainz
Lucas has sold Lucas Film and Star Wars to Disney kswiston
You just crushed his spirit boonose
Will he get any money at all for the upcoming star wars movie onemanbond
Plead make those 'esoteric art films!' j3llz6x
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