"Star Wars: Episode I--Attack of the Clones": A published screenplay with storyboard drawings.
8 Print Biographies |
7 Portrayals |
22 Interviews |
28 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
5 Magazine Cover Photos |
Gentle George | George | George L. | Lucas
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
[About the origin of "Chewbacca"] There was a dog in American Graffiti
(1973), but I didn't use "Indiana" for the part because it was a night scene and I wanted a white dog. My wife was very upset that I didn't put my own dog in the movie; so I said I'd put Indiana's spirit in the next one. And that's how the "Wookiee" came into being.
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.
Letters/numbers THX-1138 (name of his first "real" movie) appears in many films: The licence plate number on Milner's deuce coupe in American Graffiti
(1973) was THX 138. A battle droid who captures Jar Jar Binks and the Gungans has the number 1138 written on his back. In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977), Luke Skywalker said (with reference to Chewbacca) "Prisoner transfer from cell ...