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George Lucas

Born: May 14, 1944

Birthplace: Modesto

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

George Lucas

Date of Birth : May 14, 1944
Birth Place : Modesto

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucas founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and in 1971 wrote and directed THX 1138, which was based on his earlier student short, Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, and was a financial failure. His next work as a writer-director was the 1973 film American Graffiti, which was inspired by Lucas's early life in Modesto, California, and was produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Award nominations. After American Graffiti, Lucas sought after financing for his science fiction screenplay which would later become Star Wars. After Lucas's failed attempts at getting the film produced at United Artists and Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox agreed to finance and distribute the film.

Profession


  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Cinematographer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Television producer
  • Film Editor

Also known as


  • Gentle George
  • George Walton Lucas, Jr.
  • Luke
  • George
  • George Walton Lucas Jr.
  • Lucas
  • George L.
  • George Walton Lucas

Parents


  • George Walton Lucas Sr.
  • Dorothy Ellinore Bomberger

Spouse


  • Mellody Hobson
  • Marcia Lucas

Children


  • Amanda Lucas
  • Katie Lucas
  • Jett Lucas
  • Everest Hobson Lucas

Awards Won


  • AFI Life Achievement Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
  • Nebula Award for Best Script
  • Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
  • ADG''s Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer
  • PGA Vanguard Award
  • Saturn Award for Best Director
  • Nikola Tesla Satellite Award
  • Razzie Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
  • Saturn Award for Best Writing
  • NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award
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