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color photo of George Lucas in tuxedo & bow tie          short profile

movies of George Lucas
Star Wars series
Indiana Jones series

other works by George Lucas

the business empire

works about George Lucas

friends & family

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"Special effects are just a tool, a means of telling a story. People have a tendency to confuse them as an end to themselves.
A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing."  — George Lucas


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          George Lucas attempted to make a 'Flash Gordon' film in the 1970s; however, Lucas was unable to acquire the rights from Dino De Laurentiis, so he decided to create 'Star Wars' instead.[

George Lucas entry at Wikipedia
official biography at Lucasfilm website
George Lucas credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Lucas on DVD at Amazon


George Lucas made seven out of the Top 100 Box Office Hits list (as of late 2011):
"Star Wars" [1977] is Number Two!; "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" [1980] is number 12;
"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of The Jedi" [1983] is number 15; "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"
[1999] is number 21; "American Graffiti" [1973] is number 43; "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of The Sith"
[2005] is number 58; and "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of The Clones" [2002] is number 85.


      George Lucas received
the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Oscar statuette in 1992

cinema tycoon George Lucas also received
a Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1973
two Saturn Awards in 1978
Hochi Film Award of Japan in 1978
three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, in 1978, 1982 & 1990
ShoWest Director of The Year Award in 1978
Evening Standard British Film Award 1979
shared David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Producer in 1981
footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {16 May 1984} with Steven Spielberg
the Sci-Fi Universe Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995
National Board of Review Special Award in 2002
BAFTA/Los Angeles Britannia Award for Excellence in Film in 2002
P.G.A. Vanguard Award in 2003
Satellite Awards Nicola Tesla Award in 2003
Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004
ShoWest Convention Galactic Achievement Award in 2005
Movie of The Year Award at Hollywood Film Festival in 2005
the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 2005
listed #12 on Atlantic Monthly's "Top 30 Influential Living Americans" (12/2006)
induction to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006
Art Directors Guild Award in 2009
Image Vanguard Award in 2012



Movies  of  George Lucas
George Lucas credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Lucas on DVD at Amazon
George Lucas filmography at Wikipedia

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George Lucas student film "THX1138" [1971] is on DVD

"American Graffiti" [1973]
Directed by George Lucas; nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture & Best Director; full credits from IMDb

"Star Wars" [1977] aka "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below }

"More American Graffiti" [1979]

co-produced Kurosawa's "Kagemusha" [1980]

"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" [1980]
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below }

exec produced "Body Heat" [1981]

"Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas
{ see the "Indiana Jones" series section below }

"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of The Jedi" [1983]
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below }

exec produced "Twice Upon a Time" animated feature film [1983]

"Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984] {prequel} story & co-produced by George Lucas
{ see the "Indiana Jones" series section below }

"Latino" [1985] directed by Haskell Wexler

"Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters" [1985]
directed by Paul Schrader; exec produced by George Lucas & Francis Ford Coppola

co-produced "Howard The Duck" [1986]

co-produced "Labyrinth" [1986] directed by Jim Henson

"Powaqqatsi" [1986] {second of Godfrey Reggio's 'Qatsi Trilogy'}
exec produced by George Lucas & Francis Ford Coppola

co-produced "Willow" [1988]

exec produced "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" [1988] directed by Francis Ford Coppola
about visionary automaker Preston Tucker [1903-56]

exec produced "The Land Before Time" animated feature film [1988]

"Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" [1989] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas
{ see the "Indiana Jones" series section below }

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" TV series [1992-96] created & exec produced by George Lucas
{ see the "Indiana Jones" series section below }

co-written & co-produced "Radioland Murders" [1994]

"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" [1999]
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below }

"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of The Clones" [2002]
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below } "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of The Sith" [2005]
{ see the "Star Wars" series section below }

"Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull" [2008] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas
{ see the "Indiana Jones" series section below }


Star Wars  movie series

Magic Lantern's "Star Wars" Movie Series Page

C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and Darth Vader placed footprints
in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {3 August 1977}

"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" [1999]
is top box-office number 21

"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of The Clones" [2002]
is top box-office number 85

"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of The Sith" [2005]
is top box-office number 58

"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" [1977]
is top box-office Number Two!

"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" [1980]
is top box-office number 12

"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of The Jedi" [1983]
is top box-office number 15

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated feature film [2008]

"Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)" [2011]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box set   Fox widescreen color Blu-ray set [9/2011] 9 disks for $88.16
contains 6 feature films on disks 1 thru 6, with plenty of audio commentary tracks; disks 7 & 8 are Star Wars Archives; disk 9 contains eight Star Wars documentaries (all are in color, times are approximate): "The Making of Star Wars" [49 minutes, 1977]: behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen, hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and featuring George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher •• "The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX" [48 minutes, 1980]: hosted by Mark Hamill; behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects work that transformed George Lucas’s vision into cinematic reality •• "Classic Creatures: Return of The Jedi" [48 min., 1983]: production footage interspersed with vintage monster movie clips explores the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film; hosted & narrated by Carrie Fisher & Billie Dee Williams •• "Anatomy of A Dewback" [26 minutes, 1997]: George Lucas explains & demonstrates how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later •• "Star Warriors" [84 minutes, 2007]: action figures, costumes & fandom •• "Star Wars Tech" [46 minutes, 2007]: explores the plausibility of the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry •• "A Conversation With The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later" [25 minutes, 2010]: commemorates the 30th anniversary of the movie; features George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan & composer John Williams •• "Star Wars Spoofs" [90 minutes, 2011]: a hilarious collection of spoofs & parodies, including clips from "Family Guy", "The Simpsons", "How I Met Your Mother", 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and more


Indiana Jones  movie series
Indiana Jones entry at Wikipedia
Harrison Ford at Internet Movie Database
official Indiana Jones website {requires Flash}

"Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas

"Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984] {prequel} story & co-produced by George Lucas

"Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" [1989] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" TV series [1992-96] created & exec produced by George Lucas

"Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull" [2008] co-written & co-produced by George Lucas

Complete Making of Indiana Jones book by J.W. Rinzler   "The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind
All Four Films" [2008]
by J.W. Rinzler, Laurent Bouzerau, Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

Del Rey 10¼x11¼ pb [5/2008] for $23.10
Indiana Jones Ultimate Guide book by James Luceno   "Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide" [2008]
by James Luceno

D.K. Children 12½x10½ hardcover [5/2008] for $16.49

Indiana Jones Adventure Collection  "Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection" [2008]
Paramount widescreen color DVD set [5/2008] 3 disks for $39.99
contains "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981] Special Edition; "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984] Special Edition; "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" [1989] Special Edition; extras include a photo gallery for each film; storyboards of 'The Well of Souls', 'The Mine Car Chase' & 'The Last Crusade opening scene'; and docu/- promo shorts "The Indy Trilogy: A Crystal Clear Appreciation", "The Mystery of The Melting Face", "Snakes Alive!", "Creepy Crawlies, "On location With Indy", "Indy's Women Reminisce", and "Indy's Friends & Enemies"

"Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981]

"Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984]

"Indiana  Jones  and  The  Last  Crusade"  [Paramount May 1989]
Filmed in Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Jordan, and Spain, in California, Colorado, Texas & Utah, and on
the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in New Mexico; directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Harrison Ford &
Sean Connery • full credits at IMDb • official Indiana Jones movie site

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" [1992-96 tv series]

"Indiana  Jones  &  The  Kingdom  of  The  Crystal  Skull"
[Paramount May 2008]
Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull movie poster  A young man brings Prof. Jones a coded message from an aged & demented colleague; Soviet agents follow the two men to Peru, where they locate a skull carved from quartz and join forces with Marion Ravenwood to confront the jungle, the Soviets, and the supernatural! Directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Harrison Ford, Ray Winstone, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Jim Broadbent, John Hurt & Karen Allen
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2008] 2 disks for $16.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD [10/2008] 2 disks for $22.99
full credits at IMDb


Other  Works  by  George  Lucas




The  Business  Empire

LUCAS-ARTS ENT CO, San Rafael CA 94912 = www.lucasarts.com (9/95)

Pixar  Animation  Studios
Begun in 1979 as the computer graphics animation division of George Lucas's LucasFilm in Northern California; when Apple, Inc. co-founder
Steve Jobs [1955-2011] left that company in 1986, he paid $5 million to Lucas and invested another $5 million in the company, renamed Pixar.

http://www.lucasfilm.com/
Announced 9/2012: president and COO Micheline Chau (a two-decades-long veteran of Lucasfilm) announced that she is retiring; with her departure,
senior executives for each of the Lucasfilm divisions will report directly to Kathleen Kennedy, who was named Lucasfilm co-chair in June.
Announced 10/2012: The Walt Disney Company announced an agreement to purchase Lucasfilm, Ltd. from George Lucas for $4.05 billion.



Works  About  George Lucas

"George Lucas In Love" [1999] /tt0203523/
8-minute comedy short has film student George Lucas (circa 1967) with writer's block while trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script,
until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards 2005: George Lucas
video not available; show credits from IMDb

Directors, Life Behind the Camera docufilm from A.F.I.  "Directors: Life Behind The Camera" [A.F.I. 2006]
featuring interactive access to on-camera comments of 33 reknowned writers & writer-directors: Robert Altman, Robert Benton, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Chris Columbus, Wes Craven, Cameron Crowe, Frank Darabont, Jonathan Demme, Richard Donner, Clint Eastwood, Nora Ephron, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson, George Lucas, David Lynch, Adrian Lyne, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Robert Zemeckis, David Zucker, plus A-list actors and producers; not listed at IMDb
First Run Features color DVD [9/2010] 2 disks for $20.99
The Directors Take 4 interview book by Robert J. Emery  
The Directors: Take Four" of 4 volumes [2003] by Robert J. Emery
Allworth Press 9x6 [7/2003] for $22.95
interviews with David Cronenberg, Cameron Crowe, Frank Darabont, Mike Figgis, George Lucas, Adrian Lyne, Phillip Noyce & Tony Scott

"George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their
Financial and Cultural Success" [] by Alex Ben Block & Lucy Autrey Wilson
http://www.amazon.com/George-Lucass-Blockbusting-Decade---Decade/dp/0061778893/

"Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation" [] by Pamela Glintenkamp
http://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Light-Magic-The-Innovation/dp/0810998025/

"The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story" [] by J.W. Rinzler
http://www.amazon.com/The-Making-Star-Wars-Definitive/dp/0345477618/

"The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" [] by J.W. Rinzler
http://www.amazon.com/The-Making-Star-Wars-Strikes/dp/0345509617/

"Skywalking: The Life And Films of George Lucas" [] by Dale Pollock
http://www.amazon.com/Skywalking-Films-George-Updated-Edition/dp/0306809044/

"Droidmaker: George Lucas and The Digital" [] by Michael Rubin
http://www.amazon.com/Droidmaker-George-Lucas-Digital-Revolution/dp/0937404675/

"The Cinema of George Lucas" [] by Marcus Hearn
http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-George-Lucas-Marcus-Hearn/dp/0810949687/

"The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind Original Film" [] by J.W. Rinzler
http://www.amazon.com/The-Making-Star-Wars-Definitive/dp/0345494768/

"George Lucas: Interviews" [] Edited by Sally Kline
http://www.amazon.com/George-Lucas-Interviews-Conversations-Filmmakers/dp/1578061253/

"The Complete Vader: Star Wars" [] by Ryder Windham
http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Vader-Star-Wars/dp/0345522974/

"Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle" [] by Ryder Windham
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Year-Visual-Chronicle/dp/0756657644/

George Lucas 2016 biography by Brian Jay Jones  
"George Lucas: A Life" [2016] by Brian Jay Jones  12/2016
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [12/2016] for $16.99
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2016] for $27.43


Friends  &  Family


L i n k s
George Lucas entry at Wikipedia
George Lucas credits [since 1965] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Lucas on DVD at Amazon

George Lucas entry at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database


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