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George Walton Lucas Jr. was born on 14 May 1944, in Modesto, California USA, of British, Swiss-German (father)  and distant Dutch and French (mother) descent, and is an admired, popular and successful  film producer and director, screenwriter, enterpreneur, cinematographer, as well as a television producer. George Lucas is perhaps best known as the creator of the epic space opera franchise “Star Wars”, and the “Indiana Jones” franchise.

So just how rich is George Lucas? George Lucas has valuable assets, such as his home in California, the value of which amounts to $195 million, as well as his other house that costs $700,000. In short, George Lucas’ net worth is estimated to be a remarkable $5.2 billion, the majority of which comes from his directing career.

George Lucas Net Worth $5.2 Billion

George Lucas  attended Modesto Junior College, and while there became interested in making films. Lucas then continued his studies at the University of Southern California, where he was inspired by the works of Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra and others. Lucas’ professional career began in the 1960s, when he started writing and producing short films. He obtained a scholarship from Warner Bros to study a film in the making, which turned out to be “Finian’s Rainbow” directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With the latter, Lucas founded American Zoetrope studio, to be independent from the major Hollywood studios, and made his directorial debut in 1971 with a science fiction film called “THX 1138” and even though it initially received mixed to negative reviews, over the years the film began receiving more positive critical reviews. Following his debut, George Lucas came out with “American Graffiti”, a coming of age film starring Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. The movie was largely successful and was even nominated for the Academy Award for Directing and Writing. George’s net worth was well on its way!

After that, Lucas followed up with his famous “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises, both of which brought him an immense fame, as well as largely contributed to his $5.2 billion net worth. The first “Star Wars” movie came out in 1977 and became the highest grossing movies of all time. The movie starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher reached new heights of popularity and influenced the release of seven more films in the franchise, with another to be released in late 2015, as well the creation of eight television series and a number of video games.

With three theme parks inspired by “Star Wars”, this movie franchise is considered to be one of the greatest box office successes with more than $4.38 billion grossed worldwide. However, this was not the only successful film franchise created by George Lucas. In 1981, the first movie of the Indiana Jones franchise “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was released to highly positive critical reviews. The film, starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, was the highest grossing film of the year and until this day is thought to be one of the greatest action-adventure movies of all time. The franchise inspired the creation of three more films, many comic books, novels, video games, theme parks, as well as a television series, all of which largely contributed to the fame of the main characters and the founder of the “Indiana Jones”.

George Lucas is certainly one of the most acclaimed directors of the modern era, having directed close to 50 films and been involved with nearly 30 TV series’. He has never won an ‘Oscar”, but has Golden Globe, Saturn and Empire Awards, and if success at the box office is anything to go by, then Lucas is right at the top of the list.

However, he is also a noted philanthropist, having created his own Foundation in the early ’90s, encouraging educational innovation, and also signing up the “The Giving Pleadge” organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to donate half his wealth to worthy causes.

In his personal life, George Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Griffin(1969-83) – they have an adopted daughter. George has been married to Mellody Hobson since 2013 and they have a daughter. Lucas also adopted a daughter and a son as a single parent. He was known to have a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt in the 1980s.

 


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
More American Graffiti 1979 based on characters created by
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 written by
American Graffiti 1973 written by
THX 1138 1971 screenplay by / story by
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short writer
6-18-67 1967 Short documentary
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town 1967 Short
The Emperor 1967 Documentary short
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB 1967 Short written by
1:42.08 1966 Documentary short
Freiheit 1966 Short as Lucas
Herbie 1966 Short
Look at Life 1965 Short
Indiana Jones 5 2019 characters announced
Star Wars: Episode IX 2019 characters announced
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film 2018 characters pre-production
Star Wars: Episode VIII 2017 characters post-production
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 characters post-production
Star Wars: Detours 2016 TV Series creator - 2013- post-production
Star Wars: Underworld TV Series characters and universe announced
Untitled Star Wars Anthology Film characters announced
Star Wars Rebels TV Series based on: STAR WARS created by - 20 episodes, 2014 - 2016 based on: Star Wars created by - 19 episodes, 2015 - 2016 based on "Star Wars" created by - 1 episode, 2014
If Star Wars Wasn't Serious 2014-2016 TV Series characters and universe - 5 episodes
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures 2016 TV Series based on: Star Wars created by - 6 episodes
I Still Haven't Found the Droids I'm Looking For 2016 Short characters
Android Rooster 2015-2016 TV Series characters - 10 episodes
Darth Maul: Apprentice 2016 Short characters - uncredited
Exile: A Star Wars Story 2016 Short characters
Kara: A Star Wars Story 2016 Short characters
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 based on characters created by
Star Wars Legends: Legacy of the Force 2015 Short characters and universe
Star Wars: WWII - News Reel 2015 Short characters
Star Wars: The Lesser Evil 2015 Short characters
Beyond the Dune Sea 2015 Short based on characters created by
Strange Magic 2015 story by
Citizen Vader 2014 Short characters
The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut 2014 story by
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones 2014 Short characters
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series based on characters created by - 1 episode
Star Wars: Resurgence 2014 Short characters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008-2014 TV Series created by - 121 episodes
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2013 Star Wars and Star Wars characters by
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace in the Playroom 2012 Video short uncredited
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2012 TV Movie characters
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace 2011 TV Movie characters - uncredited
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 2011 Video Game characters and universe
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 2010 Video Game characters
Lawrence Jones y la mesa del Rey Salomón 2009 Short characters: Jones' family
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues 2009 Video Game characters
La gran pelea 2009 Short character - uncredited
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition 2009 Video Game
Return of the Raiders of the Lost Ark 2009 Video Game characters
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 TV Short characters - uncredited
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 Video Game characters and universe / story
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 characters and universe
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2008 Video Game characters and universe / story
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures 2008 Video Game characters
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 characters / story
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception 2007 Video story - segments "Paris", "Verdun"
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga 2007 Video Game characters and universe
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 2006 Video Game characters and universe
Star Wars: Extinción 2006 Short characters - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 written by
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Video Game characters and universe / story
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005 Video Game characters and universe
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003-2005 TV Series characters and universe - 25 episodes
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb 2003 Video Game characters
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game character: Jango Fett - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 screenplay by / story by
Star Wars: Obi-Wan 2002 Video Game characters
Star Wars: Episodio Pi - Sithspotting 2002 Short characters
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome 2001 TV Special short character: R2-D2 - uncredited
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2001 Video Game character: Darth Maul - uncredited
Star Ballz 2001 Video based on characters created by - uncredited
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid 2000 TV Movie story - segment "Vienna"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure 2000 TV Movie story - segment "Egypt"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell 1999 Video story - segments "Somme", "Germany"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service 1999 Video story - segments "Austria", "Petrograd"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life 1999 Video story - segments "German East Africa", "Congo"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure 1999 Video story - segment "Mexico"
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 written by
The Dark Redemption 1999 Short creator
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance 1999 Video story - segments "Benares", "Peking"
Troops 1997 Short characters
Star Wars: Yoda Stories 1997 Video Game characters
Star Wars: Droids - The Pirates and the Prince 1997 Video characters
Star Wars: Droids - Treasure of the Hidden Planet 1997 Video characters
Star Wars: Ewoks - Tales from the Endor Woods 1997 Video characters
Star Wars: Ewoks - The Haunted Village 1997 Video characters
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1996 Video Game story
Radioland Murders 1994 story
Young Indiana Jones and the Instruments of Chaos 1994 Video Game characters
Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1993 Video Game characters
Star Wars Chess 1993 Video Game characters
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV Series story - 19 episodes, 1992 - 1993 based on a story by - 1 episode, 1992
Indiana Jed 1992 Video stories
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992 Video Game characters
Star Wars 1991 Video Game characters and universe
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation 1989 Video story
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 characters / story
Star Wars 1988 Video Game story and screenplay
Willow 1988 story by
Captain EO 1986 Short screenplay
The Great Heep 1986 TV Movie characters
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985 TV Movie story
Droids 1985 TV Series characters
Ewoks 1985 TV Series characters
The Ewok Adventure 1984 TV Movie story
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 story by
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 screenplay by / story by
Star Wars 1983 Video Game original screenplay - uncredited
Return of the Ewok 1982 Video short characters
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 story by
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 story by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Detours 2016 TV Series executive producer post-production
Star Wars: Underworld TV Series executive producer announced
Strange Magic 2015 executive producer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008-2014 TV Series executive producer - 122 episodes
Red Tails 2012 executive producer
Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War 2012 Documentary executive producer
Manifest Destiny 2011/II Documentary executive producer
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue 2011 Short executive producer
The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors 2010 Video documentary executive producer
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition 2009 Video Game producer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 executive producer
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2008 Video Game producer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change 2008 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception 2007 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Documentaries 2007 TV Series documentary executive producer - 2007
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 executive producer
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003-2005 TV Series executive producer - 25 episodes
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Passion for Life 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song 2000 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence 1999 Video executive producer
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance 1999 Video executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father 1996 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen 1995 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Radioland Murders 1994 executive producer
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies 1994 TV Movie executive producer
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1992-1993 TV Series executive producer - 28 episodes
Wow! 1990 Video short executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 executive producer
The Land Before Time 1988 executive producer
Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 executive producer
Willow 1988 executive producer
Powaqqatsi 1988 Documentary executive producer
Star Tours 1987 Short executive producer
Ewoks 1985-1986 TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Inside the Labyrinth 1986 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Captain EO 1986 Short executive producer
Howard the Duck 1986 executive producer
Labyrinth 1986 executive producer
The Great Heep 1986 TV Movie executive producer - uncredited
Droids 1985 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985 TV Movie executive producer
Latino 1985 executive producer - uncredited
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 executive producer
The Ewok Adventure 1984 TV Movie executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 executive producer
Twice Upon a Time 1983 executive producer
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 executive producer
Body Heat 1981 executive producer - uncredited
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 executive producer
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 executive producer
Kagemusha 1980 executive producer: international version
More American Graffiti 1979 executive producer
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 executive producer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 uncredited
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 uncredited
Latino 1985 uncredited
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 uncredited
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 uncredited
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 uncredited
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 uncredited
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 uncredited
American Graffiti 1973 uncredited
THX 1138 1971
The Making of 'The Rain People' 1969 Documentary
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short
Journey to the Pacific 1968 Documentary
6-18-67 1967 Short documentary
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town 1967 Short
1:42.08 1966 Documentary short
Freiheit 1966 Short as Lucas
Herbie 1966 Short
Look at Life 1965 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977
American Graffiti 1973
THX 1138 1971
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' 1971 Documentary short uncredited
The Making of 'The Rain People' 1969 Documentary
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short
6-18-67 1967 Short documentary
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town 1967 Short
The Emperor 1967 Documentary short
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB 1967 Short
1:42.08 1966 Documentary short
Freiheit 1966 Short as Lucas
Herbie 1966 Short
Look at Life 1965 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007 TV Short George Lucas (voice)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Baron Papanoida (uncredited)
Just Shoot Me! 2003 TV Series George Lucas
Men in Black 1997 Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Disappointed Man (as Gentle George)
Hook 1991 Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Make It Happen 1991 Video short
Follow That Bird 1985 Extra (uncredited)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Missionary (uncredited)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short
6-18-67 1967 Short documentary
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town 1967 Short
1:42.08 1966 Documentary short
Freiheit 1966 Short as Lucas
Herbie 1966 Short
Look at Life 1965 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Powaqqatsi 1988 Documentary presenter
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 presenter
Kagemusha 1980 presenter
The Rain People 1969 production associate
Finian's Rainbow 1968 production assistant - uncredited
The Bus 1965 Documentary production assistant

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Shelter 1970 Documentary camera operator
Why Man Creates 1968 Documentary short camera operator - uncredited
Grand Prix 1966 additional camera operator
Orgy Beach Party 1964 Short still photographer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 music producer - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 music producer - uncredited
More American Graffiti 1979 music selection
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 music producer - uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Tails 2012 director: San Francisco - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 second unit director - uncredited

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marcello, I'm Bored 1970 Short sound editor
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short sound

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey to the Pacific 1968 Documentary assistant editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Video Game special thanks
Maniac Mansion 1987 Video Game special thanks
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary special thanks
Return to Oz 1985 special thanks
Rescue on Fractalus! 1984 Video Game very special thanks
Dickson Experimental Sound Film 1894 Short special thanks: restored version
The Cursed Man 2016 special thanks
Tourist of Terror Presents: The Saturday Morning Cereal Killers 2016 TV Series dominating Sasha's childhood & much of Sasha's adult life - 1 episode
Bean Dip Explains It All 2015 TV Series special thanks - 4 episodes
JonTron's StarCade 2015 TV Mini-Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Force on Earth: Task of the Apprentice 2015 Short very special thanks
The A-List 2015 the producers wish to thank
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions 2015 Video Game very special thanks
Day One 2015/I Short The filmmakers wish to thank
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema 2014 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Le Décodeur 2014 Short thanks
Consumed 2014/I Short special thanks
Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys 2014 Documentary thanks
Ez 2022 2013 Short dedicatee
Angry Birds Star Wars II 2013 Video Game very special thanks
Versus: The Way to Shadow 2013 Short thanks: un grand merci
Showreel 2013 TV Series special thanks to - 1 episode
Rakugo eiga 2012 grateful acknowledgment
Tráiganme la Cabeza de la Mujer Metralleta 2012 acknowledgment
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 2012 Video documentary special thanks
Stormur 2012 Short grateful thanks
Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure 2012 Short special thanks
Dream Job 2012 Short the producers wish to thank
Kinect Star Wars 2012 Video Game very special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie 2012 acknowledgment to the works of
J.A.W. 2011 Short special thanks
Latch Key 2011 Short special thanks
Life After the Apocalypse 2011 Short Special Thanks
Hughes the Force 2011 Short thanks: thank you for inspiring generations of people
On the Pool Patio with Ilya Salkind 2011 Documentary thanks
Away 2011/II Short special thanks
Baby's Out 2011 Short special thanks
Rise Above 2011 Documentary short special thanks
Our Wars Remastered 2011 Short very special thanks: for the creation of the "Star Wars" Saga
Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty 2010 TV Short special thanks
Rod the Stormtrooper: Episode IV - Remnants of the Past 2009 Short special thanks
Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 2009 TV Short special thanks
Ez-Chewie 2009 Short very special thanks
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings 2009 Video Game very special thanks
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion 2009 special thanks
Fanboys 2009 very special thanks
Indiana Jones and the Star Test Crusade 2008 Short special thanks
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 TV Short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production 2008 Video short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short special thanks
The Waitlist 2008 Documentary short special thanks
Star Wars: Wrath of the Mandalorian 2008 Video short thanks: for inspiring generations of film makers
Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick 2008 TV Short special thanks
Weird Science Whatever 2008 Short special thanks for inspiration
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007 TV Short special thanks
Sicko 2007 Documentary special thanks
The Enormous Radio 2006 Short special thanks
Star Wars: Extinción 2006 Short thanks
Abominable 2006 The Producers Wish to Thank the Following
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006 Video Game very special thanks
Can't Build Me Love 2005 Video short special thanks
Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005 Video Game very special thanks
Within a Minute: The Making of 'Episode III' 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Water 2005/I ultra thanks
Science of Star Wars 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 3 episodes
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Video Game very special thanks
Sith Apprentice 2005 Short special thanks
Robots 2005 special thanks
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004 Video Game very special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary special thanks
The Award Showdown 2004 Video short this film is dedicated to
Somewhere 2004 very special thanks
Saving 'Star Wars' 2004 special thanks
Breaking In: The Internship 2004 Short special thanks: LucasFilm
A Moment of Clarity... to the Xtreme 2004 Short special thanks
Gladius 2003 Video Game very special thanks
The Restorers 2003 Documentary special thanks
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003 Video Game very special thanks
Run Leia Run 2003 Short special thanks
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter 2002 Video Game very special thanks
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2002 Video Game very special thanks
Naqoyqatsi 2002 Documentary continuing thanks
The Jedi Hunter 2002 Short special thanks
To Become One 2002 Video special thanks
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams 2002 special thanks
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary very special thanks
Darth Vader's Psychic Hotline 2002 Short extra extra special thanks
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast 2002 Video Game very special thanks
Star Wars: Episodio Pi - Sithspotting 2002 Short special thanks
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Spy Kids 2001 special thanks
Crazy Watto 2000 Short special thanks
Torre 2000 Short thanks
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 1998 Video Game very special thanks
StarCraft 1998 Video Game thanks
Star Wars: DroidWorks 1998 Video Game very special thanks
Spawn 1997 thanks
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' 1996 Video documentary special thanks
Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion 1996 Video Game special thanks
The Dig 1995 Video Game very special thanks
The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 special thanks
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 the producers wish to thank
Star Wars Chess 1993 Video Game special thanks
Jurassic Park 1993 special thanks
Leprechaun 1993 special thanks
Visions of Light 1992 Documentary special thanks: AFI
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991 Video Game special thanks
Loom 1990 Video Game special thanks
The Godfather: Part III 1990 special thanks
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 1990 Video Game very very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Moving Images 2016 Documentary filming Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams 2016 TV Movie Himself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey 2016 Documentary Himself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 TV Special Himself - Honoree
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2004-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Filmmaker
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2015 TV Series Herself - Executive Producer, Return of the Jedi
Sean Connery: In His Own Words 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Face of Unity 2014 Documentary
The Colbert Report 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 2014 Documentary Himself
Star Wars Fan Groups: Celebrating a Galaxy Far, Far Away 2013 Short Himself
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster 2013 Documentary Himself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Kathleen Kennedy 2013 Pioneer of the Year Award Tribute Reel 2013 Documentary short Himself
Milius 2013 Documentary Himself
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lucas 2013/III Short Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Indie Cinema Showcase 2012 TV Series Himself
Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master 2012 Documentary short Himself
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Heart of the Matter 2012 Short Himself
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1992-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Scream Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Episode I: Crew and Cast Interviews 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Episode IV: Crew and Cast Interviews 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Episode V: Crew and Cast Interviews 2011 Video documentary short Himself
A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series Himself - Film Director
Science-fiction et paranoïa. La culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis 2011 Documentary Himself
Project Happiness 2011 Documentary Himself
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself - 'American Graffiti' Writer / Director
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Trek Nation 2010 Documentary Himself
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Himself: Film Director / Producer
The Star Wars Comic Con 09 Spectacular 2009 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Movie Loft 2008 TV Series Himself
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production 2008 Video short Himself
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short Himself
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Crystal Skulls 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Effects of Indy 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Preview Special 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped 2008 Video short Himself
Séries express 2008 TV Series Himself
Eigo de shabera-night 2005-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 2008 TV Series Himself
Achter de schermen bij 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' 2008 TV Short documentary Himself
Fantástico 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Indiana Jones: An Appreciation 2008 Video short Himself
Indy's Friends and Enemies 2008 Video short Himself
Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Temple of Doom: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Last Crusade: An Introduction 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood 2008 Documentary Himself
A Conversation with George 2008 Video short Himself
Star Wars: Star Warriors 2007 Documentary Himself
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic 2007 Video documentary Himself - Producer-Director, Lucasfilms Ltd.
Burn Hollywood Burn 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Creator: Star Wars
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary 2007 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
The Pixar Story 2007 Documentary Himself
The Girls Next Door 2007 TV Series Himself - Filmmaker
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Wars at 30 2007 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fog City Mavericks 2007 Documentary Himself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2007 TV Movie Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director
Rose Parade 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2006 TV Special Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Remembering Arthur 2006 Documentary Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery 2006 TV Special Himself
Cinema16: American Short Films 2006 Video Himself - Commentary
GMTV 2006 TV Series Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Joe Does the Oscars 2006 TV Movie Himself
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Greatest Villains 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Movies That Shook the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Episode III: Webisodes 2005 Video documentary Himself
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III 2005 Video short Himself
The Chosen One 2005 Video short Himself
Within a Minute: The Making of 'Episode III' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2005 TV Series short Himself
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema 2005 Video documentary Himself
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas 2005 TV Special Himself
Today 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
'Star Wars': Feel the Force 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 2002-2005 TV Series Himself
Weekend Sunrise 2005 TV Series Himself
Alien Planet 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The O.C. 2005 TV Series Himself
Extra 2005 TV Series Himself
Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga 2005 Video documentary short Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Creator, Star Wars (segment "The Last Star Wars")
Star Wars Episode III: Becoming Obi-Wan 2005 Short Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 2004 Documentary Himself
The Birth of the Lightsaber 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Writer-Director
The Characters of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Writer / Director
Star Wars: Episode III - The Return of Darth Vader 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Writer & Director
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope 2004 Video documentary Himself
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary Himself - Filmmaker
Tell Them Who You Are 2004 Documentary Himself
Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jessica's Crush 2004 TV Series Himself
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Music of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
This Is Your Life 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood 2003 Documentary Himself
From Hollywood to Borehamwood 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Holiday Harbor 2003 Video short Himself
The Life of Brian 2002 Himself
Episode II: Behind the Scenes 2002 Video documentary Himself
Episode II: Webisodes 2002 Video documentary Himself
Films Are Not Released, They Escape 2002 Video documentary Himself
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' 2002 Video documentary Himself
State of the Art: The Pre-Visualization of 'Episode II' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - A Jigsaw Puzzle 2002 Documentary short Himself
USC Presents ... CU@USC with George Lucas 2002 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents 2002 Documentary Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' 2001 Video documentary Himself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome 2001 TV Special short Himself (uncredited)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Behind the Scenes 2001 Video documentary Himself
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Webisodes 2001 Video documentary Himself
+ de cinéma 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 6 - Moviemaking in the New Millennium 2001 Video Himself - Interview
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mythology of 'Star Wars' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford 2000 TV Movie Himself
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Story of Computer Graphics 1999 Documentary
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story 1999 Video documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1999 TV Series Himself
20 heures le journal 1999 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Smap×Smap 1999 TV Series Himself
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Siskel & Ebert 1999 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
George Lucas... Cruisin' Modesto 1998 Himself (prologue)
The Making of 'American Graffiti' 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Harryhausen Chronicles 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Anatomy of a Dewback 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Noel's Christmas Presents 1997 TV Movie Himself
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tæt på troldmanden George Lucas 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director
Omnibus 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Force Returns: Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1997 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' 1996 Video documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Carrie on Hollywood 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family 1995 TV Special Himself
The Making of Disneyland's 'Indiana Jones Adventure' 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg 1995 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
American Cinema 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
American Masters 1990-1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 Documentary Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala 1991 TV Movie Himself
Showbiz Today 1991 TV Series Himself
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991 Documentary Himself
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Akira Kurosawa
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard 1990 TV Movie Himself
NHK supesharu 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The Media Show 1988 TV Series Himself
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 1988 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Willow: The Making of an Adventure 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Executive Producer
Citizen Steve 1987 Documentary short Himself
The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell 1987 Documentary Himself - Director, Star Wars
The Making of 'Captain Eo' 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1985 TV Special Himself (pre-taped segment)
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Horizon 1985 TV Series documentary Himself - Founder of Industrial Light and Magic
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Wars: Music by John Williams 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The American Comic Strip 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Bitte umblättern 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Star Wars' 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
George Lucas: Maker of Films 1971 Documentary Himself
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' 1971 Documentary short Himself
Filmmaker 1968 Documentary short Himself (voice, uncredited)
The New Cinema 1968 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Emperor 1967 Documentary short Army Captain (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prophets of Science Fiction 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series Man Kissing on Bridge
The People vs. George Lucas 2010 Documentary Himself
The Phantom Menace Review 2009 Video Himself
Closing: Team Indy 2008 Video short Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Taff 2006 TV Series Himself
El imperio de los fans 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Science of Star Wars 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
Mañanas informales 2005 TV Series Himself
When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Executive Producer
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Angelina Jolie
Troldspejlet 1989-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Director
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' 2012 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Most successful book series based on a film series Star Wars (1977)
2015 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Highest box-office gross for a screenwriter Star Wars (1977)
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) · Dave Filoni (supervising director)
· Cary Silver (producer)
· Athena Yvette Portillo (line producer)
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) · Cary Silver (producer)
· Athena Yvette Portillo (line producer)
· Dave Filoni (supervising director)
2013 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Highest box office film gross average for a director (male) THX 1138 (1971)
2013 Vanguard Award Image Awards
2013 Humanitarian Award Women in Film Crystal Awards
2013 Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award Women in Film Lucy Awards
2012 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Most prolific videogame series based on a licensed property Star Wars (1977)
2012 Vanguard Award Image Awards
2011 Cinema Vanguard Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2011 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Largest entertainment voice-over project Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)
2011 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Largest fortune made from a film franchise Star Wars (1977)
2009 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2009 Career Achievement Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
2007 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Most spoofed film series Star Wars (1977)
2007 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Most successful action-figure range Star Wars (1977)
2007 Honorary Membership Visual Effects Society Awards
2005 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
2005 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Largest simultaneous premiere - territories Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005 Hollywood Movie of the Year Hollywood Film Awards Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005 Filmmaker's Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
2005 Galactic Achievement Award ShoWest Convention, USA
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Visual Effects Society Awards
2003 Vanguard Award PGA Awards
2003 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) · Jonathan Hales
2003 Nicola Tesla Award Satellite Awards
2002 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Excellence in Film
2002 Special Award National Board of Review, USA For visionary cinematic achievement.
2000 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Highest-grossing space-opera movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Director Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000 Jackie Coogan Award Young Artist Awards
1997 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Biggest opening weekend ever for a re-released film Star Wars (1977)
1996 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Largest film merchandising campaign Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA
1992 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Academy Awards, USA

The crew of the orbiting space shuttle Atlantis (STS-45 participated in the presentation of the ... More

1990 CINE Golden Eagle CINE Competition Documentary USC - The First Fifty Years
1990 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) · Steven Spielberg (director)
· Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)
· Menno Meyjes (story)
· Philip Kaufman (characters)
1984 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) · Richard Marquand (director)
· Lawrence Kasdan (written by)
1982 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award First Star Wars videogame Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1982 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) · Steven Spielberg (director)
· Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)
· Philip Kaufman (story)
1981 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero) Kagemusha (1980) · Francis Ford Coppola
1981 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) · Irvin Kershner (director)
· Leigh Brackett (screenplay)
· Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)
1979 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Film Star Wars (1977)
1979 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director Star Wars (1977)
1978 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Star Wars (1977)
1978 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Star Wars (1977)
1978 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Star Wars (1977)
1978 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Wars (1977)
1978 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Director of the Year
1974 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay American Graffiti (1973) · Gloria Katz
· Willard Huyck
1974 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay American Graffiti (1973) · Gloria Katz
· Willard Huyck
1973 Bronze Leopard Locarno International Film Festival American Graffiti (1973)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) · Dave Filoni (supervising director)
· Cary Silver (producer)
· Athena Yvette Portillo (line producer)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More than $100 Million Using Hollywood Math Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best New, Enhanced or Reconstructed Movie Scenes Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best SF or Fantasy Film Director Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) · Rick McCallum
· Ben Burtt
· Rob Coleman
· John Knoll
· Dennis Muren
· Scott Squires
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000 Golden Slate Csapnivalo Awards Best Screenplay Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1989 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Willow (1988) · Ron Howard (director)
· Bob Dolman (screenplay)
1989 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Willow (1988) · Bob Dolman
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) · Thomas G. Smith (producer)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Ewok Adventure (1984) · Thomas G. Smith (producer)
1984 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) · Lawrence Kasdan
1982 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) · Lawrence Kasdan
· Philip Kaufman
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Star Wars (1977)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Star Wars (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Star Wars (1977)
1978 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Star Wars (1977)
1978 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Star Wars (1977)
1975 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) American Graffiti (1973)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director American Graffiti (1973)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced American Graffiti (1973) · Gloria Katz
· Willard Huyck
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture American Graffiti (1973)
1974 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures American Graffiti (1973)
1974 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen American Graffiti (1973) · Gloria Katz
· Willard Huyck
1972 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation THX 1138 (1971) · Walter Murch (screenplay)

TitleSalary
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $400,000,000
Body Heat (1981) $250,000 + 5% of profits
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $2,500,000 + net profits
Star Wars (1977) $200,000 + 40% of the net profits
American Graffiti (1973) $50,000 + 15% of gross
THX 1138 (1971) $15,000
The Rain People (1969) $3,000
Finian's Rainbow (1968) $3,000

#Fact
1 After having a great working relationship with Steven Spielberg on Gremlins (1984), Spielberg produced the next two films Chris Columbus scripted, The Goonies (1985), based on an idea Spielberg had, and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), which was Columbus' idea, which altogether was two years working on three films. Spielberg then wanted Columbus to script Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), a big step for him as a writer. He accepted and went to meet Spielberg and Lucas, two men he was very intimidated by, even though Columbus had worked with Spielberg three times, and they were two of his cinematic heroes. Columbus acted as Spielberg and Lucas's secretary on The Last Crusade for five days taking down all of their ideas. Lucas dictated the screenplay to Columbus making him fearful of changing any of it, and it went against what Columbus had learned at film school. To him, the script seemed lifeless and without energy and there was nothing of Columbus in it. He assumed Spielberg hired him for that last reason and when Columbus turned it in he was fired from the picture for all the above flaws in the script. It was a defining moment in Columbus's career, to never again ignore his base instincts on a movie, or to be intimidated by the people he worked with.
2 Has the head of a Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Stormtrooper and an R2D2 in his office.
3 Is best friends with Steven Spielberg and was best friends with Jim Henson when he was still alive.
4 Although The Hidden Fortress (1958) was a major influence on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), his favorite film from Akira Kurosawa is Seven Samurai (1954).
5 In 2012, sold his production company Lucasfilm to Disney for four billion dollars.
6 George Lucas' company Lucasfilm tried to sue the producer's of the film Star Ballz (2001) for copyright and trademark infringement, but the federal judge refused saying that the public would likely not get Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) confused.
7 According to a 1982 interview, Producer Stanley R. Joffe said that George Lucas should be bottled. He said he thought he was unique - probably the closest thing the world has to Walt Disney.
8 Cites the work of Mythologist Joseph Campbell as an influence.
9 Appeared in television camera commercials for showing only in Japan.
10 Daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, was born via surrogate, on August 9, 2013.
11 Engaged to Mellody Hobson [January 3, 2013].
12 He was inspired to create his iconic villain Darth Vader by Marvel Comics villain, and archenemy of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom.
13 George Lucas has been in a relationship with Mellody Hobson (president of Ariel Investments, LLC) since 2007.
14 Lucas supported Barack Obama for President in 2008. With girlfriend, Mellody Hobson, he attended the "We Are One" Presidential Pre-Inaugural Concert on 18 January 2009.
15 Wrote three of the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) at #13, American Graffiti (1973) at #62 and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) at #66.
16 Close friends with Steven Spielberg.
17 Has directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Candy Clark (Best Supporting Actress, American Graffiti (1973)) and Alec Guinness (Best Supporting Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)).
18 Has employed many relatives of his mentor Francis Ford Coppola in his Star Wars films. Coppola's brother-in-law Bill Neil worked at ILM during the production of the original trilogy. Bill's son Christopher Neil was a dialogue coach on Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola played a Naboo guard and handmaiden in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). In addition, Sofia Coppola had directed The Virgin Suicides (1999), which features Hayden Christensen before he was cast as Anakin Skywalker.
19 Lives in San Anselmo, California.
20 During pre-production of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), George created a phony working title - not for fan purposes, but to save money. Vendors and service providers, upon getting wind of the next Star Wars picture, were doubling their prices.
21 George Lucas's close friend John Landis was originally slated to direct Howard the Duck (1986) but after reading the script turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film The Blues Brothers (1980).
22 As a fan of Family Guy (1999), he occasionally gives the producers the clearance to do "Star Wars" gags on the series.
23 Quit the DGA after some disputes over the opening credits in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The movie had no opening credits and the DGA fined Lucas with $250.000, which he paid, and eventually quit.
24 Rankings on Premiere's annual Power 100 List - 2002: #14; 2003: #10; 2004: #16; 2005: #11.
25 Graduated from Modesto's Roosevelt Junior High School in 1958.
26 Skywalker Ranch, Lucas' film production facility, covers an area of some 3,000 acres in Northern California's Marin County hills. The precise address is: 5858 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio, California, 94946. The facility employs around 200 personnel, is home to a baseball field, a vineyard, 3 restaurants and a fire station, not to mention the array of hi-tech amenities. The fact that Skywalker Ranch is located off Lucas Valley Road is pure coincidence.
27 Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963).
28 He, his mentor Francis Ford Coppola, and good friend Steven Spielberg presented Martin Scorsese with his first ever Oscar for Best Director for The Departed (2006).
29 Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade. [2007]
30 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) is ranked #39 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
31 He received a medal from US president George W. Bush for outstanding achievement in improvements in technology in movies made by his special effects company, ILM.
32 Had a dog named 'Indiana' which not only inspired the Indiana Jones character, but Chewbacca from Star Wars was also modelled around the way the dog looked.
33 Plans to reissue all of the Star Wars movies in 3-D versions using the dimensionalization process by ILM (Industrial Light & Magic). The process was first used in Chicken Little (2005).
34 In the 2005 edition of Forbes' "400 Richest People in America" list, his net worth is estimated at $3.5 billion. He and his good friend Steven Spielberg are the only filmmakers on the list.
35 Became rich almost overnight due to him keeping the rights to Star Wars and not selling them outright to 20th Century Fox.
36 Used the UFA film Metropolis (1927) as guidelines for some of his Star Wars characters - the "robotic man" for "C-3PO" and the "robot's creator" as "Anakin Skywalker". Both the creator and Anakin lost a hand. The "robotic man's creator" loses his hand while building the robot.
37 He originally wanted to do a film adaptation of Flash Gordon, but he could not obtain the rights, so he created Star Wars instead, which was in a similar vein to Flash Gordon.
38 His nickname in high school was Luke. This later became the name of the hero of his original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker.
39 His favorite stage of filmmaking is editing the film together.
40 Won the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.
41 He made what was at the time an unusual deal for the film, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Paramount financed the film's entire $20 million budget. In exchange, Lucas would own over 40% of the film and collect almost half of the profits after the studio a grossed a certain amount. It turned out to be a very lucrative deal for Lucas. Paramount executive Michael Eisner said that he felt the script for the film was the best he had ever read.
42 Despite a reputation as Hollywood blockbusters, all of the Star Wars films are actually independent films, with the exception of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The only way he could get the required funding to make the film was to apply for studio funding. With the success of the film and its merchandising, Lucas no longer needed to go to the studios. For Episodes V and VI, he took out bank loans, which he paid off on each films' earnings. For the Prequel Trilogy, he no longer needed bank loans, having made enough money to fund each film out of his own personal savings.
43 When he began his apprenticeship at Warner Brothers, what he wanted to see most was the Animation Department. He claims that the day he arrived on the lot was the very day the Animation Department was closed down.
44 Disowned Howard the Duck (1986) after the film's release.
45 Said that Alec Guinness was very helpful to him during the filming of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) even to the point of getting the other actors to work more seriously.
46 Became so stressed during the filming of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) that he checked himself into a hospital, where he was diagnosed with hypertension.
47 He originally wanted his friend Steven Spielberg to direct Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), but his dispute with the Director's Guild barred him from doing so. He settled for director Richard Marquand instead.
48 He based the character of Han Solo on his friend Francis Ford Coppola.
49 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 605-610. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
50 Refuses to put "critics quotes" on his movie posters. Something that infuriates many critic societies.
51 With THX 1138 (1971) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Lucas reinvented the way sound was used in films. Using it in both a linear and abstract way, to tell the story, he pushed sound design to the forefront of the filmmaking process.
52 Was engaged to longtime girlfriend Linda Ronstadt.
53 Conceived Indiana Jones while on vacation with his friend Steven Spielberg in Hawaii. Lucas decided to produce while Spielberg would direct.
54 Rewrote the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) to tighten it up due to the fact that the scene would have been too busy. It originally ended with the mine-car chase that was later added to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
55 His name backwards is Egroeg Sacul. This name is also used in the Disney theme park ride Star Tours (1987).
56 Sold Lucasfilm's Computer Graphics Division to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, and it later became Pixar Animation Studio.
57 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.
58 He was so impressed with relatively unknown stage actor James Wheaton that he cast him over studio objections in the voiceover role of "OMM" in THX 1138 (1971). The studio wanted Orson Welles to play the role.
59 He has created the image of always being on the cutting edge of technology. However, when he writes, he does it in longhand in a loose leaf binder rather than on a word processor.
60 He is a diabetic.
61 In the 2001 edition of the Forbes' "400 Richest People In America", it is reported that Lucas' fortune is $3 billion.
62 Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors.
63 For 2nd consecutive year, ranked No. 4 on Entertainment Weekly's annual list of "101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment." Ranked just ahead of Steven Spielberg and just behind the power couple that runs the Time Warner Turner media empire.
64 Lucas provided all the funding for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).
65 Shortly before graduating high school, he was involved in a high speed car accident that left him hospitalized and near death.
66 Graduated from USC's school of cinema (1962)
67 Three adopted children: Amanda Lucas (b. 1981) (with ex-wife Marcia Lucas), Katie Lucas (b. 1988) and Jett Lucas (b. 1993).

#Quote
1 [on his future plans] I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters.
2 I hate corporations and I'm not happy that they have taken over the film business but on the same hand I find myself being the head of a corporation. There's a certain irony there.
3 [on the death of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) director Irvin Kershner] The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Irvin Kershner was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. When I think of Kersh, I think of his warmth, his thoughtfulness and his talent. I knew him from USC - I attended his lectures and he was actually on the festival panel that gave the prize to my Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) short. I considered him a mentor. Following Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), I knew one thing for sure: I didn't want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humour. That was Kersh all over. I didn't want Empire to turn into just another sequel, another episode in a series of space adventures. I was trying to build something, and I knew Kersh was the guy to help me do it. He brought so much to the table. I am truly grateful to him. He was a friend as well as a colleague. He will be missed.
4 [on the Imperial walkers in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)] The walkers, if anything, were inspired by the original novel of "War of the Worlds" where the Martians walked on giant spiders that walked on legs. I was trying to come up with a way of making this battle different and unusual without putting tanks and normal military stuff in there... They're tall because I wanted the speeders to fly under them to make a more dynamic kind of battle out of it. And again I was struggling with the fact that in the first film I had this big space battle at the end of the movie but in this movie there wasn't anything like that.
5 [on Akira Kurosawa] Kurosawa was one of film's true greats. His ability to transform a vision into a powerful work of art is unparalleled.
6 [on James Cameron's Avatar (2009)] Creating a universe is daunting. I'm glad Jim is doing it - there are only a few people in the world who are nuts enough to. I did it with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), and now he's trying to challenge that. It's a lot of work. I do believe Jim will take this further out than anyone's ever conceived of.
7 [on why he waited so long to do the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) prequels] Jurassic Park (1993) inspired me. I didn't have to use rubber masks. I could build digital characters that can act and perform and walk around and interact with actors. I can use digital sets. I can paint reality. In essence, it means that cinema has gone from being a photographic medium to a painterly one.
8 People think of me as a sort of pathological, Howard Hughes-type guy sitting in a hotel room, which is definitely not so.
9 My greatest regret in my career is that John [Landis] was unable to direct "Howard the Duck". I feel the movie would have been far more successful and saved me the years of hardship following its release. - on John Landis turning down directing Howard the Duck (1986).
10 I am the father of our Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) movie world - the filmed entertainment, the features and now the animated film and television series. And I'm going to do a live-action television series. Those are all things I am very involved in: I set them up and I train the people and I go through them all. I'm the father; that's my work. Then we have the licensing group, which does the games, toys and books, and all that other stuff. I call that the son - and the son does pretty much what he wants. Then we have the third group, the holy ghost, which is the bloggers and fans. They have created their own world. I worry about the father's world. The son and holy ghost can go their own way.
11 On the influence of Star Wars on Hollywood films: People say my movies are just like Hollywood movies. And I say, "I can't help it if Hollywood copies."
12 Honestly, everyone feels you have to talk about yourself all the time. They say I'm introverted because I don't give many interviews. But I don't give many interviews because I don't make many films.
13 [About the upcoming film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] When you do a movie like this, a sequel that's very, very anticipated, people anticipate ultimately that it's going to be the Second Coming. And it's not. It's just a movie. Just like the other movies. You probably have fond memories of the other movies. But if you went back and looked at them, they might not hold up the same way your memory holds up... You're not going to get a lot of accolades... All you can do is lose.
14 [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.
15 [About THX 1138 (1971)] My first film was a parable about the way we are living our lives today. I realize it was a rather depressing statement. People really weren't interested in a depressing statement. Being a pessimist doesn't seem to accomplish anything.
16 None of the films I've done was designed for a mass audience, except for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (aka Indiana Jones). Nobody in their right mind thought American Graffiti (1973) or Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) would work.
17 [on critics] "You have to have a thick enough skin to cope with the criticism. I'm very self-critical and I have a lot of friends that I trust who are film directors and writers and people in my profession. I trust them to be extremely critical but I trust their opinion; their opinion is thoughtful, knowledgeable. I also know them personally so I know the psychological slant they are putting on it. I know what their tastes are and I can say, "Well that's great for them but that's not great for me." Technical criticism is extremely helpful but you are only going to get that from your peers."
18 [on film critics] "There are a few critics overseas, and occasionally a critic will write an astute analysis of the movie. There is value in reading critics that actually have something intelligent to say, but the journalistic community lives in a world of sound bites and literary commerce: selling newspapers, selling books, and they do that simply by trashing things. They don't criticize or analyze them. They simply trash them for the sake of a headline, or to shock people to get them to buy whatever it is they're selling."
19 Yeah, I have a few dollars, but when you're getting up to the point where the average movie costs $80 million, anything under $20 million is pretty cheap. Anything under $10 million is almost impossible. And anything under $5 million is Roger Corman.
20 With film, if you get a million people to see your movie on the first weekend, you've made about $5 million. That basically will not end up on the top-10 chart. You have to get 10 million people on the first weekend. And if you don't do it in two days, you're basically out of the theaters and into the DVD market. There's just an ecology there. If you're a mouse, don't expect to kill a lion, because it ain't gonna happen. If you want to have that kind of power, it's better to be a lion, because the mice are fine - you can have a life and everything - but the lions are the ones out there prowling and scaring the hell out of everybody.
21 "Thank you. Thank you all. This is a very, very important award for me. Star Wars, oddly enough, doesn't really get that many awards. I'm not a big favorite with the critics, but who listens to them? I'm not a big industry favorite either, but of course they are a bunch of studio executives. The most important people for any filmmaker, the reason that I make films, is for you! The audience rules! Thank you. Thank you very much!" - while receiving the Best Movie award for Revenge of the Sith at the Peoples Choice Awards.
22 I am very concerned about our national heritage, and I am very concerned that the films that I watched when I was young and the films that I watched throughout my life are preserved, so that my children can see them. - expressing concern over the Colorization of black & white films.
23 Part of the reason I went back to tell the prequel, of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, is that it's an interesting story and a fun one to tell. Because it is the story of how a good person turns bad.
24 When asked what it was like to watch Steven Spielberg direct: It's like watching Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison. It's like watching Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, any genius you can name.
25 I've worked hard enough and earned enough to fail for the rest of my life. And I'm gonna do it!! - About making art films that he admits no one will want to see.
26 The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable.
27 On Gangs of New York (2002): We showed a print of it at the Skywalker Ranch. I was amazed by what he (Scorsese) did with it and where he went. It was terrific.
28 I am very concerned about our national heritage, and I am very concerned that films that I watched when I was young and the films that I watched throughout my life are preserved, so that my children can see them.
29 Regarding Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005): "Right or wrong this is my movie, this is my decision, and this is my creative vision, and if people don't like it, they don't have to see it."
30 If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business.
31 I've had a very volatile relationship with Francis (Francis Ford Coppola). It's on both sides, like we were married and we got divorced. It's as close a relationship as I've had with anybody.
32 From being a struggling, starving filmmaker to being incredibly successful in a period of a couple of years is quite a powerful experience, and not necessarily a good one.
33 It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor:you work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it.
34 He is one of the best. He's outwitted the empire on numerous occaisons, and he has made some very fast deals. One of his problems is that he gambles quite heavily and that's where he loses most of his money. He's tough and sharp, but never manages to scrape together enough to get any power...He's slightly self-destructive and he sort of enjoys being on the brink of disaster...You might meet him and he may be worth ten billion dollars and the next time you meet him he's in debt up to his ears. - Describing Han Solo.
35 I wanted to make abstract films that are emotional, and I still do.
36 "He is his own man, he is not a son anymore, he is an equal." - describing Luke Skywalker after his duel with Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
37 To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one's youth back again?
38 Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated.
39 The object is to try to get the (movie) system to work for you, instead of against you. And the only way you can do it is through success, I'm afraid.
40 I took over control of the merchandising not because I thought it was going to make me rich, but because I wanted to control it. I wanted to make a stand for social, safety, and quality reasons. I didn't want someone using the name "Star Wars" on a piece of junk.
41 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, then you go to your room and figure out your homework, how you're going to shoot the next day's scenes, then you go to sleep. The next morning it starts all over again."
42 I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God's bidding.
43 The script is what you've dreamed up-this is what it should be. The film is what you end up with.
44 The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
45 A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.

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1 Frequently uses composer John Williams to score his films
2 Often uses soft-edge wipes as transitions between scenes in his films.
3 Frequently tells his actors the line "faster, with more intensity".
4 Science fiction and fantasy themes in his films
5 His stories often feature older, more experienced characters educating younger ones.
6 Re-releases new versions of his films with enhanced special effects, much to the chagrin of critics and fans (the special editions of the original Star Wars trilogy, the director's cut of THX 1138 (1971)).
7 Frequently uses the famous "Wilhelm Scream" sound effect in his films. This sound effect has been used in dozens of movies.
8 High-energy action scenes using fast-paced montage (Includes all films in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series).
9 According to Lucas, one of the themes in all of his films is man's relationship to machines and technology - either controlling them, or being controlled by them.
10 Abstract and innovative sound design (THX 1138 (1971), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977))
11 Stunning visual effects sequences, provided by Lucas's own special effects company, ILM (Industrial Light & Magic).
12 Characters he has created often have "a bad feeling about this" (as in all of the Star Wars movies and in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008))
13 His films usually feature a battle scene which takes place around a large shaft or pit.
14 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 block 1138." In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), General Rieekan says, "Send Rogues ten and eleven (11) to station three-eight (38)."

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