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George Lucas

Arguably the most important film innovator in the history of the medium, George Lucas continually "pushed the envelope" of filmmaking technology since his early days as a student at U.S.C. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he had a much harder time communicating his vision to studio executives, whose meddling managed to compromise each of his first three feature directing efforts in some way. The monumental success of "Star Wars" (1977) ushered in the era of the "summer blockbuster," which, despite the later popularity of low budget independent films, was still the prevailing mentality powering the Hollywood engine. Though he set the tone and established the expectations which influenced studios to devote the bulk of their resources to films designed to blast off into hyperspace for spectacular profits, it was doubtful that a film as revolutionary as "Star Wars" was in its day could get made in the later blockbuster assembly line climate of the new millennium.

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May 14, 1944 In Modesto - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Skywalker Legacy 2020-03-18
Known For
Poster of The People vs. George Lucas
Poster of The O.C.
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Himself (archive footage) 2020-03-18
Movie Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself 2019-10-25
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Himself 2015-12-10
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Himself 2015-12-15
Movie Face of Unity Himself 2014-01-01
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema Himself 2014-11-25
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
Movie Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself 2011-05-06
Movie The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-14
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood 2008-04-01
Movie Heckler Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Himself (voice) 2007-07-17
Movie Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Himself 2007-05-28
Movie The Pixar Story Himself 2007-08-28
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Journey Through the Labyrinth Himself 2007-08-01
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Himself 2006-04-27
Movie Alien Planet Himself 2005-05-14
Movie Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga Himself 2005-03-22
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Baron Papanoida (uncredited) 2005-05-17
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself 2005-11-01
Movie Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 2005-09-13
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Edge The Art of Motion Picture Editing Self 2004-05-01
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Series The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Himself 2003-10-21
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself 2002-11-12
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Himself 2001-02-01
Movie Kurosawa Himself (archive footage) 2000-12-24
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Movie The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself 1998-01-27
Movie Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited) 1997-07-02
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Disappointed Man 1994-05-24
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Hook Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited) 1991-04-10
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Movie Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 1988-01-02
Series Al TV Unknown 1984-04-01
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Missionary (uncredited) 1984-05-23
Movie From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga Himself 1983-12-03
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark Himself 1981-10-05
Movie The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Movie Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
Movie George Lucas: Maker of Films Himself 1971-04-01
Movie The New Cinema 1968-01-01
Movie Filmmaker Himself (voice) 1968-12-01
Movie The Emperor Army Captain 1967-01-06
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18