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George Lucas is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Recordist and Cinematography American born on 14 may 1944 at Modesto (USA)

George Lucas

George Lucas
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Birth name George Walton Lucas,
Nationality USA
Birth 14 may 1944 (75 years) at Modesto (USA)
Creator of LucasArts
Creator of Lucasfilm
Creator of Industrial Light & Magic
Creator of Skywalker Sound
Creator of American Zoetrope
Creator of Lucasfilm Animation
Creator of THX

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and ILM. He led Lucasfilm as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012.
Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. He wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success but a financial failure. Lucas's next work as a writer-director was the film American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his teen years in early 1960s Modesto, California, and produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

Lucas's next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars (1977), went through a troubled production process, but was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time as well as a winner of six Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon. Following the first Star Wars film, Lucas only produced and co-wrote the following installments in the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Along with Steven Spielberg, he co-created and wrote the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), and The Last Crusade (1989). Lucas also produced a variety of films through Lucasfilm in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1997, Lucas re-released the original Star Wars trilogy as part of a Special Edition, where he notably made several alterations to the films. These were followed by further changes for home media releases in 2004 and 2011. In 1999, Lucas returned to directing with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, consisting of The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He later wrote the Indiana Jones sequel Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and served as the story-writer and executive producer for the war film Red Tails (2012).

Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful filmmakers, and has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards. He is also considered a significant figure in the New Hollywood era.

Biography

In 1969, Lucas married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who went on to win an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars film. They adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas, in 1981, and divorced in 1983. Lucas subsequently adopted two more children as a single parent: daughter Katie Lucas, born in 1988, and son Jett Lucas, born in 1993. His three eldest children all appeared in the three Star Wars prequels, as did Lucas himself. Following his divorce, Lucas was in a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt in the 1980s.

Lucas began dating Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and chair of DreamWorks Animation, in 2006. Lucas and Hobson announced their engagement in January 2013, and married on June 22, 2013, at Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. They have one daughter together, Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born via gestational carrier on August 12, 2013.

Lucas was born and raised in a Methodist family. The religious and mythical themes in Star Wars were inspired by Lucas' interest in the writings of mythologist Joseph Campbell, and he would eventually come to identify strongly with the Eastern religious philosophies he studied and incorporated into his films, which were a major inspiration for "the Force". Lucas eventually came to state that his religion was "Buddhist Methodist". He resides in Marin County.

Lucas is a major collector of the American illustrator and painter Norman Rockwell. A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Steven Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011 in an exhibition titled Telling Stories.

Lucas has said that he is a fan of Seth MacFarlane's hit TV show Family Guy. MacFarlane has said that Lucasfilm was extremely helpful when the Family Guy crew wanted to parody their works.

Best films

Usually with

Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt
(16 films)
John Williams
John Williams
(19 films)
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(16 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(10 films)
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
(16 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Lucas (76 films)

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Actor

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7385453.7385453.7385453.7385453.738545
The documentary features interviews with a number of people, including Struzan himself, his wife, Dylan Struzan, his son, Christian Struzan, directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford and Michael J. Fox. The film follows Struzan's career painting movie posters for films such as Star Wars, The Thing, Back to the Future, the Indiana Jones franchise, and the Harry Potter franchise.
Side by Side, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors James Cameron, David Fincher, John Malkovich, Danny Boyle, David Lynch, Robert Rodríguez
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.797163.797163.797163.797163.79716
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital.
The People vs. George Lucas, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Ahmed Best, Matt Cohen, Michael Cornacchia, Neil Gaiman, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating66% 3.3475853.3475853.3475853.3475853.347585
Génial pour certains, démoniaque pour d'autres, George Lucas est sans aucun doute le réalisateur le plus critiqué de l'histoire du cinéma. Pourquoi tant de fans de Star Wars lui ont tourné le dos lors des sorties DVD des éditions spéciales? Pourquoi George Lucas est-il autant la cible des bloggers et des critiques? The People vs. George Lucas tentera de répondre à ces questions en analysant l'héritage culturel de l'homme qui est entouré de mystère.
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, 2h4
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Documentary films about business, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jenny McCarthy, Pat Boone, Dick Cavett, Tony Curtis, Robert Culp, Tony Bennett
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4921753.4921753.4921753.4921753.492175
En 1953, Hugh Hefner lançait le magazine pour homme Playboy, devenant ainsi le porte-étendard de la révolution sexuelle. Le succès du premier numéro est alors instantané. Aujourd'hui, le fondateur de l'empire Playboy est âgé de 84 ans, et fait réagir partout où il passe avec les plantureuses jeunes femmes qui l'accompagnent. Toutefois, peu de gens savent que par ses actions et par les textes qu'il a accepté de publier dans les pages de son magazine, cet hédoniste rebelle a été un défenseur des droits civils, des droits humains et du premier amendement, laissant à sa façon sa trace dans le grand livre de l'histoire de l'Amérique.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2h20
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Pregnancy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Baron Papanoida (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.798253.798253.798253.798253.79825
During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous' flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Empire of Dreams, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Burns
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about extraterrestrial life, Documentary films about films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Ben Burtt, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg
Roles Himself
Rating83% 4.1883954.1883954.1883954.1883954.188395
L'Empire des Rêves relate l'épopée que fût la création de la première trilogie Star Wars. Des tous premières ébauches de scénario dans l'esprit de son créateur George Lucas jusqu'au succès qu'on connaît à la saga, ce documentaire nous entraine dans les coulisses d'un tournage tantôt chaotique, tantôt enivrant, racontés par les acteurs, les membres de la production, et George Lucas lui-même.
Men in Black, 1h38
Directed by Tim Allen, Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent d’Onofrio, David Schwimmer, Rip Torn
Rating72% 3.648353.648353.648353.648353.64835
Agent K and his partner Agent D intercept a truck smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States. Inside they discover an alien disguised as a human. When he runs, they shoot him and use neuralyzers to wipe the memories of the border patrol witnesses. D decides to retire and asks K to wipe his memory too. In upstate New York, an alien crash-lands and kills an abusive farmer named Edgar to use his skin as a disguise.
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, 3h45
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Frank Capra, John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma
Roles Himself
Rating85% 4.2933454.2933454.2933454.2933454.293345
Martin Scorsese, célèbre réalisateur américain, énumère les films américains qui l'ont marqué et qui ont influencé son œuvre. Son voyage à travers le cinéma commence au début du siècle pour se terminer en 1969, date de son premier film : Who's That Knocking at My Door.
Beverly Hills Cop III, 1h44
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, Timothy Carhart, George Lucas, John Saxon
Roles Disappointed Man
Rating55% 2.751192.751192.751192.751192.75119
One night in Detroit, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) plans to arrest a gang of car thieves who run a local chop shop. Unbeknownst to his boss, Inspector G. Douglas Todd (Gil Hill), Foley has canceled the SWAT team, intending to raid the shop using only his team. Meanwhile, a group of men arrive at the chop shop to pick up a cube van that the car thieves had hijacked. The leader of the group confirms that the vehicle still contains its cargo, which consists of crates labelled as property of the U.S. government, then has his men execute the car thieves.
Hook
Hook (1991)
, 2h24
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Les fées, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Lisa Wilhoit
Roles Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.350653.350653.350653.350653.35065
Peter Banning is a successful corporate lawyer who spends more time at work than with his wife Moira and children Jack and Maggie. The Bannings fly to London to visit Moira's grandmother, an older Wendy Darling, to celebrate her charity work for orphans, which once included Peter. During the visit, Peter is distracted by phone calls from his office and on one occasion, shouts at his children when they interrupt him, leading Moira to throw his cellphone out of an open window. Later, while Peter, Moira, and Wendy attend a banquet ceremony hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital, a strange presence abducts Jack and Maggie. Tootles, another of Wendy's orphans who lives at her house, informs Peter that Captain Hook took the children to Neverland. Peter dismisses Tootles' warning and calls the police instead. With no sign of the children anywhere, Wendy informs Peter that he is actually Peter Pan and that he lost his memories of Neverland when he decided to stay in London with Wendy many years ago. Once again, Peter dismisses these claims and waits for the police to find his children.