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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 movie Hollywood's Greatest Villains
Latest Project:
Movie Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound 2019-10-25
Known For
Poster of The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later
Poster of The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'
Poster of The Music of 'Indiana Jones'
Poster of Star Wars: Music by John Williams
Movie Hollywood's Greatest Villains Himself 2021
Movie Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits 2019-09-29
Movie Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself 2019-10-25
Movie The Phantom Menace 20 Years Later Himself 2019-05-19
Series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Himself 2018-04-29
Movie Spielberg Himself 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 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema Himself 2014-11-25
Movie Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself 2014-03-05
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Face of Unity Himself 2014-01-01
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Side by Side Himself 2012-08-19
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself 2011-05-06
Movie A Conversation with The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later himself 2011-09-19
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible himself 2010-11-14
Movie The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood 2008-04-01
Movie Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Himself 2007-05-28
Movie Star Warriors Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Heckler Himself 2007-01-01
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Himself (voice) 2007-07-17
Movie Journey Through the Labyrinth Himself 2007-08-01
Movie The Pixar Story Himself 2007-08-28
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Movie Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias Himself 2006-12-12
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Himself 2006-04-27
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself 2005-11-01
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 2005-09-13
Movie Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Baron Papanoida (uncredited) 2005-05-17
Movie Alien Planet Himself 2005-05-14
Movie Clone Wars: Bridging the Saga Himself 2005-03-22
Movie Star Wars Bonus Material 2004-01-01
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Edge The Art of Motion Picture Editing Himself 2004-05-01
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
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
Movie The Characters of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Series The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
Movie The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Music of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
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 Anatomy of a Dewback Himself 1997-01-01
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 Himself 1990-06-16
Movie Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 1988-01-02
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Missionary (uncredited) 1984-05-23
Series Al TV Unknown 1984-04-01
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 The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
Movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself 1980-05-18
Movie The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Movie George Lucas: Maker of Films Himself 1971-04-01
Movie Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
Movie Filmmaker Himself (voice) 1968-12-01
Movie The New Cinema 1968-01-01
Movie The Emperor Army Captain 1967-01-06
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18