George Lucas Biography (1944-)

Full name, George Walton Lucas, Jr.; born May 14, 1944, in Modesto, CA; son of George Walton, Sr. (an owner of a stationery store) and Dorothy Lucas; married Marcia Griffin (a film editor), February 22, 1969 (divorced, 1983); adopted children: Amanda, Katie, Jett. Addresses: Office: Lucasfilm, Ltd.,P.O. Box 2009, San Rafael, CA 94912-2009.

Nationality
United States
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer, editor, cinematographer
Birth Details
May 14, 1944
Modesto, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Production assistant, The Bus, 1965
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Look at Life (short film),1965
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Herbie (short film), 1966
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Freiheit (short film), 1966
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, 1:42:08: A Man and His Car(short documentary film; also known as 1:42.08 to Qualify), 1966
  • Camera operator, Grand Prix, 1966
  • Sound editor, Marcello, I'm Bored, 1966
  • Director, THX 1138:4EB (short film; also known as Electronic Labyrinth), 1967
  • Director, The Emperor (short documentary film), 1967
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (short film), 1967
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, 6-18-67 (short film), 1967
  • Production assistant, Finian's Rainbow, 1968
  • Camera operator, Why Man Creates, 1968
  • Director, sound technician, cinematographer, and editor, Filmmaker(also known as Filmmaker: A Diary by George Lucas), Zoetrope Studios/Lucasfilm, 1968
  • Associate producer and assistant director, The Rain People, WarnerBros., 1969
  • Editor, The Making of "The Rain People," 1969
  • (With others) Cinematographer, Gimme Shelter, Columbia, 1970
  • Director and editor, THX-1138, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Director and (uncredited) editor, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973
  • Executive producer, director, (with Marcia Lucas) editor, and music producer, Star Wars (also known as Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hopeand Star Wars IV: A New Hope), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Executive producer, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979
  • Executive producer, editor, and music producer, The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V--The Empire Strikes Back andStar Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • (With Akira Kurosawa) Executive producer, Kagemusha (also known asThe Double, Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior), Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior, and Shadow Warrior), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • (Uncredited) Executive producer, Body Heat, Warner Bros., 1981
  • (With Howard Kazanjian) Executive producer and (uncredited) editor, Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders ofthe Lost Art), Paramount, 1981
  • Executive producer, Twice upon a Time, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Executive producer, editor, and music producer, Return of the Jedi(also known as Blue Harvest, Revenge of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI--Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI: Revenge of the Jedi, and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • (With Frank Marshall) Executive producer and (uncredited) editor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Paramount, 1984
  • (With Francis Ford Coppola) Executive producer, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (also known as Mishima), Warner Bros., 1985
  • (Uncredited) Executive producer and editor, Latino, 1985
  • Executive producer, Captain Eo, Walt Disney, 1986
  • Executive producer, Howard the Duck (also known as Howard: A New Breed of Hero), Universal, 1986
  • Executive producer, Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986
  • Executive producer, Inside the Labyrinth, 1986
  • Executive producer, Star Tours (short film), Walt Disney, 1987
  • (With Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and Steven Spielberg) Executive producer, The Land before Time, Universal, 1988
  • Executive producer, Willow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Executive producer, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988
  • (With Marshall and Kennedy) Executive producer and (uncredited) editor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount, 1989
  • Executive producer, Wow! (short film), Lucasfilm, 1990
  • Editor, Jurassic Park, Universal, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Coproducer, Leprechaun, 1993
  • Executive producer, Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994
  • Executive producer and director, Star Wars: Special Edition, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Executive producer, The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Executive producer, Return of the Jedi: Special Edition, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1997
  • Executive producer, director, and editor, Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, and Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Executive producer, director, and editor, Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones (also known as Star Wars II), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Also assistant editor, Journey to the Pacific.
  • Film Appearances
  • George Lucas: Maker of Films, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Missionary, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Paramount, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Supervisor at spaceport, Star Tours (short film), Walt Disney, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Man kissing on bridge, Hook, 1991
  • Himself, The Magical World of Chuck Jones (documentary), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Disappointed man, Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Droids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO (also known as Droids, Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour, and Star Wars: Droids), ABC, 1985-1986
  • Ewoks (also known as The All New Ewoks, Ewoks and DroidsAdventure Hour, and Star Wars: Ewoks), ABC, 1985-1987
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1992-1993
  • Movies
  • The Ewok Adventure (also known as Caravan of Courage and Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure), ABC, 1984
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, ABC, 1985
  • Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies, 1994
  • Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye, 1995
  • Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Coproducer, Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1990
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Making of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," 1984
  • Willow: The Making of an Adventure, syndicated, 1988
  • The Hero's Journey (also known as The Hero's Journey: The Worldof Joseph Campbell), PBS, 1988
  • Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (also known as Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese), syndicated, 1990
  • Martin Scorsese Directs, PBS, 1990
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Showtime, 1991
  • Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros., 1991
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic, 1993
  • Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, NBC, 1994
  • Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (also knownas AFI Salute to Steven Spielberg), NBC, 1995
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, Channel 4, 1995
  • The Making of Disneyland's "Indiana Jones Adventure," 1995
  • From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams, Lifetime, 2001
  • Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery, 1997
  • Aliens Invade Hollywood, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Future Quest, PBS, 1994
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • Carrie on Hollywood, 1995
  • Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher, Oxygen Network, 2001
  • "Bag Klonernes angreb," Troldspejlet, 2002
  • Other
  • Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (miniseries), 1988
  • Video Work
  • Executive Producer
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell, 1999
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure, 1999
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil, 1999
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service, Amblin Entertainment, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Making of "Star Wars," 1977
  • The Making of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 1981
  • From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, 1983
  • The Unauthorized Star Wars Story, Visual Entertainment, 1999
  • The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews with the Cast, IMC Vision, 1999
  • Film-Fest DVD: Issue 6--Moviemaking in the New Millennium, 2001
  • From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Films
  • Look at Life (short film), 1965
  • Herbie (short film), 1966
  • Freiheit (short film), 1966
  • 1:42:08: A Man and His Car (short documentary film; also known as1:42.08 to Qualify), 1966
  • THX 1138:4EB (short film; also known as Electronic Labyrinth), 1967
  • Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (short film), 1967
  • 6-18-67 (short film), 1967
  • The Emperor (short documentary film), 1967
  • Filmmaker (also known as Filmmaker: A Diary by George Lucas), Zoetrope Studios/Lucasfilm, 1968
  • (With Walter Murch) THX-1138, Warner Bros., 1971
  • (With Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck) American Graffiti, Universal,1973, published by Grove (New York City), 1974
  • Star Wars (based on a story by Lucas; also known as Star Wars:Episode IV--A New Hope and Star Wars IV: A New Hope), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977, published as Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Ballantine (New York City), 1976, published as Star Wars, a NewHope: The Illustrated Screenplay, 1998
  • More American Graffiti (based on characters created by Lucas; alsoknown as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979
  • (With Lawrence Kasdan) Return of the Jedi (based on a story by Lucas; also known as Blue Harvest, Revenge of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI--Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI: Revenge ofthe Jedi, and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Star Wars: Special Edition, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, and Star Wars I: The PhantomMenace), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • (With Jonathan Hales) Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones(also known as Star Wars II), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Television Specials
  • (Uncredited) The Star Wars Holiday Special, 1978
  • Books
  • (With Lawrence Kasdan) The Art of the Return of the Jedi (nonfiction), Ballantine (New York City), 1980
  • (With Amy Ehrlich) The Ewoks and the Lost Children, Random House (New York City), 1985
  • (With Cathy East Dubowski) Willow: The Storybook Based on the Movie, Random House, 1988
  • (With Joan D. Vinge) Willow: Based on the Motion Picture, Random House, 1988
  • (With Megan Stine) The Mummy's Curse, Random House, 1992
  • (With Dan Barry) The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Hollywood Comics, 1992
  • (With Gavin Scott) Revolution!, Random House, 1992
  • (With A. L. Singer) Safari Sleuth, Random House, 1992
  • (With William McCay) The Secret Place, Random House, 1992
  • (With Les Martin) Field of Death, Random House, 1992
  • (With Martin) Trek of Doom, Random House, 1992
  • (With Rick Brightfield) Behind the Great Wall: Peking, March 1910,Bantam (New York City), 1993
  • (With Martin) Prisoner of War, Random House, 1993
  • (With Stephanie Calmenson) Race to Danger, Random House, 1993
  • (With Chris Claremont) Shadow Moon (novel; in "Chronicles of the Shadow War" series), Bantam (New York City), 1995
  • A New Hope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • (With Claremont) Shadow Dawn (novel; in "Chronicles of the ShadowWar" series), Bantam, 1999
  • (With Claremont) Shadow Star (novel; in "Chronicles of the ShadowWar" series), Bantam, 1999
  • George Lucas: Interviews, edited by Sally Kline, University Pressof Mississippi (Jackson), 1999
  • Video Games
  • Star Wars, 1983

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Many film and television programs have been based on stories or characters created by Lucas, including the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Willow, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jed (alsoknown as Indiana Jed & the Search for the Infinite Power), released in 1992, and Radioland Murders; the television movies The Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Young Indiana Jones andthe Hollywood Follies, Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye, and Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen;the videos The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil, The Adventures ofYoung Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service, and the video game The Empire Strikes Back, 1985. Characters from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi are the main characters of the animated children's program The Great Heep, ABC, 1986.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 23, Gale, 1998
    • Baxter, John, Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas, Spike/Avon Books (New York City), 1999
    • Champlin, Charles, George Lucas: The Creative Impulse, revised edition, Harry Abrams (New York City), 1997
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 19, Gale, 1999
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1997
    • Jenkins, Garry, Empire Building: The Remarkable Real-life Story of Star Wars, Carol Publishing Group (Secaucus, NJ), 1999
    • Lucas, George, George Lucas: Interviews, edited by Sally Kline, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson), 1999
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 4, Gale, 1999
    • Pollock, Dale, Skywalking: The Life and Times of George Lucas, 1984, Da Capo Press (New York City), 1999,
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 11, 2001, p. 28
    • Forbes, March 11, 1996, pp. 122-128
    • Hollywood Reporter, October 20, 1998, pp. 15-22
    • Newsweek, April 29, 2002, p. 72
    • Playboy, July, 1997, pp. 118-124
    • Premiere, February, 1999, pp. 58-60; May, 1999, pp. 68, 78
    • Starlog, June, 1993April, 1997
    • Star Wars Insider, April, 1999, pp. 52-55
    • Success, June, 2000, p. 28
    • Time, April 26, 1999, p. 90
    • TV Guide, May 15, 1999, pp. 16-19; November 24, 2001, pp. 22-28
    Electronic
    • George Lucas Educational Foundation, http://glef.org, June 16, 2002
    • Lucasfilm, http://www.lucasfilm.com, June 16, 2002
    • THX Ltd., http://www.thx.com, June 16, 2002

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