It's nice that this particular date seems to observe and celebrate the power of the force, and we're thrilled that 'Star Wars' fans continue to find new ways to connect with a galaxy far, far away'Star Wars' fans: May the 4th be with you May 04, 2010
We didn't make it bigger and better, we made it exactly the sameLucas: New 'Indiana' should satisfy fans Mar 18, 2008
I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones filmNew Mexico becoming Morocco for Indy film Jun 08, 2007
In the end, retirement is just too damned much funNew Mexico becoming Morocco for Indy film Jun 08, 2007
When we were releasing 'Episode III' around the world, we'd call up the local garrison and ask them to provide some atmosphere and color around the premiere'Star Wars' joins Pasadena's Rose parade Dec 29, 2006
George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, and director, and the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion as of 2011.
George Lucas was born in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy Ellinore (née Bomberger) and George Walton Lucas, Sr. (1913–1991), who owned a stationery store.
Lucas grew up in the Central Valley town of Modesto and his early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his USC student film 1:42.08, as well as his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti. Long before Lucas became obsessed with film making, he wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit at fairgrounds and hanging out at garages. However, a near-fatal accident in his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina on June 12, 1962, just days before his high school graduation, quickly changed his mind. Instead of racing, he attended Modesto Junior College and later got accepted into a junior college to study anthropology. While taking liberal arts courses, he developed a passion for cinematography and camera tricks. George Lucas graduated from USC in California.