I discovered my passion for film and making movies when I was a student at USC in the 1960s, and my experiences there shaped the rest of my careerLucas makes record donation to alma mater Sep 20, 2006
I discovered my passion for film and making movies when I was a student at USC in the 1960s, and my experiences there shaped the rest of my careerLucas makes blockbuster donation Sep 19, 2006
While my mission has been to entertain others, the Rose Parade has entertained me all of my lifeGeorge Lucas to lead 2007 Rose Parade Sep 19, 2006
Needless to say, we kiss his ass for an hour-and-a-half, he kind of had to sign off it on it, you knowJarJar has cameo in new comedy 'Fanboys' Jun 12, 2006
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 awayJockstrip: The world as we know it. May 05, 2010
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.