George Lucas Celebrity Watchlist
- A near-fatal auto crash in 1962 derailed his ambitions to be a race-car driver.
- Won a Warner Bros. scholarship in 1967 and spent six months as an assistant to Francis Ford Coppola on Finian's Rainbow (1968).
- Universal studio brass initially disliked the low-budget film American Graffiti (1973) so much they wanted to bypass a theatrical release and sell it straight to TV. It went on to gross more than $100 million.
- Star Wars was turned down by several studios before Fox agreed to finance it for about $10 million; Lucas waived a portion of his directing fee in return for shared ownership of the merchandising and sequel rights for the series.
- Net worth, according to Forbes magazine, was estimated at $3 billion in 2010.
- Joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge," by vowing to give the majority of his wealth to charity.
- 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
- 1973, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
- 1977, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1974, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1973, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
- 1991, Oscar — Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Winner
- 1978, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1977, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
- Everest Hobson Lucas — Daughter
- Wendy Lucas — Sister
- Amanda Lucas — Daughter
- Mellody Hobson — Wife
- Dorothy Lucas — Mother
- George Walton Lucas Sr. — Father
- Ann Lucas — Sister
- Kathleen Lucas — Sister
- Jett Lucas — Son
- Marcia Lucas — Ex-wife
- Katie Lucas — Daughter
- Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California, United States (AA, 1964); University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BFA in Cinema, 1966)
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