George Lucas

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Biography

  • Birth Name: George Walton Lucas Jr.
  • Birth Place: Modesto, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/14/1944, Taurus
  • Profession: Director; producer; writer
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George Lucas Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • George Lucas Relationships:
  • Katie Lucas - Daughter
  • Amanda Lucas - Daughter
  • Ann Lucas - Sister
  • Kathleen Lucas - Sister
  • Wendy Lucas - Sister
  • Dorothy Lucas - Mother
  • George Walton Lucas Sr. - Father
  • Jett Lucas - Son
  • Marcia Lucas - Ex-wife
  • Everest Hobson Lucas - Daughter
  • Mellody Hobson - Wife
  • George Lucas Awards:
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award - Winner
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • 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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