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George Walton Lucas Jr.
Modesto, California, United States
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
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
Universal studio brass initially disliked the low-budget film
(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.
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
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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