George Lucas

Born May 14, 1944
Age 72
Hometown Modesto, Californ...
Nationality American
Alma Mater University of Sou...
Other Names Lucas, George Wal...

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. 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.… Read More

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George Lucas
George Lucas
Age 72


  • George Walton Lucas Sr.
    George Walton Lucas Sr.
  • Dorothy Ellinore Bomberger
    Dorothy Ellinore Bomberger


  • Amanda Lucas
    Amanda Lucas
    Daughter, Age 35
  • Katie Lucas
    Katie Lucas
    Daughter, Age 28
  • Jett Lucas
    Jett Lucas
    Son, Age 23


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  • Chicago Financing Plan For 'star Wars' Museum Draws Mixed Reviews
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1944 Birth Born on May 14, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old On June 12, 1962, while driving his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina, another driver broadsided him, flipping over his car, nearly killing him, causing him to lose interest in racing as a career. … Read More


After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts in film in 1967, he tried joining the United States Air Force as an officer, but he was immediately turned down because of his numerous speeding tickets. … Read More
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In 1969, George Lucas was one of the camera operators on the classic Rolling Stones concert film Gimme Shelter. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old His work from 1971 and 1977 as a writer-director, which established him as a major figure in Hollywood, consists of just three films: THX 1138, American Graffiti, and Star Wars. … Read More


1981 37 Years Old They adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas, in 1981, and divorced in 1983. … Read More
1983 39 Years Old …  A contributing factor was cash-flow difficulties following Lucas' 1983 divorce concurrent with the sudden dropoff in revenues from Star Wars licenses following the release of Return of the Jedi. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old In 1994, Lucas began work on the screenplay for the prequel Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, which would be the first film he had directed in over two decades. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old Lucas also directed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith which were released in 2002 and 2005, respectively. … Read More


2006 62 Years Old Lucas began dating Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and chair of DreamWorks Animation, in 2006.
2007 63 Years Old …  He appeared at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007 with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola to present the Best Director award to their friend Martin Scorsese. … Read More
2008 64 Years Old George Lucas also collaborated with Steven Spielberg in the production of the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Lucas later worked as the story-writer and executive producer for the 2012 film Red Tails, a war film based on the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots in the United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. … Read More
In 2013, Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson donated $25 million to the Chicago-based not-for-profit After School Matters, of which Hobson is the chair.
On June 24, 2014, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Chicago was selected as the location, pending approval of the Chicago Plan Commission. … Read More
2015 71 Years Old Among the materials turned over to the production team were rough story treatments Lucas developed when he considered creating episodes VII–IX himself years earlier; in January 2015, Lucas stated that Disney had discarded his story ideas.
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